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SAIF hires Sharifa Gomez as vice president of human resources

Sharifa started role earlier this month.

Sharifa Gomez has joined SAIF as the vice president of human resources, as of December 1. 

In her new role, Sharifa will oversee all aspects of HR, including employee engagement and retention; diversity, equity, and inclusion; recruitment; professional development; and compensation and benefits.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sharifa to SAIF,” said Chip Terhune, president and CEO of SAIF. “She brings positive leadership, combined with compassionate listening and strong communication skills, to a role that’s critical to the strong culture we’ve cultivated at SAIF.”

Sharifa’s experience includes more than 18 years working for a variety of organizations in Korea, Canada, and the United States. Most recently, she’s served as a principal for Jomez Consulting. She received her Bachelor of Arts in employment relations from University of Toronto.

About SAIF

SAIF is Oregon's not-for-profit workers' compensation insurance company. Since 1914, we've been taking care of injured workers, helping people get back to work, and striving to make Oregon the safest and healthiest place to work. For more information, visit the About SAIF page on saif.com.