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HR Director

Oakland

When Anna joined The Focal Point in 2012, she offered the company a wealth of human resources expertise and an international perspective. She is PHR and SHRM-CP certified and has worked in high-paced, diverse industries, both nationally and internationally. Anna grew up in Eastern Africa, studied in Spain and Costa Rica, and started her human resources career in Sweden. She has performed HR work on both the East and West Coasts of the United States.

As human resources director, Anna’s focus is on finding the nexus whereby staff members’ individual goals and the organization’s goals meet. She then creates the infrastructure and programs that enable people to develop, expand, and challenge themselves so as to attain both personal and organizational goals. It’s a successful plan of action, as she has done an excellent job designing and building a cohesive and inspiring company culture for The Focal Point. A dynamic people-person, Anna has cultivated and sustained successful relationships throughout all levels of the organization. She has, as well, created successful and profitable relationships outside of it. 

When not working, Anna can be found cheering on her two girls during their dance competitions, choir contests, and soccer games. She delights in trying out new recipes, creating flower arrangements, and going on family flea market expeditions. These expeditions have yielded many interesting furniture finds, which Anna refinished and brought back to life. Not surprisingly, given her background, she likes to travel as well. She always seems to have her eye on her next travel destination.

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
–Albert Einstein

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