Managing Director of Human Resources, Water Environment Federation
As the Managing Director of Human Resources for Water Environment Federation, Larissa leads all Human Resources functions for the organization, including employee engagement and culture, diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I), total rewards, talent acquisition and employee and leadership development.
Larissa has over 20 years of experience leading Human Resources functions and teams, including employee engagement, diversity, equity & inclusion, talent acquisition, total rewards, employee development, compliance and project management. She has extensive experience supporting not-for-profits, engineering and technology organizations. Most recently, Larissa has held senior Human Resources positions at Bechtel, ARServices and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.
Larissa holds a BA in Law & Society and a graduate HR certificate from The American University and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Project Manager Professional (PMP). Larissa is the co-chair of the Sponsorship Committee for HRLF. Larissa has been and active leader in the HR community and served on the NOVA SHRM Board for 3 years prior to joining HRLF. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, making cheese and spoiling her educator husband, Mike, and her two uneducated cats.