The SouthCoast Human Resources Council was born in 2003 as the result of a partnership between two local area human resources associations - The Greater Fall River Human Resources Council and the New Bedford Personnel Directors’ Association.

Each group was established independently some 45 years ago and grew out of a need to share information among some of the larger manufacturing entities that existed at that time.  However, with the decline of manufacturing in the area, the membership broadened to include representatives from banking, healthcare, insurance, government, education, retail, and employment services.

In 2002, several members affiliated with both councils advocated for a merger between the two associations.  Coinciding with the advent of the “South Coast” region, the union made sense.  Out of the merger came a revived and more vital organization.  Affiliation with the local area Chambers of Commerce has enhanced the ability of the SCHRC to reach out to the small business community.

Why choose the SCHRC?

We Listen

A Program Committee prepares a lively agenda for monthly meetings from September through May to keep members informed on current issues in the constantly changing human resources environment.

We Communicate

Officers communicate with members on a regular basis outside of regular monthly meetings to share important information, hot topics, job openings, and more!

We Deliver Results

The greatest benefit of membership is networking with others who experience similar issues.  Our members consist of HR specialists, generalists, and others who can share decades of experience.

Membership is FREE!

We are a non-profit organization and do not charge membership dues.

The only charge we require is the cost of attendance at the meeting you register for.  This charge covers the cost of the speaker and meal associated with the meeting.  Meetings vary from breakfast, lunch, or dinner and cost $15 - $30 depending on the venue and topic.

Meet our Officers

Monet N. Viens, PHR, SHRM-SCP


Arthur Pacheco


Laura Carreiro, SHRM-CP


Wendy L. Hansen



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Our Sponsors:

A special "thank you" to those who help us and our members!

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