She began her human resources career with Your People Professionals in 1987, working initially for the founder of the company and, with her co-worker partner, purchased YPP in 1997. As co-CEO since that time, Sandra has specialized in managing the human resource services for YPP, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and adherence to best practices, and in general business management, including all corporate and legal affairs. Her HR staff is responsible for strategic human resource management, including HR Outsourcing and Professional Employer Organization (PEO), and consulting for a wide variety of clients and industries throughout California, including community banks and credit unions. Services include: recruiting/hiring system design and implementation; manager/executive coaching; performance management; total compensation system evaluation and design; policy development; and risk management. In addition, she provides general business consulting to YPP clients.
As of April 1, 2014, she is also CEO of EW Business Partners, providing executive oversight of all client services and projects.
Sandra served on the Government Affairs Committee and California’s Leadership Council for NAPEO, the national association for YPP’s core outsourcing services model, and served on NAPEO’s national board. She was a founding member of the Certification Institute, a national board certifying workers’ compensation Best Practices for the HR Outsourcing industry and was appointed to Insurance Commissioner Garamendi’s task force on workers’ compensation that led to many of the reforms that helped reduce workers’ compensation premiums. She is Immediate Past President of the Board for the United Way of Northern Santa Barbara County and the Operations Council Chair for EconAlliance, an organization dedicated to improving the economic vitality of Northern Santa Barbara County.