Nathan, Nooshin

Nooshin Nathan

As Chief Talent Officer at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Nooshin Nathan is responsible for developing and managing strategic and culturally pertinent human resource policies and programs. She supports and guides management and staff to cultivate, recommend and implement mission-aligned HR objectives, policies, and practices for the Museum that fosters a culture of highly engaged staff. She serves as a member of the Executive Team and partners with the President and leadership on employee relations, staff development, recruiting, compensation and benefits administration.

Prior to joining the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Nooshin Nathan was the Vice President of Human Resources at JM Eagle, managing a global HR staff for a $2.2 billion dollar manufacturer of plastic pipes where she was recognized and awarded as an employee that demonstrates exemplary leadership. In 2014, Ms. Nathan received the Day One Retirement Innovator Award from Prudential Financial for the improvements implemented on their company retirement plans.

As a board member of non-profit JVS Personnel Practices Committee, she provides guidance and direction on HR best practices. She has received commendations from the State of California and City of Los Angeles for her volunteer work in mentoring other human resource professionals and now serves as the keynote speaker for this organization.

Ms. Nathan is a member of NHRA, SHRM and HARRT at UCLA, an organization of Senior Human Resources Executives from leading corporate, non-profit and public organizations that is dedicated to the advancement of human resources management through a partnership with prominent academics and thought leaders. In 2015, Ms. Nathan was appointed as the Advocacy Captain on SHRM’s advocacy team for her district and works to advance the interests of the HR profession in the development of federal public policy. In February 2018, she was invited to testify on behalf of SHRM, before the California Joint Subcommittee of Senate and Assembly members on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response at a hearing titled "Best Practices for Reporting Sexual Harassment and Providing Victim Support."

She is a member cohort with Government Alliance for Racial Equity (GARE) through the County of Los Angeles, focusing on strategies that normalize conversations about race, operationalize new policies and cultures, and organize to achieve racial equity. She is helping develop museum commitments through Implicit Bias and Cultural Competency initiatives by helping to eliminate the negative effects of implicit biases, thereby strengthening relationships amongst employees and the communities that we serve.

Ms. Nathan is a frequent speaker on expert panels such as Chief HR Officer Forum, SHRM, NHRA along with labor and employment legal seminars and HR Roundtables. She has attended listening sessions with Department of Labor representing the manufacturing sector and served on SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Taskforce, to provide expertise on principles and legislative outline to develop a proposal that encourages employers to voluntarily adopt workplace flexibility arrangements. She also worked on SHRM’s Equity Principles Statement to help advocate for effective compensation equity public policies.

In 2018, Ms. Nathan was a Finalist Nominee for Human Resources Executive of the Year through NHRA. As adjunct faculty of California State Los Angeles, she has taught SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification courses. Ms. Nathan received her undergraduate Psychology degree from California State University Northridge and her Masters in Psychology degree from Pepperdine University. She holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation from The Society for Human Resource Management.