Lisa Dennis

Lisa Dennis is a human resources consultant at Holden Law Group. She consults with employers of all types and sizes, providing assistance and solutions on a broad range of subjects.

Human Resources Experience

Ms. Dennis has been a human resource professional for over twenty years. She has worked in a wide variety of industries and held positions requiring diverse and deep expertise in the field of human resources.  Just prior to joining the Holden Law Group Ms. Dennis served as Vice President of Human Resources for a nonprofit senior housing organization in the Bay Area.  Ms. Dennis has also worked with organizations in the biotechnology industry, higher education, manufacturing, the entertainment industry, environmental consulting, telecommunications, and with a variety of start-ups.  She has been a self-employed consultant and taught a college course in Career Development at the Art Institute of San Francisco.

Organizations have relied on Ms. Dennis for assistance with legal and compliance issues, employee relations and communications, performance management, recruitment, compensation, benefits, and training and employee development.

She has dedicated her career to helping companies and nonprofit organizations succeed through excellence in human resources. She is particularly energized by the opportunity make the workplace a more positive experience for both employers and employees.

Professional Activities and Interests

Ms. Dennis is certified through the Human Resources Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Ms. Dennis is a member of the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA) and the Association for Training and Development (ATD).  She is a lifelong learner and enjoys maintaining her expertise by reading publications, newsletters, and blogs and by listening to podcasts.  In her spare time, Ms. Dennis enjoys searching for antique treasures and refinishing furniture. She also enjoys being outdoors, music, arts and crafts, and cooking and baking.


Senior Professional in Human Resources,
SPHR Certified

M.A., Transpersonal Psychology
John F. Kennedy University

B.S., Organizational Behavior
University of San Francisco

Employment History

Holden Law Group
2017 – Present

2015 – 2017

AAA, Northern CA
2013 – 2015

Environmental Resources Mgmt.
2009 – 2012

Eidos/Crystal Dynamics
2007 – 2009

Emergent Game Technologies
2005 – 2007

Pixar Animation Studios
2004 – 2005

Representative Presentations

Behavior-based Safety Training Programs

Harassment Prevention Training for Managers & Supervisors

Leadership and Team Building

Recruiting and Interviewing Techniques

Strengths Finder Training and Analysis