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Susan Quale

  

Susan Quale is the Vice President of Human Resources for Sierra-Cascade Nursery, Inc., a leading supplier of strawberry plants to commercial fruit growers. Responsibilities include the oversight and coordination of all HR functions, including benefits and compensation, health and safety, workers compensation, labor law compliance, labor management including administration of the H-2A Guest Worker program which entails managing food service, housing and transportation for all eligible employees of the company. Sierra-Cascade Nursery grows many crops in addition to the strawberries and has multiple sites in California, Southern Oregon, Idaho and Nevada. The company employs in excess of 2400 people at its peak and utilizes multiple H-2A contracts each year, housing and feeding over 1300 foreign employees annually. Susan has been with SCN for 22 years and is a Certified HR Professional.