Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

sue1bSusan (Sue) Mitchell

Co-Founder, CEO, CPC1, started RIVERSIDE PERSONNEL SERVICES, INC (RPS) in 1978 with Zee Beard. Sue grew up in Ohio and spent three years at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, pursuing a degree in Education. Her move to California in 1975 re-kindled her entrepreneurial spirit – resulting in Riverside Personnel. In 1988, Sue received her degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands. Sue is responsible for the long-range planning and the marketing at RPS. Sue has served on many boards over the past 42 years, but her current passion is consulting for non-profit organizations to help them become more effective fundraisers. During her spare time Sue enjoys reading, foreign and Indie films, kayaking, collecting art and rocks and printmaking. Sue is seriously pursuing her long time desire to be an artist. She is actively taking printmaking and mixed media classes at UCR and RCC and showing/selling her work at the Riverside Art Museum and RCAA’s gallery (see featured article). Follow the links to see Sue’s many community involvements and awards, our photo gallery, and her resume. On October 4th, 2012 Sue officially launched her art career. To learn more about her artistic journey and upcoming shows, visit, check out these recent articles published by the Press Enterprise, Riverside Magazine, KCET and YouTube.

zee1Zelma (Zee) Beard

Co-Founder, CFO, CPC1, began RIVERSIDE PERSONNEL SERVICES, INC (RPS) in 1978 with Sue Mitchell. Zee is a native Texan who graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Even though Zee has lived in California for over 40 years, her car still sports the license plate “NTVTXN.” Zee’s way with humor is aided by her Southern upbringing; with her accent and Texisms, she can tease with the best of them. Zee is responsible for the financial side of the business. Zee’s passions include golf, animals and fitness. Currently, she is a part-time fitness trainer. Zee feels it is very rewarding helping men and women with their personal fitness goals. Since becoming a Certified Personal Trainer in January 2010, many friends have become clients and many clients become friends. Follow the link to see Zee’s many community involvements and awards and our photo gallery.

Kathleen (Kathy) Hartman

President/CEO, CPC1, has been with Riverside Personnel since 1982. Kathy oversees the daily operations of the temp, temp to hire and regular placement divisions. Kathy holds a degree in Business Administration and Political Science from Loyola Marymount University. She is active in a number of professional organizations where she has served as President for most. Follow these links to see Kathy’s many community involvements and awards, click here to see pictures of Kathy throughout the years at RPS or to learn more about Kathy’s 2005 YWCA Women Of Achievement Award, read the Press Enterprise release. Spending time with Frank, her husband, is very important and a great deal of their focus is involvement with their children and grandchildren’s school and sporting activities. Kathy’s focus has been on giving back to the great community we all live in and in her spare time, she enjoys traveling and gardening. Kathy considers herself to be a very lucky person so she is not afraid to try her luck at a casino now and then. When Kathy celebrated her 30th Anniversary with Riverside Personnel Services she was promoted to President/CEO! You can read all about this well deserved promotion in the Greater Riverside Chambers Of Commerce article!

catina1Catina Mount

CSP2, Senior Staffing Supervisor, joined RPS in 2003 after working as a District Manager in the retail industry for eight years. For Catina, placing employees is a joy because she is improving the lives of employees and employers. In her spare time, you can find Catina supporting her son in his latest sports adventure or reading. Our clients and applicants enjoy Catina’s can-do attitude so at RPS we fondly refer to her as our “Office Cheerleader”! Take a minute to connect with Catina on LinkedIn and add her to your network!

Magen final bioMagen Ruiz

CSP2,Staffing Supervisor, has been with Riverside Personnel since 2012. Magen received a BA in Business Administration from CSU San Bernardino and a MBA from University of Phoenix. Magen appreciates the focus RPS places on finding a great fit for both our Clients and Applicants. When she is not working, you can find Magen shuttling her daughter around to her various choir adventures, listening to music, or watching movies.

1 – Certified Placement Consultant
2 – California Staffing Professional