Recruitment Team

Josh Jones

Executive Recruiter

Josh Jones brings nearly 10 years of public sector experience to his role as Executive Recruiter at CPS HR Consulting. He has worked with both cities and counties in such high-level roles as City Manager and Deputy CAO. With this direct professional experience, Mr. Jones brings a practitioner’s touch to recruitments and understands the unique needs of clients whether they are elected officials or management staff. Combining this knowledge with a sincere interest in the client’s success, he is committed to providing exceptional service and client satisfaction. Prior to joining CPS HR Consulting, Mr. Jones obtained a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Kansas and has successfully managed recruitment processes for numerous positions such as City Manager, Police Chief, and Utility Director.

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Deputy Executive Officer/Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
South Coast AQMD

Anissa Heard-Johnson

South Coast Air Quality Management District has selected Anissa Heard-Johnson to assume the role of Deputy Executive Officer/ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. Ms. Heard-Johnson comes to the District previously serving as the Director, Student Life, Equity & Activities Center for Irvine Valley College. Ms. Heard-Johnson was described by references as being legendary in the world of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She will begin in her role on January 11.

Director of Housing
Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation, AZ

Vanessa Carthell

Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation has selected Vanessa Carthell to assume the role of Director of Housing. Ms. Carthell comes to the organization previously serving as the Housing Manager for UMOM New Day Centers, Phoenix. She will begin her role on November 9, 2020.