Steven A. Harman Associates, LLC


Human Resources Consulting

Leaders in public human resources consulting

Meet Our Staff

Elizabeth Rammer, Senior Executive Associate - Elizabeth is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the firm.  She is responsible for quality control, scheduling, report preparation and client relations.  Elizabeth is an honors graduate of California State University - East Bay and holds a California Teaching Credential.  You can reach Elizabeth at


Jacqui Diaz - Ms. Diaz has worked in local government for over thirty years.  Her experience includes management and leadership roles in almost every municipal department.  She has worked for Union City, Pleasanton, San Leandro and Dublin, CA.  Her experience includes general government administration, City Council and community engagement, strategic planning, public information including crisis communication, budgeting, policy development and analysis, economic development, human resources and organizational development.  Her career includes serving as a City Clerk, Assistant and Deputy City Manager and Public Information officer.  Ms. Diaz has a Master's Degree in public administration.  She is the recipient of the Wes McClure Outstanding Assistant award and the MMANC President's award.  You can reach Ms. Diaz at Jacqui@saharman,com



Paul Zolfarelli - With more than twenty-five years in the public works profession, Paul brings an unique perspective to leading and managing organizations.  Paul has a wide range of experiences that provides him with a vision of what it takes to succeed in the new world of public service. He has worked as a Maintenance Worker, Laboratory Technician, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Industrial Waste Inspector, Environmental Compliance Coordinator, Wastewater Treatment Plant Manager and a Public Works Director.  Working for both cities and special districts, Paul has developed a broad understanding of the unique challenges facing the public works function today.  Paul has been responsible for the startup of new water treatment facilities, public works departments and major expansions of several advanced wastewater processes.  Paul's experience also includes the business side of the wastewater enterprise, coordinating rate studies and developing multi-million dollar budgets.  Paul holds a Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board and is California Water Environment Association  certified Industrial Waste Inspector.  He is an adjunct professor at Solano (CA) Community College and is active in numerous professional associations.  You can reach Paul via email at or by phone at (925) 640-3058.