Teena Tarabochia-Swanson


Human Resource Business Partner


Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR)


Teena came to Xenium in August of 2018 as an HR Business Partner. In this role she works closely with clients in various industries in the area to support them with all things HR, and brings 15 years of HR experience to her new position.

Most recently she spent 7 years in HR at OHSU, with her responsibilities including Organizational Development and Training, Employee and Labor Relations and filled the role of Lead Talent Acquisition Consultant, with the additional responsibility of managing two union contracts. Prior to that, she spent three years at a technical staffing and solutions company as the Senior Resource Manager, as well as six years working for a staffing company in the Bay Area as a Placement Counselor. She started her career in the hospitality business working for hotels in Oregon and California.

Teena has always had a love for Human Resources, finding herself naturally drawn to the work of providing solutions for people and companies. She heard about Xenium’s wonderful reputation for doing great HR work and for entrepreneurial thinking and leadership at every level, and knew she wanted to join the team!

Born and raised in Oregon, Teena spent 12 years living in the Bay Area. Both of her children were born in Palo Alto, CA, but she and her two beautiful daughters (ages 18 and 16 years old) have been back in Portland for 10 years. When she isn’t working with Xenium clients, she enjoys spending time with her daughters, experimenting with photography, yoga, exploring the city and traveling.