Consultants

Claire Burns

Claire M. Burns

Core Expertise: Strategic planning; organizational design; performance management and development; employee relations; staff/department management; change management; communications and marketing; training.

Previous Experience: : Human Resources Manager, Director at AirTouch Cellular; United Health Group; The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board; Executive Director of Global Human Resources and Real Estate, Thomson Prometric.

Education: B.S. in Communications, Virginia Commonwealth University; Human Resources Management Certification, University of California, San Diego.

Carrie Hibbard

Carrie Hibbard, PHR

Core Expertise: Partnering with leaders to align strategic programs and initiatives with key business objectives; performance management systems, recruitment strategies, training and development programs, risk management, compliance plans, employee engagement.

Previous Experience: Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Adventist Healthcare; Director of Human Resources, XCELHR; Human Resources Associate, American Red Cross.

Certifications: Professional in Human Resources (PHR); Certified National Instructor of Personnel Practices for Supervisors.

Leyla Hurt

Leyla Hurt

Core Expertise: Implementing compensation and benefits programs; presenting and producing HR metrics; choosing and implementing HR systems; aligning business objectives with human resources initiatives.

Previous Experience: Sr. Manager, HR Workforce Optimization, HR Operations; Total Rewards Manager, NII Holdings

Education: BA in Economics, University of Virginia; MBA, George Washington University; Certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Lidia Kasiak

Lidia Kasiak, PHR

Core Expertise: Benefits management; operational support; HRIS implementation; HR consultation and support for employee relation issues; recruiting.

Previous Experience: HR Generalist at TPO, Inc.; Assistant to the Director of Operations and HR Associate at StaffPoland Ltd.; HR Assistant, Links Group International, Inc.

Education: B.A. in Management and Marketing, The Warsaw School of Economics, Poland; Health, Life & Annuities producer license for Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland. Certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

Kelly Rohrer

Kelly Rohrer, PHR

Core Expertise: Talent acquisition and management; benefits selection and management; performance management; employee relations; HR administration; onboarding; policy design.

Previous Experience: Recruiting Consultant, FlexProfessionals; Human Resources Business Partner, SAS Institute; Human Resources Manager, ChannelAdvisor; Sr. Human Resources Representative, Art.com.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Niagara University; Certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR); SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

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Elizabeth Richards 

Core Expertise: Aligning HR initiatives with business strategy; HR systems implementation and management; benefits; recruiting and onboarding; performance management programs and systems.

Previous Experience: Director of Human Resources & Administration at the HR Certification Institute; HR Manager at Thales USA Defense & Security, Inc.; HR Generalist with GMAC ResCap.

Education: M.A in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management; B.A. in Psychology, DePauw University; Certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Cindy Winters

Cynthia Winters

Core Expertise: Executive and management coaching; HR strategic alignment with organizational business goals; performance management/development; complaint investigations; communications; employee relations.

Previous Experience: Principal, Winters Management Consulting, LLC; Senior HR Management at Stryker Biotech and Lake Sunapee Bank.

Education: M.S. in Adult and Continuing Education, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, University of New Hampshire.

Michele Wirth

Core Expertise: Strategic HR planning; employee relations; recruiting processes and retention; performance management; HR administration; training and development; alignment of HR as strategic business partner.

Previous Experience: Managing Director and Senior HR Business Partner, Helios HR; Director and Vice President of HR, L-3 Communications – Government Service Inc.; Litton/TASC and James Martin & Co.

Education: M.A. Human Resource Management, Marymount University; B. S. Elementary Education, George Mason University; Certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Judi Zurich

Judi Zurich

Core Expertise: Employee relations; performance management programs; automation of HR systems; legal compliance; policies and procedures development; benefit program design and implementation; process improvement.

Previous Experience: Director of Human Resources, ACET, Inc.; Director of Human Resources, Avaya Government Solutions; Human Resources Manager, ScoreBoard; Director of Human Resources, GCI Information Services; Personnel Manager, Resource Consultants, Inc.

Education: Associate of Science, Business Administration, Northern Virginia Community College.