Bernadette Johnson, CPT

Bernadette acts as a collaboration strategist and catalyst for organizations who want to create an environment that nurtures the human spirit while achieving award-winning results. With nearly three decades in the learning and organizational development fields, serving numerous industries, her experience in the areas of culture alignment, leadership development, performance improvement, change/transition management, group process, and intentional dialogues create fertile ground for developing greatness in others while achieving results in organizations.
Courtney Woodruff, Human Resources Consultant for People Matters

Courtney Woodruff

Courtney has over 9 years of experience as a human resources professional. Most recently, she served as a strategic HR Business Partner for business units that spanned through several states. Courtney has experience solving complex employee relations situations and reducing turnover in challenging talent markets. Courtney graduated Cum Laude from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in Management. She also holds a SHRM-CP accreditation.

Emily Phipps

Emily has over 21 years of experience in human resources. She has served as a strategic HR business partner to leadership teams and led core HR functions such as talent acquisition, talent management, and performance management. She has a wealth of experience in compensation, employee relations, employee engagement and development, succession planning, and change management. She has supported both labor and non-labor organizations. Emily enjoys designing and delivering HR solutions that help businesses meet their objectives and create environments where employees can succeed.
Emily Phipps - Human Resource Consultant
Heather Heckman - Human Resources Consultant

Heather Heckman

Heather has over 22 years of experience as a human resource professional. Heather has been successful in implementing changes to positively affect turnover and employee engagement. She has experience in leading high-performing teams, solving employee relations issues, creating and implementing new policies and procedures, bringing on employees through acquisitions, and building reward and recognition programs to meet the needs of the business and individual manager. Heather has her bachelor’s degree from the Michigan State University Business College and her master’s degree in Labor and Industrial Relations also from Michigan State University. She is PHR and SHRM-CP certified.

Mary Zyczynski

Mary is a talent focused HR professional with over 20 years human resource experience, and she is dedicated to impacting business strategy and employee engagement through people’s careers. She is passionate about recruiting and has a holistic understanding of the pivotal role that people play in an organizations success. By implementing forward-thinking HR practices, she helps foster an environment where creativity, collaboration, and individual growth can occur. She has held progressive leadership roles, navigating change at all levels within organizations as both a people manager and a Human Resource professional. Additionally, Mary understands the importance of leveraging data to solve problems and enhance productivity. Mary earned her bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College and holds certification in Egon Zehnder Talent Management.
Melissa Laney - Human Resource Consultant

Melissa Laney

Melissa brings over 20 years of human resources experience as a hands-on practitioner and manager with a strategic mindset, assisting companies to improve processes and streamline the HR function through data analysis and technology in a variety of industries. She is a champion of positive corporate cultures that support all employees to achieve their highest potential. Much of her work has been in compliance, employee relations, leadership development and training, performance management, ADA accommodations, HR Information Systems, and leave management. She has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and is certified as an SPHR and SCRM-SCP.

Meghan Williams

Meghan has over 15 years of administrative, sales, marketing, and technical experience. She has served as high-level support to C-suite executives and leadership teams collaborating on company initiatives, strategic plans, and business decisions while successfully developing relationships with internal and external clients. Having a robust skillset and strong business acumen, she enjoys providing solutions to help drive businesses toward growth.
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