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Cheryl Brown Merriwether

Cheryl Brown Merriwether

Cheryl Brown Merriwether, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is an accomplished Strategic Business Partner with experience as an HR Professional, Consultant, Mentor, Curriculum Developer and Adult Educator. For more than 20 years, she has built, managed and motivated top performing organizations, teams and individuals.

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Dawn Tedesco

Dawn Tedesco

Dawn Tedesco has over twenty years’ experience in operations and human resources management in the hospitality industry. Dawn has designed, developed, and facilitated training for several large organizations and specializes in employee development, labor relations, and behavioral compliance. Dawn provides digital learning services to employee workforces and businesses.

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Tina Bowles

Tina Bowles

Tina Bowles, SHRM-SCP, SPHR has been in the HR arena for nearly 30 years. She holds the SPHR and the SHRM SCP certifications. Tina spent 35 years in banking, time in the public sector and currently owns an HR consulting firm – HHR Consultants.

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Kelly Kozik

Kelly Kozik

Kelly received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and MBA from Holy Family University. Kelly is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and certified as a Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute. She has over 18 years of expertise in Human Resources and she is currently the Director of Human Resources for Aesculap, a B Braun company. Kelly has served on local SHRM boards and various committees including member engagement and diversity & inclusion.

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Scott Pitts

Scott Pitts

Scott has spent nearly two decades in the human resources, learning and organization development professions. Scott has led multiple organizations and has taught hundreds of students on effectively creating and implementing business strategy, managing change, and designing effective learning solutions.

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Dr. Deborah Osgood

Dr. Deborah Osgood

Dr. Deborah Osgood, President & CEO of Osgood & Associates, is a specialist in the training and development of individuals and organizations seeking to drive talent development and quality of life outcomes. With a passion for driving innovation and entrepreneurship, she has successfully launched and sold multiple ventures including manufacturing, service, and nonprofit entities. In 1996, she launched the first-ever online resource center tailored to improving workforce and small business success rates across all 50 states and U.S. territories, known as BUZGate. In earning her PhD in Transformational Leadership, she proved through a qualitative study that "mind creates matter" and that anyone, no matter their background, can achieve success.

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Shannon Mashburn

Shannon Mashburn

Shannon Mashburn MS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is the President of HR Xpress LLC, a Human Resources consulting firm offering outsourced HR services, training, and legal/compliance guidance to clients across the U.S. Utilizing twenty-five years as an HR executive in corporate roles, Shannon has proven to be an innovator in the Human Resources consulting arena by effectively focusing on compliance requirements for government contractors, banking and financial institutions, health care and manufacturing facilities, and those employers seeking to add or end professional employer organization (PEO) services.

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Karen Hinds

Karen Hinds

Karen Hinds is an author and the Founder and CEO of Workplace Success Group, a boutique strategic talent development firm that works with organizations to cultivate and retain the next generation of leaders.

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Christine Gatti

Christine Gatti

Christine R. Gatti, M.Ed. brings over 25 years of experience in business, education, training, leadership and organizational development. Chris has provided learning and consulting services in the areas of: Leadership Development, Team Development and Trainer Development, and is known for her customer focus and results-oriented approach to working with clients.

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Dennis Carr

Dennis Carr

Dennis Carr M.S.I.R., SHRM-SCP is a SHRM-certified instructor for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification test preparation programs through an educational partnership agreement with SHRM. Dennis Carr has taught both in-person and online non-credit SHRM certification test preparation courses for SHRM since 2006.

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Jack Antonich

Jack Antonich

Over the course of his career, Jack has provided various business services to hundreds of companies throughout the U.S. including United Technologies Corporation (UTC), Siebel Systems, Staples Communications, and Shared Technologies Inc. just to name a few. 
From the smallest organizations to the largest, the focus has always been the same – identifying and implementing strategic and tactical initiatives aimed at company growth.

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Anna Samorukova

Anna Samorukova

Anna designs and delivers learning and change facilitation experiences that speak to the learner and inspire people and organization reach for potential and create an impact with. She applies engaging, immersive, simulation- and game-based methodology and developments in neuroscience, psychology and concepts of motivation to learning design and change facilitation to maximize outcome and performance at both personal and organizational levels.

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Hayley Buonopane

Hayley Buonopane

With nearly two decades in the Human Resources field, Hayley is a subject matter expert with a specialty in workplace planning and development, employee relations, organizational development, and talent acquisition. In addition, Hayley has partnered with C-Suite individuals who are in transition, and who have needed coaching and assistance relating to taking the next step in (or out) of their careers. Hayley's experience spans across a variety of industries in which she has provided both tactical support and strategic guidance.

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Lois Krause

Lois Krause

Lois has held senior HR leadership positions with both domestic and global responsibility, with emphasis in workforce planning (including succession planning); organizational development; employee relations; regulatory compliance (including A rmative Action O cer); compensation and rewards; bene ts (including development of wellness programs); performance management; recruitment; and mergers & acquisitions.

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Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson works with small businesses to build and protect their brands online. He is an IT Generalist whose primary services include: Web Design & Development, Cybersecurity Consulting & Training, and Social Media Marketing. He also provides outside support for organizations that need someone managing their email & web hosting. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Multimedia Web Design & Development from the University of Hartford.

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Craig Haas

Craig Haas

Dr. Craig Haas is a Management Consultant and Executive Coach at Advantage Performance Group with over 15 years of experience in helping companies select high quality talent and develop leaders.

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Mark Addington

Mark Addington

Mark A. Addington, Esq. advises and advocates on behalf of businesses concerning Labor & Employment Law, Business Regulatory Compliance, Restrictive Covenants (Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation, and Confidentiality), Wage & Hour, Privacy, Technology, Business Contracts, and Mediation.

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Matthew Kerzner

Matthew Kerzner

As an accomplished professional with over 20 plus years of practice in all facets of organizational operations, Matthew’s expertise includes training and development, labor relations, and organizational development, in addition to the recruitment and selection of competent human capital.

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Pamela Sande

Pamela Sande

Pamela Sande, CCP, is the Managing Principal of Pamela Sande & Associates, LLC. Pamela has over 25 years of human resources experience in both consulting and corporate roles, including as an HR executive and as a specialist in designing total rewards programs that drive organizational performance.

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Stephanie Legatos

Stephanie Legatos

Stephanie Legatos holds an interdisciplinary masters degree in Human Resources and Counseling Psychology. She facilitates workshops on Resilience and Stress Management, Managing Personal Change, Customer Service, Conflict Management, and Train-the-Trainer. Stephanie is also a holistic career coach providing services to people in career transition from diverse occupations and industries. Stephanie also holds certifications as a Resume Writer and for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. She pioneered a collage and reflective writing process for working with and transforming one's Inner Critic.

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Stacey Zackin

Stacey Zackin

If Stacey were a Super Hero, she'd be The Status Quo Buster. With 15+ years of experience in human behavior, management, and entertainment, Stacey merges psychology, strategy, and imagination to shift beliefs and behaviors, generate optimism and outcomes, and help individuals and organizations leverage their resources and maximize their potential. A dynamic coach, workshop facilitator and speaker, Stacey has delivered presentations across the country and has clients on multiple coasts.

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Christina A. Danforth

Christina A. Danforth

Christina A. Danforth, SHRM-SCP and SPHR, is a Business Owner and Learning and Development Specialist specifically focused on career growth of HR professionals. Christina taught the SHRM Certification Exam Prep Course at Central CT State University for several years. She also served as a Vice President of the HR Association of Central CT, and the Program Director on the board of the CT SHRM Council.

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