HR Jetpack

HR Jetpack Instructors

Meric Craig Bloch

Meric Craig Bloch is the Principal of Winter Investigations, a consulting firm specializing in workplace investigations design, implementation, and training. Meric developed the Winter Method®, an investigations technique that looks for the “business intelligence” that can be gathered from an investigation, helps minimize business risks, and fosters a speak-up culture. He designed, implemented, and managed global workplace-investigations processes at several multinational public companies. He has trained thousands of professionals to conduct workplace investigations.

Mario Barrera

Mario Barrera has over 35 years' experience handling first chair cases and trying those cases to verdict or before an arbitrator. As a labor and employment partner in Norton Rose Fulbright's San Antonio office, Mario has been involved in individual and class/collective actions involving:

Kevin MacNeill

Kevin MacNeill is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, a leading global law firm. He has helped employers solve human resources problems for over 25 years. He is a member of the New York bar and also of the bars of Ontario and Quebec in Canada. Recognized as a leading practitioner by Best Lawyers and also Lexpert, Kevin has extensive experience in litigating employment related disputes, notably discrimination and accommodation cases.

Marcie Lushen

Marcie has over 20 years of Human Resources experience including Succession Planning, Leader Development, Talent Acquisition and Management, Compensation, HRIS, Benefits, Organizational Development and Employee Relations. She has worked for numerous well-known companies such as Walt Disney World, Hard Rock International, AAA Inc, Holiday Inn Club Vacations and HD Supply. Marcie has a specialty in talent acquisition having been the head of the recruiting department for both Hard Rock International and AAA Inc.

Jennifer Fairweather

Jennifer Fairweather is currently the Director of Human Resources (CHRO) for Jefferson County, located in Golden Colorado. She is also an Affiliate Professor with Regis University where she facilitates undergraduate and graduate courses for the Anderson School of Business and Computing.

Sharell Thomas-Hodge

Sharell Thomas-Hodge is the Total Rewards Director for the YMCA of Metro Atlanta. She joined the company in 2020 and her responsibilities include compensation, executive compensation, benefits design & administration, and payroll. Prior to joining The Y, Sharell was the Director of Total Rewards at Dekra North America. During her tenure at Dekra she played a significant role in the acquisition of 7 companies and was a key architect in the creation of a total rewards program designed for the newly established safety company. She also worked for Strategic Benefits Consulting as a Senior Benefits Consultant, responsible for Executive and Global Compensation.

Imoleayo Ashogbon

Imoleayo is an astute, consultative, people-focused professional with twelve years + of progressive experience in implementing Human resource strategies and working with business leaders to integrate human resource functions for ensuring successful alignment to business objectives. He is passionate about problem-solving and design, loves complex, fast-paced environments, bringing fresh perspectives to situations and is a valued partner in attaining top-priority business goals.

Jeffrey Boham

Jeffrey Mac Boham is a global Learning and Development, Business, Project Management, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and General Human Resource Management and Development professional with specializations in Instructional Design, Project Management, Performance Management and Improvement, Learning Strategy Advisory, Program Evaluation (Worked with Don and Jim Kirkpatrick as they built the Kirkpatrick Four-levels of Evaluation program) and General Human Resource Development.

Joan Smith

Joan has done HR consulting in the areas of Succession Planning, Retention, and Career Planning for nonprofits in the Greater DC area. In 2019, she spoke in a Career HR group about career transitioning and has spoken twice in on Power To Fly -a virtual global platform on career reinvention and ageism in the workplace.

Corrinne Greasley

Corrinne M. Greasley is the Senior Consultant at HR Mavericks LLC where she advises organizations in a wide range of human resource issues. Ms. Greasley is a seasoned human resource professional with a proven history of achievement in leading and directing the human resource strategy in the US, Europe, and Asia. Ms. Greasley has broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation and benefits analysis, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, and training and development.

Christina Danforth

Christina A. Danforth, SHRM-SCP & SPHR, launched HR Jetpack in 2016 to support the development and professional growth of her fellow HR colleagues. She started her HR career in 2002. After obtaining her Master’s in Business Administration degree, Christina joined United Technologies Corporation. She moved across the United States with assignments in Labor Relations, Staffing and HR Management. Christina also served as an HR process leader in Performance Management, Change Management and Diversity and Inclusion.

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.

Cheryl Brown Merriwether

For more than twenty years, Cheryl has worked as an accomplished Strategic HR Business Partner applying the Best Practices of Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development within and across a variety of industries in the US and Internationally.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jama Rand

Jama began her career in HR while working for a small consulting geological consulting firm in Utah. She earned a MS in Human Resource Economics from the University of Utah and parleyed that education into a solid career providing internal and external human resources consulting to the health care industry, credit unions, municipal governments, insurance, manufacturing, and public utility organizations in Utah, California, Idaho and Washington. Although her focus tended to be in Compensation and Benefits, she has a strong generalist background.

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.

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 the Neshaminy School District in Langhorne, PA. Kelly has served on local SHRM boards and various committees including member engagement and diversity & inclusion.

Linda W. Ferraro

Linda is an Organizational Development professional who successfully works with Fortune 50 Corporations developing and implementing strategies to increase organizational performance through leadership development and team alignment. Her experience encompasses consulting with manufacturing, government, not for profits, insurance and financial services as well as pharmaceutical organizations.

Liz LaForte

Liz has been an HR professional for more years than she cares to share! In that time she has seen it all, she has hired them all, let some of them go, stayed on top of the ever changing cultural and regulatory landscape. She has had every difficult conversation a Hollywood writer’s room could cook up. She is ready to share her secrets, pro-tips and wisdom with your group.

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.

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.

Mark Fogel

Mark S. Fogel, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, is an educator working as a Senior Adjunct Professor of distinction at Adelphi University’s Business School. Mark leads HR classes for MBA and Undergrad students in Staffing, Selection, Compensation and Global disciplines. He has also presented over two dozen times at SHRM national, regional, and local conferences on a broad range of HR topics.

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.

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.

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.

Stacey Zackin

If Stacey were a Superhero, she'd be The Status Quo Buster. With two decades 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 from coast-to-coast (and New Zealand) and has worked with clients throughout the US, in Japan, and Israel.

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.

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.

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.

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.