Our HR Consultants

GTM’s team of human resources (HR) consultants provides you with the experience, knowledge, and tools to deliver value that exceeds expectations. With more than 25 years of experience at the senior level, they work as your business partner, understanding how to develop HR strategies that align with your business strategies.

Our team includes:

  • Senior HR Consultants
  • HR Generalists
  • Leave Administrators
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Specialists
  • Compensation Specialists
  • Coaches
  • Organizational Development Specialists
  • Certified Internal Investigators
  • Payroll Specialists
  • M&A Specialists
  • FMLA Certified Specialists
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HR Consultants

Martin Patrick

Martin Patrick

Senior HR Consultant Manager

Martin brings extensive human resources experience to the GTM team as a strategic member of corporate senior management in for-profit, not-for profit, union, and non-union environments. As a consultant, he has worked on assignments at a not-for profit global research institute, an engineering R &D start up, a multi-state retail employer, a physician practice, a manufacturing service provider, a not-for profit national accreditation company and various other successful businesses. His project work includes developing compensation structures, human resource audits, employee and management training, employee handbooks, job descriptions, employee classifications and employee investigations.

Martin is a graduate of Pace University with an MBA in Personnel Management and the University of Massachusetts with a BA in Psychology. He is a member of the Capital Region Human Resources Association (CRHRA), where he is past president and certification director, and a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) where he is currently a New York State District Director. Martin also serves as an active member of the Excelsior College Business Industrial Advisory Committee, the Southern Saratoga Chamber Education and Business Partnership Committee, and the Wildwood Programs Board of Directors and Human Resources Committee.

Martin Patrick

Caprice Reader

Senior HR Consultant Manager

Caprice Reader serves as Senior Human Resources Consultant within the Central NY Region. Caprice has more than 10 years of diverse Human Resources experience and is an expert in the areas of HR compliance and best practices, HR infrastructure, and policy and procedure development. In addition, Caprice is well versed in the areas of employee relations, workplace investigations, mediation and conflict resolution and training and development.

Caprice is a Senior Certified Professional from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP), as well as a certified Professional from the Human Resources Certification Institute (PHR).  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, as well as MBA (concentration in Human Resources Management) from SUNY Oswego.

Caprice is a certified Workplace Investigator, as well as a certified Mediator, receiving a Certificate in Mediation from Cornell University. She is a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Central NY Chapter of SHRM, as well as an active member of the National Chapter of SHRM.

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Jennifer Barry, J.D.

HR Consultant

Jennifer brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to the GTM team, including mergers and acquisitions, HR project management, HR and benefits compliance consulting, third-party compliance, and more.

She has worked directly with the President/CEO of a Big-4 Accounting Firm to develop a senior level leadership development program. Jennifer has also done HR and tax consulting related to reorganizations, mergers, and acquisitions for top public and private organizations. She has led HR and process audits, ERISA audits, employee handbook projects, benefit administration platform deployment, and has developed and delivered trainings both on HR and benefits compliance.

Jennifer has served as Chief Compliance Officer as it relates to HIPAA, Benefits Compliance, and NYS DFS. She has consulted in all areas of HR, including leave management, talent acquisition and termination, benefits enrollment, compliance and ACA, HIPAA, COBRA, and state and federal compliance notices.

Jennifer possesses a J.D. in Tax from New England Law Boston, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Providence College. She volunteers as an assistant football coach with Saratoga Springs Pop Warner and is a Past Exalted Ruler of the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161.

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Nicole Camuti, J.D.

HR Consultant

Nicole brings almost a decade of industry experience in policy drafting, compliance matters, risk management, regulatory requirements for human resources department, and all facets of employee benefits and requirements. Her experience is amplified by having a law degree. At GTM, her areas of responsibility include each of these, as well as monitoring legislative amendments and policy proposals to make sure clients are in front of significant changes. Nicole also conducts benefit and ERISA compliance audits, workplace investigations, handbook and internal policy and procedure compliance review, and internal HR audits. She is an accomplished team builder that cultivates close relationships with her clients and between client management and employees.

Nicole enjoys working with not-for-profit groups and in particular, tech companies, as it allows her to utilize her undergraduate degree in Engineering Technology. She prides herself on researching and understanding all relevant facts and applicable law to ensure any recommendations fully address the issues. Nicole has significant experience in coordinating with outside counsel as the HR point of contact on potential or pending legal matters.

Prior to her consulting work, Nicole obtained her J.D. from Albany Law School where she served as the Executive Editor for the ILS Blog and Research Assistant. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New York Institute of Technology in Engineering Technology and Business Management with Magna Cum Laude honors. She is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys a wide variety of sports, from freestyle skiing to driving high performance cars.

Natalie Curtis

Natalie Curtis

HR Consultant

Natalie Curtis is a skilled business professional who values communication and integrity. She has more than 20 years of progressive business, human resources, benefits, and project management experience. Natalie is a highly productive individual with excellent critical thinking, problem-solving and team facilitation skills.

Natalie has experience in all aspects of human resources including training and process improvement. Her extensive work with mergers and acquisitions have developed her compliance and facilitation skills in transitioning and managing administrative functions such as benefits, retirement programs, HRIS systems, and payrolls. Natalie’s focus on detail has made her a subject matter expert and valuable resource.

Natalie has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management and Marketing from Siena College and a Master’s in Business Administration from Sage Graduate School. She is also a member of The Society of Human Resources Management.

Nicole Drizos Russell

Nicole Drizos Russell, SPHR

HR Consultant

Nicole has more than fifteen years of professional experience in the fields of Human Services and Human Resources. Her early training in counseling laid the foundation for her expertise in assisting organizations to maximize their human capital potential. She has worked in a variety of industries, to include retail sales, financial services, non-profit social services, scientific research, and legal services. The employee populations of these organizations have ranged from 20 to 400 associates.

Nicole’s career has spanned a multitude of Human Resources functions, lending itself to solid generalist experience. Her expertise, however, focuses on the areas of employee relations, performance management counseling, conflict resolution, talent acquisition & retention, and leadership development. She provides critical consultative support to multiple levels of the organization, from front-line employees to senior leadership. In her ability to diagnose challenges, prescribe solutions, and implement business-supported HR strategies & tactics, she becomes a trusted advisor to her clients and their businesses.

Nicole holds a B.S. in Psychology from St. Lawrence University and a M.S.Ed. in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Capital Region Human Resources Association (CRHRA) and the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Nicole Drizos Russell

Kristen Holler

HR Consultant

Kristen M. Holler has more than 10 years of human resources operations and management experience with small and mid-sized non-profits in health, human services, and the arts. Her areas of expertise include project management, employee relations and performance management, HRIS management, talent acquisition and on-boarding, engagement and wellness programs, training and development, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, change management, conflict resolution, leadership coaching, and policy and procedure development.

Kristen is a graduate of SUNY Empire with a B.S. in Community & Human Services Administration and Human Resources Development. She is an active volunteer having served on board and steering committees for organizations including Albany Barn, Albany Chefs’ Food & Wine Festival, Rosa Venerini Early Childhood Center, Mission Accomplished Transition Services, and Habitat for Humanity, among others.

Kristen has also served as a mentor for the University at Albany Emerging Non-Profit Leadership Academy, the Capital Region Chamber’s executive mentorship program, and SUNY Empire’s Student Leadership Institute.

Nicole Drizos Russell

Caryl Hugg

HR Consultant

Caryl Hugg has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of industries, including legal, not-for-profit, medical, and manufacturing. As an HR Consultant, she helps companies with recruiting, employee relations, compliance, benefits administration, and payroll. Caryl also has experience with new hire onboarding and exit interviews, OSHA reporting, FMLA/workers’ compensation/disability claims, safety committees, and safety trainings.

Caryl keeps up to date with HR education and changes to regulations, and is currently working towards her PHR. 

Caryl graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with her associates degree in Business. Caryl is past president of the Clifton Park Elks Ladies Auxiliary, past president of the Okte PTA, and is currently a Division Coordinator for the Clifton Park Soccer Club recreation program.

Loretta Kuhland

Loretta Kuhland

HR Consultant

Loretta Kuhland is a driven leader with extensive strategic and hands-on experience in business operations, human resources, marketing, and management processes. She successfully translates business strategy into effective operations within various business cultures – e.g.: financial consulting, global investment banking, business-to-business dotcom, global commercial real estate, a government-funded agency. She has supported specific business lines, as well as, worked within corporate departments.

One key to Loretta’s success is understanding the business objectives along with current operations. This insight – coupled with her ability to work within and across functions and staff levels – allows her to build consensus to achieve business goals and drive cultural and behavioral change. Her track record is a proven one, creating and leading (local, regional, and international) teams, programs, and projects. Loretta has significant impact on the managers and employees she coaches on skills needed for success in leadership, performance management, operational and marketing effectiveness, team interaction, and company culture and practices.

Loretta earned her masters in Sociology from Syracuse University. She has completed several management programs and is a graduate of the Albany Chamber of Commerce Leadership program. She holds certification as an SPHR, a Coach Practitioner, in DiSC, a NYS Dispute Resolution Association’s Conflict Coach, an NCBI prejudice reduction trainer; and is a Distinguished Toastmaster.

Loretta Kuhland

Elaina Lorenzo, PHR

HR Consultant

Elaina is a high-achieving human resources consultant and strategic business partner with strong experience leading fast-paced, service-oriented human resources operations. Ready to apply a winning mindset and dynamic skill set to the growth of a top-tier organization in a leadership capacity.

Elaina’s qualifications include a proven track record of combining motivational team leadership skills, an aptitude for innovation and creative problem solving, and a comprehensive knowledge of employment laws and full-cycle human resources functions of talent acquisition, employee relations, benefits and compensation administration, and employee development to optimize work processes, engage employees, and create an attractive work culture.

As a strategic leader with top-tier business acumen, Elaina has experience in delivering valuable insights, commanding analytical projects, and advising on process improvements. She is skilled at prioritizing high-impact initiatives, integrating HR technologies, and leading human resources operations in support of short- and long-term business goals. Elaina is a tactful communicator with interpersonal strengths leveraged to drive team collaboration, liaise with key stakeholders, and serve internal and external customers with poise and professionalism. She has the ability to identify and develop talented team members and motivate a diverse workforce through changing environments to achieve organizational objectives.

Elaina holds a bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Services from University of Buffalo and a Masters degree in Human Resources Management from North Central University. She has a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute and a Project Management certification from University of Buffalo School of Management.  She is a presidential member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, a member of Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), and Capital Region HR Association (CRHRA).

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Sara Martin

HR Consultant

Sara has over 25 years Human Resources experience working as a Generalist in a union manufacturing environment and a non-union retail and professional environment. While Sara is well versed in all areas of Human Resources her gifts are in recruitment, staffing, wellness, collaboration, training and team building. She was part of many training projects and initiatives including customer service, recognition, career days, continuous improvement, legal training, new store team building and many others. She thrives while problem solving, teaching new skills, and bringing people together.

Sara has her MBA from Empire State College. She is a certified yoga and meditation instructor as well as a life coach and loves sharing these life changing practices with others including her last employer where she led weekly meditation for several years. She has two teenagers and lives in Saratoga Springs.

Marjorie Mulligan

Marjorie Mulligan

HR Consultant

Marjorie serves in various capacities on interim job sourcing, organizational and change management and other HR consultant areas. She has been President of Mulligan Consulting Partners, an organization effectiveness and human capital management practice serving the mid-Atlantic area. During her twenty years’ experience, she has partnered with corporations in diverse industries, non-profit and entrepreneurial organizations during the planning and implementation phases of M&A, growth, technology implementation and reengineering ventures.

She advises organizations on the essential components of team productiveness and ability, collaborative team formation process, leadership requirements and team building and decision-making methods. She has partnered with organizations in building competency-based environments; leadership approaches; alignment of corporate culture with hiring and promotion; leadership learning, talent and performance management plans. She champions utilization of “best practices” which incorporates diversity synergy, employee empowerment and strategic business acumen. Resultant ROI are cultures imbued with integrity, dialogue, performance excellence and innovation.

Marjorie has also held the positions as Head of US Human Resources Operations for a manufacturer and distributor of building products; Executive Leader, National Professionals Services for Manchester, Inc. and Senior Vice President, Manager Consultant for Drake Beam Morin, Inc.

Marjorie completed post graduate studies in organizational development and employment law at N.Y.U. She holds an MA from St. Michael’s College, VT and BS in Education/Economics. She is SPHR certified. She has been an active member of SHRM; ISPI; ASTD; NJAWBO and other professional associations.

Marjorie Mulligan

Lance Rodman, SHRM-SCP

HR Consultant

Lance has more than five years of experience in Human Resources and People Operations roles. He is passionate about HR’s integral role in the “3 P’s” of business—plans, people, and processes—and how HR can make each of those aspects more effective and efficient.

Lance has been a Senior Human Resources Analyst and a Human Resources & DEI Director, and has received Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, which teaches management techniques focused on minimizing waste, delays, and errors to reach maximum efficiency.

Lance received his Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities from Crown College, and has a Doctorate in Non-profit Leadership from South University. He also has an M.B.A. from Louisiana State University and is currently studying for a Master of Science in Management and Economics from Texas A&M, and a Ph.D. in Strategic Leadership from the University of the Cumberlands.

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Michele Schuler

HR Consultant

Michele comes to GTM as a Global Human Resources Leader with more than 30 years of responsible and progressive experience with a solid background in human resource planning, employee relations, employment contract negotiations, performance management, benefits administration, employee engagement, full-cycle recruitment, executive level management, training/employee development, management coaching, EEO Compliance, budget forecasting, compensation, payroll, and HR administration. She also has extensive employee benefits experience, including but not limited to RFP’s, contract negotiations/interpretations, renewal process, and open enrollments.

Prior to her role at GTM, she served as the HR Director for Samsung C & T America. As a trusted and influential partner to organizational leaders in developing strategies and providing dynamic solutions for Samsung, her comprehensive background in HR management, employee benefits, recruitment, retention, compensation and payroll, labor relations, policy interpretation, training and communication has resulted in strong and trusting relationships. She led a team focused on developing and implementing strategies that drove business results, and created a positive work environment and experience for all levels of employee engagement.

Michele received her B.S degree in Management from Pace University at the Pleasantville Campus in Westchester, New York.

Patricia Stockman

Patricia Stockman

HR Consultant

A dedicated and ethical human resources professional with more than 20 years of experience as HR Manager in the manufacturing industry and as HR consultant for small firms and municipalities, Patricia’s proficiencies include creating job descriptions and employee handbooks, resolving employee conflicts, policy creation, needs/skills assessment and training, succession planning, benefits administration and motivating staff with a positive and proactive leadership style.

Past accomplishments include establishing an HR department, reducing costs of health and disability insurance and workers compensation costs, developing safety programs, as well as sourcing and recruiting executive staff. Patricia successfully worked with management to avert two different unionizing attempts, introduced an organization to lean manufacturing and continuous improvement concepts, while facilitating a smooth implementation.

Patricia is a certified Senior Human Resource Professional and has served on the Board of Directors for a number of local not-for-profit agencies.

Leave Management Specialists

Jennifer Wood

Jennifer Wood

Leave Management Administration Manager

Jennifer is an HR Professional with 15 years of progressive experience in multiple fields and industries. Her experience started with recruiting, where she quickly progressed into an HR generalist role, becoming an HR manager/payroll manager, and eventually fulfilling an HR director position. Throughout this time, she gained experience in the customer service, manufacturing/sales, construction, and healthcare industries. She was introduced to HR consulting by Rose Miller and decided to use her experience to support various clients as an HR consultant beginning in October 2018. While doing this, she worked in multiple other industries such as real estate, property management, architecture, and marketing, among others. She decided to join the Leave Administrators Division in July of 2019.

These experiences gave Jennifer a solid foundation and expertise in several areas. Her areas of specific expertise are leave management, process, compliance, policy and administration, client interaction, employee relations, payroll, and recruiting. Her additional areas of specialty include employee relations, benefits administration, organizational development, affirmative action planning, performance improvement, reporting and data analytics, and policy writing.

The focus of the Leave Administration Division is to meet the leave case management needs, while maintaining compliance, for clients across their U.S. locations, and to assist employees with their needs throughout their leaves to make things as low stress and easy for them as possible. Jennifer’s background and expertise give her the ability to lead with confidence, share knowledge, and collaborate with her team of strong leave administrators to support our clients and their employees’ needs.

Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management/Human Resource Management and Development through SUNY and has her Certificate in FMLA Administrative Skills. She continually educates herself on compliance and stays up to date on new policies and laws nationally and at the state, county, and local levels.

Natasha Eleazer

Natasha Eleazer

Leave Specialist

Natasha is a true Human Resource professional, with more than10 years of experience. Natasha has worked for companies large and small, with specialties spanning from Health and Wellness to Aviation. Natasha has shown to take initiative and go above and beyond to satisfy the clients human resource needs.

Natasha has a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Human Resources and Risk Management. She also has her B.S from Rutgers University.

Alex Mosher

Alex Mosher

Leave Specialist

Alex is a consultant with 6 years of experience in both large for-profit and medium nonprofit environments. He has worked in organizations with responsibilities across the U.S. so he is well versed in different state regulations. Alex’s primary areas of expertise are leave management, recruitment, and benefit administration.

Alex most recently supported an organization’s transition to a human capital management (HCM) system that offers its employees opportunities to increase efficiency through the utilization of modern technology. Alex’s professional experience is in the food & beverage, healthcare, and human services industries.

Alex is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and Capital Region Human Resources Association.

Marjorie Mulligan

Alicia Orfan

Leave Specialist

Alicia is a consultant who has experience in all aspects of HR but specializes in training, operations, retention, and safety. Her experience has been primarily in the human services and logistics fields and has worked with several non-for-profit organizations as well over the last 10 years. She has been a part of numerous audits, particularly state audits within the Human Services field and can intertwine HR and operations well.

With more than 4 years of experience managing and supporting HR teams, data entry and auditing, employee retention programs, leave services, and employee recognition programs, Alicia enjoys looking for new ways to develop each organizations team to help them reach their goals.

Alicia is OSHA 10 certified, has her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the College of Saint Rose, and a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University.

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