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
- Organizational Development Specialists
- Certified Internal Investigators
- Payroll Specialists
- M&A Specialists
- FMLA Certified Specialists
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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.
Senior HR Consultant Manager
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.
Jim Amanatides has more than 33 years of human resources experience, working with a wide variety of industries. Jim’s expertise is in providing HR support to businesses without an HR department, specifically in the areas of employee recruitment, retention, engagement, leave management, compensation, and various services such as compensation studies, employee handbook updates, and HR policies and practices.
He obtained his B.S. in Business Administration from SUNY Empire State College and is SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified. Jim has served as President of the Capital Region Human Resources Association.
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, SPHR
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).
John Kelly, Jr.
John Kelly has more than 25 years of forward thinking leadership experience in higher education, healthcare, not-for-profit and small business. He is skilled at quickly assessing organizational challenges and opportunities, at galvanizing resources, and coaching supervisors and managers on best practices for employee relations. His work has focused on the hiring processes, on-boarding, and managing employee relations. He has conducted employee orientations and safety trainings for over 200 employees at a time.
John is also familiar with the work that goes into being a business owner; he owned and operated a transportation company where he provided premium private transportation, and was a NY State Medicaid transportation provider.
John has both his Bachelor’–Sociology and Master’s–Social Science from Binghamton University and a Human Resources certificate from Cornell Industrial Labor Relations institute. He has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Westchester, Brewster and Dutchess County. He lives with his wife of 25 years, Doris, in Red Hook, NY. His oldest daughter, Ayari, is a teacher in Bethesda, MD; his second daughter, Jaina, works as an Emergency Room Coordinator and his youngest, Isabella, is tackling her junior year at Drexel University from home. In his free time you’ll find John fishing or elbow deep in a home DIY projects with his wife.
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.
Elaina Lorenzo, PHR
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).
Rose is a PHR and SHRM-CP certified HR Professional with over 10 years of experience in a variety of industries including apparel, marketing software, legal, and retail in both well established, large companies and startups. Her role in a true Generalist capacity has covered recruiting, employee relations, compliance, benefits administration, and payroll. As a department of one in several of her roles, she is adept at determining priorities, maintaining up to date HR knowledge, and working efficiently. Rose earned her B.A. from New York University and studied Psychology and Philosophy.
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.
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.
Lance Rodman, SHRM-SCP
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.
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.
Emily Willis is a skilled HR professional with 13+ years of progressive experience and work directly in the field. Starting at a local nursing home as a part-time receptionist and learning from their HR Director, Emily rapidly worked her way up the HR ladder by supporting the owners with policy development and implementation, and significantly improving staffing in a union-heavy facility in her role as HR/Staffing Coordinator. She then worked for several years for a well-known Capital Region business owner and his numerous companies in varying trades such as automotive, broadcasting and hospitality; acting as the sole Generalist and processing payroll for hundreds of employees. Most recently, she worked for a non-profit research corporation as an HR/Payroll Specialist servicing over 1,000 employees. Emily’s key areas of expertise are benefits administration, onboarding, and payroll.
Emily has an associate degree in human services and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, working towards her SHRM certification. She was born and still resides in Troy and has great pride for the city. When Emily is not at work, she adores long road trips to nowhere in particular with her daughter and husband, shopping trips to Target, and walks with her Shih Tzu.
Leave Management Specialists
Leave Management Administration Manager
Jennifer is an HR Professional with more than 12 years of experience. She began her career in Recruiting, and quickly moved into an HR Generalist role, eventually becoming an HR Manager and then Director. She has worked in multiple industries, including Construction, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Call Center and Customer Service, Real Estate and Property Management. She has specifically strong experience in Recruiting, Payroll and Employee Relations, but has grown in all aspects of HR throughout her career.
Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management/HR Management and Development through SUNY.
Liz is a consultant with more than 6 years of experience as a HR Generalist in both union and non-union environments. Liz’s primary areas of expertise are leave administration, employee relations, benefits administration, workers compensation, onboarding training, and presenting.
Liz recently developed and rolled out a new Behavioral Interview training program for Directors and Managers that helped decrease turnover within the organization. She also served five years on Safety and Wellness committees, which contributed to saving thousands of dollars annually to the company. Liz’s professional experience is in both large corporate organizations as well the casino and hotel industries.
Liz is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and a licensed Notary Public for the State of New York.
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 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.