HR Services

ADVOCATES FOR PRIMARY CARE, L.L.C.

Served as human resources consultants for corporate headquarters, subsidiaries and Independent Physician Association members regarding policies, procedures, wage, salary and benefits administration for key executives as well as for professional, administrative and support personnel located throughout the nation.

Contact:
Mr. Keith Borglum
Vice President of Marketing
3558 Round Barn Blvd., Suite 300A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403 Telephone: (707) 576-0222

ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE

Designed and assisted in the implementation of an organization-wide wage and salary compensation system for this regional animal shelter. This system covered the executive, administrative, professional, administrative and support personnel.

Contact:
Mr. Tom L. Colvin,
Executive Director
Animal Rescue League
5452 NE 22d Street
Des Moines, IA 50313 Telephone: (515) 262-8503

ANTELOPE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Created human resources department for the College’s Vice President, Business Services included creating job descriptions and designing the interview process for the newly created position of Director Human Resources and Employee Relations. Presented three-day seminar and workshops on the subjects of EEO/Affirmative Action and Workforce Diversity for entire faculty and staff.

Contact:
Mr. Charles Whiteside
Former Director of Personnel and Employee Relations
Antelope Valley Community College
3041 West Avenue “K”
Lancaster, CA 93536 Telephone: (206) 546-4694

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE/SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT

Under the auspices of the League, presented program on affirmative action, harassment, and cultural diversity to all management and staff of the S.F.F.D. over a period of several months.

Contact:
Mr. Richard Hirshault
Regional Director
Anti-Defamation League
309 W. Washington Street, Suite 750
Chicago, IL 60606 Telephone: (312) 782-5080

BALL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

Provided this start-up construction, development and general contractor company with the custom designed components for the development and administration of its human resources system which included: 1) policies and procedures handbook; 2) job descriptions; 3) wage and salary system; 4) benefits administration; 5) non-compete and non-disclosure agreements; and 6) management and employee training and development.

Contact:
Mr. Rick Ball,
Vice President
Ball Construction Services, L.L.C.
1601 West Lakes Parkway, Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA 50266 Telephone: (515) 221-1837

BRICK, GENTRY, BOWERS, SWARTZ, STOLTZE,
SCHULING & LEWIS, P.C.

Attorneys at Law
Provided professional expert advice, testimony and services to this law firm in litigation regarding alleged gender discrimination.

Contact:
Bruce Stoltze, Esq.
Brick, Gentry, Bowers, Swartz, Stoltze,
Schuling & Lewis, P.C.
550 39th Street, Suite 200
Des Moines, IA 50312 Telephone: (515) 274-1450

BUYMATRIX, INC. dba MEDICAL SUPPLIESUSA.COM

Retainer relationship with this medical supplies and services dot com start up company to provide human resources management advice, guidance and support. Services included: design and implementation of corporate wide policies and procedures handbook; supervisory manual; employment agreements; compensation system and Management Consultation Support Line.

Contact:
Linda Svenson
Operations Manager
BuyMatrix, Inc.
3468 Piner Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Telephone (707) 577-8030

CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Presented several statewide series of seminars and workshops to physician members and healthcare administrators on human resources issues and employment law.

Contact:
Ms. Sherri Goodlett
Department of Business Services/Seminar Programs
California Medical Association
San Francisco, CA Telephone: (414) 882-5148

CEDAR RAPIDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Conducted comprehensive District-wide classification and salary study.

Contact:
Dr. Julia Campbell
Cedar Rapids Community Schools
346 2nd Ave.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Telephone: (319) 398-2335

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF OAKLAND

Designed AA/EEO non-discrimination plan and installed computer program to satisfy compliance standards of the State Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Contact:
Mr. Harold Williams, Chief Operations Officer
Children’s Hospital of Oakland
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA 94609 Telephone: (510) 428-3420

CITY OF AMES, IOWA

Joint partnership with INNOVA Group Inc, a Raleigh, NC-based process improvement consulting firm, to provide the 500 member management, professional, technical and support staff employees with the information, skills, strategies and approaches necessary to successfully implement and maintain the components of process improvement. This initiative was undertaken to ensure that the citizenry of Ames received improved, measurable and continuous service by all City departments.

Contact:
Mr. Steve Schainker
City Manager
515 Clark Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50010 Telephone: (515) 239-5101

DICE.com, Inc.

Designed employee policies and procedures handbook and attendant supervisory manual for this Des Moines-based national information technology company, with corporate offices in New York City. This 400+ employee company has facilities throughout the United States. Designed and conducted management education and development courses for the company’s frontline, middle and senior management teams.

Contact:
Ms. Sandee Cook
Director, Human Resources
Dice.com, Inc.
3 Park Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10016 Telephone: (212) 725-6550 or (515) 280-1144

D&L ONLINE, INC. and COURT AVENUE NETWORKS, INC.

Created the human resources department which included the design of the employee policies and procedures handbook and personnel polices for these two privately held and expanding high tech corporations. Designed corporate job descriptions for management, administrative, professional and support personnel. Provided management education development programs for new and veteran managers. Designed and assisted in the implementation of corporate wage and compensation systems.

Contact:
Mr. Lloyd Linn
President (former)
D.I.C.E., Inc.
Court Avenue Networks, Inc.
300 Walnut, Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309 Telephone: (515) 875-4912

DRAKE UNIVERSITY BUSINESS CENTER

Designed and conducted a Drake University-sponsored ongoing series of all day seminars for supervisors, managers and human resources professionals.

Contact:
Susann Siebke, Director
Drake University Business Center
4949 Westown Parkway, Suite 195
West Des Moines, IA 50266 Telephone: (515) 222-9903

EARTHWEB, INC.

Designed employee policies and procedures handbook and attendant supervisory manual for this New York City-based national information technology company with 400+ employees and facilities throughout the United States; designed and conducted management education and development courses for the company’s frontline, middle and senior management.

Contact:
Jeffrey Deese
Vice President, Human Resources
EarthWeb, Inc.
3 Park Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10016 Telephone: (212) 725-6550 ext 505

EAST PALO ALTO SANITARY DISTRICT

Designed and implemented employee handbook and personnel policies and procedures for the District. Designed wage & salary/benefits plan; designed administrative policies and procedures manual; designed innovative performance appraisal system for General Manager containing key specific objectives; acted as facilitator for Board of Directors and senior management.

Contact:
Mr. Leroy Hawkins
General Manager
East Palo Alto Sanitary District
901 Weeks Street
East Palo Alto, CA 94303 Telephone: (650) 321-0552

EMPLOYEE & FAMILY RESOURCES, INC.

Retainer relationship to provide human resources management support, advice and guidance regarding emergent and long-term workforce/workplace issues. Developed and presented several management and employee education workshops, e.g. sexual harassment, process improvement, coaching and leadership, etc. Provided Management Consultation Support Line.

Contact:
Mr. Paul Hedquist,
Chief Executive Officer
Employee & Family Resources, Inc.
505 5th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309 Telephone: (515) 288-9020

EXPERT RESOURCES, INC.

Utilized to serve as employee/labor relations resource for attorney referral company. Advises client attorneys throughout the nation (from both defendant and plaintiff bars) on employee and labor relations issues. Confers with attorneys on resolution of disputes and litigation. Reviews case documents, testifies in depositions and in state and federal court.

Contact:
Mr. Ed Slagle
Expert Resources, Inc.
4700 North Prospect Road, Suite 18
Peoria, IL 61614 Telephone: (309) 688-4857

GAMBRO HEALTHCARE, INC.

Investigated and provided recommendations regarding a highly sensitive in-house gender and race complaint lodged by a corporate officer. GAMBRO is a multi-billion dollar, 10,500-employee corporation with corporate offices in Denver and biological laboratories, manufacturing facilities and medical clinics throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

Contact:
Ms. Mary Nick
Vice President, Human Resources
GAMBRO Healthcare, Inc.
1185 Oak Street
Lakewood, CO 80215 Telephone: (800) 525-2623

GISLASON, DOSLAND, HUNTER & MELECKI, P.L.L.P.
Attorneys at Law

Provided professional expert advice and services to this defendant’s law firm in litigation regarding alleged workplace harassment and retaliation.

Contact:
Barry Vermeer, Esq.
Partner
Gislason, Dosland, Hunter & Melecki, P.L.LP.
Opus Center, Suite 215E
9900 Bren Road East
Minnetonka, MN 55343 Telephone: (612) 933-9900

GRAPHIC PACKAGING FLEXIBLE CORPORATION

At company’s request, conducted investigation at their North Carolina facility as follow-up to a routine ethics audit. The company is a multi-million dollar subsidiary of Coors Beer.

Contact:
Sue Dhainin
Senior Corporate Human Resources Manager
Graphic Packaging Flexible Corporation
14062 Denver West Parkway, Suite 250
Golden, CO 80401 Telephone: (303) 215-4635

GROSS, MCGINLEY, LABARRE & EATON, L.L.P.
Attorneys at Law

Provided professional expert advice, testimony and services to this plaintiff’s law firm in litigation regarding alleged age, gender and disability discrimination.

Contact:
Patrick Reilly, Esq.
Partner
Gross McGinley, Labarre & Eaton, L.L.P.
33 South Seventh Street
Allentown, PA 18105 Telephone: (610) 820-5450

GROWERS PRODUCE, INC

Created human resources department, which included the creation of an employee handbook and personnel policies and procedures for Bay Area’s ninth largest international export company. Advises management on resolving emergent and long-term employee relations issues and initiatives.

Contact:
Mr. Anthony C.C. Mar
Vice President and CEO
Growers Produce
380 3rd Street
Oakland, CA 94607 Telephone: (510) 834-5280

HOYT-SHERMAN HOUSE & FOUNDATION

Provided workforce/workplace advice and guidance regarding the interpretation and administration of labor/management Memorandum of Understanding for this Foundation.

Contact:
Ms. Camille Valley,
Executive Director
1501 Woodland Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309 Telephone: (515) 276-0722 (Hm)

HRedge, L.L.C.

Contracted with this national human resources management training firm to provide management education and development workshops and seminars to companies and organizations throughout the United States.

Contact:
Margaret Morford, Esq.
President & Principal Consultant
HRedge, L.L.C.
133 Heartstone Manor Circle
Brentwood, TN 37027 Telephone: (615) 371-8200

(THE) INNOVA GROUP

Contracted with this Raleigh, North Caroline-based process improvement firm to assist in providing subject matter expertise for leadership workshops to their client companies and organizations throughout the United States.

Contact:
Mr. Tim Stockert,
President
The Innova Group
851 Washington Street
Raleigh, NC 27605 Telephone: (919) 676-8326

IOWA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

Contracted by SBDC’s to provide workforce/workplace guidance, advice and expertise to start-up and expanding small businesses located within the State. Included advice and guidance in resolving emergent and long-term human resources management and employee relations issues and initiatives, e.g., leadership, managing and coaching their respective workforces; design of employee policies and procedures handbooks and attendant supervisory manuals; designing and implementing employee compensation plans; management education and development workshops, etc.

Contact:
Ms. Sherry Shafer,
Director
Iowa Small Business Development Centers
2429 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311 Telephone: (515) 271-2655

KEYSTONE ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY

Designed employee policies and procedures handbook and attendant supervisory manual including personnel forms and job descriptions for this 85 employee electrical manufacturing firm serving an international clientele.

Contact:
Mr. Frederick V. Buie,
President
Keystone Electrical Manufacturing Company
2511 Bell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50321 Telephone: I515) 283-2567

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HEALTHCARE CONSULTANTS (NAHC)

Designated official “consultant to the consultants” by the Board of Directors of this 400+ national management consultant association. Keynote and session speaker to date at four of the Association’s last annual conventions.

Contact:
Ms. Melissa Forburger
Executive Director
National Association of Healthcare Consultants
1255 Twenty-Third Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037 Telephone: (202) 452-8282

NOEL-LEVITZ, INC.

Facilitated senior management team retreat; executives needed guidance and assistance regarding communications and teamwork blockages; this Colorado-based international educational consulting firm serves colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Contact:
Mr. Tom Williams,
President
5161 East Arapahoe Road, Suite 100
Littleton, CO 80122 Telephone: (800) 628-7216

PRACTICE & LIABILITY CONSULTANTS

Contracted with this national healthcare consulting firm to provide a series of management development seminars and workshops to their client hospitals, physician groups, medical associations and ancillary medical/healthcare companies throughout the nation.

Contact:
Ms. Debra Phairas,
President
Practice & Liability Consultants
461 second Street, Suite 229
San Francisco, CA 94107 Telephone (415) 764-4800

PROCEND, INC.

Retainer relationship to provide guidance and assistance to this 35+ employee expanding information technology company regarding the design and establishment of employment agreements with attendant performance evaluation, incentive and bonus components for its key executive team; designed and developed employee wage and salary system; and provided advice and direction to senior and middle management on emergent and long-term workplace/workforce issues and initiatives. Provided Management Consultation Support Line.

Contact:
Ms. Marti Mullen
President and Chief Executive Officer
Procend, Inc.
373 Collins Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 Telephone (319) 378-4135

QUINN, GROUND & BANTON
Attorneys at Law

Provided professional expert advice and services to this law firm in litigation regarding alleged race discrimination.

Contact:
Stephen C. Banton, Esq.
Partner
Quinn, Ground & Banton
720 Olive Street, 24th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63101 Telephone: (314) 421-3850

SAN MATEO COUNTY TRANSIT DISTRICT

Conducted organization, classification and compensation study with incentive pay component for regional transportation agency.

Contact:
Mr. Gerald Haugh
General Manager
1250 San Carlos Avenue
San Carlos, CA Telephone: (415) 508-6200

SOFTWARE and INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OF IOWA

Designed and conducted a series of management education and development workshops over a three month period for the supervisory and management staff of this 300 member information technology association. Workshop topics included: 1) change management; 2) leadership; 3) team building; 4) coaching; 5) mentoring; 6) conflict management; 7) time management; 8) performance evaluation; and 9) discipline and termination.

Contact:
Ms. Miriam Ubben,
President
Software and Information Technology of Iowa (SITI)
1500 NW 118th Street
Clive, IA 50325 Telephone (515) 327-5580

SPECTRA LABORATORIES

Created human resources department for nationwide testing laboratory. Designed and implemented employee handbook and personnel policies and procedures with problem resolution procedure; conducted organization and classification study; designed and implemented compensation/benefits plan; initiated flexible working hours; conducted management training; created senior executive employment contracts.

Contact:
Mr. Dean M. Simonich
Former Executive Vice President
Spectra Laboratories
263 West Santa Inez Avenue
Hillsborough, CA 94010 Telephone: (415) 348-8957

SWEET COMPUTER SERVICES, INC.

Designed compensation and salary system for this healthcare high tech company. Designed employee handbook and policies and procedures. Advised client regarding supplemental personnel forms, confidentiality/non-compete agreements and corporate communication systems policies.

Contact:
Dawn R. Lull, CPA
Chief Financial Officer (former)
Sweet Computer Services, Inc.
405 Highway 150
West Union, IA 52175 Telephone: (515) 987-3890

THORTON DAVIDSON
Attorneys at Law

Provided professional expert services to this law firm in litigation regarding alleged gender discrimination.

Contact:
Roger K. Vehrs, Esq.
Thorton Davidson
2300 Tulare Street
250 Civic Center Square
Fresno, CA 93721 Telephone: (209) 442-4211

URBAN DREAMS

Facilitated the Annual Board Retreat for the Board of Directors of this community-based non-profit organization.

Contact:
Wayne Ford,
Executive Director
Urban Dreams
1410 Sixth Street
Des Moines, IA 50314 Telephone: (515) 288-4742

WOODCRAFT MILLWORK, INC.

Designed employee policies and procedures handbook and attendant supervisory manual including personnel forms and job descriptions for this 100-employee architectural millwork company with offices and employees in Des Moines, IA, Kansas City, MO and Omaha, NE.

Contact:
Mr. David Bahr
President, (former)
Woodcraft Millwork, Inc.
10827 Prairie Drive, Suite B
Urbandale, IA 50322 Telephone: (515) 253-9663

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