Your TPO Team

Jill Russell: SPHR, Principal and Co-Founder

Jill is a principal and director of TPO, and has over twenty-five years of increasingly broad and responsible experience in the field of Human Re­source Management. Jill has trained and coached hundreds of supervisors, managers, and executives in basic and complex employment skills and techniques to decrease legal exposure, and increase employee relations and productivity. […]

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Robert Russell: SPHR, Principal and Co-Founder

Robert has over thirty years of successful Management and Human Resources experience. Robert co-founded TPO in 1991 and provides ongoing services including employment workshops, policy development and management/employee relations consulting to TPO members and clients. His management and supervisory training programs have been presented to hundreds of organizations, large and small, and he provides expert […]

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Melissa Irwin: SPHR, PHRca, SHRM-SCP, Senior Consultant / Training Specialist

Melissa is a nationally certified Senior Professional in Human Resources with a CA-specific designation, as well as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional. Working with TPO for the past 20 years, she is versatile in her presentation and facilitation techniques, and is equally comfortable discussing employment regulations as well as communication and leadership techniques with both […]

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Amber Allerton, Operations Manager

Amber is TPO’s Operations Manager with over twenty years of experience in the Administrative field. She steadfastly assists in the daily operation of TPO, ensuring that overall business office administration, client deliverables, marketing, communications and technology practices are smooth, efficient, orderly, and state-of-the-art. Applying her employment regulations expertise, she both supports and takes the lead […]

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Brian Pratt, Director of Investigative Services PI-19075

Brian has been a licensed Private Investigator since 1996. He was born and raised in Carmel, CA, served four years with the 82nd Airborne Division, and retired from the Monterey Fire Department. He has provided expert investigative and security support to scores of public, private and nonprofit entities in his capacity as President of Solutions […]

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Amy Becker: Administrative Support Specialist; Director of First Impressions

Amy comes to TPO with extensive experience and expertise in the Administrative Support field and Retail Customer Service. She maintains exceptional communication and organizational proficiency, and employs innate people skills to help foster and build the client-centric relationships TPO has nurtured over the past 25 years. Her focus on quality and superior client service combined […]

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Dennis Hungridge, M.A., SPHR, Consultant / Training & Development Specialist

Dennis is nationally certified with the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHRÒ) designation by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and brings a 20-year record of successful program design, development and delivery across a wide range of Human Resource and Organizational development specialties, in competitive business, hospitality, higher education and non-profit organizations. Dennis uses […]

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Tonja Posey, IPMA-SCP, Senior Consultant

An accomplished Human Resources (HR) Professional with a career encompassing nearly 20 years in HR management, support and operational improvements, Tonja has extensive private and public sector experience in both small and large employer operations. She is a certified Executive Human Resources Professional by the Human Resources International Public Management Association (IPMA-SCP). The IPMA-SCP is […]

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Caron Pearce, Consultant

Caron Pearce has been in the Human Resources arena for 24 plus years. She has worked with public, private, and private equity companies. She served as the Human Resource Director for a Central Coast company which employed over 150 employees in Monterey and had five subsidiary companies with over 600 employees located across the country. […]

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Luisa Murcia, SHRM-SCP, Bi-Lingual/Cultural Consultant

Luisa is a human resource professional with over twelve years of proven results in managing human capital as well as benefits, recruiting, training, management transitions and labor relations. She has a proven ability to provide strong operational management for the human resources function while creating strategic programs to support the overall business plan of an […]

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Michaelle Stanford, PHRca, M.A, Consultant

Michaelle is a senior HR leader with 30+ years diverse and increasingly responsible experience in Organizational and Leadership Development strategies and programs, HR Policy Management and Administration and HR Operations.  Both a strategic and pragmatic leader, her achievements spread across private, non-profit and public sectors covering global high tech, financial and education companies in which […]

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