Our Team

Katherine Englander
B.A., Human Resources Business Partner

Katherine holds a BA in French and psychology; a Certificate in Human Resources Management, an HR Business Partner Certificate, is a certified Life Coach, a Personality Dimensions facilitator and she is the founder of HRP4B Inc. She has been teaching part-time at Fanshawe for over 12 years. She is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association. She proudly serves as a volunteer Director on the Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning Board, the Better Business Bureau of Western Ontario and the St. Thomas Executive Association.

Katherine built HRP4B based on over 30 years of working experience in Human Resources. Katherine worked closely with Hicks Morley Labour Lawyers in her first HR position and gained a strong understanding of compliance as well as grievance management. Since then, she has held a number of HR Management positions and worked for two different recruiting firms, as both a Staffing Specialist and a Branch Manager. She enjoys life in Port Stanley with her spouse Brad and miniature rescue poodle Piper. Brad and Katherine have 5 adult children.

Amanda Veitch

The majority of Amanda’s HR career has been working with local manufacturing companies bringing extensive knowledge in both HR and Health and Safety practices. She has since then become the President and Owner of HRP4B; an HR consulting, coaching and training firm servicing SW Ontario. Amanda has a passion for working with small and medium sized businesses looking to build a strong HR foundation and create engaged, motivated and cohesive teams. She believes that culture starts from the top, and with a strong, aligned leadership team, businesses will be on the right path to achieve their goals and potential.

Amanda obtained an Undergraduate Degree at Western University and Graduate Certificates in Human Resources Management and Occupational Health and Safety from Fanshawe College. Amanda received her CHRL designation and sits on the Board of Directors with the London and District Human Resources Professional Association. Amanda is also a part-time professor at Fanshawe College where she enjoys working with HR students. Amanda is happily married with a son named Hudson and a Siberian Husky named Misha. In their spare time they like to hike and explore as much as possible.

Amanda Doughty
HRM Certificate, CHRP

Amanda is a strategic HR professional with over 20 years of working experience in HR and Operations in the retail industry. She has a passion for propelling teams to deliver outcomes that meet or exceed expectations through continuous improvements to staffing processes, succession planning, and workplace management. Amanda has extensive knowledge in performance management, talent acquisition and onboarding, HR policies and programs, training and development, employment law, compensation and benefits, as well as organizational operations and administration.

Amanda obtained her Human Resources Diploma and Grad Certificate in Human Resources Management at Fanshawe College. Amanda has received her CHRP designation and is an active member of the Halton Chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association.

Lisa Mitchell

Lisa Mitchell received her Honours BSW degree from King’s University College and brings extensive previous experience providing primary support care to various populations, in addition to assisting with social program development and evaluation. Lisa’s passion is supporting people’s mental health and encouraging balance to help people excel in their personal and professional lives. She is dedicated to promoting psychological workplace safety for both employees and employers. Lisa loves to run and bake vegan treats—which is one of the ways she works on her own mental health and work-life balance.

Taelor Speciale

Taelor has a BA in Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies from Laurentian University and completed her post-graduate degree in Human Resources Management from Fanshawe College. Taelor also completed her HR Law Certificate from Osgoode Law School. She has extensive knowledge in HR Operations stemming from several different industries including; retail, private sectors, manufacturing companies, and educational institutions. Taelor has volunteered as a Board Committee member for the HRPA, and as a Volunteer Resources Manager for a non-for-profit organization. 

She specializes in HR law, investigations, and compliance. Through Taelor’s experience she is multifaceted in all areas of HR including; health and safety, payroll, benefits administration, employee relations and accommodations. Taelor is currently working towards obtaining her Certified Human Resources Leader designation and through self-study, learning Italian and Portuguese. Taelor is passionate about her fitness and health, and spending time hiking outdoors. 

Stephanie Legdon
B.A., J.D.

Stephanie is a Human Resources Consultant.  She holds a B.A. in sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University, a J.D. from the University of Windsor Law School, and a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Fanshawe College.  She practiced in various areas of law before pursuing Human Resources as a career and is eager to use her experience to proactively address issues before they happen.  She is excited to join HRP4B and help businesses with all their human resources needs. 

Stephanie was born and raised in London and loves serving her community by volunteering with the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and Victoria Public School.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, golfing, and hiking with her two young sons.

Michelle Pereira

Michelle is a passionate and experienced HR professional who has expertise in corporate and high paced environments. She holds a BA in Psychology from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) and has completed her post-graduate degree in Human Resources Management from Fanshawe College. She possesses her CHRP designation and has worked in various medium and large sized businesses in a variety of industries including tech, public health, and finance. With experience working primarily as a HR generalist, she prides herself on guiding managers through unique employee situations and difficult conversations while offering expert advice in various areas of HR, such as people management, health and safety, and policy writing. Michelle is also an active member of the London Chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association.

When she is not in the office, Michelle can be found around the London area with her family, often exploring the outdoors with her two daughters. 

Happy eight year’s strong to HRP4B

Thank you to our clients, our team, our community, our business advisors, our families, our friends, our joint venture partners and many more for believing in us and allowing us to help you build your culture and your team.


HR Partners 4 Business is a very professional and knowledgeable organization that has given us step by step guidance in different situations.  We’ve developed a partnership with them that allows us to be current, compliant, and engaged with our staff which has enabled us to achieve success in motivating our team. 

Adam MacLeod
Geerlinks Home Hardware Building Centre and Design Gallery
Port Stanley Home Hardware

We contacted Katherine at HR Partners 4 Business because we had several questions about our employees which we needed answered.  We needed direction, guidance and support with decision making and had thought about contacting a lawyer.   Katherine was able to reference Ontario regulations such as the Employment Standards Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code to confirm things we could and could not do with our employees.  She remains our ongoing HR Consultant.

Helen Brenneman
Johnny’s Restaurant
Aylmer, Ontario