Our Team

Katherine Englander

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.

Kris Amaral

Kris is a People & Culture Executive with over 20 years of translating strategic business goals into talent initiatives that improve organizational performance, profitability, and the employee experience. A steward of change, Kris helps unleash potential and energy of teams by being a creator of talent strategy, a driver of culture and purpose, and a trusted advisor and coach. Kris takes a people-centered approach in leading across the employee lifecycle, and has worked in tech, media, manufacturing, and healthcare.

Committed to continuous learning, she holds both her CHRP and CHRL designations through the HRPA, is a PROSCI trained Change Manager and is well versed in design sprint methodology. Currently, Kris is pursuing a coach certification program, to become an ACC (Associate Certified Coach) through the ICF (International Coaching Federation).

Mallary Simmons-Perez

Mallary discovered her interest in HR through her desire to help others. She decided to attend Durham College and take the HR Advanced Diploma program to learn more about HR and prepare herself for a successful career.

Since graduation, she has worked in the HR field for 8 years with a focus on benefits, pension, and compensation but she also obtained general HR experience throughout her career. Currently, her focus has been on creating job descriptions, handbooks, policies, recruitment, pay equity projects and other various administrative projects relating to HR.

Amanda Veitch

Amanda has worked with local manufacturing companies where she brings extensive generalist knowledge in both HR and Health and Safety practices. She has a passion working with start-up companies or organizations looking to develop and enhance their HR practices.  

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 as the Chair of Mentorship and Workshops with the London and District Human Resources Professional Association.

Tayjah Rae

Tayjah joined the HRP4B team in the summer of 2021. After graduating from Fanshawe College with her Advanced Diploma in Human Resources, Tayjah worked in manufacturing facilities gaining experience in a generalist capacity. She has experience in hiring, developing onboarding programs, policies and procedures, talent framework, and disciplinary programs.


Tayjah is able to develop sustainable HR processes and procedures to assist with the HR needs of her client’s business. She lends both strategic and operational HR support to help manage challenging people issues.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

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
Dealer/Owner

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