Our Team

Katherine Englander

Katherine holds a BA degree in French and psychology; a Certificate in Human Resources Management, an HR Business Partner Certificate and she is the founder of HRP4B Inc. She has over thirty years’ experience in HR and has been teaching part-time at Fanshawe for 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.

Katherine built the firm based on over 30 years of working experience in Human Resources. Katherine worked closely with Hick 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 is certified as a Personality Dimensions facilitator and a Life Coach. She enjoys life in Port Stanley with her spouse Brad and miniature rescue poodle Piper. Brad and Katherine have 5 adult children.

Denise Bate-Thompson

Senior HR Consultant at HRP4B Inc. As an HR Professional she has a very strong background in Union and Management relations; 25+ years’ experience in maintaining Human Resource Departments with Companies that employed Unionized and non-union associates. Her areas of expertise are coaching, working with managers on performance management, staffing, investigations, compensation, labour relations, benefits, policies and procedures, training, health and safety programs, communications and employee services. She has the ability to see the “big picture” and implement site and corporate policies, programs and initiatives that are both strategic and operational in their scope. She graduated in Human Resource Management and Mediation, and she is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario and the ADR Institute of Canada Inc. She studied Contract Negotiations through the University of Western Ontario, Business Management at Dana University in Toledo Ohio, and is certified as a Health and Safety Trainer with the Workers Health and Safety Centre. Denise has solid experience in HR Management. Denise’s most recent long- term role was as the Human Resources Manager at Kraft Heinz in St. Marys for nine years.

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).

Karen Rampersad

A highly enthusiastic individual who stops at nothing to achieve her goals! She is a very passionate and hardworking young lady with a strong understanding of various sectors of business obtained through her studies! Karen started as a co-op student at HRP4B Inc. She progressed quickly through her co-op term at HRP4B Inc. and now as a part-time employee, she has her own clients that she provides HR Service to through HRP4B Inc.

She is a recent graduate from the Bachelor of Commerce (HR) program at Fanshawe College. She also graduated from both the Business- Human Resources and Business Administration- Human Resources programs with high grades, prior to getting her Degree. She has developed core skills and fundamentals of leadership and delivers excellent customer service. Karen worked at Tim Hortons for 7 years which enabled her to pay her own way through school and to purchase a car on her own.

Deb Meadows

Deb has worked strategically with local companies to assist with their workforce and recruitment needs for over 10 years. By working closely with clients she is able to help identify specific HR gaps. She has helped companies improve internal communications, within their organization to pinpoint strengths and reveal obstacles, and opportunities for dramatic improvement. She is a life long resident of Woodstock and actively participates in my community. She is a strong leader and has a passion for helping people which is reflected in the strong relationships that she built over the years with clients.

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.

Kim Moore

Over the last 12 years, Kim Moore has been a manager at Conestoga College where she effectively led service teams, to support local communities, residents, and employers through government contracted services aimed at improving and understanding the local labour market.

For 20 years, she has engaged with local residents experiencing career change in Perth, Huron, and Waterloo regions where she has  found great satisfaction in helping displaced workers realize new directions and opportunities. Recently, she chose to leave her management position to explore new horizons with her varied skills set.  Kim is quick to understand the interconnectedness of systems, processes and people and works to collaborate with teams to reach their key outcomes through continuous improvement plans.   Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Speech Communications, and a Career and Work Counsellor diploma, as well she is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Personality Dimensions facilitator.  She excels at high level thinking including strategic planning. 

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