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Seasoned HR Executives … At Your Service
No single person can specialize in every aspect of a company. This tenet holds true in Human Resources, which encompasses several critical functions: from recruiting and staffing to training and development to payroll and compliance. Even seasoned human resources professionals need expert guidance on occasion.
That’s why The Lindenberger Group has recruited a diverse team of experienced human resources professionals. Our consultants average at least two decades of HR experience, with various specialties, working with different industries. Founder Judy Lindenberger has selected each for his or her specific strengths and how they complement the firm’s culture of delivering results while respecting client budgets.
Our consultants embrace a team approach to solving challenges. Together, we help clients in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and beyond transform human resources into an essential part of your business strategy. We may help a business owner in Mercer County create job descriptions and a new employee on-boarding process. We may partner with the HR department of a Philadelphia corporation to review their compensation and benefits packages. In every case, we offer flexible and affordable access to objective, senior-level HR expertise.
JUDITH LINDENBERGER, President
Judith Lindenberger gets leadership. She is the rare coach and trainer capable of coupling personal growth with professional development, which is why top companies and individuals invite her to work with them.
Judy has more than thirty years of experience and is a a trusted HR specialist of the highest level. Her background includes designing and facilitating the first-ever sexual harassment prevention training for federal workers, conducting a comprehensive survey on workplace bullying, leading the management training department for a major financial organization, and creating a highly successful, global mentoring program for a Fortune 500 company which won the national Athena Award for Mentoring for two consecutive years. She is a certified career coach and master trainer.
A must hear speaker at industry conferences and a published author, Judy earned a B. A. in communications and an MBA in human resource management.
In her free time, Judy volunteers as a community mediator and child advocate. She is past Board Member, Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy, past President, Dunham Hall, Board of Trustees, past Vice President, Hopewell Valley Regional School District., past Vice President, YWCA Trenton, Board of Trustees, and past President, SERV Achievement Centers, Board of Trustees.
- We start by learning your culture and goals
- Everything we do is customized to meet your needs
- Our team is made up of HR pros with years of real world experience (we’ve seen it all before!)
- We help you be legally compliant and mitigate risk
- We make an impact and then leave you better able to grow your company on your own
- We follow up to sustain change
RAMONA ADKINS, Consultant
Ramona has worked as a human resources generalist for over fifteen years and has been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources from LaSalle University.
Ramona’s background includes all aspects of human resources including employee benefits, recruitment, employee relations, compensation, HRIS and performance management. She has expertise in retirement plans as well as health and welfare programs. She is up to date on state and federal legislation including ADEA, ADA, Civil Rights Acts, COBRA, ERISA, FSLA, FMLA, FUTA, OSHA, and Wage and Hour laws. She has particular expertise working for family run businesses and in the marine transportation field.
Ramona has conducted open enrollment sessions, written job descriptions, was a member of the Human Resources Integration team during a merger/acquisition, managed terminations and layoffs with respect and handled confidential information using strong communication, organization and team building skills.
She is computer literate and is skilled in MS Office Suite.
KEN BLACKWELL, Consultant
Ken cuts through the clutter to help clients identify the critical keys to enhancing their effectiveness and improving their productivity.
Whether working with individuals or international corporations, Ken has the focused ability to translate their abstract visions into concrete results.
He has enabled:
– a new plant manager to transform his facility a market leader
– a multi-national firm to create an effective 360-degree feedback process to identify high potential leaders and enhance leadership skills throughout the organization
– managers to develop coaching & feedback skills to improve retention and enhance succession planning
– a geographically dispersed global finance team to function as one cohesive team, improving efficiency and internal customer service
An expert in the 360-Degree Feedback process, Ken has coached hundreds of senior executives, enabling them to transform their feedback into focused action plans that deliver results and create long-term success. His clients experience revitalized growth, both professionally and personally.
A certified coach and trainer, Ken has spent over 22 years working nationally and internationally with leaders from a wide range of industries including: Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Blue Cross Blue Shield; Booz Allen Hamilton; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Campbell Soup Company; Chase; Dallas Morning News; Haliburton; Johns Hopkins University; Knowledge Group (Malaysia); L’Oreal; Maritronics (Dubai, UAE); Nabisco; Norwegian Cruise Line, Novartis (Malta); Ocean Spray; PepsiCo; Roche Molecular Systems; Rohm & Haas; Saint-Gobain; Schering AG; Sino Saudi Gas Limited (KSA); Transportation Safety Administration; US Army; US Marines; US Navy; Verizon and W.L. Gore.
Ken is a sought after speaker and has presented at a variety of organizations including: ASQ, ASTD, Organizational Development Network, SHRM and many corporate conferences. He has also appeared as a guest on CN8’s Money Matters and ABC’s Good Morning America.
CORY DiSALVO, Consultant
Cory DiSalvo, Consultant, has been in human resources for over twenty years, with the majority of her experience being in the retail industry. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Montclair State University. Cory is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Cory’s background in human resource administration includes employee benefits, HRIS, compliance, policy and procedure, payroll, compensation and mobility. Cory has implemented new technology to implement HR processes for more efficiency. She understands the interfaces between HR and payroll, she has conducted open enrollment sessions, monitored open enrollment through technology, aligned employee benefits and HR policy across multiple brands and consolidated multiple retirement plans. Cory has been involved in acquisitions, managed terminations and layoffs, and is capable of handling confidential information and working with employees at all levels of an organization.
Cory is skilled in MS Office Suite and with several ADP product lines.
MARKELL HARRISON-JACKSON, PhD, Consultant
Markell has held a variety of teaching and leadership positions within the education field. He is an expert trainer and has designed and conducted training on a variety of topics including communications, EEOC, resiliency, performance management and team building.
KEVIN KENWORTHY, Consultant
Kevin is a human resource professional with 20 years of experience as a strategic business partner supporting corporate functions and commercial business units. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from The University of Dayton. He was worked in the financial services and pharmaceutical industries and has experience in Performance Management, Workforce Planning, HR Operations, Reporting, Metrics and Analytics, Succession Planning, Employee Relations, HRIS implementation, Compensation Planning, Benefits, Talent Planning, Career Development/Training, Coaching/Counseling, Internal/external Staffing, Communications, Leading Teams, and the creation of HR policy.
Kevin is computer literate in Microsoft Office, Human Resource Information Systems including PeopleSoft, CheckPoint HR, and Applicant Tracking Systems.
He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Morris County chapter of SHRM. In Kevin’s spare time he is the head coach for the Roxbury Recreation 7th grade Lacrosse Team and is a committee member for the local Boy Scouts Troop 159.
JOE LEOTTA, Consultant
Joe has been a partner in a boutique executive search firm that services several consumer products organizations. He is also a consultant for a global career management firm, delivering career transition workshops and individual coaching for senior candidates in the New York/New Jersey area.
Throughout the years, Joe’s experiences have included providing counsel to management in areas such as compensation, employee relations issues, performance management, recruitment strategy, onboarding, streamlining Human Resources processes and necessary staff reductions. He has also delivered training programs in supervisory skills, selection interviewing and relevant employment laws that relate to employee handbooks, sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
Prior to entering the consulting world, Joe was a Human Resource Management professional at Paramount Pictures Corporation, Unisys Corporation and also served as an officer in the U. S. Army Military Intelligence branch.
Joe is a native New Yorker and has lived in New Jersey for over 30 years.
PENNY LEVIN, Ph.D., Consultant
Dr. Levin, a psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience, understands peak performance. Whether in the gym, the boardroom or the cockpit, we all need to learn to perform at our best.
As a licensed psychologist, certified flight instructor, and personal trainer, she is uniquely qualified to understand the needs of individuals across a range of activities whose lives or livelihoods may depend on quick thinking and clear decision-making.
In her work with individuals and groups, she deals with issues ranging from stress management to career transition to balancing work and family.
As an FAA certified flight instructor, she also works with flight students and pilots to develop the mental toughness needed in the high-pressured environment of an airplane cockpit.
In her health and fitness work, she is experienced both in lifestyle management and in rehabilitation psychology, helping many injured individuals cope with temporary and permanent physical limitations and return to optimal levels of activity.
As an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Temple University, she teaches the capstone course, Psychology in the Real World, helping senior majors formulate their career goals.
JUDY MASCIO, Consultant
Judy has performed in a Senior Human Resource role in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments. Judy earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from LaSalle University and a Graduate Certificate in Organization and Productivity Management from Temple University’s Graduate Business Program.
Judy has an impressive and diverse background in Human Resources including building, from the ground up, several HR organizations in rapidly growing companies.
Judy’s experience also includes the planning, design, and administration of employee benefit programs.
Judy has also worked through several acquisitions including membership in the General Electric acquisition team of Colonial Penn Property Casualty Insurance Company and helping to facilitate the seamless acquisition of Burlington Coat Factory by Bain Capital.
Judy has extensive experience in performance management, employee relations, designing and implementing change initiatives, authoring employee handbooks while maintaining significant expertise in multiple state employment laws. Judy’s resident expertise also includes developing and presenting union avoidance programs, on-boarding programs, coaching management regarding workplace issues and developing methodologies and tactical implementation for multiple reductions in the workforce.
Judy is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management, keeping current on changing laws, opinions and other matters related to the Human Resource Profession.
Judy is computer literate and is proficient with MS office products and Human Resources Information Systems.
On a personal note, Judy is an avid fund raiser for the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and has been named to the Champion’s Club for her fund raising efforts.
JODY RENNIE, Consultant
Jody Rennie has over 20 years of experience managing technical and manufacturing projects both while serving in the United States Air Force and in the private sector. She provides professional development training in areas of project management and process improvement. Jody earned a Masters of Administrative Science degree from The Johns Hopkins University and a graduate level certificate in Supply Chain Management from Lehigh University. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
After retiring from the Air Force, Jody managed multiple, multimillion-dollar power industry equipment projects for SPX Heat Transfer and was a “super user” for several major transitions to new workplace technology programs.
Like the members of The A-Team, Jody loves it when a plan comes together and although most of the projects she led weren’t as explosive as the projects executed on television, she recognizes that each project is unique and requires its own plan and leadership approach. She excels at proactively pulling all the details of each project together.
She conducts workshops in the areas of performance, change and time management as well as optimizing team dynamics and work/life balance. In addition to being a member of The Lindenberger Group, Jody is currently an adjunct professor in the DeSales University MBA program where she teaches the Foundations of Supply Chain Management course.
Outside of work, Jody volunteers with work teams in Costa Rica to help with CEDCAS building projects and with the local high school theater program. She enjoys spending time with her husband, their three kids and traveling to new places.
SUSAN VANDEROEF, Consultant
Sue is a human resource professional with over 24 years of experience as a strategic business partner supporting corporate functions, commercial sales units and small to mid-sized businesses. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Liberal Arts from The College of New Jersey. She has held various HR leadership roles in several industries including financial services, insurance and telecommunications.
Her primary expertise is in employee relations, performance management, talent planning and development, employee onboarding and harassment and policy training. She has led many HR teams and partners with all levels of management in the organizations she supports. She has built HR organizations including personnel, systems and processes from the ground up completion for several companies.
She quickly develops rapport and is able to negotiate through challenging scenarios while supporting key business objectives and mitigating risk. Sue is especially adept at balancing priorities and producing quality work product quickly and effectively. Sue is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In Sue’s spare time, she enjoys volunteering in her community, sitting on the Board of Education and teaching classes at her local church.
Sue has lived in New Jersey her whole life, and is married with one daughter (11) and one dog (5) – they keep her busy and counting her blessings every day. She believes in a balanced and optimistic approach to both her personal and professional life.
CAROL WOLKIEWICZ, Consultant
Carol is an accomplished and highly versatile HR professional with more than twenty years of experience leading successful teams and programs across a wide range of HR disciplines including Learning, Leadership and Organizational Development, HR Shared Service Operations, Talent Management, Site Consolidations, Employee Relations and Recruiting.
She has helped to drive performance and results for large global organizations, supporting employees at all levels from entry level to executive, and a range of businesses including sales, operations and technology. A highly valued business partner and advisor, Carol has counseled senior leaders during periods of rapid growth and expansion, as well as during times of business and workforce contraction. She employs a disciplined but creative approach to problem solving, and uses excellent teaming and consensus building skills to forge strong, productive relationships across organizations.
Carol has extensive experience in classroom design and facilitation as well as leading a training department. She spent the first ten years of her career in the learning function; first as a classroom facilitator and instructor and later managing a team of instructors. She designed and facilitated instruction utilizing various methodologies including:
~Self-paced video modules
During her tenure within the Learning function, she was responsible for training the field trainers. In that capacity, she conducted certification programs to ensure that trainers were applying the principles of adult learning and maintaining the integrity of the courses as intended.
Active in both her profession and her community, Carol is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and is a group facilitator for Good Grief Inc., providing families with a safe space to cope with personal loss. Additionally, Carol is a volunteer career coach for the New Start Career Network where she provides support to long-term unemployed, older workers through one-on-one coaching in effective job search strategies.
NAOMI YERGEY, Consultant
Naomi has over 20 years of experience and has held numerous leadership roles across the HR function. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from Muhlenberg College and a Master of Arts in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland.
Naomi has experience helping clients to build and develop their organizations, navigate through mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, out-source work, and implement new HR technology.
Naomi can provide strategic management consulting that can help you grow your business and/or streamline operations and optimize processes. She can also provide the change management expertise needed to help your employees understand and navigate their new environment.
Naomi can help you define job requirements, prepare job descriptions and procedures, and effectively recruit and on-board employees, from entry-level to senior executive. She can design and deliver HR programs and services that help your organization successfully achieve business goals.
Naomi is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In her free time, Naomi enjoys gourmet cooking and is often found with her nose in a book.
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