We empower HR and payroll professionals to excel in their field.
Respect - Our team is diverse by design. We value the differences that each team member brings, and respect everyone's contribution as we work together towards a common goal.
Integrity - We treat others how we want to be treated. Period. This is exemplified by what we say, and what we do. We insist on truthfulness, honesty and fairness with each other, and with our customers.
Kindness - We believe that fostering a culture of kindness not only promotes a supportive learning environment but also encourages collaboration, empathy, and inclusivity. Our job is to serve our customers well, and support them in achieving success.
Reliability - You can count on us to always follow through on our promises, with consistency and reliability. We are accountable to our customers, with a commitment to deliver beyond expectations.
Accessibility - Equitable access to education is at the heart of all we do. Through responsive communication, accessible technologies and affordability, we deliver on this promise.
Meet our Instructors
Dayna ReumRead bio
Dayna is currently the Director of Payroll Operations at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dayna has been heavily involved in the payroll field over 17 years. Starting as a payroll clerk at a small Tucson company, Dayna moved on to be a Payroll Team Leader at Honeywell Inc. During her tenure at Honeywell she obtained her FPC (Fundamental Payroll Certification) through the American Payroll Association. She also received several merit awards for Customer Service and Acquisitions and Divestitures. Dayna is no stranger to teaching she has taught at the Metro Phoenix American Payroll Association meetings and at the Arizona State Payroll Conference. Topics including Payroll Basics, Global/Cultural Awareness, Immigration Basics for the Payroll Professional, Multi-State and Local Taxation and Quality Control for Payroll, International and Canadian payroll.
Dayna has her CPP (Certified Payroll Professional) through the APA. She also serves on the National American Payroll Association on the National Strategic Leadership Task Force, Government Affairs Task Force (PA Local tax subcommittee). Dayna has received a Citation of Merit for her service along with being a Gold Pin member of the APA. Besides her payroll accomplishments, Dayna is certified in HR hiring and firing practices and is a Six-Sigma Greenbelt.
Margie FaulkRead bio
Margie Faulk is a senior level human resources professional with over 15 years of HR management and compliance experience. A current Compliance Advisor for HR Compliance Solutions, LLC, Margie, has worked as an HR Compliance advisor for major corporations and small businesses in the small, large, private, public and Non-profit sectors. Margie has provided small to large businesses with risk management strategies that protect companies and reduces potential workplace fines and penalties from violation of employment regulations. Margie is bilingual (Spanish) fluent and Bi-cultural.
Margie’s area of expertise includes Criminal Background Screening Policies and auditing, I-9 document correction and storage compliance, Immigration compliance, employee handbook development, policy development, sexual harassment investigations/certified training, SOX regulations, payroll compliance, compliance consulting, monitoring US-based federal, state and local regulations, employee relations issues, internal investigations, HR management, compliance consulting, internal/external audits, and performance management.
Margie is a speaker and accomplished trainer and has created and presented compliance seminars/webinars for over 16 US and International compliance institutes. Margie has testified as a compliance subject matter expert (SME) for several regulatory agencies and against regulatory agencies, thank goodness not on the same day. Margie offers compliance training to HR professionals, business owners, and leadership to ensure compliance with workplace and regulations.
Margie’s unique training philosophy includes providing free customized tools for all attendees. These tools are customized and have been proven to be part an effective risk management strategy. Some of the customized tools include the I-9 Self Audit. Correction and Storage program, Ban the Box Decision Matrix Policy that Employers can provide in a dispute for allegations, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Compliance Guide, Drug-Free Workplace Volatile Termination E-Book and other compliance program tools when attendees register and attend Margie’s trainings.
Margie holds professional human resources certification (PHR) from the HR Certification Institution (HRCI) and SHRM-CP certification from the Society for Human Resources Management. Margie is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE).
Vicki LambertRead bio
Vicki M. Lambert, CPP, is President and Academic Director of The Payroll Advisor™, a firm specializing in payroll education and training. The company’s website www.thepayrolladvisor.com offers a payroll news service which keeps payroll professionals up-to-date on the latest rules and regulations.
With 40 years of hands-on experience in all facets of payroll functions as well as over three decades as a trainer and author, Ms. Lambert has become the most sought-after and respected voice in the practice and management of payroll issues. She has conducted open market training seminars on payroll issues across the United States that have been attended by executives and professionals from some of the most prestigious firms in business today.
A pioneer in electronic and online education, Ms. Lambert produces and presents payroll related audio seminars, webinars and webcasts for clients, APA chapters and business groups throughout the country. Ms. Lambert is an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University in Southern California where she is the instructor for the American Payroll Association’s “PayTrain” online program offered by Brandman University.
Bob VerchotaRead bio
Bob Verchota is owner and senior consultant for RPVerchota & Associates, a consulting firm providing services to clients who seek to align their business and employees, creating successful outcomes and excellent work environments. After 30+ years in Human Resources senior leadership roles and teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in Leadership and Organizational Development, Bob transitioned to using his experience and skills in consulting.
Mr. Verchota provides solutions to companies for a wide variety of HR issues including training and development, compensation, compliance, policy development, performance management, employee relations and managing change from mergers and acquisitions to project specific disruptions of the status quo. Bob has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, graduate degree in Healthcare Administration, and doctoral work (ABD) in Organizational Development. He is a lifetime Senior Professional in Human Resources.
Janette Levey FrischRead bio
Janette S. Levey, “The Employer’s Lawyer” has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in Employment Law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental US, that she truly developed her passion for Employment Law.
Janette operates under this core belief: It is possible, and it is in an employer’s best interest, to proactively solve workforce challenges before they become problems, before they result in lawsuits or steep fines caused by government audits.
Janette works with employers on most employment law issues, to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. Janette authors the firm’s weekly blog, where you can read each week, in plain English (not legalese) about issues impacting employers today. Janette has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer.
Janette has served on the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, a multidisciplinary task force dedicated to providing proactive, holistic solutions to employers serious about promoting workplace safety and preventing workplace violence.
Janette currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for Child and Family Resources of Morris County, New Jersey.
Janette has also spoken and trained on topics, such as Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process, Joint Employment, Severance Arrangements, Addressing and Preventing Employee Leave Abuse, Pre-Employment Screening among many, many others.
Susan DesmondRead bio
Susan Fahey Desmond is a principal in the New Orleans office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Jackson Lewis is a labor and employment law boutique firm with offices in over 54 cities across the country. In addition to being a frequent speaker and author, Ms. Desmond is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers. The National Association of Professional Women recently named her as a VIP Woman of the Year.
Susan StraussRead bio
Dr. Susan Strauss is a national and international speaker, trainer and consultant. Her specialty areas include management/leadership development, organization development, communication, and harassment and bullying. She is an expert witness for discrimination and harassment lawsuits. She trains and consults with business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector. Dr. Strauss has authored over 30 book chapters, books, and articles in professional journals. She has been featured on 20/20, CBS Evening News, and other television and radio programs as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles. She has her doctorate in organizational leadership, is a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and human services, a master’s degree in community health, and professional certificate in training and development.
Joe KeenanRead bio
Mr.Joe Keenan is highly experienced Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Human Resources (HR) Professional and Management Consultant with over 25 years of experience. He received his Green Belt in Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing in 2005, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a Human Resource Management Concentration in 2007 and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in 2011. He has the current pleasure of serving as Mississippi and Alabama Area Director of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).
He served on the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Participants Association (VPPPA) Region IV Board of Directors as a Director at Large from 2013-2015. Since 2002, he is an OSHA General Industry and Construction 10/30-Hour Authorized Outreach Trainer (both renewed in 2016).
Diane L. DeeRead bio
President of Advantage HR Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena. Diane's background includes experience in HR consulting and administration in corporate, government, consulting and pro bono environments. Diane founded Advantage HR Consulting in early 2016. Under Diane's leadership, Advantage HR provides comprehensive, cost-effective Human Resources solutions for small to mid-sized firms in the greater Chicagoland area. Additionally, Diane conducts webinars on a wide-variety of HR topics for various training firms across the country.
Diane holds a Master Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and has attained SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP and HRPM® certification.
Diane is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Society for Human Resource Management. Additionally, Diane performs pro bono work through the Taproot Foundation assisting non-profit clients by integrating their Human Resources goals with their corporate strategies.
Wendy SellersRead bio
Wendy Sellers, known as "The HR Lady®," is a dedicated business partner and HR consultant who specializes in understanding the unique culture and goals of organizations. With a focus on building effective HR policies, employee training, and management workshops, she tailors her services to suit each client's specific needs.
Wendy's expertise stems from personal experience, as she entered the field of HR without a clear plan and faced numerous challenges along the way. This has made her authentic, transparent, and results-oriented, with a commitment to providing practical solutions without hidden agendas. She is The HR Lady®: Realistic, Honest, and Reliable.
With over 25 years of experience, Wendy has worked in many HR areas such as operations, downsizing, change management, corporate culture, remote and in-person workplaces, coaching, training, HR education, and leadership development. She has served businesses of all sizes, ranging from local startups to global enterprises, across diverse industries including healthcare, dental, professional services, technology, manufacturing, construction, engineering, higher education, federal contractors, public safety, non-profit, and government agencies.
Debbie CashRead bio
Debbie Cash, CPP is a Manager of TLM Implementation at G&A Partners. G&A Partners is a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) that offers payroll, human resources, benefits management, risk management, and accounting services for businesses. G&A Partners acquired Employer Advantage LLC (PEO) in February 2022. Debbie began working for the organization in 2006 as a Payroll Tax Specialist and Time and Attendance Specialist. She was promoted to Time/Labor Manager in 2021.
Debbie earned an Associates Degree in Accounting from MSSU in 1985 and a Bachelors Degree in General Business from MSSU in 2006. She obtained her Certified Payroll Professional Certification in October 2006. She has 30+ years of experience processing payroll and payroll taxes for various different companies and professions.
Debbie worked as a Payroll Specialist at Missouri Southern State University from 1993 to March 2006. She attended the International Tax Conference in Wisconsin in 2005 and specialized in International Tax for Student Visa’s. She also worked for Joplin R-8 School District processing payroll from 1990 to 1993.
Mary Gormandy WhiteRead bio
Mary Gormandy White, M.A, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is managing partner of Inside Insights, Inc., where she provides training, speaking, writing, and consulting services focused on building better workplaces and HR best practices. Mary is an Certified Practitioner of Everything Disc and The Five Behaviors. She specializes in management, leadership, communication, team building, and EEOC training (including workplace harassment prevention) and teaches online PHR, SPHR, and aPHR certification exam prep classes.
Mary also works as a Communication Fundamentals instructor at Chattanooga State Community College and frequent keynote speaker at conferences and association meetings. She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Communication and has completed extensive postgraduate work in Instructional Design & Development.
Adele L AbramsRead bio
Adele L. Abrams is an attorney, Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) who is president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C., a multi-attorney firm with offices in Beltsville, Maryland, Denver, Colorado, and Charleston, West Virginia. The firm represents employers in OSHA and MSHA litigation nationwide, and her firm also handles employment law matters in a large number of states. Abrams and her firm colleagues provide employment and safety law consultation, safety audits, industrial hygiene assistance, and training services to companies in a variety of industries.
She is a member of the Maryland, D.C. and PA Bars; the U.S. District Courts of Maryland, D.C., and TN; the U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit 3rd Circuit, and 4th Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court. She also serves on the adjunct faculties of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and the University of Colorado-Boulder, where she teaches on employment, labor and occupational safety law.
Natalie LveyRead bio
Natalie Ivey is President & CEO of Results Performance Consulting, Inc., (RPC) an HR consulting, training, and private investigation company located in the greater Orlando-Daytona Beach, Florida, US area. In the past 20+ years, Natalie has expanded RPC into a company that provides employers with risk management guidance and expertise through effective leadership, HR, and Employee Relations consulting and training programs and assistance with internal investigations.
Prior to founding RPC, Natalie worked in corporate leadership positions in operations management, asset management-corporate security, labor relations, organization development, and HR Management with global brands: Hilton, Avis, Budget Rent a Car, and American Express. During her years with these brands, she routinely partnered with corporate security, fraud and risk departments and external investigators on conducting internal investigations involving theft and misuse of assets, substance abuse, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, employee leave abuse, workers compensation fraud, and labor and employee relations’ issues. In her current role at RPC, she consults with organizations across all industry sectors on implementing effective employee relations’ strategies and processes and as a licensed private investigator she also routinely works with clients on investigations involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and various case types involving employee misconduct. Natalie also routinely facilitates customized training programs for HR, Employee Relations, and Ethics and Compliance teams to improve employee relations and internal investigation procedures.
Natalie is the author of How to Conduct Internal Investigations: A Practical Guide for Human Resource Professionals, which received a great book review in SHRM’s HR Magazine and ASIS International's publication, Security Management Magazine. Natalie also routinely contributes to articles in publications such as HR Magazine, Business Insider, and Compliance Week.
Natalie is also a podcast host of the HR Investigations Podcast: Exploring the Issues, Challenges, Strategies, and Solutions, a podcast series that explores the current challenges in managing employee relations, cultivating strategies for properly conducting virtual and workplace investigations, and implementing solutions for reducing organizational risk. Her podcast is available at HR-investigations.com/podcast
Natalie’s academic credentials include an AS degree in Travel and Tourism Management from Johnson & Wales University, a BS degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, and an MBA in Management from Western International University. She also possesses the SPHR, Senior Professional in Human Resources, certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute and the SHRM-SCP, Senior Certified Professional, certification from the Society for Human Resource Management. Natalie is an internationally known speaker within the HR profession and is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and university symposiums. She has earned a reputation for her expertise in helping organizations improve leadership team performance, labor and employee relations, and minimize legal exposure in employment practices. Natalie is a dynamic and engaging speaker with a loyal following of HR professionals who continually return to attend her learning and development programs.
Patrick A HaggertyRead bio
Pat Haggerty is a tax practitioner, author, and educator. His work experience includes non-profit organization management, banking, manufacturing accounting, and tax practice. He began teaching accounting at the college level in 1988. He is licensed as an Enrolled Agent by the U. S. Treasury to represent taxpayers at all administrative levels of the IRS and is a Certified Management Accountant. He has written numerous articles and a monthly question and answer column for payroll publications. In addition, he regularly develops and presents webinars and presentations on a variety of topics including Payroll tax issues, FLSA compliance, and information return reporting.