The Barker HR CONSULTING Team has over
100 years in combined experience.
Amy Barker is a senior HR executive with over 30 years experience in building the HR function in growing companies. She is skilled in organizational design, HR compliance, policy, and procedure, retention and training programs, full-cycle recruitment, benefits plan design and administration and has a proven track record in employee relations. Amy is consistently recognized for the collaboration and communication that are crucial in successful human resources. Her strong business and financial acumen mean that she will be a true partner for your business. Amy worked with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts for twenty years and has also developed HR programs at First Potomac Realty Trust, The Acacia Group, The Network for Good, Commerce One, and ARBROS Communications. Amy is a graduate of Rice University.
Amy serves on the Advisory Board of the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project.
Melissa Cassady is an HR Professional with over 14 years of experience in the HR field. She has worked with both small and large organizations in the IT, government contracting, and pharmaceutical industries. She has experience in all areas of HR, but particularly excels in the areas of talent acquisition, compliance, benefits administration, and compensation. Melissa's passion is helping organizations identify the best talent to fit their organizational culture. She also likes to work with growing companies to build a company culture, set up policies and procedures, and create employee retention initiatives. Melissa is highly professional with a strong ability to fully understand business goals and incorporate them into a HR Strategy.
Melissa holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the College of Saint Elizabeth and a Professional Certificate in Human Resources Management from George Mason University. Melissa is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and an HRCI certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Kimberly Copeland is a seasoned HR generalist with over 20 years of experience. She specializes in benefits plan design and has extensive experience in recruitment, compliance, compensation administration, and employee relations. Kim is a forward-thinking professional with solid business acumen. She is highly collaborative with a proactive approach to ensure success. Kim brings broad experience from working in different industries, ranging from healthcare to IT to real estate. Kim has an MBA from York College, is an HRCI certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), and a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
Shari Davis is an experienced human resources executive and certified coach with over 25 years’ experience in the design and execution of human resource solutions in employee relations, performance management, leadership development, executive and team coaching, change management and diversity and inclusion. Shari’s clients value her as a strong business partner who strives to understand and achieve business priorities through people strategies that drive organizational and individual success. She has worked with private, public and nonprofit sector clients to assess and execute HR solutions that support business strategy; build high performing leaders and teams; effectively execute business transformation initiatives; and cultivate organizational cultures that attract, engage and retain talent. Shari’s HR management experience includes two decades with DXC Technology (formerly CSC) as well as providing consulting, training and facilitation services that meet a range of client needs.
Shari has a M.S. degree in human resource management from UMUC and is an HRCI certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM certified Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC).
Erin Linkins is a seasoned HR generalist with more than 15 years experience working in support of creative and technical brands, primarily in agency and nonprofit environments. She specializes in helping companies develop strategies surrounding policy development, employee relations, and niche recruiting. She's even sharpened her pencil and written marketing copy! Senior leadership values her ability to steer them collaboratively - with a calm, professional demeanor, and a good sense of humor. Erin is a Certified SSP (Senior Staffing Professional) and is working toward her SHRM-SCP.
Dina Potter is a Spanish-bilingual consultant with 20 years of full HR life-cycle experience across various industries, ranging from non-profit to hospitality to IT and professional consulting services. She expanded her functional HR knowhow, while working with best-in-class organizations, such as Disney and ADP. Dina likes to work with growing organizations to help them establish company culture, recognition programs, and diversity initiatives. She thrives when she is facilitating training programs, and is focused on talent management. Dina has an Organizational Communications BA from UCF, and is an HRCI certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).
Mary Ung is an HR generalist with over 13 years experience in the HR field. She is experienced in all HR functional areas including full-cycle recruitment, compliance, employee relations, compensation, and benefits administration. Mary is consistently recognized for bringing order to chaos, engaging communication, and ability to problem solve. She has a proven ability to build positive relationships and coach for success. She has worked with publicly-traded companies most of her career and understands the standards required. Mary is a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
“We are a small and a growing business. We knew we needed help professionalizing our HR but did not know where to start. Barker HR understood our needs and has become our go-to partner for even our most serious employee relations issues. Barker HR is just what we need, providing help and guidance for our immediate questions and working with us to develop and put processes in place for longer term needs. Barker HR is a great partner for our small business providing us timely and consistently excellent advice and support.”– Democracy International
“Barker HR is a great partner for our small but rapidly growing business. Always there to provide smart solutions that help me promote my business as a great place to work.”– Macro Solutions, Inc.
“The free-two hour audit was a wonderful learning experience and value proposition for us. Barker HR is my go-to resource for compliance, employee issues, and benefits. They are remarkably responsive when you need them and you can trust their knowledge. I cannot recommend them enough.”– Red Engine Digital
“Barker HR understood our limitations as a small non-profit and worked tirelessly to support us in our niche market. Knowing that Barker HR was equally inspired by our vision created a foundation of trust and success I’ve not found with anyone else.”– Ashoka Youth Venture
“Barker HR has been a great resource for our company. Through their free two-hour HR audit we were able to identify areas of improvement and have since reached out to them on numerous occasions for HR support and advice.”– Carr Properties
“Barker HR is our go-to partner for our most serious employee relations issues. They consistently provide pragmatic but compassionate advice and support. We don't know what we would do without them!”– DC Volunteer Lawyer’s Project