Founder & CEO
Susan founded RealHR Solutions in 2005 with the goal of bringing her deep knowledge of employment law and human resources practice to her clients. She applies a common sense approach to combining compliance and best practices in real workplace settings. Susan takes pride in understanding her clients’ goals and specific needs and helping to translate them into action. Together with the RealHR team, she provides expertise and insight to support clients with creative and flexible solutions.
Susan’s career spans employment law and human resources experience in the non-profit, government and corporate sectors. Her interest in labor and employment law began while attending law school at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D. C. While in law school, she participated in Georgetown’s Sex Discrimination Clinic and gained experience working for the United States Department of Labor and for firms in private practice. She returned to New York City and worked for the New York City Commission on Human Rights. From there, she moved to the corporate sector, to the New York Clearing House Association as employment counsel. Prior to co-founding RealHR, Susan was the Director of Human Resources at the Medical and Health Research Association of New York City, now named Public Health Solutions.
Susan regularly presents training on employment law and HR management topics. She has written for The New York Enterprise Report. She has been interviewed on WVOX online radio and Forbes online.
Susan holds a B.A. in History from Georgetown University and a J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C.
Susan lives in Brooklyn with her husband, after raising their two daughters on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She has a lifelong connection to New York City with a love for its movies, food, cultural events, parks, and the incredible combination of people who make the city all it is.
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Jill brings to RealHR Solutions experience as a business owner, executive search consultant and corporate human resources professional. Throughout her career, she has had the ability to build strong client relationships, assess organizational needs and problem solve with her clients. As a search professional she used these abilities to recruit for large global corporations. Today as a partner with RealHR, she applies these skills within a broader HR context, partnering with the RealHR team to provide business leaders with strong and sustainable talent, retention and employee development programs and practices.
Jill is proud to be working with a great team of knowledgeable human resources professionals who have a strong commitment to the ongoing development of their skills and to the highest level of excellence and service to their clients.
Before joining RealHR, Jill was a principal at Charleston Partners a global executive search and talent advisory firm for Fortune 500 companies. She was a Partner at Hayden Resource and prior founded/managed her own executive search firm. Her corporate experience includes HR management roles in executive recruiting and leadership development, as well as operations management for a national retailer. Jill started her career in the not-for-profit sector within the healthcare industry.
Jill presents to business leaders on human resources and talent-related topics. She was recently interviewed for Forbes.com and WVOX online radio. She has been interviewed by Human Resource Executive Online and quoted in newspaper career columns discussing women in business and talent acquisition topics.
Jill holds a Masters in Industrial Social Work from Fordham University and a B.A. from The City University of New York City College.
Jill currently lives with her husband in Edgewater, New Jersey. When she is not working, going to the theater or enjoying restaurants in NYC, she may be found at home relaxing with a great Hudson River view.
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Senior Human Resources Advisor
Since joining RealHR in 2009, Terri has enjoyed working with diverse organizations and having opportunities to share her human resources expertise to help clients meet their goals. In her role as a Senior Human Resources Advisor with RealHR Solutions, Terri works with business leaders in the planning and execution of human resources programs and practices. In addition to her role as ongoing support to clients, she spearheads many of the firms’ client projects including HR assessments, compliance reviews, policy and process development, development and revisions of employee handbooks, creation of job descriptions, and the management of compensation and benefits changes.
Terri is dedicated to providing her clients with a high level of service, building strong relationships, and achieving results. She stays current on HR compliance-related changes and their impact on clients’ policies and practices. She also provides value to her clients by collaborating with her RealHR colleagues who bring other skills and expertise to the firm.
Terri has senior level experience in a host of industries and environments. Prior to joining RealHR, she held human resources business partner and generalist positions of increasing responsibility at Philips Electronics North America, Cartier, Inc., John Wiley & Sons, Putnam Publishing and Insperity.
Terri is a graduate of Binghamton University (SUNY) and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and HR/NY.
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Senior Human Resources Advisor
Donna has experience in a broad sector of industries and organizations, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining RealHR Solutions, Donna successfully managed her own consulting business and provided strategic HR counsel to mid-size companies. Her corporate HR experience includes Vice President of Human Resources for Frenkel. Additionally, she worked for Philips North American and Westvaco (now MeadWestvaco).
Joining RealHR has enabled Donna to continue using her HR expertise to impact organizations as her own career grows. She has taken on challenging recruitment assignments and coached senior managers on employee relation matters. And she still has the time to dedicate to raising her children.
Donna believes each member of the RealHR team brings a skill-set that makes the team stronger. They have a great deal of respect for one another and support each other in their work roles and personal lives.
Donna holds a M.S. in Human Resources & Organizational Development from Manhattanville College and a B.S. in Business Administration from SUNY College of Brockport. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and HRNY. She volunteers within her community for the PTSA and Boy Scouts of America.
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Kim Ashby Fowler
Senior Human Resources Advisor
Kim is a versatile Human Resources professional who successfully transitioned from a litigation practice over ten years ago. Joining RealHR in 2015, Kim provides integrated HR solutions for businesses by combining her knowledge of legal compliance and hands-on HR experience. Her expertise includes employee coaching and counseling, talent acquisition, regulatory compliance, disciplinary and grievance handling, HR policy guidance and interpretation, reward and remuneration program implementation, project management and designing HR administrative processes. Bringing a rare combination of technical, analytic and legal proficiency, in addition to a life-long study of human nature and potential, Kim uses these skills to help improve business performance.
Kim often works with clients who identify employee relations problems or concerns, and need a trusted advisor to turn a potentially challenging situation into an opportunity. Kim provides interdisciplinary, practical solutions that minimize risk and allow clients to do what they do best – run their companies.
A graduate of Howard University Law School and Mount Holyoke College, Kim is also a Certified EEO Investigator and Certified Professional Coach. When she is not helping her clients navigate change, Kim can be found volunteering at the Coalition for the Homeless, the Taproot Foundation and The African American Museum of Nassau County.
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Senior Human Resources Advisor
Valerie Roy comes to RealHR Solutions with over 14 years diverse human resource consulting and management expertise. Her experience includes managing client relationships at an international human resources consulting firm. She was responsible for design, project management, and implementation of leadership development programs, large-scale organizational development efforts, and a number of executive and management level recruitments for a variety of industries. Val also worked internally as Human Resources Manager for a family-owned manufacturing business. In that role she established and grew the Human Resources Department, serving as a trusted advisor, leading program management and process design, and building internal capability. In addition, she has served as a key member of a start-up in the wellness industry.
Through her own consulting firm, VQR Consulting LLC, Val provides organizational development support, and is certified to conduct personality assessments for both development and selection.
Val has a BS in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington, an MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She has focused her career on making organizations more effective through people and helping businesses achieve their goals. She shares an entrepreneurial spirit, high energy, and results-oriented drive with her clients.
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