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Missy Fulton is a creative global employer lawyer and strategic HR senior executive. She has dedicated her career to help dynamic businesses grow by creating that fourth leg of the table to solidify the business foundation. Having “seen it all” between government, private and public corporations and startups, Missy has a unique and vast array of knowledge about what works and doesn’t work for emerging companies to partner with any organization to set them up for success, get them out of systemic troubles, mitigate the risks going forward, and proactively plan for future growth. Missy holds a BA, summa cum laude, in Communications/Marketing from Suffolk University and her JD from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and 3 children. Missy enjoys kayaking and hiking, and is an avid home chef and creative mixologist.
Missy is an Ambassador to American Cancer Society's ResearcHERS campaign to raise funds to support women scientists finding a cure for cancer. In addition, she is a member of the New England Women in Science (NEWISE) and volunteers as a business mentor for C-Sweetener, a not-for-profit mentoring platform dedicated to connecting female leaders on the path to the healthcare C-Suite, and Women In Bio's MAPS program providing mentorship for women in life sciences. Missy has curated an incredible network of trusted advisors through her partnership with CHIEF and ProVisors.
Chameleon Strategies is founded on the core understanding that each organization evolves in its own distinct way. Understanding that distinction, Chameleon Strategies' offerings are highly adaptable, provide the flexibility, growth opportunities, and thought partnering to pivot talent management and people strategy needs based on a company's ever-changing business needs.
Check Out Missy being recognized on LinkedIn's 5.27.2022 #FollowFriday: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/robynaddis_followfriday-activity-6935958036675010560-6tFg?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web
Check out Missy's recent interview with Ramani Varansi and Lioness Magazine: https://lionessmagazine.com/lioness-innovators-missy-fulton-thinks-you-need-a-people-strategy-now/
And with Ben Geohegan: https://getmorehrclients.com/blog/growing-an-hr-business-in-the-us-qa-with-missy-fulton/
Megan Roth is a highly experienced and organized professional with experience in multiple industries including biotechnology, information technology, and the performing arts. She has 18 years of experience in successfully operationalizing startup companies, both in the profit and nonprofit sectors. Megan’s range of experience spans the areas of operations, program and project management, building strategic partnerships, and executive administration. She is passionate about working in dynamic and engaging startup companies and is driven by the desire to help companies build and grow. Her strengths lie in her ability to look at a process and envision ways to make that process as efficient as possible. Megan takes great pleasure in helping executives make the most of their time, so they excel in their work and not be bogged down by process. Her unique skill set comes from a varied and rewarding career as a professional musician. She has also been a freelance singer for the past 12 years, has run a successful music lessons studio for 17 years, and developed a non-profit performing arts organization, now entering its 7th season.
Cheryl has over 30 years of human resources management experience. As either Head of HR or Head of Compensation and Benefits departments, Cheryl has been responsible for the full depth and breadth of people needs, from market valuations, performance management, to employee relations and training and development. She has designed and implemented world-wide compensation structures, programs, and policies, well as designed Total Rewards and benefits packages, including bonus and equity programs. In addition to her Masters in Organizational Behavior, she has been a Certified Compensation Professional through World at Work for over 25 years, and SPHR certified through the Society for Human Resources.
Leslie Kaufman has shaped her career around her two passions: science and people. She has over thirty years of experience in the biopharmaceutical and consulting industries, having worked in companies ranging in size from start-up biotechs to global pharmaceutical organizations. She has held leading Human Resource positions at TESARO (GSK), Syros Pharmaceuticals, Millennium Pharmaceuticals (Takeda), and the Medicines Company. Leslie has expertise in the following areas: Workforce Planning; organizational strategy and design; employee selection and onboarding; organizational restructuring; leadership development and coaching; and systemic interventions. Leslie holds an MBA from Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and her BS from Cornell University. She received her Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching from the Georgetown Institute for Transformational Leadership and holds certifications in Insights Discovery, the Hogan Assessment, Predictive Index, and EQ-i 2.0. She is an ACC-accredited coach with the International Coaching Federation.
Natalie has over 20 years of experience in many facets of Human Resources. She studied at Rutgers University, where she earned a dual Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Dance (via Mason Gross School of the Arts). After graduating Magna Cum Laude, she began her career, spanning several industries and locations. Along the way, she gained expertise in many functional areas of Human Resources, including a strong foundation in employee relations. She has built and led HR departments through the business life-cycle, with a hands-on and strategic approach.
Smart, creative, thoughtful and unpretentious, Natalie utilizes her natural strategic mindset to synthesize information and connect dots. This allows for clarity in improving system and workflow efficiency, as well as, positive workplace culture transformation.
As a Philadelphia native, Natalie worked and lived in the tri-state area most of her life. Then, she was introduced to the beautiful and welcoming Eastern Shore of Maryland. In 2017, she relocated there with her family. In her spare time, Natalie loves to sail, paddleboard and offer dance/yoga wellness class instruction in her community.
Laurel Tracy is an experienced HR Generalist/operations manager who has spent her career focusing on start up companies' HR project management and administration needs to align with key performance objectives. Laurel is known for her analytical approach to streamlining and optimizing HR organizational efficiencies; she provides a resourceful approach while collaborating with cross-functional teams to develop creative client-centric solutions. Laurel identifies and implements the key items on a start up's set up list, and oversees the startup logistics so you can focus on growing your company. Laurel has her MBA, concentrated in entrepreneurial studies, together with her MA in Counseling. She is slated to begin her Doctorate in Psychology, specializing in industrial and organizational culture, in 2023.
Aliane Glenn is an energetic and creative Human Resources professional with more than 25 years of hands-on experience across multiple industries, including life sciences. As a former HR manager, director and consultant, her career covers all aspects of HR; she is a true strategic business partner who approaches each task with a unique combination of intuitive people smarts and focus on employee engagement.
Aliane has an extensive training and development background that includes: Military Training Instructor - US Air Force; and an Instructor for the University of Phoenix's MBA program on Human Capital. She also designed and instructed Professional Development Programs for San Antonio College and Palo Alto College. Aliane graduated with top honors from the U.S. Department of Defense School, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. In addition to her MBA, Aliane has a Masters in Human Resources Development and a Masters in Management.
Rita Sepanian is an energetic, result driven and multilingual HR executive who brings 20+ years of experience in key functional areas of HR. She has served in a number of leadership roles such as VP HR and Sr. Director HR, overseeing HR strategy, talent acquisition, employee and management training & development, diversity and inclusion, compensation and benefits, employee relations, and HR ops. She has led workforce planning and process improvement initiatives, plus programs for start-ups, M&A, and established private and non-profit technology-powered multi-state healthcare organizations as a strategic and hands-on HR Exec. Rita has extensive experience in evaluating projects quickly in order to prioritize plans of action.
Rita has a second passion and that is her teaching career. She has been an adjunct instructor teaching project management, business administration and human resources. Rita holds a BS in Psychology and an MBA.
At every position we’ve taken as senior HR leaders and employment counsel, we walked into costly messes that could have been prevented if there were a few critical things in place to set the company up for success.
We walked into some near disasters as well, such as misclassified employees at time of hire causing huge cost overruns, out of compliance handbooks creating real time legal risk, employee leaves of absence being mishandled affording employees false legal protection, outside legal counsel who took their eye off the ball and generated risk, or variable compensation plans that demotivated literally everyone on the management team who wasn’t included.
In each of these situations the challenges could have been prevented with knowledgeable HR and legal partnering with the business leaders.
Early to mid-stage life sciences and high tech leaders recognize a significant gap in their important business foundation -- the smart, legal and efficient way to build their human capital infrastructure without investing in in-house HR or overpriced employment lawyers.
To address this critical need, we launched Chameleon Strategies, LLC a unique Consulting Practice offering Real Time On-Demand senior level HR and Employment Law expertise specifically for Life Sciences Companies!
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