Team

Andrea Bannister

Change & Communication Consultant
Joined HRT in 2017

Betsy Bond

Senior Change Management Consultant
Joined HRT in 2015

Paula Brandao

Training Team Lead
Joined HRT in 2015

Joanna Cudmore

Office Manager
Joined HRT in 2018

Dana Dramnitzke

Partner and Senior Consultant
Joined HRT in 2006

Mitch S. Ellner

Change Management Team Lead
Joined HRT in 2013

Brooke Klein

Technical Training Developer
Joined HRT in 2021

Kurt MacWilliam

Senior Management Consultant
Joined HRT in 2017

Raymond Manninen

Change Management Team Lead
Joined HRT in 2015

Sherry Pedersen-Ajmani

Organization Development Consultant
Joined HRT in 2018

Stephanie Phelps

Senior Organization Design Consultant
Joined HRT in 2010

Kim Romans

Change Communication Consultant
Joined HRT in 2011
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Molly Sanders

Technical Training Developer & Trainer
Joined HRT in 2021

Ricardo Santos

Senior Technical Training Developer
Joined HRT in 2016

Heather Sheehan

Learning & Development Consultant
Joined HRT in 2016

Paul Short

Change Management Team Lead
Joined HRT in 2020

Tammy Sturge

Partner and Senior Consultant
Joined HRT in 2002

Salima Valji

Learning & Development Consultant
Joined HRT in 2020

Andrea Bannister

Change & Communication Consultant
Joined HRT in 2017

As a strategic communicator with 15+ years’ experience, Andrea has managed high profile global initiatives ranging from reorganizations to senior leaders’ forums to strategy and brand launches. One constant throughout her career is solving business problems through effective communication.

She sharpened her strategic communications skills at Deloitte and in an executive role at Sun Life Financial, leading a team of 11 communicators. As a writer for CEOs and other C-suite leaders,

Andrea is known for her ability to understand and translate business needs into compelling content. Andrea is highly collaborative; she enjoys partnering with other marketers and communicators as an extended member of their team to offer a fresh perspective or practiced hand. When she does not have a laptop in front of her, she loves getting her hands dirty with flowers, food, and family. A lifelong gardener, Andrea completed a horticulturist certificate and is a member of the Garden Writers Association. She also volunteers with LEAF and designs garden spaces for neighbours and her children`s elementary school. Whether it is seeds or stories, she loves to sow them all!

Betsy Bond

Senior Change Management Consultant
Joined HRT in 2015

As a seasoned Change Management specialist, Betsy is communicative, extremely organized, and deliverable driven. She provides her clients with expertise in Change Readiness/Leadership, Communication and Program Management. Betsy has over 25 years of project experience in enterprise system implementations, mergers & acquisitions, process & structure redesigns, coaching and teaching. Betsy has worked in a broad range of industry sectors, including: Information Technology, Group Health Insurance, Life & Disability Insurance, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Retail, Health Services, Non-profit/Social-profit and Digital Print.

Paula Brandao

Training Team Lead
Joined HRT in 2015

Paula is known for her positive vision and over 20 years of extensive experience as a Training Advisor, Training Team Leader and Learning Consultant for ERP and non-ERP Business Solutions. Extensive knowledge of SAP R/3 and Oracle modules/products; for example, SRM, Purchasing P2P (including Sourcing), Sales & Distribution, Materials Management, Production Planning, Warehouse Management, Business Information, Retail, Finance/Controlling, Human Resources and Project Systems. Paula has extensive knowledge of SAP R/3 and Oracle modules and products.

Her technical expertise is coupled with excellent communication skills and an ability to effectively determine client needs and training strategies, instructional and documentation design, quality review processes, methodologies and tools.

Joanna Cudmore

Office Manager
Joined HRT in 2018

Joanna has excellent planning and organizational skills when managing multiple projects, while maintaining composure and a sense of humour from start to finish. She is always a very enthusiastic, proactive team player, has great execution skills and eager to learn. Joanna began her career as a Marketing Coordinator and Manager with independent film distribution companies in Toronto. She holds a B.A. in Film Studies, a Diploma in Arts administration and Cultural Management, and a Diploma in Gerontology. Joanna enjoys designing greeting cards for friends and family, dance classes and reading biographies.

Dana Dramnitzke

Partner and Senior Consultant
Joined HRT in 2006

Dana brings 20 years’ experience in the areas of change management, organizational design, organizational development and facilitation. An experienced coach of executives, she guides them through the process of leading change. She’s renowned for her ability to develop strategic approaches to change and organizational development, and to facilitate leadership teams and galvanize them into action. Never one to settle for superficial answers, Dana digs under the surface, generating solutions and creating options for clients.

Prior to HR Transformations in 2006, Dana held a number of key HR leadership roles, most recently as the Vice President of Human Resources for Revera Inc., Canada’s 11th largest private-sector employer. At Revera Inc., Dana was a member of the executive team and was accountable for the alignment of HR activities with the company’s business strategy. Dana is a Certified Compensation Professional and holds a BCom from the University of Toronto.

To unwind from her busy schedule, Dana likes nothing better than to paddle into the wilderness with friends. For the last 15 years, she has enjoyed annual backcountry kayak trips with the same group of friends.

Mitch S. Ellner

Change Management Team Lead
Joined HRT in 2013

Mitch Ellner is an expert in change management, organizational restructuring and human resources strategy. Well versed in both traditional and non-traditional business practices, Mitchell’s ability to delivery business results by leading organizational change management initiatives helps underpin HR Transformations ability to create change that endures.

For over 15 years, Mitchell has provided change management leadership on system implementations such as human resources finance, ADP, SAP, Oracle and custom builds. Non-system change projects include vision and strategic initiatives, enterprise performance management, business start-ups and recruitment outsourcing. He is adept at technical, business and project planning and conducting organizational analysis, vendor reviews and human resources outsourcing options. Mitch has a Masters in Business Management from Northeastern University and is Prosci / ADKAR certified.

Her technical expertise is coupled with excellent communication skills and an ability to effectively determine client needs and training strategies, instructional and documentation design, quality review processes, methodologies and tools.

Brooke Klein

Technical Training Developer
Joined HRT in 2021

Brooke is a results oriented instructional design and content development professional with 13 years of experience encompassing various industries, including military/public sector, manufacturing, healthcare, utilities, entertainment, and finance. He has
extensive experience overseeing, developing, and implementing innovative training programs. Brooke has a strong ability to define, communicate, and fulfill project goals independently or collaboratively. He possesses the ability to quickly learn and process in-depth information and relay information to end-users accurately and effectively. Brooke is a confident and polished public speaker with experience varying from one on one training to large audiences including military and civilian personnel and ESL staff members at international locations.

Kurt MacWilliam

Senior Management Consultant
Joined HRT in 2017

Kurt is a versatile operation executive with extensive experience driving successful, major change to support evolving business requirements in Fortune 500 and industry leading companies. A champion of profitability and efficiency with the proven competence to deliver significant results in a variety of business situations, including high-growth and turnaround. A transformational leader and a collaborative business partner.

Raymond Manninen

Change Management Team Lead
Joined HRT in 2015

As a seasoned Change Management specialist, Raymond is a skilled and experienced change leader and facilitator dedicated to the implementation of operational excellence, connecting boardroom strategies to on-the-front-line execution. He is an engaging team player whose unique contribution to sustainable results comes from understanding how to apply effective change management, combining analysis techniques with strong facilitation and communication skills.

He also provides clients with expertise in project leadership, process improvement and technology support. He has a balance of experience both as a leader within organizations and as a consultant, and as a result is well-versed in both formal and informal business practices. This enables him understand leaders and to drive change by creating open clear, concise two-way channels of communication across all levels of an organization, from the executive suite to the front lines. Raymond is a professional engineer.

Sherry Pedersen-Ajmani

Organization Development Consultant
Joined HRT in 2018

Sherry is a solutions-oriented Senior HR Consultant with strong business acumen and a record of improving financial performance. Sherry facilitates business excellence through an entrepreneurial mindset, developing high performing teams and inspiring success. While seasoned and capable across a wide number of HR specialties, her areas of expertise are Organizational Design, Culture Change and Talent Management. She quickly builds credibility with clients by learning the salient points about their business and then creating better alignment between business goals and behaviours. She is highly practical and creative, is achievement-focused and values-based. Sherry also has fluency in French, Spanish, Japanese and English, and is conversational in Italian and Persian.

Stephanie Phelps

Senior Organization Design Consultant
Joined HRT in 2010

Stephanie brings over 22 years’ experience in human resources, change management and organizational development. Her expertise includes talent and succession planning, executive and management coaching as well as leadership development. She’s particularly adept at diagnosing and developing employee engagement strategies and facilitating their implementation. Well known for her unique ability to ask the right questions that uncover what lies beneath both organizational and individual issues, she works with clients to pinpoint solutions that really make a difference.

Prior to joining our team in 2010, Stephanie was most recently Director of Talent Management at TELUS, HR Country Manager at GMAC and Senior Manager of Talent at Amex Canada. She has also worked in HR at BiWay Stores and Purolator Courier. Stephanie is a certified HR Professional, a certified Adler-trained coach and a certified MBTI trainer. She holds a Post-diploma in HR Management from Seneca College, a BA in Psychology from York University and BA Administrative and Commercial studies from Huron College at University of Western Ontario.

Stephanie is a very active person year round, but she particularly enjoys the winter months when she often heads for the slopes to ski.

Kim Romans

Change Communication Consultant
Joined HRT in 2011

Kim translates business strategy into communications that boost employee awareness, engagement and empowerment during change. She defines communication strategies and builds tactical plans to support organizational change. Her 15 years’ experience in the field has made her a valued advisor to business partners and executives. With her strong collaborative skills she is able to gather salient material from experts in all departments and present the message — simply.

Kim has worked with BMO where she was responsible for promotions and various change communications portfolios, supporting the departments of Sales and Marketing, Commercial Banking, Technology Risk Management and HR. She has also worked with Barrick Gold Corporation as contributor and managing editor of the company newspaper. She holds a Certificate in Public Relations from Ryerson University, a diploma from Humber College for Retail Management, and she studied French abroad at Université de Provence.

Molly Sanders

Technical Training Developer & Trainer
Joined HRT in 2021

Molly is a creative, driven, skilled Technical Training Developer & Trainer with experience spanning across a variety of areas including Professional Services, and Healthcare. She has held a series of roles in course and curriculum development, technical writing and copywriting. Molly has strong communication skills, is constantly seeking opportunities to get outside her comfort zone, challenge her own perspective, and support others.

She is a certified nutritional practitioner in holistic nutrition and a BA in English Language and Literature.

Ricardo Santos

Senior Technical Training Developer
Joined HRT in 2016

Ricardo is a Learning and Training Developer with over 15 years of experience planning, developing, designing, delivering, and administrating eLearning and instructor-led training across a broad spectrum of organizations including healthcare, public sector, retail, and manufacturing. He is a valuable team player with proven abilities to leverage new technologies and to professionally liaise, communicate and deliver timely results relating for national and international clients while adhering to Adult Learning Principles, client policies, procedures, and guidelines. Ricardo is also fluent in Portuguese (written and spoken) and holds both valid Canadian and European Union passports.

Heather Sheehan

Learning & Development Consultant
Joined HRT in 2016

Heather is a skilled Learning and Development professional with 20 years’ experience. She brings a holistic organization development and HR perspective to her work, understanding how training fits into the broader business and people strategy of a business.

Heather has successfully led, advised and coached individuals and teams to achieve breakthrough performance across multiple industries, in both union and non-union environments. And, She’s designed and delivered hundreds of workshop and frequently consults with clients on training strategy and curriculum design.
Prior to beginning her consulting career, Heather held a series of senior leadership roles in learning and development, change management and human resources. She was most recently the Senior Director, Learning and Talent Development with Loblaw.

She is a certified training and development professional (CTDP) and certified instructional designer.

Paul Short

Change Management Team Lead
Joined HRT in 2020

Paul is a highly skilled Change Consultant and Leader, with deep cross-industry organizational experience. He has an extensive capability in deploying both enterprise wide and targeted organizational solutions and is respected by peers and clients. Paul utilizes best practice methodologies to develop and implement change strategy, change leadership, tactical change planning, stakeholder engagement, impacts identification and mitigation, communications, training, and change reinforcement/sustainment and has experience in waterfall, Agile, and hybrid implementations.

Tammy Sturge

Partner and Senior Consultant
Joined HRT in 2002

Tammy brings 20 years’ organizational development experience and 10 years’ experience as partner and senior consultant at HR Transformations. Senior leaders of high-profile organizations regularly rely on Tammy’s advice, seeking her expertise in change management, organizational design and facilitation. Known for her direct approach that leads to pragmatic and creative solutions, clients enjoy working with Tammy. A sought-after facilitator, she engages teams at all levels of organizations, infusing them with her special brand of optimism and action orientation that gets things done.

Prior to HR Transformations in 2002, Tammy held the positions of HR and Training Manager at Procter and Gamble, Director of Organization Development at Ericsson and Vice President of HR for CYBERplex, an internet services company. Tammy holds a BA Honours from the University of Toronto and has completed CHRM studies from the HRPA, and post-degree studies in psychology at the University of Toronto.

When not busy with her consulting work, Tammy is an avid film buff. A devoted fan of the Toronto International Film Festival for the past 20 years, each September she takes vacation time to attend the Toronto International Film Festival.

Salima Valji

Learning & Development Consultant
Joined HRT in 2020

Salima has over 20 years of industry experience spanning across a variety of areas including retail and CPG, Professional Services, Banking, Technology, Telecommunications, and Healthcare. Salima is a Leadership Development veteran with 20+ years’ experience as an executive, trainer, consultant, and coach driving leadership and performance. Her executive roles included Vice President of Edelman, Managing Director of Sonic Boom (now NATIONAL PR) and SVP Digital for GCI Group. Salima focuses on growing daring leaders for the future of work through change management, facilitation and training, team building and coaching. Salima is also a professor at George Brown College.