Our Team

Melanie Toliver
Principal HR Consultant and Managing Director

Melanie has over 20 years of experience in people management strategy, having worked with numerous multinational companies throughout the years as HR

Director, Senior HR Leader and HR Operations overseer for insurance firms and pharmaceutical companies. She also served as Entrepreneur and HR Specialist for several Center of Excellence teams, overseeing their Total Rewards Strategy.
Melanie’s industry experience includes working with high profile leaders in oil and gas, education, healthcare, engineering, airline and information technology sectors, to name a few. Her experience with HR strategy, workplace development, total rewards, mergers and acquisitions, HCM transformation and global human resources management is matched with a key understanding of leadership development.

Laura Phillips
Senior HR Consultant

Laura is an expert when it comes to generalist human resources, information systems, operations and legal, both in the public and private sectors

Her experience spans more than thirty years, and spans everything from startups, to small companies looking for effective HR strategies and solutions. She has been actively involved in single and multi-site strategic planning, compensation and staffing plan development, not to mention benefits plan design, training program development, mergers and acquisitions, and turn-arounds. Laura has worked with a number of high profile clients in high tech, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, real estate, construction, and the municipal government.

Juanita H. Nañez
Senior HR Consultant

Juanita works with The Hopkins Group as a human resources and diversity consultant with a distinguished executive leadership career

in the banking, energy, and hospitality industries. She has held the positions of Corporate Recruiter; Manager of Employee Relations; Executive Director of Corporate Human Resources and Employee Relations, and Vice President of Diversity. She actively and regularly engages with the Dallas community by working with various organizations whose mission is focused on diversity-based developmental and educational initiatives. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Carla Fulton
Senior HR Consultant

Carla is a Senior HR Leader with extensive experience as a leader in manufacturing, retail and financial services organizations, as well as HR

Generalist expertise in consumer products, oil and gas, and telecommunications. She has worked with various startups and established businesses on everything from HR Function, to mergers and acquisitions, and organizational redesign. She also specializes in compensation and benefits. Carla is a member of SHRM, and has served for many years as an officer in Dallas HR. She was a founding member of an HR professional organization, and is currently an active member of the Women’s Boardroom Initiative. She is also a passionate about animal rescue, and demonstrates this dedication with her work through the Small Paws Organization.

Linda Ellis
Senior HR Consultant

As a Human Resources professional, Linda’s experience encompasses multiple disciplines including strategic planning, shared

services, outsourcing, technology utilization, project management, benefit and HR program design and administration, in addition to financial and vendor management. She has serviced companies both great and small, right up to large corporations with 100,000+ employees. As a strong business partner, Linda has been recognized for her ability to communicate successfully with leaders, employees, consultants, vendors, and customers. Industry experience includes legal, financial, banking, retail, services, technology, insurance, manufacturing, and Dallas HR consulting services. She is known among peers for her strategic approach to benefit and HR plan design, development, implementation and administration.

Hilary Primack
Branding and Marketing Specialist

Sara Cabera
Client Success Project Manager

Christian Liakos
Business Development Consultant

Teresa Taylor
Payroll Consultant

Karen Cunningham
Senior HR Consultant

Sheryl Ellis
Senior HR Consultant