About Us

Our Philosophy

HR ROI Consulting was founded in 2017 to provide customized HR solutions to organizations throughout the United States and help them achieve their ideal workplace using a positive, practical, and transparent approach.

We are a devoted, talented team of professionals with over 120 years of experience across many industries. Each member of our team specializes in specific areas of human resources and organizational consulting, coaching, and training. We love our work, and we do it with passion. We are committed to providing the highest level of service to businesses and nonprofit organizations by:

  • Helping them manage risk,
  • Supporting the best possible outcomes for our clients,
  • Developing a close relationship with and understanding of each client,
  • Focusing on listening and open communication, and
  • Embracing our wide range of services and nurture our skills and talents.

As a woman-owned and managed firm, we know the business value of diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workplace, and the critical importance of diversity, inclusion, and equity in our society. This same philosophy continues with our clients and partners as we lead by example, encourage others, provide DEI awareness and strategies, and promote investments in learning, growth, and opportunities within organizations.

Our Clients

From individual projects to dedicated monthly services, we pair each client with an expert on our team and provide individualized support. And even when your organization does go through challenging times, your HR ROI Consultant will help guide you through.

Our clients vary in employee size, revenue, geographic location, and industry, including:

  • Manufacturers
  • Aviation
  • Law Firms
  • Restaurants and Retail
  • Service Providers
  • Healthcare and Dental Practices
  • Religious Organizations
  • Education/Boarding Schools
  • Florists and Nurseries
  • Marketing Agencies
  • CPA Firms
  • Staffing Agencies
  • Construction and Builders
  • Landscaping
  • Trade Associations
  • Insurance Groups
  • Entertainment Brands
  • Breweries and Dispensaries
  • Global Brands
  • Nonprofit Organizations
Client Testimonials

May I take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the quality and professionalism of Gayle and Theresa.  I am eternally grateful for them, their friendship, their personalities, and of course their professionalism. Gayle and I worked on several requested projects to include FMLA policy drafts, benchmarking, and of course, recruiting for my HR Team.  I was brand new with the company and learned a great deal while working with Gayle.   She was supportive, kind, and flexible with her time.  It is so nice to have real professionals assist with HR strategies and recommendations.  We emailed at least twice a week and met weekly.  I looked forward to those meetings as I transitioned into the organization and filling our staffing needs.   We had several changes around talent, skill set, education, and salaries.  Gayle and Theresa helped us determine what we truly needed each time.  They were spot on every time.   My goal was to fill the positions by the July 16, 2021.   I filled them with 2 weeks and 3 days to spare.  This affords me more time to ramp up the onboarding so that they will help us deliver the next chapter of HR for our customers.  I hope to have other projects in the future that I can call on your company and Gayle to assist with.  In the meantime, I will stay in touch with them both, especially Gayle.  Thank you for what you provided us.   You, Gayle, and Theresa are true partners.

~Al Bailey, Director of Human Resources

“Everyone at HR ROI has been exceptional to work with including David and Amy. Being partnered with HR ROI provides our company human resources insights, perspective, knowledge, and general support to assist with hiring, employee turnover, employee relations, employee development, and beyond. I would highly recommend working with the team at HR ROI, they are an excellent organization.”

~Carl Michelakos, Chief Administrative Officer

Amy is super responsive and a pleasure to work with. She’s always on top of things and REALLY knows her stuff. Businesses of all sizes will benefit significantly from a relationship with Amy and will find themselves with a trusted partner who cares about your business and employees like they are her own.  

~ Jen Hazell, Marketing Agency Partner

We’ve been very fortunate that for 13+ years we’ve grown our sales every year. The areas of Purchasing, Operations, Financials, Sales & Marketing have come naturally. The hardest part of running our business has been in the areas of Human Resources and compliance with government agencies. Between our General Manager and myself, we did not have the background to properly manage these areas. It was time to find some help. As a small business, we are not big enough to have an HR Department nor a Safety & Compliance Director. We brought Amy Cann on board as a consultant, and immediately gained the benefits of her expertise and guidance. I’m really happy to say that she has put us on the right track and now we have her services on a monthly retainer. I can’t say enough about the peace of mind that this has brought. It has allowed us to efficiently do the right things the right way and still allow us to keep growing our business. If you find that you are in a similar situation I highly recommend that you give Amy a call.  

~ Tom Kunysz, Supply Company Owner

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Amy Cann and HR ROI! Amy exudes professionalism, compassion, and gives effective solutions to our HR challenges. I have a dental office and about 15 employees, and she has worked with us to update our employee manual, as well as provide on-site visits to assist us with HR-related improvements. If you have a small business and want to create a more positive, professional environment for your employees, I highly suggest working with Amy from HR ROI!  

~ Dr. Elizabeth DiBona, Practice Owner

I highly recommend Deb Zimmerman of HR ROI in Portsmouth, NH.  Not only did Deb create and administer an engagement survey for GAA, but she also presented the results in a way that made a real connection to how the feedback impacts individuals and the company as a whole. After the survey was completed, Deb facilitated employee focus groups and guided their work in crafting recommendations based on the survey feedback.  Deb brought not only expertise but warm professionalism that helped her quickly gain the trust and appreciation of the team.”  

~ Belinda Braley, Non-Profit Organization

Amy has been the instructor for several classes I have taken. She is wonderful, she is always willing to share resources and answer all questions. She has a great way of connecting with people and keeping everyone engaged. I feel she goes above and beyond to help in any way. Thank you, Amy!

~ Hannah Contella, Director of Administration and Human Resources

We consult with HR ROI for Human Resource issues. Amy is always very responsive and gives our small company great advice. HR ROI also offers timely workshops on recruiting and HR questions. I highly recommend them!

~ Karen M. Allen, Office Administrator

We have used HR ROI for an on site training for our staff and also attended one of their seminars. They are knowledgeable, helpful and a wealth of information. Would highly recommend!

~ Nicole Holton, Office Manager

Members of our company’s safety committee joined a webinar for Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment. We enjoyed Amy’s presentation, she kept the audience engaged and I think that kept the whole learning experience positive, as we were able to share our own experiences and thoughts and bounce these off her. Copies of training materials were sent along to us after the webinar and we will make good use of them. Thank you!

~ Fran Baldowski, Administrator

Our Team

Amy Cann, JD, SHRM-SCP, SMS, CIPP/US | Managing Partner

Amy has been passionate about human resources, safety, and education her whole career. She approaches employer challenges with a positive, practical, solution-focused approach. Her custom training sessions engage and deliver knowledge, resources, and humor to her audience. In recent years, her interests have expanded to legal compliance and privacy. She is a certified Information Privacy Professional, and a recent graduate of Maine School of Law. She will be a licensed employment and privacy attorney after passing the bar this July 2022.

Amy’s focus is on legal compliance, audits, workplace investigations, DEIB initiatives, workplace safety, professional recruiting, and custom training and development programs.

Irene Dickinson, MSOL | Senior Partner

Irene knows the importance of focusing on people. This insight has led her to work more closely with individuals to identify core values, goals, and develop strategies for assessing training needs and coaching, training, and development programs. Her experience includes creating HR initiatives, developing teams, performing training needs assessments, and designing performance management systems. 

Irene’s focus is leadership and individual coaching, organizational and HR needs assessments, and custom training and development programs.

Patty Dumont | Senior Partner

With more than 30 years of professional Human Resources experience, Patty is passionate about working collaboratively with her clients to bring solutions to business and people challenges. She possesses a strong business acumen and has worked for start-ups, small, mid and large companies in the industries of healthcare, insurance, retail, manufacturing, construction, and high tech. 

Patty’s focus is in employee and labor relations, management coaching, compensation analysis, and building HR infrastructure.

Rebecca Goldberg, Esq. | Senior Partner

Rebecca Goldberg is an attorney, trainer, mediator, and consultant specializing in conflict management, leadership development, and communication skills training.  She has provided services to a variety of corporations, nonprofit organizations, and governmental entities, including Deloitte, Proctor & Gamble, Lowe’s, Consumer Reports, the Maine Legislature, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Rebecca’s focus is mediation, workplace investigations, legal compliance, handbooks, custom training, and leadership development.

David Harrington, MBA | Senior Partner

In his 25 years of Human Resources leadership, David has been a strategic partner in the banking industry, manufacturing, law firm management, higher education administration, and numerous non-profit organizations. His education includes a Master’s in Business Administration and he is on the current Board of Directors for the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester.

David focuses on building relationships as a HR Generalist, executive coaching, OFCCP Audits, and Board of Directors engagement.

Gayle O’Connor, SHRM-SCP, PMP | Senior Partner

Gayle excels at leading HR change initiatives through program development and project management, solves HR challenges with practical business solutions, and creates and delivers educational programs to a broad audience.  She also manages our Nonprofit Initiative, including our monthly peer-to-peer sessions.

Her focus is serving as a HR Generalist for small employers and nonprofit organizations, managing compensation analysis and HRIS for all employers, and implementing Affirmative Action Programs (AAP) for government contractors.

Tonya Rochette, MBA | Senior Partner

Tonya has years of experience in the Human Resources field shaped by thriving in vastly different organizations throughout consulting for more than twelve years and working in-house wearing various hats. Industries supported have included large US-based manufacturing and supply chain, big-box retail, distribution, and global manufacturing.

Her focus is organizational assessment, strategy, and consulting, executive coaching, compensation analysis, and leadership development.

Mark Vrooman, D.A., MHRM, SHRM-SCP, SPHR | Senior Partner

Mark’s career spans over 25 years, including working for the US DOL with primary responsibility for the management of the Boston-New York Region, including human resources, information technology, safety and health, facilities management, office services, procurement and contracting, supply and property management, records management, emergency and disaster planning, and strategic planning.

His focus is serving as a HR Generalist and Recruiter, guiding employee relations, labor relations and workplace investigations for all employers, professional recruiting, and leadership assessments, coaching, and development programs.


Interested in joining our team, becoming a guest speaker, partnering with us, or seeking a new career opportunity?