Our Team

Leadership

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Brenda McChriston, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

CEO and Principal

Brenda is CEO and Principal of Spectrum HR Solutions. Her vision for the company began in 2004. Since then Spectrum has helped more than 200 companies and organizations nationwide save money, improve employee productivity and achieve organization growth.

Awards & Recognition:

  • 2023 Maryland’s Top 100 Women
  • 2018 Women’s Mid-Atlantic Leadership Award
  • 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year
  • 2013 Maryland’s Top 100 Women
  • 2012 Top 100 MBE
  • Commissioner, Maryland Commission for Women
  • Leadership Maryland
  • Leadership Howard County
  • Better Business Bureau Board Member
  • Police Accountability Board Member of Howard County

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Kelly Brooks, M.P.S.

VP of Operations

Kelly joined Spectrum as a Jr. Productivity Partner consultant in 2010 while completing her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Organizational Behavior and Psychology from UMBC. She is now the VP of Operations.

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TJ DeLoatch, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Productivity Partner

TJ DeLoatch is a 20-year seasoned  Human Resources Professional. She is a results-driven HR professional who strives to set, achieve, and exceed professional goals.

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Karen Jacobs, MBA, PCC

Senior Productivity Trainer and Coach

Karen is a business leader experienced in Leadership and Organization Development disciplines navigating the corporate landscape particularly within a Fortune 200, government and not-for-profit organizations.

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Nicola Edwards, MBA, SHRM-CP

Productivity Partner

Nicola has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and is an innovative and results-driven Leader with proven success in performance management, training, talent development, recruiting, and mediation of complex employee relations issues. 

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Amy-Ledbetter

Amy S. Ledbetter, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Senior Productivity Partner

Amy joined the team in 2017 as a Senior Productivity Partner. She brings over 24 years of management and Human Resources expertise from healthcare, engineering, and software development industries, and in both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

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Melody Gratic, M. Ed, CDP®

Productivity Partner

Melody holds a Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration. She has over 24 years of leadership and management experience with instruction and facilitation. After more than 20 years of active service, Melody has honorably retired from the United States Army.

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Ruth Bassham

Ruth Bassham, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Senior Productivity Partner

Ruth Bassham’s 25-year Human Resources career spans a wide spectrum of industries, from Fortune 500 to start-ups, government contracting, manufacturing and distribution, and professional services organizations. As an employee, she has been hands-on with each HR functional area, supervised teams, and headed an HR department of 6 in a complex environment. 

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Erin Callahan, BBHR, MS, SPHR

Productivity Partner

Erin has over 14 years of Human Resources experience solving complex organizational challenges, driving growth, and leading strategic change initiatives through people focused solutions. Over her career, Erin has worked in several industries ranging from construction, manufacturing, logistics, government contracting, non-profit, and finance.

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Ky Bashir, PHR, SHRM-CP

Administrative Services Coordinator and Human Resources Consultant

Driven to Deliver Excellence Ky Bashir is a Training and Development professional with a career span of 15 years in Human Resources in different industries and areas helping people, teams and organizations figure out where they are, where they want to be and then helping them get there.

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