Who We Are
Our Senior Team Members average over 25 years of hands-on human resource experience in a wide variety of public, private and non-profit sector organizations. Other team members average 15 years experience. This extraordinary depth of experience, unheard of with most AAP providers, means that your affirmative action plan is specially designed to meet the highest standards of accuracy and compliance. You won’t find students, interns or other inexperienced individuals working on your AAPs.
You can rely on personal attention and exceptional service. Our team members interact personally with you at each step of the preparation process and all your work is carefully supervised by your Human Resource Specialties Project Manager.
HR Specialties takes pride in providing clients with fully compliant Affirmative Action compliance nationwide for over 36 years. Whether creating Affirmative Action plans for Federal Contractors and Sub-Contractors, providing Pay Equity Analysis, or performing special projects under attorney-client privilege, there simply isn’t an industry we do not represent. Reach out and let us show you why many of our clients have been with us for decades.
We provide a full range of Affirmative Action Plans and related services. All of our products and services are fully compliant with current rules enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
Sandy L. Henderson
Founder & President
Scott W. Mylnechuk
Janette joined Human Resource Specialties in 2002, after more than ten years experience in controller and accounting positions. She is responsible for all accounting functions and oversees invoicing and processing of client payments. She is dedicated to providing excellent customer service to her co-workers and our clients.
Janette’s educational background includes studies in Biology, Chemistry and Physical Therapy at the College of San Mateo. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and walking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Heidi L. Shaw
Director Of Affirmative Action Services
Heidi’s credentials include fifteen years in administrative and financial support. She began her career with Human Resource Specialties in 2004 in the accounting department and advanced into Affirmative Action Plan Specialist. She works full time preparing both AAP statistics and narratives. She takes pride in being easy to contact and easy to work with.
Heidi is a proud mother and enjoys spending time with her family. She loves almost all outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and rock climbing.
Manager Of OFCCP Audits & Compliance
Melissa has worked in the high-tech field in a variety of HR areas including benefits, compensation, professional and college recruiting, and employee relations. She joined Human Resource Specialties in the fall of 2013. She enjoys working with data and preparing the statistical components of Affirmative Action plans.
Melissa holds a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Portland State University.
Melissa is the mother of two daughters and enjoys volunteering, vegetable gardening, making green juice and smoothies, and cooking.
Lisa is a Pacific NW native who enjoys flora and fauna of all sorts, music, singing, photography and crafts.
Susan C. Kokesh
Human Resource Specialist
Susan has been preparing Affirmative Action Plans for clients of Human Resource Specialties since 1998. She also has extensive finance and accounting experience in both the high technology and food manufacturing industries.
Susan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Willamette University. She has completed post-baccalaureate studies in Accounting at Portland State University, and also holds an M.B.A. from Portland State University.
Susan’s interests involve flower gardening, ultra-marathon running, cooking, reading/book club, her church, and spending quality time with her family.
Affirmative Action Narratives Coordinator
Client Service Extraordinaire
Debra is a native Oregonian and has lived in the Clackamas County area with her husband for over 20 years. She has enjoyed a long standing office administration background and has attended both Oregon State and the University of Oregon.
Debra is a Rose City Astronomers and OMSI volunteer. Her interests include music, fiber arts, bicycle riding and camping.
Client Service Extraordinaire
Schellene has worked in print media, distribution, technology and sales and holds a B.S. in Communications from Oregon State University. She’s traveled widely throughout the United States and Canada, meeting and making friends with people from all walks of life, and has a talent for building quick rapport. Most summer weekends she can be found in pre-grid at Portland International Raceway as a race volunteer, feeding her need for speed. She loves to read, cook and garden and often takes long hikes with her intrepid Scottish terrier to relax.
Schellene joined Human Resource Specialties in February 2020.