THE HR EXTRAS TEAM
Deborah Jeffries, PHR, CPC, Vice President and Division Manager of HR Extras, is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) through the Human Resource Certification Institute and has 18 years experience in the human resources field. Deborah is also a Certified Professional Consultant (CPC) through the International Guild of Professional Consultants. She is the editor of HR Answers’ monthly newsletter, Advantage, and also manages the Willamette Valley Office. As a consultant, she works with clients on their employment compliance, handbooks, policy manuals, recruitment processes, and training needs. Deborah’s past experience includes recruiting, training, education, and marketing. She holds a BS in Psychology and a teaching certificate from Willamette University. As a trainer, Deborah works with organizations on the employment process, recruitment, orientation, performance, recognition, discharge, customer service, harassment, marketing strategies, and improved communication styles. Additionally, she has served as adjunct faculty to Marylhurst University and Portland State University, teaching business students key elements of human resources.
Judith (Judy) Clark, SPHR, CPC, Owner and President, has over 30 years human resources experience, more than 20 of which have been in consulting. Additionally, she serves as adjunct faculty to the School of Business at Portland State University and at the University of Washington, teaching a variety of HR classes in the Human Resource Management certificate programs. Judy is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resource Certification Institute and as a Certified Professional Consultant (CPC) through the International Guild of Professional Consultants. Judy served for six years on the national board of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and currently serves on the board of the SHRM Foundation. She also served for five years on the Board of Directors for SHRM’s Consultants Forum, including a term as President of the Board. She has a busy national presentation and training schedule, giving more than 15 presentations each month, some of which are designed to assist other HR professionals attain their professional certifications. She is often sought out for media commentary, and has served as an Expert Witness for court cases on several occasions. Judy has been a writer for the Portland Business Journal and Oregon Business Magazine, a manuscript reviewer for the national HR Magazine, and serves on a variety of community service boards and committees.