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Melissa Peloquin Joins Our Team of Consultants

Melissa Peloquin, PHR SHRM-CP, has more than 20 years of human resources experience, with a concentration as both a strategist and generalist focused on building an HR function from the ground up. This includes full cycle recruitment, policy development and implementation, process development, compliance, employee relations, and executive coaching. Melissa also has a strong background in business operations, creating and building organizations from initial start-up phase through IPO/acquisition, as well as integrations post-merger.

“As a Human Resources professional, I believe it’s important for organizations to convey a sense of value to their employees—both personally and professionally,” says Melissa. “Striking that balance between doing what’s right for a business and what’s right for its employees, while challenging, results in the best possible outcome for an organization and its people.”

Melissa attended Sawyer Business School and Bryant College and is a Professional in Human Resources as certified by the HR Certification Institute and CP from The Society for Human Resources Management.

Based out of the Worcester area, Melissa will be focused on serving clients in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Melissa enjoys practicing yoga daily and is an avid gardener who also loves to read and spend time with her close friends and two children.

Welcome to the KMA team, Melissa!

Michelle Prejean Joins Our Recruiting Team

Michelle Prejean, SHRM, SHPR, has more than 15 years of experience in human resources. Her scope of work has been soup-to-nuts HR, including recruitment, benefits, performance management, conflict resolution, and regulatory compliance.

Michelle spent the first part of her career building a team of HR professionals and has helped large healthcare organizations streamline their processes and navigate complex employee relations matters.

“I like to think of human resources as customer service from the inside out,” she explains. “Employees are an organization’s customers, and I’ve found that we’re most successful as a team when our approach is tempered with empathy and compassion—and a sense of humor, as well.”

Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Southern Maine. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Michelle loves watching old movies, solving crossword puzzles, and playing board games with her family. She has a great sense of humor and enjoys music and dancing for fun.

Welcome to the KMA team, Michelle!