Meet the Team
Exceptional people make exceptional companies! Get to know our team. The people who strive to give you the hands on, personalized approach our clients have come to expect. Click the pictures below to learn more about our awesome staff.
Executive / Leadership
Leader, Innovator, Golf Nut. These are the words that best describe Kris Powell, CEO of HRPro/BenePro (but not necessarily in that order!). Kris founded BenePro and AdminPro in 1990, sensing an ever-growing need on the part of employers to take better care of their employees in an economical manner. Realizing that need was evolving and changing, he changed the name of AdminPro to HRPro in 2012 to recognize the company’s growing practice in human resources consulting and services.
Kris is driven by the desire to help employers take better care of their employees. As a believer in “practice what you preach” he has also built HRPro/BenePro into a great place to work that has won numerous awards, including being in the top 10 “Crain’s Coolest Places to Work” in Michigan for the last three years.
A native Detroiter and graduate of Oakland University, Kris has been involved in many community activities. These include serving on the boards of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, The MedHealth Foundation, Red Run Golf Club, Notre Dame Prep, United Benefit Advisors and currently, Automation Alley. He lives in Troy with his wife, 2 cats and a dog.
And yes, he plays a lot of golf!!
Executive Vice President
Teresa brings over 20 years’ experience to the Pro Team and has been with the organization since 1990. She began as Director of Operations for HRPro, and later joined HRPro in 2005 as Executive Vice President of Operations. Teresa graduated from the prestigious Walsh College of Business and Accountancy with a Bachelors of Business Administration, Finance in 1997. Teresa is responsible for the general oversight of most operational activities of the company. She is pivotal in building strong client relationships and a strategic partner in the development of revenue generating projects and campaigns. Teresa’s greatest asset as Executive Vice President of Operations is her uncanny ability to close the gap between management and staff, being a pivotal driving force in solidifying a strong company culture and gaining respect and admiration of the staff by maintaining a friendly, open door policy that fosters a healthy, collaborative workplace.
Teresa resides in Clarkston, Michigan with her husband and three children. Teresa is not only a soccer mom, she is also a hockey, football and baseball mom and works hard juggling her time between different sports fields. In what little spare time she has, Teresa enjoys spending time with family and working out. She can be typically be found starting her day at a gym or attending boot camp.
Vice President HR Consulting
Mary Ann Fisher
Director of HR and Payroll Services
Director of Sales and Marketing
Jennifer joins HRPro with a strong background in sales, sales support, marketing and graphic art. With 10+ years of experience working as Sales Coordinator/Manager functioning as liaison between sales and administrative support, along with a degree in graphic art, she brings a unique edge to the position that incorporates both logic and creativity. As Director of Sales and Marketing, Jennifer is responsible for developing company branding, contributing to event marketing, creating marketing campaigns, marketing materials, website maintenance and heads up our national sales team.
Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, one who is in the Veterinary Medicine program at the University of Illinois and the other who is working as a PA in emergency medicine at Ascentis Hospital. A self‐proclaimed culinary genius, she can often be found creating and preparing exciting new recipes. When not tirelessly working on home improvement projects, she can sometimes be found playing live trivia with her husband (taking first place on our league the last 3 seasons!) or working on their blog entitled “Jomar’s Brews and Chews” that reviews local restaurants and craft beers. On occasion, you may even be able to find her belting out her favorite song at Karaoke.
Carolyn has five year’s business experience in HR disciplines. She partners with the Vice President of Human Resources to service HRPro’s HR Consulting clients.
Carolyn was previously in the nonprofit sector as a manager of professional development and training. She has provided oversight for the development of new clients, quality and compliance continuous improvement efforts, and training across the country—including in Hawaii! Her training impact spans over 1,000 people. She has a keen focus on organizational development and systemic improvements.
Carolyn has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University and a Master of Social Work from Wayne State University. In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her friends and family up north, snuggling with her 2 pitbulls, or painting landscapes with Bob Ross.
National Solutions Advisor – East Coast
Katia is the National Solutions Advisor for the East Coast. Her role is to partners with brokers to help them better manage and streamline their clients benefit administration needs. Prior to working at HRPro Katia was a Business Solutions Consultant at Paychex and an HR Generalist at American Laser Skincare. Katia’s passion for helping entrepreneurs and positive relationship building skills has made her a great addition to the HRPro family. Outside of work, Katia enjoys spending time with her fiancé and 4 children. Being outdoors, traveling and lip syncing in the car.
Katia is a certified personal training and yoga instructor. Promoting positive change and balance.
HR Solutions Advisor
Account Management / Administration
Brendon joined HRPro in April of 2019 as the Accounting Manager. He is responsible for the banking, accounts payable, and commission reporting. He also does all of the month and year end procedures for the accounting department.
Brendon is pursuing his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Accounting at Walsh College. Before working at HRPro, Brendon worked in the accounting department at Stonecrest Hospital as well as, the non-profit, Beyond Basics.
Brendon loves to play or watch any sport in his free time. His favorite sport is football, where the Lions and Steelers are his two favorite teams to root on. He also enjoys going camping with family, traveling, running the occasional 5K or just relaxing. He recently got engaged and is soon to be married August 1, 2020!
Client Services Representative
Account Manager COBRA
Tracey Collins joined HRPro in 2017 as a COBRA Account Manager and is responsible for handling all aspects of COBRA Administration for her clients. Prior to joining the HRPro team she was a COBRA specialist for 18 year at a broker’s office.
She graduated from Lawrence Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an area of concentration in Human Resources.
She is married with three wonderful children. When she is not at work, she is watching her 3 kids play travel soccer. On summer weekends you can find her on Cass Lake enjoying the water and sun with family and friends.
Manager COBRA Department
Megan is HRPro’s COBRA Department Manager. She has been with the “Pro” family for over a 14 years. Originally hired as the receptionist for HRPro in 1995, she was soon promoted to the position of COBRA Account Representative where she worked for 3+ years. Megan left in 1999 to pursue other career opportunities, but never forgot her roots and favorite boss. Megan returned to HRPro in 2005 as an assistant to the COBRA and Spending Account Departments – helping streamline/automate these departments. In 2007 Megan was promoted to the COBRA Department Manager.
Megan has been in the insurance and third party industry for 20+ years, gathering knowledge and experience in different types of roles including: Account management for a broker company/insurance sales, customer service manager for a large union group and as an HR Assistant/HRIS specialist and for a large paper products company. Mother of one, she plays soccer 3‐5 times a week on various women’s soccer leagues. She is hoping the love of soccer will pass onto her daughter too – especially with the recent win for the US Women’s National Soccer team! When Megan isn’t found on the soccer pitch, you can find her and her daughter volunteering for 2 local animal rescues. We assist at dog adoption events and help share animals in need of new homes. We also take in the occasional foster dog too – and have failed at fostering once – with our dog Juliette. We couldn’t let her leave our family.
Account Manager HRIS/Billing
Senior Account Manager HSA/FSA
Somer is HRPro’s lead account manager in our Reimbursement Account Department. Her hands are divided with all three types of accounts that we administer including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA). Somer has been with HRPro for over nine years. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University (Fire up Chips!) with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. With over ten years in benefits experience, Somer’s mission to keep updated on all the ever‐changing health care laws and rules. Keeping her clients happy, educated, and informed is her first priority every day.
She is a great at multitasking and likes to stay busy. Somer is happily married with three kids. Outside of work, you can find her pushing her kids in a jogging stroller around the neighborhood or toasting marshmallows over a bonfire in the evening. The smell of sunscreen, popsicles, and sandy toes are some of her favorite things. She enjoys weekends watching her kids’ sports games and relaxing. She is equally satisfied to throw on a dress and pearls for a date night out. You can often find her singing the wrong lyrics to her favorite country music songs.
Account Manager COBRA
Account Manager FSA
Danielle has a background in Property Management, Restaurant Management and has been working as a full-cycle Human Resources Manager for over eight years. She graduated from Wayne State University with a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and Human Resources. She is currently working towards her MBA with a Human Resources concentration.
Danielle is responsible for Account Management with Consolidated Billing and HRIS clients. Danielle volunteers at multiple Detroit charities and is a huge promoter of all the positive change going on in and around the city. In her spare time, she loves to travel, and is always up for a weekend get-away to someplace new, especially if there is a historical or ghost tour involved! She also loves to read, watch movies and spend time with her boyfriend, family, and adorable dogs.
Executive Sales Assistant
Lindsey has joined the HRPro team as Account Coordinator. Lindsey is responsible for initial onboarding of clients and client relationship management. Lindsey graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in December 2019 with a bachelor’s in international business and a minor in French. She also studied abroad in Paris, France in March 2019 where she met several different businesses located in the city. She likes to read, go camping and do nail art. She has a German Shepherd named Rockefeller who acts like he owns the world.
Account Services COBRA
Client Service Representative
Client Service Representative
Samantha attended Baker College for their Health Information Technology program and graduated in 2019 with a degree in Applied Science. She has been in healthcare almost seven years mainly as a front office specialist and loved the experience! Getting to know the patients and help them out each day was the highlight of her job. Samantha is now venturing into the world of insurance and she is quite excited to see where this journey takes her!
Samantha has a younger sister – she’s her best friend and partner in crime. They live their mom and dad along with two chubby kittens who are the most charismatic and goofy cats you’ve ever met! As a family they enjoy camping, kayaking, fishing, and other various outdoor activities. And, being a typical girl, her addiction to footwear is bordering on unhealthy… but what girl doesn’t love a new pair of shoes!? Samantha also adores traveling, good food, and the company of those she loves most.
Operations ManagerAccount Manager HRA/FSA
Danuta is HRPro’s Operations Manager who also moonlights as an FSA/HRA Account Manager. She has been with the “Pro” family for over a decade. Originally hired as the Technology Coordinator for HRPro, she was soon promoted to the position of Operations Manager. Danuta eventually migrated to the HRPro‐side of business during the enactment of ARRA to work with the COBRA department. Over time her skills were enlisted in the development and restructuring of the HRA accounts department, only to ultimately include key clients holding both FSA & HRA accounts. In her role, she’s responsible for new client implementation and existing plan renewals as well as overseeing claim submissions and processing. Her daily focus is fostering great broker, employer, and employee relations.
Danuta is a graduate of University of Detroit Mercy, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with two degrees, a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor in Liberal Arts – English. Happily married mother of three, she’s an avid reader, book, and art collector who loves to bake European pastries and create custom fondant birthday cakes. When not creating lasting memories with her children, Danuta can be found cruising down the highway with her Volkswagen enthusiast hubby in his custom tornado red GTI en route to yet another car show!
Account Manager COBRA
Rachel started with HRPro in July 2015 as a Client Service Representative. In this role, she sat at the front desk answering phones, greeting customers, processing qualifying events and helping other departments with special projects. In November 2015, she was promoted to COBRA Account Services allowing her to work more closely with Account Managers and focus more of her time on COBRA tasks and assisting COBRA participants. In February 2017, she was promoted to COBRA Account Manager giving her the opportunity to expand her skills and develop a strong relationship with HRPro clients. Rachel enjoys helping others and working as a team. She has an extensive background in customer service and several years of experience in Human Resources.
Prior to joining our company, Rachel worked at a benefits consulting firm and financial institution as a Benefits Enrollment Specialist/Benefits Administrator. Before this, she worked at a Veterinary Hospital for 7 years as a Receptionist. Rachel graduated from Baker College in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and a minor in Business Management. When not at work, Rachel enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Movies, music, and driving are a few of her favorite things. Some of her goals are to travel, sky dive, and meet Patrick Dempsey.
Random facts: HATES mushrooms, Afraid of spiders, Loves rollercoasters, Avid horror movie fan. Biggest pet peeve = bad grammar, spelling and punctuation. If she could have dinner with one actor, it’d be Tom Hanks.
Client Service Representative
Shelby joined HRPro as a Client Service Representative in 2017. In her role she is the “face” of HRPro as she greets, welcomes and directs visitors, manages the front desk operations and handles the mail and phones. Shelby is an integral part of the team as she works with customers to respond to their inquiries regarding benefits, payments, account status and services, in addition to handling and resolving client issues. Shelby also works closely with the COBRA team assisting with projects and administrative tasks as needed.
Shelby received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix in Health Care Administration and has experience in the health care and mortgage industries. She recently joined the team and is very excited to learn all about HR and utilize her health care background working in the COBRA department.
Shelby lives in Madison Heights, MI with her husband and their german shepherd “dog-child” named Loki. She regularly enjoys spending time with friends and family, whether it be at a backyard BBQ, playing softball, going to the Detroit Zoo or any other fun activity with loved ones. She especially enjoys traveling to up north Michigan as much as possible. When up north she loves to visit family, camp, fish, kayak, hike, sun bathe on the beach, go antiquing, visit wineries and discover amazing new places!
Client Service Representative
Before working at HRPro, Anthony held a variety of jobs including: working in the maintenance department for his church, an Election Inspector for Livonia, a Benefits Analyst in Southfield, retail in Ann Arbor and worked in Insurance.
Anthony graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Mathematics.
Anthony played saxophone in both his schools’ marching band and a local community band. In his spare time he enjoys playing video games and watching the Lions, Tigers, and Red Wings play as well as spending good times with good friends.
Anthony recently started rock climbing and enjoys a nice camping trip up north.