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Meet The MaxPeople Team

At MaxPeople, we have a skilled, passionate team of Human Resource and Employment Law Professionals. They come from a wide range of backgrounds and industries, giving them the experience they need to provide expert advice and support.

  • Julie Ruben Rodney
    Julie Ruben Rodney
    Founder & CEO
  • Jordan Rodney
    Jordan Rodney
    President
  • Miriam Anbar
    Miriam Anbar
    Legal Advisor
  • Arjun Dhir
    Arjun Dhir
    Legal Advisor
  • Shaesta Latif
    Shaesta Latif
    Legal Assistant and Paralegal
  • Denise Mahoney
    Denise Mahoney
    Director, HR Services
  • Ilana Stern
    Ilana Stern
    Sr. HR Manager, Central Services and Training
  • Chen Sasson
    Chen Sasson
    HR Consultant
  • Anna Ali
    Anna Ali
    HR Manager, Field Services
  • Rema El-Roz
    Rema El-Roz
    HR Consultant
  • Natasha Boakye-Yiadom
    Natasha Boakye-Yiadom
    HR Consultant
  • Nadia Bowser
    Nadia Bowser
    HR Consultant
  • Jessica Lin
    Jessica Lin
    HR Consultant
  • Lisa Cavuoti
    Lisa Cavuoti
    HR Consultant
  • Nataliya Uzerina
    Nataliya Uzerina
    HR Coordinator
  • Johanna Van Bilsen
    Johanna Van Bilsen
    Training and Recruitment Coordinator
  • Daniel Kobrossi
    Daniel Kobrossi
    Business Development Director
  • Teresa Hoang
    Teresa Hoang
    Marketing Specialist & Office Manager
Julie Ruben Rodney
Founder & CEO

Phone: 905-709-1236 x 103      Email: [email protected]

Julie Ruben Rodney is  the Founder and CEO of MaxPeople, an HR consulting firm specializing in Human Resources services, training solutions and Employment Law. Julie is an experienced and dynamic facilitator and consultant in the areas of Interpersonal Communication, Teambuilding, Leadership Development and Creativity.

She leverages her expertise with a variety of assessments to help her clients improve their ability to work with others more effectively.  Some of the assessments she uses includes the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), The McQuaig Word Survey®, Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument ® (HBDI®), Strategic Leadership Development™ (SLD)™, and DiSC Personal Profile System®.  She often incorporates these assessments to deliver high-impact programs that are tailored to meet the business objectives of her clients.

Julie is certified to deliver Dr. Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats® program.  She applies the powerful Six Thinking Hats® framework to meeting facilitation, team brainstorming and consensus building. Julie is also a facilitator in the Advanced Health Leadership Program at Rotman School of Management.  Julie has also been quoted and published in The Globe and Mail, The HR Professional, Dialogue Magazine, The Lawyers Weekly and Leadership books such as Helping Others to Succeed and Blind Spots

Prior to starting her own people development organization, she spent ten years with MICA Consulting Partners, where she successfully facilitated hundreds of interactive workshops, designed programs, built deep client relationships through business development, and project managed large scale initiatives.

She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario.  She further pursued Personnel and Industrial Relations at the University of Toronto.  She obtained her Certificate in Human Resource Management (CHRM) through the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA), as well as, her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.  Julie is an active member of The Women’s Entrepreneurs of Canada (WEC ) and The Women’s Executive Network (WXN) .

Julie has a Masters in Adult Education (M.Ed.) specializing in Workplace Learning and Change from the University of Toronto.  She is passionate about engaging people to maximize their performance using a fun and positive approach.

Jordan Rodney
President

Phone: (905) 709-1236  x 102     Email: [email protected]

Jordan Rodney is the President of MaxPeople, an HR consulting firm specializing in Human Resources services, training solutions and Employment Law.

A sought-after speaker, Jordan has spoken to members of various groups including, among others, the International Customer Service Association (ICSA), the Canadian General Accountants (CGA), the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries (CARI). Jordan has been published and quoted in the Globe and Mail, Canadian HR Reporter , the Voice magazine and Lawyers Weekly.

Jordan is a lawyer and a results-driven Human Resource professional with experience in employee and labour relations, negotiation, facilitation and change management. Jordan incorporates a variety of tools, assessments (The McQuaig System ®) and continuous improvement methodologies to help his clients improve their performance.

Prior to joining MaxPeople Jordan spent 15 plus years in the Human Resources field working in the Beverage, Broadcasting, Courier and Manufacturing industries. Within these diverse businesses, he successfully managed complex project initiatives, cultivated deep client relationships, negotiated multiple collective agreements, designed and delivered numerous training seminars and identified practical human resources solutions for companies.

Jordan was previously an instructor at the Schulich School of Business in the Organizational Studies Department and at George Brown in their Corporate Training Department. Jordan obtained a B.A. from York University, an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario, and is a member of the Ontario Bar. Jordan further specialized in Human Resources at Queen’s University obtaining a Master’s of Industrial Relations.

Jordan is focused on ensuring that organizations are equipped to handle workplace issues using innovative and cost-effective solutions. He enjoys coaching people to achieve their maximum potential while assisting organizations to achieve their objectives.

Miriam Anbar
Legal Advisor

Phone: (905) 695-5995     Email: [email protected]

Miriam Anbar is a legal advisor for MaxPeople and an associate at Rodney Employment Law.  In her practice, Miriam handles a broad spectrum of employment and labour matters, including but not limited to wrongful dismissals, employment standards, employment contracts, human resources law, workplace safety and insurance, human rights, and occupational health and safety.  Miriam assists both employers and employees, and she strives to provide practical strategies to solve complex workplace issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Miriam worked with a boutique employment law firm in Toronto, where she gained deep experience in both civil litigation and labour and employment law.

Miriam volunteered as a Caseworker and Litigator at Community Legal Aid, a poverty-law training clinic based at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law, where she represented clients on a wide range of civil and criminal matters.  Miriam negotiated with Assistant Crown Attorneys and Provincial Prosecutors, taking matters through the court system to their conclusion.

Prior to her legal career, Miriam worked as an HR Manager in a busy dental practice, which allowed her to gain valuable experience in human resources and employee relations.  Miriam acquired significant insight into the needs of both employers and employees, which allows her to better understand what her clients are looking for.

Miriam has a passion for public speaking.  She has participated in and won several advocacy competitions and received a number of academic awards.

Miriam completed her law degree at the University of Windsor and obtained an undergraduate degree from York University.  She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association (Labour & Employment section) and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

In her spare time, Miriam enjoys taking hot yoga classes, learning new languages, and spending time with her family.

Arjun Dhir
Legal Advisor

Phone: (905) 709-1236 ext. 126    Email: [email protected] 

Arjun Dhir is a legal advisor for MaxPeople and an associate at Rodney Employment LawIn his practice, Arjun handles a broad spectrum of employment and labour matters, including but not limited to wrongful dismissals, employment standards, employment agreements, human resources law, workplace safety and insurance, human rights, and occupational health and safety. Arjun assists both employers and employees, and utilizes a tailored approach for each client, to provide practical solutions to complex workplace issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Arjun worked alongside a sole practitioner in Toronto, where he gained extensive experience handling a wide array of legal matters. Furthermore, Arjun also volunteered as a Caseworker at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic, a poverty-law training clinic based at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, where he represented underprivileged clients on a wide range of legal matters.

Prior to his legal career, Arjun worked as a Financial Service Representative at one of Canada’s most prominent banks. During this time, Arjun completed the Investment Funds in Canada course which provided him with accreditation to solicit and sell a wide array of financial instruments. In this position, Arjun was responsible for providing client-specific advice and overseeing the entirety of both the lending and investing processes.

Arjun obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Political Science from York University.

Shaesta Latif
Legal Assistant and Paralegal

Phone: (905) 709-1236 ext. 114    Email: [email protected]

Shaesta Latif is the Legal Assistant and Paralegal at Rodney Employment Law.

Prior to joining Rodney Employment Law, Shaesta has worked in the capacity of both Legal Assistant and Paralegal, for several small and large firms in Toronto. Shaesta has experience in various areas of law, including: Employment Law, Corporate Commercial, Corporate Finance, and Personal Injury.

Shaesta graduated from University of Toronto with a B.A. in Political Science. She is a Licensed Paralegal and is in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. Shaesta furthered her education with a Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate from Centennial College.

Rodney Employment Law handles a broad spectrum of employment and labour matters, including but not limited to wrongful dismissals, employment standards, employment contracts, human resources law, workplace safety and insurance, human rights, and occupational health and safety. Rodney Employment Law assists both employers and employees, and our firm strives to provide practical strategies to solve complex workplace issues.

Shaesta is passionate about assisting others and advocating for both organizations and people.  Shaesta adopts a values-based approach in dealing with clients and co-workers and is particularly focused on providing the highest quality work while providing a memorable client experience. In her personal time, Shaesta enjoys reading, attending yoga classes, and travelling as often as possible. She also enjoys volunteering at various fundraising events including, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and United Way CN Tower climb.

Denise Mahoney
Director, HR Services

Phone: (905) 709-1236 ext. 116     Email: [email protected]

Denise Mahoney is the Director, HR Services with MaxPeople, an HR consulting firm specializing in Human Resources services, training solutions and Employment Law.

Prior to joining the MaxPeople team, Denise has worked with a diverse range of industries over the last 15 years including manufacturing/distribution, professional services, retail and most recently a global architectural and engineering firm.  These experiences enabled her  to hone her skills in cultivating employee engagement initiatives, developing innovative policies and procedures and implementing Canadian HR infrastructure for the businesses.

Denise has extensive experience in employee relations and believes in the importance of fostering a strong employee culture which contributes to a productive organization. Denise has been viewed as a trusted business advisor and has dealt with highly sensitive and confidential information always seeking to achieve win-win solutions with her stakeholders. Denise also has extensive experience in full cycle recruitment, training and development, management/leadership development and health and safety.

Denise obtained an undergraduate degree in Criminology and Sociology from U of T, and furthered her education with a post-graduate certificate in Human Resources Management from Humber College. Denise is currently a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) and is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association.

Denise is passionate about creating great work environments and helping her clients be successful by hiring and training the right people to produce the best results. Her honesty and integrity drive her as an HR professional, and her positive and ‘can-do’ attitude allow her to quickly build relationships and add value to her clients.

Ilana Stern
Sr. HR Manager, Central Services and Training

Phone: (905) 709-1236  ext 108     Email: [email protected]

Ilana Stern is a Senior. HR Manager, Central Services and Training at MaxPeople, an HR consulting firm specializing in Human Resources services, training solutions and Employment Law.  As an experienced generalist, she provides our HRessentials clients with a full range of recommendations and support in all aspects of human resources.

Prior to joining the MaxPeople team, Ilana gained broad HR experience while working in manufacturing, not for profit and retail industries.  Most recently, Ilana worked for a large Canadian retailer where she gained extensive exposure to a wide variety of employee relations issues and organizational development initiatives.

Ilana has delivered training programs to employees at all levels in an organization.  She has a true passion for facilitation and enjoys passing on her knowledge and tips to her participants. Ilana has written extensive course materials including case studies for managers to work through as part of leadership training sessions. What’s really important to her as part of facilitation is the interaction and engagement of the audience.

Ilana obtained a B.A. from York University, following which she earned a post-graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from Seneca College.  Ilana is also a Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL) candidate with the Human Resources Professional Association.

Ilana is a results-driven and passionate Human Resources Professional with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. She is energetic and dedicated with a strong focus on cultivating deep relationships with her clients while implementing practical solutions for the business.

Chen Sasson
HR Consultant

Phone: (905) 709-1236 ext. 106     Email: [email protected]

Chen Sasson is an HR Consultant with MaxPeople, an HR consulting firm specializing in Human Resources services, training solutions and Employment Law. Chen applies her knowledge and exceptional multi-tasking skills to support all HR activities and business lines.

Prior to joining the MaxPeople team, Chen worked at Zylog Systems Canada Ltd. as an HR Assistant. Her time with this organization helped her gain HR experience in areas such as Recruitment and Selection, On-boarding and Training, Employment Standards, and managing Health and Safety practices.

Chen graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Business Management degree with an Honors Specialization in Human Resources Management. She  has obtained her  HR Professional Certification (CHRP).

Chen’s goal-oriented approach to her work, along with her excellent communication and interpersonal skills, allows for the best possible outcome when providing support to her clients. Chen is diligent and always ready to contribute to her coworkers’ and clients successes. Her passion for HR drives her eagerness to learn and grow every day.

Anna Ali
HR Manager, Field Services

Phone: 905-709-1236 x 136      Email: [email protected]

Anna Ali is the HR Manager, Field Services at MaxPeople, an HR consulting firm specializing in Human Resources services, training solutions and Employment Law. As an experienced HR consultant, she provides our HRessentials clients with a full range of recommendations and support in all aspects of human resources.

Prior to joining the MaxPeople team, Anna gained a significant amount of broad HR consulting and client management experience while working at a global management consulting firm. Anna was a Senior Consultant at a global consulting firm where she developed a deep expertise in strategic change management, large transformation programs, and organizational challenges that can be solved through human-centered solutions. Anna is a client-focused professional, with proven team leadership abilities, she has demonstrated expertise in strategic execution, change management, and project management to deliver exceptional client value. As a collaborative, results oriented HR professional, Anna is dedicated to delivering high-impact results. Anna’s role is to collaborate and align people strategy with business strategy to deliver results. With the insight and aptitude to deliver innovative ideas, her strength lies in her industrious, proactive problem solving and a willing to challenge the status quo to find creative and practical solutions.

Anna obtained her Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Employment Relations & Equity Studies. Anna is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and in the process of achieving her Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL) accreditation. She has achieved a Masters in Human Resources Management (MHRM) from York University.

Rema El-Roz
HR Consultant

Phone: (905) 709-1236 ext. 130     Email: [email protected]

Rema is an HR Consultant with MaxPeople, an HR consulting firm specializing in Human Resources services, training solutions and Employment Law.

Rema’s experience includes providing all around HR services to various industries including Banking, Manufacturing, IT and Healthcare.  Her diverse experience as a Generalist and Business Manager equips her with in-depth knowledge and experience in  various HR functions and Business developments. Her broad range of experience in HR services include, but are not limited to, Health and Safety, Recruitment and Selection, Training and Development, Compensation and Benefits, Performance Management, Employee Relations and Labour Relations. Additionally, in her previous roles, Rema played a key role in HRIS Implementation, development of new systems and programs for financial reporting and labour production costs analysis.

Rema obtained her Honours, B.A, in Psychology Neuroscience and Behaviour. She followed her Bachelors with a Post-Graduate certificate in Human Resources Management from Humber College. She is also currently working towards an Organizational Behaviour Certificate from Harvard Extension School. Rema is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association where she is a Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL) candidate.

Rema is a passionate, results driven, dedicated Human Resource Professional. Her strengths in communication and interpersonal skills allow her to flourish in relations with clients, business partners and coworkers. Her authenticity, love for HR and genuine caring personality are the traits that drive her success.

Natasha Boakye-Yiadom
HR Consultant

Phone: (905) 709-1236 ext. 131    Email: [email protected]

Natasha is an HR Consultant with MaxPeople, an HR consulting firm specializing in Human Resources services, training solutions and Employment Law.

Prior to joining the MaxPeople team, Natasha worked across a variety of different industries including Financial Services, Supply Chain, Consulting, and Professional Services. Her diverse experience within a wide range of industries grants her a breadth of knowledge, skills, and perspectives, allowing her to direct her passion in developing value-added insights and solutions that meets client’s needs.

Natasha graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree with Specialization in Human Resources Management. Natasha has a Post Graduate in Human Resources Management from George Brown College and has obtained her HR Professional Certification (CHRP).

Natasha’s determination to meet the needs of her clients coupled with strong communication and interpersonal skills enables for value-added solutions. Natasha has strong collaborative skills and enjoys sharing knowledge and insights with her colleagues and clients.

 

Nadia Bowser
HR Consultant

Phone: (905) 709-1236 ext. 107     Email: [email protected]

Nadia Bowser is an HR Consultant at MaxPeople, an HR consulting firm specializing in Human Resources services, training solutions and Employment Law.

Prior to joining MaxPeople, Nadia worked in Client Services where she assisted with onboarding and training new hires. From this role she recognized the value in effectively attracting, engaging and nurturing the right talent at the right time.

Nadia leverages her interpersonal skills with her organizational and problem-solving skills to achieve the best results for the clients she supports. Nadia does not hesitate to take initiative and take on new tasks when supporting the consulting team.

Nadia discovered her passion for working in Human Resources while shadowing the HR Manager in a manufacturing facility. Her curiosity to become an expert in areas such as human potential and organizational behaviour led her to attend Trent University where she obtained an Honours B.A. in Psychology. Following this she earned a post-graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from Sheridan College. Nadia is also a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and member with the Human Resources Professional Association.

 

 

 

 

Jessica Lin
HR Consultant

Phone: (905) 709-1236  ext 105     Email: [email protected]

Jessica is an HR Consultant with MaxPeople, an HR consulting firm specializing in Human Resources services, training solutions and Employment Law.

Prior to joining MaxPeople, Jessica worked across a variety of industries including global housewares, Healthcare, Tech and CPG. Her extensive experience in HR include Recruitment and Selection, Training and Development, Employee Relations, Benefits Program Management, Programs & Policies Development, Data Analytics and HR Metrics.

Jessica graduated from the University of Guelph where she obtained her Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Human Resources Management. She is currently working towards obtaining her HR Professional Certification (CHRP).

Jessica is a passionate Human Resources Professional who thrives on cultivating meaningful client relationships. Her strong communication and interpersonal skills allow her to provide clients with effective and practical HR solutions.

Lisa Cavuoti
HR Consultant

Phone: (905) 709-1236 ext. 112     Email: [email protected]

Lisa Cavuoti is an HR Consultant at MaxPeople, an HR consulting firm specializing in Human Resources services, training solutions and Employment Law.

With a depth of experience in both Human Resources and Employment Law, Lisa’s tenure with MaxPeople’s sister company, Rodney Employment Law enhanced her skills and knowledge in these areas. She held a versatile role by providing the team with support in both a legal and HR coordination capacity.

Lisa brings knowledge, expertise and a client-centric focus to the role. She is passionate about her work and prides herself on her attentiveness to details to get the job done on time and in the right way.  Lisa’s distinct value is her ability to build relationships with colleagues, clients and stakeholders.

Having graduated from York University with a B.A. in Psychology, Lisa continued her studies at the University of Toronto where she obtained a Certificate in Criminology. Continuing with her love of learning, Lisa furthered her education with a post-graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from Seneca College, where she graduated with Honours.  Lisa is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and a good-standing member of the Human Resources Professional Association.

Nataliya Uzerina
HR Coordinator

Phone: (905) 709-1236  ext 115     Email: [email protected]

Nataliya Uzerina is an HR Coordinator at MaxPeople, an HR consulting firm specializing in Human Resources services, training solutions and Employment Law.

Prior to joining MaxPeople, Nataliya worked in the service industry and focused on client services. Nataliya successfully managed and lead a variety of teams in the Retail and Service industry which led to her passion for training. She is passionate about training as it is an integral part of an individual’s success at any organization.

Nataliya’s passion for training developed through her experience working with a variety of individuals at various levels. Nataliya’s philosophy on learning is based on a belief that a customized approach is necessary to motivate and engage different individuals.

Nataliya has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Ryerson University coupled with a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from George Brown College. Nataliya’s education combined with her hands on approach gives her an edge when supporting the Training and Engagement team at MaxPeople. Nataliya brings her strong work ethic and interpersonal skills to ensure a positive client experience.

Johanna Van Bilsen
Training and Recruitment Coordinator

Phone: (905) 709-1236  ext 127   Email: [email protected]

Johanna Van Bilsen is the Training and Recruitment Coordinator at MaxPeople, an HR consulting firm specializing in Human Resources services, training solutions and Employment Law.

Prior to joining MaxPeople, Johanna worked as a Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator. Johanna successfully trained, led and motivated large teams of university students to actively engage in the community through volunteer and fundraising events. Johanna’s passion for training developed through her experience working with a variety of individuals at various levels. Johanna’s philosophy on learning is grounded by psychological theories of adult learning, and motivation which help her create content that is meaningful and memorable.

Johanna has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Labour Relations from Brock University coupled with a Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from George Brown College. Johanna’s education combined with her dedication enables her to support the Training and Recruitment team at MaxPeople. Johanna brings her strong work ethic and interpersonal skills to ensure a positive client experience.

Daniel Kobrossi
Business Development Director

Phone: (905) 709-1236 ext. 113    Email: [email protected]

Daniel Kobrossi is a Business Development Director with MaxPeople, an HR consulting firm specializing in Human Resources services, training solutions and Employment Law.

Prior to joining MaxPeople, Daniel gained extensive experience as a  Business Development Manager with various Recruitment firms where he helped clients secure top talent in areas such as accounting/finance, Human Resources, and IT. Daniel is a graduate of York University where he obtained his B.A. in Economics.

Daniel’s customer centric approach to listening and understanding clients’ needs before discussing and recommending solutions has allowed him to develop and sustain long standing business relationships with his clients, who trust and value his expertise. With a true passion for helping organizations grow talent, Daniel is looking forward to helping MaxPeople build upon existing relationships and developing new partnerships.

Teresa Hoang
Marketing Specialist & Office Manager

Phone: (905) 709-1236  ext 101     Email: [email protected]

Teresa Hoang is the Marketing Specialist and Office Manager with MaxPeople, an HR consulting firm specializing in Human Resources services, training solutions and Employment Law.

Teresa is a graduate of Ryerson University where she earned her Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing Management Degree.  She began her career with a giftware company where she managed various administrative functions, client care relations and marketing initiatives.   Prior to joining MaxPeople, Teresa also worked for a non-profit organization where her contributions centered on leading the development and delivery of the certification program to building and maintaining key client accounts.  Teresa was instrumental in the improvement of the company’s online presence that resulted in increased productivity and customer care.

Teresa is distinguished by her passion for business, her focus on collaborative team-building and her dedication to meeting the strategic goals of the organization.  She is also known for her strong work ethic and commitment to developing programs to improve office systems, workflows and processes. Throughout her career she approached every job as opportunities for career growth and discovery, she hopes to bring the same entrepreneurial mindset and vision to MaxPeople.

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