Meet the Team

The Brains Behind the Operation:

   Cindy Towers, Esq.

Co-Founder/President & CEO

                                                  

 

Education:

  • Tuck Executive Education Program, Dartmouth University
  • Juris Doctor,  Widener University
    • Activities/Honors: Order of the Coif (Top 10%)
  • BSN, Villanova University

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Founding Member, CEOs Against Cancer, Pennsylvania Chapter
  • WBENC PA-DE-sNJ Council Board Member
  • Former Chair of WBEC PA-DE-sNJ's Envoy Group
  • Member WBENC's Forum Leadership Team
  • WBE Host Committee's Chair for WBENC's 2014 National Conference and Business Fair
  • 2013 WBENC Women's Business Enterprise Star Award
  • WBENC PA-DE-sNJ 2011 Leadership Award
  • 2016 SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Nominee
  • Member, Region III Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board
  • Member, Women Owned Law Board

Fun Facts:

  • What was your favorite subject in grade school?
         Chemistry
  • What is your favorite vacation spot? 
         My house
  • What would you do with an extra half-hour in the day? 
         Watch an episode of I LOVE LUCY
  • What is your favorite snack? 
         Donuts

  

   Jim LaRosa, Esq.

Co-Founder/President, Client Services

Email Jim                                                           

 

Education:

  • Juris Doctor, Villanova University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Scranton
    • Activities/Honors: President of the Pre-Law Society

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Former Member of Board of Directors, Contact Community Services

Fun Facts:

  • Finish this sentence: I am most grateful for... 
         My family
  • What was your favorite subject in grade school?
         Science
  • Name a quote that speaks to you. 
         "Progress always involves risks."
  • What is the best advice you ever received? 
         Be persistent


The Solution Gurus: 

 

Rachel Homa

   Rachel (Homa) O'Hara

Director of Program Management          

Email Rachel                                                 

 

Education:

  • B.S. in Psychology, Western European Studies Certificate, University of Pittsburgh
    • Activities/Honors: Psi Chi, Sigma Alpha Lambda
  • Spanish Studies Program, Pablo de Olavide University

Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite vacation spot? 
         Jamaica
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? 
         Rich and famous
  • What is the first thing you do in the morning? 
         Hit snooze
  • What is your favorite sports team? 
         Philadelphia Eagles

 

Stella Weiss    Stella Weiss

Operations Manager, Commercial

Email Stella                                                           

 

Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite vacation spot? 
         Puerto Rico
  • Name a quote that speaks to you. 
         "If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." -Katherine Hepburn
  • What is your favorite snack? 
         Cupcakes
  • If you were an animal, what would you be? 
         Tiger

 

Kristal Morris   

Kristal Morris

Vice President, Government Services

                                                         

 

Education:

  • B.A. in Legal Communication, Howard University
Fun Facts:
  • What are your nicknames?
         Krissy
  • What is the first thing you do in the morning? 
         Make a to-do list
  • What is your favorite snack? 
         Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  • Name a quote that speaks to you. 

            “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." - Henry David Thoreau

 

Bob Peterson    Bob Peterson, Esq.

Director, Client Services

Email Bob                                                   

 

Education:

  • Juris Doctor, Villanova Law School
  • B.A. English and History, Muhlenberg College 
    • Activities/Honors: Cum laude, John J. Reed History Scholarship, Phi Alpha Theta Scholar 
  • Course work in U.S.–Canadian criminal law and free speech,University of Montréal 
  • Scandinavian literature, philosophy and criminal law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Pennsylvania Bar License, 2010
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2011
  • Pennsylvania Insurance Producer License (Property/Casualty & Life/Fixed Annuities), 2004

Fun Facts:

  • Finish this sentence: I am most grateful for… 
         My beautiful wife and son, and our mangy mutt, Zia.
  • What is the best advice you’ve ever received? 
         Opposites attract, but only for so long. So marry your best friend.
  • What is your favorite snack? 
         Trader Joe’s Turkey Jerky
  • If you were an animal, what would you be? 
         Sea otter – seems like they know how to have fun

 


The Talent Scouts:

 

Darius Treadwell

   Darius Treadwell

Senior Executive Recruiter

Email Darius                                                     

 

Education:

  • M.B.A., Harvard University
  • B.S. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
    • Activities/Honors: President of the Pre-Law Society

Fun Facts:

  • What did you want to be when you grew up? 
         Sports Announcer
  • What would you do with an extra half an hour added to the day? 
         Music/drumming
  • Name a quote that speaks to you. 
         "Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% what you say/do about it."
  • Who is the most famous person you've met? 
         Muhammad Ali

 

B.J. Williams

   B.J. Williams, Esq.

Director, Recruitment & Attorney Development Best Practices

Email B.J.  

 

Education:

  • Juris Doctor, Elon University School of Law
    • Activities/Honors: Phi Alpha Delta, Business Law Association (Vice-President), Criminal Law Society, Public Interest Law Society, Elon Law Scholarship, Elon Law Leadership Program
  • Elon University, B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Public Administration
    • Activities/Honors: Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Presidential Scholar, President’s List, Dean’s List, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Gamma Mu

Professional Accomplishments:

  • North Carolina Bar License, 2012 

Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite vacation spot? 
         Wilmington, North Carolina
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? 
         A professional baseball player
  • Name a quote that speaks to you. 
         "The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." Vince Lombardi
  • What is your favorite sports team? 
         Baltimore Ravens

 

Shelby Specter    Shelby Specter

Attorney Recruiter

                                                    

 

Education:

  • Juris Doctor Candidate/Relevant Coursework in Employment Discrimination Law, George Washington University Law School
    • Activities/Honors: The George Washington Law Review, Corporate and Business Law Society, GW Street Law 
  • B.A. in Psychology, University of Maryland 
    • Activities/Honors: Deans List, Fundraising Chair and Greek Week Chair, Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority  

 

Fun Facts:

  • What did you want to be when you grew up? 
         A dance teacher
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes added to the day?
         Catch up with friends 
  • What is your favorite vacation spot? 
         Tel Aviv, Israel
  • What is your favorite snack? 
         Anything with cheese

  

Darlene Sistrunk    Darlene Sistrunk

Senior Recruiter

Email Darlene                                               

 

Education:

  • M.B.A., Rosemont College
  • B.A. in Business Communications, Rosemont College
    • Activities/Honors: Magna cum laude

Fun Facts:

  • Describe yourself in three words. 
         Curious, well-rounded, determined
  • What is your favorite sports team? 
         All Philadelphia, all day
  • If you were an animal, what would you be? 
         An elephant- I already have the memory
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? 
         A journalist

 

Christopher Lins

   Christopher A. Lins, Esq.

Executive Recruiter, Attorney Business Development

Email Chris                                                         

 

Education:

  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, Washington and Lee University
    • Activities/Honors: Beta Theta Pi, Pennsylvania Chair - Mock Convention, Dean's List

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Licenses, 2011
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania- April 2012
  • Elected 9th Ward Leader- Philadelphia Republican Party (August 2014- present)
  • Alternate Delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention

Fun Facts:

  • What is your favorite sports team? 
         I am a total Philadelphia homer- Eagles, then Sixers, then Phillies, then Flyers.
  • What is the first thing you do in the morning?
         Look at myself in the mirror and tell myself I am not tired at all.
  • Name a quote that speaks to you. 
         "If I had to live my life again- I'd make the same mistakes again... only sooner."
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? 
         A news anchor

 

 Latoya Hamilton   

Latoya Hamilton

Recruitment Coordinator

                                                         

 

Education:

  • B.A.Sc. in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, University of Phoenix
Fun Facts:

  • Finish this sentence: I am most grateful for...
         My health & my family
  • Name a quote that speaks to you. 
         "In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take." - Unknown
  • What is your favorite vacation spot? 
         Anywhere there's a beach
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? 

            A chef

 


The Glue That Holds Everything Together: 
   

Christine Durham    Christine Durham

Director of Human Resources

                                                            

 

Education:

  • M.A. & B.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus
    • Activities/Honors: Summa cum Laude, Presidential Scholar, completed 5 year program in 4 years


Fun Facts:

  • Finish the sentence: I am most grateful for...
         My family
  • What is your favorite vacation spot? 
         Anywhere with calm, turquoise blue water and white sand
  • Name a quote that speaks to you. 
         "Life is short - take the trip, buy the shoes, eat the cake."
  • What is your favorite snack? 
         I love candy bars --- shhh

 

Cate Phillips    Cate Phillips

Client Services Consultant

                                                       

 

Education:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Marquette University
    • Activities/Honors: Debate Team, Residence Assistant, MU Student Government

Fun Facts:

  • What did you want to be when you grew up?
         A lawyer
  • What was your favorite vacation spot? 
         Wisconsin Dells
  • Who is the most famous person you've met? 
         Muhammad Ali
  • What is your favorite sports team?
         I love the Packers and the Cubs

 

Fawn Linn    Fawn Linn

Government Services Analyst

Email Fawn                                                      

 

Education:

  • A.A. in Communication Studies, Community College of Philadelphia
    • Activities/Honors: Pennsylvania Skills Certificate in Administrative Assisting from the Bureau of Career and Technical Education (2011), President's Award for Academic Excellence, Philadelphia Home & School Association Leadership Award for Business/Technology

Fun Facts:

  • If you were an animal, what would you be? 
         I'm already a Fawn, but I wish I was a bird so I could fly.
  • What was your favorite vacation spot? 
         Disney World!
  • What is the first thing you do in the morning? 
         One word: coffee!
  • What is the best advice you ever received? 
         Every day is a learning experience

 

Shannon Homa    Shannon Homa

Legal Services Coordinator

                                                       

 

Education:

  • B.A. in Communication, Alvernia University
    • Activities/Honors: Magna cum Laude, Sigma Tau Delta, Delta Epsilon Sigma

Fun Facts:

  • Finish this sentence: I am most grateful for... 
         My family and friends that always support me
  • What was your favorite vacation spot? 
         Anywhere with sand and water
  • Name a quote that speaks to you
         “The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.”
         - Christopher McCandless
  • If you were an animal, what would you be? 
         Koala

 

Sam Akula    Samson Akula

Talent Development & Sourcing

Email Sam                                                           

 

Education:

  • Coursework in Computer Science, Community College of Philadelphia

Fun Facts:

  • What was your favorite subject in grade school?
         History
  • Finish the sentence: I am most grateful for... 
         Family
  • If you were an animal, what would you be? 
         A dog
  • What is your favorite snack? 
         Cookies

 

Stuart Davis    Stuart Davis

Assistant Talent Sourcer

                                                            

 

Education:

  • B.B.A. in International Business Administration, Temple University

Fun Facts:

  • Finish the sentence: I am most grateful for..
         Empathy
  • What would you do with an extra 30 minutes added to the day? 
         Study more Japanese
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? 
         A professional chef
  • If you were an animal, what would you be? 
         Seahorse

 


The Number Crunchers: 

Helen Heenan    Helen Heenan

Controller

Email Helen                                                       

 

Education:

  • M.B.A. in International Business, La Salle University
    • Activities/Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma
  • B.S. in Accounting, La Salle University

Fun Facts:

  • What was your favorite subject in grade school?
         Math
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? 
         Fashion designer
  • What are your nicknames? 
         Holly, Huck, H2, H3
  • What is your favorite snack? 
         Ice cream

 

Stephanie Warren    Stephanie Warren

Payroll & Invoicing Manager,
Social Media Coordinator

Email Stephanie                                                        

 

Education:

  • Expected B.A. in Accounting, American Public University System
  • Coursework in Anthropology, Vanderbilt University

Fun Facts:

  • What are you most thankful for? 
         Air conditioning
  • What did you want to be when you grew up?
         A doctor who was also a lawyer and a baker.
  • Who is the most famous person you've met? 
         Colin Powell
  • What is the best advice you ever received? 
         Assume nothing, question everything.