HR Architect and Compensation Specialist
With an MS in Human Resources Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology and over 15 years-experience in manufacturing, corporate, and government operations, Amy Paffenroth is a seasoned HR expert with diverse experience. She is also a Certified Compensation Professional and has provided compensation program design and implementation expertise to organizations including Hoffmann-La Roche, DSM Nutritional Products, KPMG, and most recently at the Village of Suffern in New York. Amy is a progress-driven HR professional experienced in leading client business growth and organizational development, as well as an experienced HR Generalist with an extensive background in HR Architecture, Mergers/Acquisition, Business Process Engineering, Labor Relations, Employee Relations, Policy Development, and Large-Scale Project Management.
Amy lives in Woodstown, NJ with her husband and two dogs, Scooby and Shaggy. She loves gardening, music, and bike riding. In her free time, she volunteers as a liturgical organist in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut areas.
Having previously spent 5+ years as an HR Outsourcing Consultant, Monarch Consulting was excited to welcome Dana to the team. Dana has worked with a variety of small to mid-sized companies providing guidance and support for all their HR needs. She has robust knowledge in several areas, including compliance with employment laws, policies and procedures, onboarding, performance management and guidance on all employee relations issues. Prior to becoming a consultant, Dana held HR Generalist roles at Ralph Lauren and Coty Inc. where she supported both domestic and international teams in areas including talent acquisition, recruiting, succession planning, employee development, staff performance and managing all employee relations issues.
Dana lives in New York State with her family — she loves being outdoors, taking hikes and road-trips are a favorite. When she has a few minutes to herself she likes to read, exercise, and have a cup of vanilla chai tea!
Chief Operating Officer
As a member of Monarch’s leadership team, Dan specializes in fractional and interim HR Leadership for Monarch’s clients. Prior to joining Monarch, Dan worked in HR and Administration at NJ Reentry Corporation, a mid-sized nonprofit organization that focuses on removing barriers to employment for those who have been previously incarcerated or court involved. Prior to NJ Reentry, he held a Human Resource Leadership position in a global dental manufacturing company and in HR/Benefits/Payroll positions with ADP.
Dan lives in North Haledon, NJ with his wife, children, and dogs. His favorite place to be is on the beach and near the ocean. He likes to spend his free time playing the bass guitar as playing music is his way of unwinding.
Jay Rios had her start in Human Resources as an Assistant, filling in for a generalist out on leave. What started as a temp role piqued her interest, and she has now been an HR Generalist for several years within the healthcare industry. She truly loves the generalist function and enjoys the daily complexity and challenges the role presents.
Jay was born and raised in NJ, where she resides with her two dogs, Salem and Maeve. She is an animal and nature lover who enjoys caring for her creepy crawly pets in her free time, hiking, creating art, and cooking!