Unintimidated.

Meet our team of consultants.

These talented practitioners deliver quality HR solutions to our clients.

Founder and President.

Kimberly Prescott

Early on in her corporate HR career, Kimberly Prescott earned a reputation as a confident, fearless advisor.

Kimberly noticed that while some of her HR colleagues hesitated to make the bold or tough recommendations that a situation required, she was unintimidated by sticky situations, driven to serve companies and leaders with the best advice and guidance for what to do next. Her willingness to address, head on, the issues at hand — along with her love of all things HR (employment law compliance, employee relations and business strategy) — led her to start her own HR consulting firm. Prescott HR was launched in 2014 to relentlessly handle all of the HR challenges, not just the easy ones.

Kimberly is practiced at assisting clients with developing a strong internal management and human resources structure during periods of organizational change and/or rapid growth. She’s also adept at creating and defining HR departments and practices from the ground up.

Kimberly’s commitment to helping her clients is unwavering and her confidence, palpable. With expertise, authenticity, and ease, she identifies, simplifies, and resolves problems.

Kimberly brings nearly two decades of experience from previous HR leadership and director positions, including at Whole Foods, Social Solutions, Maxim Healthcare Services, TEKsystems, Paychex, and Giant Food.

Community and giving back is important to Kimberly. Among others, she is Past President of the Howard County Human Resources Society (HoCo HRS) and she is a pro bono consultant with the Taproot Foundation. Kimberly holds the Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications. She attended the University of Maryland University College, studying Human Resources Management.

When Kimberly is not working with clients, she enjoys traveling for good food, shopping, and spending time with her daughter.

Vice President of Operations.

Valerie Dzbynski

Valerie Dzbynski, SPHR, is a Human Resources Consultant with 30 years of experience working with employers in a variety of industries including security, retail, government contracting, and non-profit.  She has worked with clients with less than 10 employees to employers with over 100,000 employees and both start up organizations and mature organizations. Currently she supports clients with a variety of Human Resources services including compliance, employee relations, recruiting, and organizational development.

Senior HR Consultants.

Laura Donohoe

Laura has over 15 years’ experience in the human resources field. She has been responsible for auditing, planning, and directing all aspects of the organization’s human resources policies, objectives, and initiatives; internally promoting the desired corporate culture; transforming HR efforts to attain business strategies; and engaging business units as true partners to help execute the overall business strategy by getting the most out of the organization’s talent.

Laura is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).  She has also obtained her MBA from Mount Saint Mary’s University and holds three Bachelor degrees from California University of Pennsylvania in Business Administration, Information Technology, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  Laura is an active member of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is also an active member of FC (Frederick County) SHRM where she also served 2 years as a board member and committee chair.

Rosalind White

Rosalind White is a seasoned Human Resources Executive with 30 plus years of experience managing efficient and effective Human Resources departments. Ms. White has supervised employees in the areas of Recruitment, Selection, Employee Relations, Benefits Administration, Human Resources Management Information System Development, Corporate Training programs and Payroll Administration. She has also provided Government Contract Administration and Project Management support. Her work with numerous Executive Management teams has ensured that corporate goals and objectives were achieved, while maintaining cohesive and loyal workforces.

Since 2017, Ms. White has been providing consulting support to small and medium size businesses.

HR Consultants.

Nina Brown

Nina provides a wide range of HR expertise with over 15 years experience in the field, specializing in payroll management, benefits administration, employee relations/engagement and talent acquisition. Before joining Prescott HR, she worked at a large national company as well as several private organizations which has given her years of hands-on experiences and ability to provide exceptional services to a wide range of clients.

Nina has been involved in day-to-day operations of HR departments, as well as implementing company wide HRIS, payroll, benefits, and applicant tracking systems. She has also been a part of a start up company that involved set up of all HR functional areas. Nina has an exceptional way of caring for clients needs, and ensuring that policies and procedures are carried out with integrity, trust, and confidence.

Nina is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as well as a member of the American Payroll Association.  She will be pursuing her Professional of Human Resources Certification in the near future. When not working, Nina stays busy raising her three teenage children. You will most likely find her in a gym sitting courtside, cheering them on in basketball games..

Rocio Vargas

Rocio brings more than two decades of Human Resources management expertise in the hospitality industry and corporate segment. Her experience encompasses a diverse background of hotel companies such as Marriott International, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Mandarin Hotel Group and Corporate HR for Interstate Hotels & Resorts.

Rocio possesses a solid background including but not limited to strategic human resources, acquisitions, dispositions, compliance, labor relations, employee relations, employment law, policy and procedure and overall employee engagement tactics. She has opened many hotels across the US and International.

She is passionate about HR and at an early stage in her career, Rocio was selected as Manager Trainee for Marriott International and became a young Director of HR. She learned that helping people and business succeeding is a rewarding career.

Her business acumen and ability to provide expert advice and leadership coaching has proven to positively impact every organization in different ways. She strongly believes that “people are the most important and valuable asset of every business”.

She takes pride in helping the community; in the past three years, she has volunteered with the Capital Arlington Hospice with ground keeping. She is also an active advocate for career coaching and development assistance; she has partnered with the YWCA of DC to help young women find jobs and explore their full potential.

Rocio is bilingual (Spanish) and is a certified medical & community interpreter.

She loves spending time with her family, she has a son and a daughter. Additionally, she enjoys anything outdoors; biking, fishing, playing soccer, and painting.

Executive Assistant.

Diamond McBride

Diamond McBride is President, CEO of D.McBride Office Solutions which specializes in virtual HR support and office administration. She has over 15 years of administrative experience primarily in the Human Resources industry and Mortgage Operations for global financial companies. She serves as the Director of Program Management for Phenomenal Young Women, INC on their leadership advisory board, which in her role she provides strategic support in designing and executing programs and events that align with the organization’s mission. She studies Human Resource Management and Project Management at University of Maryland University College and she has obtained two professional certificate degrees from University of West Florida in Human Resource Management and Executive Development.

Interns.

Chontel Hawkins

Chontel Hawkins, a native Washingtonian, is an intern at Prescott HR. With experience in telemarketing she has acquired the skills to virtually help with problem solving and give support with any situation. She is currently in college to achieve her business degree and looks forward to learning more about the business world with Prescott HR.

Lataya Murphy

Lataya Murphy grew up in Washington, DC and recently graduated from H.D. Woodson senior high school. She is currently enrolled with the grads to work program to earn an Associates degree in Business administration and is looking for a long-term career in Accounting. She is looking to expand her communication & problem solving skills while working in the internship.

When you need an HR consultant who lays it on the line, turn to Prescott HR.

AFFILIATIONS & RECOGNITION

  • Community Foundation of Howard County – Vice Chair
  • Leadership Howard County – Board Member (Premier 2018 graduate)
  • Howard County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee, Labor and Employment Subcommittee – Chair
  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce HR Advisory Committee – Member
  • Howard County Human Resources Society (HoCo HRS) (Chapter of SHRM) – Past President
  • Business Women’s Networking Group of Howard County – Secretary
  • Taproot Foundation – Pro Bono HR Consultant (Volunteer)
  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) — Professional Member
  • SHRM Assurance of Learning Assessment – Item Writer (March 2015)
  • SHRM Student Case Competition – Judge (March 2015)
  • SHRM BoCK Refresh – Participant (May and June 2015)
  • Corporate Leadership Council (CLC), 2011 HR Leadership Academy – Participant
  • Featured as a Woman of Influence in the February 2019 edition of I95 Business Magazine
  • Featured content expert on online radio show
  • Participated in a roundtable discussion featured in the
  • June 2015 SHRM HR Magazine

Kimberly is an absolute expert around compliance. She is highly knowledgeable and capable in the areas of compliance, employment law, strategy, and conflict resolution.”

– A Human Resources Executive