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.

Shannon Knupp

Shannon has 25 years’ experience as a human resources professional leading all functional areas including compensation, benefits, talent acquisition, HRIS, employee and labor relations, workforce planning and management, employee engagement and culture, learning and development, compliance, as well as payroll. She has worked for national and international organizations ranging in employee size from less than 200 to more than 20,000.

Shannon has vast experience working with executive teams to implement human resources programs and lead initiatives that align with and execute the business strategy, mission, vision, and values.

Shannon holds a Master of Studies in Human Resources Law from Wake Forest University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Organizational Management and Human Resources from Antioch University Santa Barbara, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

She also holds professional certifications including, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).

Shannon is passionate about sharing her knowledge of human resources through activities such as leading study groups for human resources related certifications, being an Executive Teaching Assistant for MBA human resources courses at the University of Rhode Island College of Business, and volunteering as a mentor for small businesses through SCORE.

Lisa Para

Lisa has over 15 years in Human Resources.She enjoys working with companies to streamline and enhance processes, benefits, and technology. Her strategy is to provide recommendations based on a company’s employee demographic, strategic plan, budget, and current resources. She has worked with companies in varying industries and sizes.

Lisa is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

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 Administrators.

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.

Tiffany Montgomery

Tiffany is a HR Administrator with experience in recruiting, on-boarding, benefits, unemployment, workers compensation, employee leave administration and payroll.

Tiffany started her accounting career right after college and after years in the accounting field, she realized her career was no longer fulfilling. She started out on a journey to find what career could she transition to that is people oriented and would utilize her transferable skills. Her personality of having empathy for people and being a problem solver, Human Resources would be the best career path. Since she has been on this path, she continues to be excited in expanding her knowledge in all HR areas.

Tiffany will be pursuing the professional certificate degree in Recruiting and Talent Acquisition soon.

She enjoys spending time with family and traveling.

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


  • 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