Personable and Professional
Meet our outstanding team members
Wendi Brown, President of WBCP, Inc.
Wendi’s deep West Coast experience provides a great understanding of our Client’s geographic challenges with recruiting and retaining staff. As the President of WBCP, Wendi is passionate about helping organizations improve their recruitment services, place great talent, redesign outdated processes, provide leadership development, and design and execute other human resource projects such as: classification and compensation studies, organizational review and development, competency model consulting and integration across human resource systems. Prior to forming WBCP, Wendi was an internal Human Resources Consultant for the County of Orange, California, providing countywide communications, human resources, executive search and recruiter training services to the Chief Executive/Human Resources Office with 25 decentralized departments, 17,000 employees, and serving a community of 300,000. Wendi earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing, from Colorado Technical University, has coursework towards a Master’s degree in Management from Southern Oregon University and several certificates in Project Management, Global Business, Marketing and Human Resources from Colorado Technical University.
Maggie Alexandre, Executive Search and Class and Compensation Associate
Maggie Alexandre is a Human Resources professional with over 30 years of experience, mainly in the financial services industry. She began her career in HR at Robertson, Stephens & Company, a boutique investment bank in San Francisco, CA and continued in the HR Director role at other investment banks and private equity firms in San Francisco until 2016. Maggie has worked in all areas of HR as a generalist with a focus in Employee Relations. She moved to Oregon from the Bay Area in 2016 and has been working as an Executive Search Associate for WBCP since 2018. She studied Anthropology at California State University, Long Beach and received her Human Resources Management Certificate from California State University, San Francisco.
Heather Jack, Executive Search Associate and Office Manager
Heather has been working for WBCP since 2015. Heather supports all recruitments that we manage at WBCP, in addition to working on other projects in human resources, employee engagement, salary and benchmark studies, and other human resource related projects with several municipalities in Oregon and California. Heather has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Anthropology and a double minor in Environmental Studies and French from Southern Oregon University.
Stephanie Sherwood, Executive Assistant
Stephanie started working for WBCP in 2019. She acts as support for all facets of the recruitment process, as well as any other tasks to assist the WBCP team. Stephanie has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus in Hospitality from Southern Oregon University.
Human Resources / IT / Organizational Development
Carl Crown, Human Resources, IT & Facilitation Consultant
Carl has over 35 years of experience in Human Resources and Training. He served as Director of Human Resources for the County of Orange (retired), where he supported 25 decentralized departments in all human resource capacities. His many accomplishments include redesigning and implementing the County’s new selection rules (a comprehensive approach to marketing open positions), streamlining the selection process, recruiter assessment, and overall improvement in the efficiencies and effectiveness of recruiting throughout the County.
Throughout his career he worked on various initiatives including agency and department reorganizations, comprehensive classification and compensation reviews, job redesign efforts and decentralization of Human Resources functions. He also oversaw application development and support and business development, and was responsible for day-to-day operations of the Orange County Data Center and delivery of all Wide Area Network services across the County.
He holds a Master’s of Administration, Organizational and Human Resource Development; a Bachelor’s of Administration, Biology, University of Florida; and Florida Training, George Washington University, Washington D.C.
Jerry Gruber, MPA, Senior Consultant
Jerry joined the WBCP team as a Senior Consultant in 2019 and supports business development, executive search services and various business and organizational consulting projects. Jerry is a seasoned local government executive with broad-based experience working in numerous full-service communities with over 30 years in leadership positions. Jerry started his career serving in the United States Air Force as an Environmental Support Specialist. After departing the Air Force, Jerry oversaw water utility operations for a variety of public sector organizations in Florida. In 2004, Jerry returned to California and served as the General Manager for the City of Big Bear Lake, Department of Water and Power before he moved on to serve as the City Manager for the Town of Atherton, California, and then General Manager for the Cambria Community Services District, California.
Jerry holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Resource Management from Troy University, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, with an emphasis in Public Management, also from Troy University.
Cindy Charan, MA, Senior Human Resources Consultant
Cindy Charan is a Senior HR Consultant with WBCP, Inc., bringing 18+ years of human resources management experience, the last 13 years of which have been in an executive management capacity in public sector human resources.
As an HR practitioner, Cindy is passionate about helping organizations with talent management by attracting, retaining, and developing their human capital through workforce development, transforming and modernizing human resources (nuts and bolts), and helping to advance the long-term health and performance of the organization. She has notable experience in strategic human resources planning, organizational development, change management facilitation, workforce development, performance management, recruitment/retention, and executive coaching.
Prior to joining WBCP, Cindy served as the Human Resources Director with the State Bar of California where she managed all aspects of human resources functions. Previously, Cindy served as the Human Resource Director for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission with the City and County of San Francisco, and as the Human Resources Director with the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency. In all her positions, Cindy focused on developing a best practice approach in the modernization of human resources, organizational development, compliance, policy development, talent management, recruitment/retention, strategic planning, staff development, labor and employee relations, performance management, and HRIS systems design and implementation.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from University of Phoenix. Cindy is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). Cindy is also a member of the California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CalPELRA), and International Public Management Association – HR (NCCIPMA).
Troy Butzlaff, ICMA-CM, Senior Consultant
Troy Butzlaff has 29 years of experience in city management working for various cities in California. He served as City Manager of Azusa (2015-2017) and City Administrator of Placentia (2008-2015). Before that, Troy served as Assistant City Manager for the cities of Palm Springs (2002-2008) and Indian Wells (1996-2002). Troy recently retired from the City of La Puente where he served as Director of Administrative Services/City Treasurer.
Over his nearly three-decade-long career in city management, Troy has successfully led municipal organizations through an unprecedented decline in financial resources forcing evaluation and analysis of essential services, business practices, and operations at every level of the organization. He has extensive experience working with elected officials, citizen groups, labor organizations, and regional and state agencies on a wide range of issues affecting local government. Troy understands the challenges facing public agencies in attracting and retaining competent staff and has successfully recruited and hired high-quality executive leaders for the organizations he has led.
Troy holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of La Verne. In addition, he is a graduate of several distinguished institutes and programs including the Berkeley Executive Seminar at the University of California Berkeley; the Gettysburg Leadership Institute and the Williamsburg Leadership Institute.
Chief William O. Landis, Public Safety Consultant
Chief Landis specializes in public safety searches including police, EMS, medical examiner, and fire leadership positions. With over 30 years of law enforcement and Fire experience, he has served in multiple roles including Police Officer, Firefighter, School Resource Officer, Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Detective, Detective Sergeant, SWAT Team Member/ Commander, Negotiations Team Member, Operations Lieutenant, Deputy Chief and Police Chief, and Public Safety Director.
He holds a Master’s degree in Justice Administration and Crime Management from Bellevue University, a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Service Administration from Eastern Oregon University, and an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Rogue Community College. Chief Landis was certified as a Firefighter I, Deputy Medical Examiner and holds an Executive Management Certification from DPSST (highest police certification in Oregon). He is a former member of the International Association of Police (IACP), Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), and serves as adjunct criminology professor at Rogue Community College.
He served 25 years in the United States Navy (6 years active and 19 in the Reserves). He retired from the Navy in 2008 as a Navy Chief Submariner having served in the Navy’s nuclear submarine service.
Health and Human Services
Patrick Duterte, Health and Human Services Consultant
Patrick has over 35 years of experience in Health and Human Services in California public sector organizations. He served as the Director of Health and Social Services for Solano County, where he directed an integrated department (including public health, social services and behavioral health) and oversaw over 1,200 staff and a budget exceeding $280 MM. Previously, he worked as Director of Employment and Benefit Services in Santa Clara County, and additionally has managed child welfare programs and employment programs in San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
Highlights of Patrick’s public sector service include:
- Pioneering the first national model for insuring all children; Santa Clara County’s Children’s Health Initiative.
- Transforming the County health clinics into Federally Qualified Health Centers as well as integrating behavioral health with physical health. (One of the first nationally). These transformations not only made “self-sustaining” programs but delivered higher quality services and outcomes.
- Appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) – Health Steering Committee, Chair of Health Disparities Subcommittee, President’s Advisory Committee on Transitional Foster Youth, and President’s Advisory Committee on Healthy Communities.
- Winner of two prestigious awards: SPUR Award- 1991-Managerial Efficiency Award (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association); 2014 CSAC Circle of Service Award (California State Association of Counties).
Patrick served his country in Vietnam and received his Bachelor’s from the University of California and a Master’s from San Francisco State University.
Training and Business Development
Angela Antenore, Facilitator and Training Consultant
Angela brings a common sense approach to management and leadership. Working in private, public, non-profit and academic institutions, Angela has been instrumental in the development of leadership and communication skills within diverse populations. She incorporates the perspectives and contributions of all levels of employees including executives, managers, line staff as well as elected officials. She helps leaders build high-performing teams, focusing on how leaders can best perform in order to deliver results, excel in their roles and engage and motivate their teams.
Angela holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA and possesses certifications and experience in a variety of subjects including: Leadership and employee development; Cross-cultural and Intercultural communication; Diversity and Inclusion; Communication; Virtual facilitation and teams; Coaching; Performance Coaching; Conflict Management/Mediation; Strategic Planning; and Facilitation.
She served as Dean and co-founder of an internal Employees’ University and serves as a Board member with several non-profit organizations and has served as a Commissioner to the County of Santa Barbara. A Santa Barbara resident, she is proficient in Spanish.
Mark Honberger, Business Development Consultant
Mark Honberger has over 24 years’ experience in Parks and Recreation serving nonprofit, commercial, faith-based and municipal organizations, cities and special districts in California and Arizona. Most recently Mark served as the General Manager for the Coalinga-Huron Recreation and Park District in California. Mark has served professionally with the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS), as the President of District 5 and 7 and he is currently serving on the Arizona Recreation and Park Association (ARPA) planning committee for the 2018 APRA Conference. Mark continues to work with parks and recreation agencies as a consultant, and is WBCP’s Business Development Consultant in the State of Arizona. Mark’s knowledge of public sector and nonprofit organizations, his outgoing and positive personality, and his ability to develop long lasting relationships are ideal to build WBCP’s new client base and expand our consulting services in the State of Arizona.
Mark has a Bachelor’s of Science in Recreation Administration from California State University, Sacramento.