Personable and Professional
Meet our outstanding team members
Wendi Brown, President
Wendi is the President of WBCP, an executive search and human resources consultancy serving clients in California, Oregon and Arizona, and soon in Washington state. Wendi is passionate about helping organizations improve their recruitment services, place great talent, conduct department assessments, redesign antiquated processes, revise job descriptions, conduct salary and benchmark studies, and more. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising and combines this with her background in recruiting to successfully place hard-to-fill, management, and executive positions. She has worked in various industries — advertising and public relations, national real estate franchisor, global manufacturing – and with nonprofit and public sector organizations since 1999. Formerly, she 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 Assistant Chief Executive Office/Human Resources Director and, at that time, 25 decentralized departments, with 17,000 employees, serving a community of 300,000. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Colorado Technical University; has earned several certificates in Project Management, Global Business, Marketing and Human Resources; and is working towards a Master’s in Management at Southern Oregon University.
Sam Sackman, Vice President
Sam is WBCP’s Senior Recruiter and Business Development Manager, and is part of WBCP’s executive leadership team. Sam has a wealth of business and public sector experience and brings in-depth analytical and project management skills and experience supporting executive leadership with special projects, program development, contracts and administration support, including executive recruitment. Prior to joining the WBCP team, she spent five years working at Valley Water (formerly Santa Clara Valley Water District) where she was an expert in leading complex projects and organizational change management practices supporting the CEO, Chief Officers, and various departments, such as Facilities, Contracts, Human Resources, and Government Affairs. She brings a wealth of knowledge of the inner workings of government agencies, political sensitivities, and their recruitment policies and processes. Sam has a Master’s in Anthropology with an emphasis in Program Development, and an undergraduate degree in Anthropology with an emphasis in Sociology and Behavior Driven Health, both from Creighton University.
Heather Jack, Chief Operating Officer
Heather Jack is WBCP’s Chief Operating Officer and lead Project Manager. She has been working for WBCP since 2015. Heather supports all recruitments from start to finish and assists with 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 of Science degree in Anthropology and a double minor in Environmental Studies and French from Southern Oregon University.
Maggie Alexandre, Executive Search and Class and Compensation Associate
Maggie Alexandre is a Human Resources professional with over 30 years of experience, and is WBCP’s key consultant performing all classification and compensation studies. Prior to working at WBCP, Maggie was a Human Resources Director in the San Francisco Financial District and led an 80 person team of human resource professionals. She began her career in HR at Robertson, Stephens & Company, a boutique investment bank, and continued in the HR Director role at other investment banks and private equity firms until 2016. Maggie has worked in all areas of HR as a generalist with a focus in employee relations, recruitment and classification and compensation. She has been working as an Executive Search Associate and Classification and Compensation Specialist for WBCP since 2018. Maggie studied Anthropology at California State University, Long Beach and received her Human Resources Management Certificate from California State University, San Francisco.
Stephanie Sherwood, Recruitment Coordinator
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. During his time with the U.S. Coast Guard, Carl served as the Commanding Officer for Coast Guard bases in Honolulu, HI and Southern California, before ultimately retiring as the Director of Training and Development.
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 Arts, Organizational and Human Resource Development from George Washington University; a Bachelor’s of Science, Biology, University of Florida.
Tameka Usher, Senior Human Resources Consultant
Tameka Usher is a highly skilled Human Resources professional with an accomplished record of developing and aligning HR strategies with business goals. Over the span of her more than twenty-year career in the field of public sector human resources, she has held a variety of positions that allowed her to deliver program operations, leadership, strategic planning and training services to various public agencies. She provides guidance, counseling, and support in all areas of Human Resources with emphasis on recruitment, selection, classification, compensation and training. As a facilitator/trainer, her classroom instruction is brought to life with her dynamic training style and enhanced by her diverse human resources experience with various public agencies. Tameka spent 12 years with CPS HR Consulting in increasingly responsible roles including Manger, Product and Services for the Classification and Compensation and Merit System Services (MSS) Divisions. Within the classification and compensation division, she regularly oversaw and performed a multitude of classification and compensation studies for public sector clients of various sizes. Currently, Tameka serves as the Director of Human Resources for the County of El Dorado.
Her well-established experience and reputation for excellent work, technical skills, problem solving, and strategic and creative thinking allows her to provide collaborative solutions to clients.
Tameka has a Master of Science in Human Resources and Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from Golden Gate 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).
Chief William O. Landis, Public Safety Consultant
Chief Landis specializes in public safety searches including police, EMS, medical examiner, 911 dispatch, 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, Police Chief, and Public Safety Director. 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 served as an adjunct criminology professor at Rogue Community College for 10 years.
While serving as Public Safety Director, he created programs such as a “Sobering Center” which required changes in legislation but was an alternative to arrests, mobile food kitchens which served food to the homeless without impacting specific neighborhoods, a Nuisance Intervention Team which addressed nuisance issues affecting the community, and created a “School Marshal Program” which utilizes retired police officers to assist with school safety at an affordable price.
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.
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.
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.