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Leadership

Helios HR Leadership Team

Helios HR’s infrastructure is streamlined and responsive to facilitate successful contract execution and delivery of services. Helios’ delivery team consists of Project Coordinators who ensure cost and schedule control, Team Leaders who manage our teams of HR Consultants and Recruiters, as well as a Practice Leader who oversees the quality of our performance. As an actively engaged leadership team, our practice is to develop a communication plan upon the launch of each engagement and regularly visit each client to ensure service delivery is consistent with our clients’ needs and expectations.


Kathy Albarado, SPHR, Kathy Albarado, CEO of Helios HRPresident & CEO

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As President and CEO, Kathy is an award-winning management consultant with more than 25 years of progressive human capital management experience. Kathy has been featured on television, radio and quoted in numerous media publications including The New York Times, The Washington Business Journal, The Washington Post, HRO Magazine, Human Capital Magazine, Compliance Magazine and Virginia Business regarding human capital management and leadership challenges. Kathy holds an M.A. in Human Resource Management; a B.S. in Psychology from George Mason University and is certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR).

In addition to serving as a Board member to The Leadership Center, Kathy has demonstrated a career of service and currently active on several Boards to include the Board for the Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital, The Women in Business Initiative for George Mason University’s School of Business, The Women in Business Council for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, LEAD Virginia and SECAF (the Small Emerging Government Contractors Advisory Forum). Kathy and her team at Helios HR have been honored by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Women in Technology, The National Capital Business Ethics Forum, Leadership Fairfax and SmartCEO for their intentional community outreach and their role as a catalyst for impact.


Ellyn Krause, Chief Financial Officer

Ellyn Krause, CFO at Helios HRAs CFO, Ellyn plays a key role in Helios strategic planning process and actively participates in the implementation of the strategy. Ellyn has more than 25 years in finance and business management in both large and small organizations. Since joining the team in 2007, Ellyn has been responsible for all financial and accounting functions at Helios HR, and also oversees internal operations including contracts, I.T. and employee benefits.  Through this activity, Ellyn is keenly aware of the quality and value Helios provides to its clients. Throughout her career, Ellyn has given back to the community by participating on numerous local boards in a variety of capacities such as the Langley High School Board, Woodside Lake Association, and the Northern Virginia Jewish Community Center. Ellyn holds a B.S. in Management from Northern Illinois University and a Masters in Business Administration from Loyola University in Chicago, and is active in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).


Connie Maniscalco, SPHR, Practice Leader

Connie Maniscalco, Practice Leader at Helios HRconnie maniscalco helios hrIn her role as Practice Leader, Connie oversees Quality Assurance and the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and Government Contracting portfolios. With a depth and breadth in compliance, Connie works with government contractors to complete Affirmative Action Plans; provide assistance with OFCCP audit responses; consult on Service Contract Act (SCA) compliance; conduct compensation benchmarking analyses, and the re-engineering of processes for added efficiency and effectiveness. She has more than 25 years in the areas of progressive management, finance, budget, and human resources experience that spans small businesses, not for profits, large companies, and Fortune 500 corporations and joined the Helios team in 2011. Connie earned a Master of Public Administration degree with a management concentration from the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service of New York University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Newberry College and is certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR). Connie is also active in Professional Services Council, SHRM and HR Alliance.


 Amy Dozier, PHR, SHRM-CP, Team Leader

Amy Dozier, Team Leader, Helios HRamy dozier helios hr linkedinAmy is a disciplined, systematic, and experienced Team Leader and strategic partner who is driven to connect the big picture with the details to achieve corporate goals through human capital initiatives. Amy has demonstrated success in developing, implementing, and delivering programs and practices to meet business objectives in fast-paced, growing organizations. With more than 10 years of experience, Amy understands the importance of collaborating and partnering with operational leaders to ensure effective development and implementation of HR strategy. Amy is experienced in Compensation, Government Contracting Compliance, Employee Relations, Training, Organizational Development, and Recruiting and received her Bachelor of Science from Franklin & Marshall College and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources by HRCI and SHRM. Amy joined the Helios team in 2013 and is an active member of World at Work, NOVA SHRM, and the Washington Area Compensation and Benefits Association.


Natalie O’Laughlin, Communications Manager

Natalie OLaughlin, Communications Manager at Helios HRnatalie olaughlin helios hr linkedinIn her role as Communications Manager, Natalie is responsible for overseeing communications and marketing strategy for the company, as well as corporate social responsibility and internal communications. Since joining in 2011, Natalie has been behind the communications and positioning strategy for Helios’ strategic initiatives, including the Helios Apollo Awards, public relations, digital marketing, new client development, speaking engagements, events, and publications. Prior to joining Helios, Natalie worked in government contracting, not for profit and retail environments. Natalie holds a Bachelors of Science in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from Virginia Commonwealth University, a certificate in Leadership Communication from George Mason University, and is active in the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Board of Family PASS.