Meet Team MPS

MPS consultants represent a wide range of backgrounds and expertise in Industrial/Organizational psychology and business. These highly trained and experienced Assessors, Trainers, Interviewers, and Coaches use proven MPS processes and practices to ensure practical and measurable results. Our associates and support staff are highly qualified and experienced in helping our clients with online testing, assessment center preparation, and other areas of support.

Joe Baucum, M.S. – Senior Consultant

Joe Baucum is a Senior Consultant with MPS. He specializes in executive assessment and feedback, team development, facilitation, promotion, selection, management consulting, and training. He has worked both nationally and internationally with a number of clients. Joe is a highly trained assessor, with experience in coaching and providing feedback to managers, supervisors, and executives. Joe is an exceptional communicator, with 25 years of experience in creating and delivering high-quality presentations and training sessions. He has superior capabilities in writing, public speaking, and team facilitation. He holds a Masters of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Kansas State University.

Kathleen Welch, M.A. – Senior Consultant

Kathleen is a Senior Consultant with MPS with over 15 years of consulting experience both nationally and in the Caribbean. She specializes in organizational development, selection, validation, and assessment. Kathleen brings 22 years of oil refining experience as a former Process Operator, Console Operator, and Operations Supervisor. As a Training Supervisor, she designed and implemented computer-based training, career development paths, and selection processes for multiple business units (Operations, Maintenance, Engineering and Laboratory). She also manages MPS validation projects, ensuring clients’ hiring and selection processes are reliable and predictive. Kathleen utilizes her work experience and education to better serve clients. Kathleen has an M.A. in Psychometrics and a B.S. in Psychology.

Sara Griffing, M.A. - Senior Consultant

Sara has been a consultant with MPS since 2007. Her background includes 12 years with Chevron Geosciences Company working in piping and reservoir simulation. That position involved working with 400 engineers worldwide in assessing and troubleshooting problems encountered in simulation applications. Sara worked for eight years as a Research Psychologist at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, TX, where her primary responsibilities were assessment and counseling. Her interests and strengths lie in assessment and training. Sara holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology.

Atticus Finch - Consultant / Director of Technology

Atticus is a manager of customized assessments and the current Director of Technology at MPS. He specializes in test construction, data management, database development, and designing innovative technological solutions to streamline company processes. Atticus is currently working towards his B.A. in History and Political Science with a minor in Philosophy at Texas State University and will graduate summa cum laude in Spring 2019. Atticus has served in various leadership positions in his department and was the president of the pre-law fraternity at Texas State, earning him exceptional experience in management and communication. Additionally, he is very skilled in science and mathematics with a strong scholastic background in chemical and technological sciences. His skills in academic writing and research have likewise merited him various accolades for his published scholarly papers and presentations.

Colin Wooldridge, Ph.D.(C). – Senior Consultant

Colin Wooldridge is a Senior Consultant with Management and Personnel Systems. He specializes in assessment, interviewing, training, selection, test building, survey development, statistical analysis, and validation studies. He has worked on assignments involving a wide range of employees—workers, frontline supervisors, and managers. Colin has extensive experience with MPS and has worked both nationally and globally with both large and mid-size companies.

At Texas A&M University, Colin worked on a study for the United States Air Force for two years, examining the effectiveness of after-action reviews and team training. He is presently engaged in research exploring new statistical analysis methodology and developing new personality test measures. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Studies and holds an M.A. in Industrial Organizational Psychology. In addition to being a consultant with MPS, Colin also teaches at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Marc Prine, Ph.D. - Senior Consultant

Marc Prine is an Industrial/Organizational psychologist who works with organizations to integrate empirically supported methodologies into the management of human capital. His main focus includes optimizing the selection, development, engagement, and retention of employees through the use of people analytics, assessment, and psychology. Marc has ten years of consulting experience working with organizations from financial services, life sciences, manufacturing, and both federal and local government agencies.

Marc earned his Ph.D. in Business Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, an M.A. from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree from Temple University. He is also an adjunct professor in graduate level Statistics and has been published in the Huffington Post, Forbes, and Fast Company.

David Dubin, Ph.D. - Senior Consultant

David Dubin is a licensed Industrial/Organizational Psychologist in the state of Texas. He has a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Houston and received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. David has experience consulting with a variety of businesses from startups to Fortune 500 companies in a variety of business sectors including oil and gas, consumer goods, financial services, healthcare, railroads, and government. His areas of consulting expertise include employee assessment at all levels, HR analytics, test development, interview development and coaching, job analysis, and survey design.

David is a previous faculty member at of the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business and is the co-founder of the Austin Association for Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He is a full member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and a contributing member to SIOP’s Professional Practices Committee. David is the co-program manager of the SHRM-SIOP Science of HR White Paper collaboration and volunteers for SIOP’s Contemporary Selection Practice group, which focuses on providing information to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on specific employee selection procedure issues. He has been published in Personality and Individual Differences and Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington and has presented at universities, conferences, and organizations across the United States and Europe. David’s research interests include leadership, personality, legal issues in HR, pre-hire assessments, and computer adaptive testing.

Ann Hammitt, B.S. - Managing Consultant / Director of Administration

Ann Hammitt is the Managing Consultant and the Director of Administration for MPS. She specializes in the administration and management of tailored class assessments, hiring practices, and processes. Ann attended Texas A&M University and graduated summa cum laude from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX with a B.S. in English and Education. She has over 20 years of experience working with oil and gas companies on a national level. Her research interests include data management, hiring practices, and organizational development. Ann is extremely detail-oriented and serves as the point of contact for clients in creating and implementing class assessments.

Jesse Hudson, B.S. – Consultant / MPS Associate

Jesse Hudson is a consultant with MPS and his background includes 10 years with the U.S. Military. He worked within the Department of Administration and the Department of Logistics consulting with senior management on policy implementation, procedural and data analysis, and designing strategic initiatives. Jesse’s research interests include executive coaching, training and development, and data analysis. He holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and is a second year graduate student at the University of Houston Clear Lake pursuing his M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

Laurin Baucum - Consultant / Creative Director

Laurin is a consultant and Creative Director for MPS. She has 8 years of experience in the creative domain as an artist, illustrator, and freelance designer. As a designer, she has created logos, marketing content, business cards and websites for multiple companies and charitable organizations. Her passions are graphic design, marketing, business development, and creative problem-solving. Several of her videos have been featured on social media for current and prospective clients. Laurin creates content for and maintains the MPS website and social media accounts, keeping them up-to-date with valuable content.

Kaci Newman, MHRM, M.A. – Consultant

Kaci is a consultant with MPS and brings several years of human capital management experience specifically tailored to the energy and medical industries. Before joining the ranks of consultancy, Kaci was an HR Account Manager at Shell Oil Company where she provided end-to-end HR support for over 140 employees. She sat on two different Upstream VP leadership teams and advised on critical processes such as performance and talent management, succession planning, organization effectiveness and total rewards implementation. Prior to her work in corporate America, Kaci taught 100 and 200 level courses at The Ohio State University. Her passions include strategic talent acquisition, total rewards optimization and enhancing company culture and intrinsic value. She holds a Masters in HR Management from The Ohio State University as well as a Masters in Sports Management. She is a native of San Francisco, CA.

Trisha Bramble, Ph.D.(C) - Consultant

Trisha is a consultant for MPS and her primary interests include assessment and selection, interviewing, organizational development, training and development, emotional intelligence, and remote leadership. She is a Doctoral Candidate currently working on her dissertation exploring differences in organizational commitment as a result of leader-follower distance (remote leadership). Trisha has a B.S. in Psychology from Sam Houston State University and holds an M.A. in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She maintains active membership in the Houston Organizational Development Network (HODN) as well as the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Robina Wright-Alexander, P.h.D. - Consultant

Robina holds a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University – Chicago and an MBA focused in leadership and management from Governors State University. Her dissertation studies involved the correlation between emotional intelligence and employee engagement. She has over 8 years of consulting experience concentrating in the areas of diversity and inclusion, organizational and individual analysis, change management, assessment and development, executive coaching, performance and process improvement, cultural analysis, and training and development. Robina has worked with both not-for-profit and for-profit clients in the telecommunications, education, government, retail, and religious organization sectors.

Robina is a member of the Community of Organizational Development in Chicagoland (CODIC). Her research interests include behavioral and cultural change, emotional intelligence and employee engagement, team motivation, and performance improvement. Robina has a friendly nature, great communication skills, and is known for developing and sustaining strong relationships with clients.

John-Paul Morgante, MBA, P.h.D.(C) - Consultant

John-Paul Morgante has over 30 years of executive level experience as a human resources and business leader. His consulting focuses on organizational and individual performance, top management team assessment and development, executive coaching, HR planning, and talent acquisition strategies. John-Paul has worked with clients in multiple industries such as ATT, United Technologies, Carrier, Best Buy, Target, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, m7 Aerospace, Elbit Systems, Morris Communications, McDonald’s, and Habitat for Humanity among others.

John-Paul is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), both professional certifications conferred by the HR Certification Institute and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Also, he is a Certified Senior Executive, a professional certification conferred by Credit Union Executive Society (CUES). He is a member of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Academy of Management, and is listed in Who’s Who in America. He currently serves on the board of SHRM Chattanooga and Tennessee SHRM State Council.

John-Paul is a Doctoral Candidate (ABD) at Northcentral University in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership, and received his MBA from The Open University in the United Kingdom. He also holds a BA from the University of Southern California.

Mimi Stellman, M.A., LPC-I – Consultant

Mimi is a consultant with MPS and has more than 15 years of experiences working with large companies to improves processes, increase associate engagement and develop training for new hires and tenured associates. She has worked with many companies, most recently working nationally and internationally for Mars Inc. She enjoys assessment and analyzing data to identify opportunities for efficiency and ways to duplicate success across units. Mimi holds a Master of Arts in Psychology, Bachelors of Science in Psychology and is licensed by the state of Texas as therapist.