OUR TEAM

We are People Stuff, and we take a different approach in providing HR services.

Chad Decker CPHR BBA BA (he/him)

Chad Decker CPHR BBA BA (he/him)

Senior HR Partner I Owner

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Reach out through email: chad@peoplestuffnl.ca
Reach out through phone: 709-697-2423

Chad Decker is a HR Partner and Owner of People Stuff. Chad is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources with over 22 years experience in the field of human resources working for such companies as Irving Oil, CentreBeam and Triton Data. Chad is also a former owner and HR/Financial Director for Paradise Animal Hospital. There he received 10 years of extensive experience in business growth and development and growing the team from a 5-person team to a 50-person team. Chad is now helping grow and develop HR solutions for other businesses.

Outside of work Chad is also a board member at the St. John’s Board of Trade and is the Past President of the Business Association of Newfoundland

Elissa Jestings(She/Her)

Elissa Jestings(She/Her)

Senior Human Resources & BD Partner

Reach out through email: elissa@peoplestuffnl.ca

Reach out through phone: 902-222-8704

Elissa Jestings is a seasoned HR professional with close to 20 years of experience. Elissa began her career in the technology sector, but has since branched out into other industries such as media, property management, and hospitality. Elissa has experience in unionized and non-unionized environments.

Elissa has a passion for conflict resolution, workplace investigations, training and development, as well as immigration services.

Elissa is best known for her calm, cool, and collected approach to all HR matters.

Mark Gill (he/him)

Mark Gill (he/him)

Senior Labour and Employee Relations Specialist

Reach out through email: mark@peoplestuffnl.ca

Reach out through phone: 709-293-4441

A solutions-focused senior management professional with a master’s degree in employment relations, Mark has 17 years of experience across the human resources spectrum working in public sector healthcare operations, municipal governance and private sector operations.

Mark provides consulting services in all areas of HR to serve clients’ people needs by promoting the benefits of quality, respectful workplace relationships with a focus on parties’ interests to achieve successful outcomes.

Specifically, Mark’s practice is centred in the following labour and employee relations areas:
- collective bargaining
- collective agreement interpretation and administration
- workplace investigations involving bullying, harassment, theft and professional practice
- conflict and grievance management through alternate dispute resolution mechanisms of facilitated discussion, mediation and arbitration
- daily HR advisory services covering the full range of employee relations issues (such as disability management, discipline and termination).

Megan Jackson (she/her)

Megan Jackson (she/her)

HR Administrator

Reach out through email: megan@peoplestuffnl.ca

Megan Jackson is a recent honours graduate from the Business Management – Human Resources
Management diploma program at Keyin College. Prior to entering the field of HR, Megan spent
over 10 years working in the ECE (Early Childhood Educator) sector.

The change of pace and career has given her the opportunity strengthen her organizational skills
and the ability to multitask, while learning about Human Resources. Megan is eager to gain
firsthand experience in building and developing new relationships. When not working, you can
find Megan spending time and making memories with her family.

Hannah Saulnier (she/her)

Hannah Saulnier (she/her)

HR Administrator

Reach out through email: hannah@peoplestuffnl.ca

Hannah graduated from Saint Mary’s University with a degree in Psychology and a certificate in Human Resources. As an HR Support Specialist in her previous role, she gained valuable knowledge that she plans on leveraging in her career as a Human Resources professional.

Her interest in HR stems from a passion for helping people and creating positive experiences for all clients and visitors.

Outside of work, you’ll find Hannah weightlifting at the gym, reading, or spending time with loved ones.

Lynn Ansara (she/her)

Lynn Ansara (she/her)

Executive Coach/Trainer

Reach out through email: lynn@creactionconsulting.ca

Lynn Ansara is passionate about employee and organizational development. Lynn holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching and two undergraduate degrees in Arts and Post-Secondary Education. Lynn also holds a number of certifications including Legacy Leadership (TM), Emotional Intelligence, Myers Briggs Personality Indicator, True Colors (TM), and Coaching Out of the Box (TM). Lynn uses a coach approach to workplace teaching and learning. She creates trusting, collaborative partnerships and learning environments directed at achieving organizational results while infusing humour, challenge, and accountability.

Lynn supports organizations through HR functions that include:

- Executive Coaching
- Organizational Learning Plans
- Leadership Development
- Strategic Planning
- Succession Planning
- Team Development
- Team Retreat Planning and Facilitation
- Employee Retention Strategies
- Development of internal training programs and curriculum

Lynn is the President of CreAction Consulting. She has worked with a wide-variety of public, private and not-for-profit industries and organizations.