Merit HR Managing Director Danika Davis

Danika is an HR evangelist with a long history as an HR executive, with expertise in all areas of HR including organizational effectiveness and design, talent acquisition/management, total rewards and recognition, leadership development, labor negotiations and strategic alignment. A foodie and wine aficionado, Danika is a proud mother of two and spends her free time seeing live music and traveling.


Danika Davis

CEO / Managing Partner

Anne Hausler Director

Anne leads service delivery operations, driving the development and execution of Merit’s staffing, search and consulting services. She has extensive experience in management, HR, operations, sales, and accounting. When Anne’s not working, she’s enjoying time with her family and participating in the community. She’s also an avid gardener and dedicated pilates enthusiast.


Anne Hausler

Director / Client Services

Sally Romero HR Recruiting Manager

Sally brings more than 20 years of successful experience in full-cycle recruiting, staffing, account management, sales, business development and HR-Employee Relations to MeritHR. She is diligent, goal-driven, and a good listener who constantly seeks to make the ideal match between client and candidate. She loves to attend live music concerts, dance, eat great food with friends, and spend time with her family.


Sally Romero

HR Recruiting Manager

Since 2010, Anna has provided results for clients in varying industries including manufacturing, retail, skilled trades, hospitality, financial and professional services. She is passionate in helping people achieve their goals. She believes every individual holds a potential for greatness. The right environment can turn that potential into truth. In her spare time, Anna likes taking long walks with her dogs, spending time with her family and friends, trying new foods, listening to live music, playing sports, and drinking a warm cup of americano.


Anna Perez


Lorna has provided Workforce Solutions to her clients in Northern California and across the US for more than 20 years. She is passionate about partnering with businesses to identify, develop and deliver customized programs to strategically maximize her clients’ business goals. Her experience in Business Development and Talent Acquisition, along with utilization of Innovative tools with a Consultative approach, is welcomed by her Business Partners. Lorna enjoys traveling with her family and friends, checking off exotic destinations on their lists. She loves hosting creative progressive dinners and pairing with delightful drinks.


Lorna de los Santos

Business Development Manager

Peggy Dunkley HR Manager Merit HR

Peggy has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of human resources, recruiting, and administrative roles. She has an eye for detail and loves to provide great customer service to all those she supports. When she is not hiking or backpacking to alpine lakes, Peggy loves spending time with her family and dog, practicing yoga and reading.


Peggy Dunkley

HR & Administrative Manager

Jesica rebar
Jesica leads Special Projects, Events, Partnerships and Client Engagement efforts for Merit HR. She has a background in Operational Project Management and a passion for process efficiency. Jesica is an avid hiker, a self-proclaimed foodie and a regular at live music venues across Southern California.

Jes Rebar

Strategic Projects Manager

Jan is an HR Recruiter and comes to Merit HR with a background in recruiting, training, public relations, and business consulting. Jan has a BS in Business Management focused on Human Resource Management Development from Liceo de Cagayan University. Outside of work, he enjoys talking to people from all walks of life, reading, traveling, and volunteering.

Jan Cutin

HR Recruiter

Elle is an HR Recruiter with deep experience in general human resources management, recruiting, employee relations, training, and administration. Elle has a BS in Psychology from the University of San Carlos. She is a bookworm, a sea lover, and loves spending time with her family.

Elle Centino

HR Recruiter


Lorenzo is a skilled executive recruiter with experience in various fields and industries. He has a bachelor’s degree in Consular Diplomatic Affairs from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. He either pursues improving his passion for music production or plays one of the various outdoor sports he loves.


Lorenzo Valdez

HR Recruiter

Brian Gauny Partner Merit HR

Brian is one of the firm’s original employees and has held every role in the organization. He has broad knowledge of HR systems and programs, with hands-on experience in many human resources disciplines, including employment, employee relations, labor, safety and risk management. He is an outdoor enthusiast with a particular passion for sailing and golf in the company of friends and family.


Brian Gauny