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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.

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Danika Davis

CEO / Managing Partner

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.

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Anne Hausler

Director / Client Services

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.

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Sally Romero

HR Recruiting Manager

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.

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Peggy Dunkley

HR & Administrative Manager

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.
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Jesica Rebar

Strategic Projects Manager

Jan started his career in HR recruitment with Merit HR assisting Anne Hausler. He has a background in recruiting, passionate about training and development, and quality assurance. He enjoys talking to people from all walks of life. When not working, Jan loves reading, traveling, and volunteering.
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Jan Cutin

HR Recruiter

Elle is an HR enthusiast with experience in full-cycle recruiting, employee relations, training, and administration. She is passionate, goal-driven, and also enjoys assisting Sally in getting the ideal client-candidate match. She is a bookworm, a sea lover, and someone who loves spending time with her family.
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Elle Centino

HR Recruiter

Minette started her career at Merit HR as an HR Recruiter assisting Danika Davis. She has worked for several industries such as retail, logistics, warehousing, and hospitality. Her goal is to find people their career fit. In her free time, Minette is into combat sports, music and traveling.
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Minette Parayno

HR Recruiter

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.

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Brian Gauny

Partner