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Meet the Bishop & Company team!

Judy Bishop, President of Bishop & Company

Judy Bishop

Owner, Bishop & Company

Judy has over thirty years of staffing experience. She has managed local, national and international offices on four continents. In addition to owning and operating her own company in Hawaii and on the mainland, Judy has been as a Franchise Owner, Regional Vice- President, Division Vice- President, National Sales Manager, and COO, with an extensive background of managing teams to perform searches for a broad spectrum of talent requirements for clients in diverse industries. Ms. Bishop is a well respected thought leader and in demand speaker on workforce staffing, women in the workforce, and talent sourcing. Judy is responsible for the complete satisfaction of Bishop & Company’s client companies, candidates and contract employees. Ms. Bishop is fully involved in the day to day operation of Bishop & Company.
E-mail: jbishop@bishopco.net Phone: 808 839-2200
Judy Bishop on LinkedIn

Debi Merwick

Deb Merwick, SHRM-SCP

Senior Technical Recruiter

Deb manages Bishop & Company’s IT Recruitment Division. She is also responsible for benefits administration, accounting, and all client management reporting. She manages Bishop & Co.’s DoD contracts, and supports bidding and proposal efforts for new business opportunities. Deb is the contact person for any internal technology issues, and serves as Bishop & Co.’s Facility Security Officer (FSO). Debi has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, a Masters degree in Information Systems (MSIS), and is an active SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She is a member of the Hawaii Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the American Payroll Association (APA), and the Treasurer of Hawaii Compensation Group (HICOMP).
E-mail: dmerwick@bishopco.net Phone: 808 839-2200
Debi Merwick on LinkedIn

Annette Waiau

Annette Waiau

Senior Manager, Recruiting/Office Administrator

Annette joined Bishop & Company in 2007, serving first as payroll administrator, medical insurance administrator, event planner, and office manager. Her exceptional performance has garnered her several promotions and she was recently named Senior Talent Manager, handling recruiting for many major clients and managing temporary staff on site with clients, in addition to sourcing talent for direct hire. Also, Annette, along with Ashley Crisp, is responsible for training all new Bishop & Company internal hires. Annette brings over 10 years of prior experience in business ownership, customer service, administration, and accounting to Bishop & Company which enables her to better assist our clients and candidates in their search for great talent, and great job opportunities. Having volunteered with organizations such as Friends of Foster Kids, Susan Komen Race for the Cure, and MDA, has furthered her expertise in dealing with people from all walks of life, which in turn enhances her delivery of exceptional personal and professional service on behalf of Bishop & Company.
E-mail: awaiau@bishopco.net Phone: 808 839-2200
Annette Waiau on LinkedIn

Erin Tomlinson

Erinn Tomlinson, PHR

Executive Recruiter

Erinn N. Tomlinson is an Executive search, talent development, and human resources professional with 19 years of HR related experience in Hawaii; she has a degree in Communications and is a certified by SHRM as a PHR ( Professional in Human Resources). She has an extensive background in talent acquisition, concept-to-execution leadership and training development programs, curriculum development and instructional design, organizational change and team building. In addition she is experienced in sales and customer acquisition, account management and customer service; is an active listener and problem-solver, excelling at attracting and matching talent and is an effective motivator and coach of individuals, teams, line staff and senior management.
E-mail: etomlinson@bishopco.net Phone: 808 839-2200
Erinn Tomlinson on LinkedIn

Sue Kunimune

Sue Kunimune

Executive Recruiter

Sue Kunimune is an experienced Executive Recruiter with a background in all aspects of staffing and executive search. She started her career in sales and marketing in the hospitality industry in Hawaii, transitioning to executive search before relocating to Colorado where she spent 17 years. In Denver, she served as the Director of Staffing at First Data Corp/Western Union. She later opened her own firm which specialized in search for multicultural marketing and financial services talent. Sue has over 15 MM LinkedIn connections and has presented at the SHRM and Social Media Boot camps and is a frequent LinkedIn instructor at the University of Hawaii’s Pacific New Media Center. She is a graduate of the State University of New York.
E-mail: skunimune@bishopco.net Phone: 808 839-2200
Sue Kunimune on LinkedIn

Zehra Zaidi

Technical Recruiter

Zehra is an IT/Technical Recruiter with many years of recruiting experience, specializing in Internet and database searches to source quality candidates with unique, specific IT skills. She recruits top notch professionals to meet our clients high standards. Zehra possesses excellent knowledge of the recruiting process, including interviewing, reference checking, background and education verification, and salary negotiations. She communicates effectively with candidates and clients to ensure good matches, which reap long term benefits for both parties. Prior to her work in the recruiting industry, Zehra was a professional/technical writer, editor, and SEO and instructional designer.
E-mail: zzaidi@bishopco.net Phone: 808 839-2200
Zehra Zaidi on LinkedIn

Emily Reckas

Emily Reckas

HR/Payroll Assistant

Emily comes to Bishop & Company with several years of retail experience in customer service and employee supervision and training. In addition to her years in retail, she also has 6 years ‘ experience managing the office of a small business where she ran the day to day operations, dealing especially with clients and billing. Emily is now primarily responsible for Bishop & Company’s weekly payroll and billing and is excited for the opportunity to expand her administrative and HR knowledge and experience!
E-mail: ereckas@bishopco.net Phone: 808 839-2200
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Celina Rebolledo, CSP

Senior Talent Manager

Celina joined Bishop and Company in 2014 as a temporary staffing and direct hire recruiter. She comes with a background of over 10 years in social services and customer service, collaborating with other professionals to provide optimal client care and advocacy. She obtained her B.A. in Human Services from Western Washington University, where she developed a strong ability to connect with and understand people. She is able to develop a strong relationship with candidates and clients and match suited attributes. At Bishop & Company, Celina focuses on recruiting talented candidates for administrative roles across a wide range of industries for temporary and direct hire jobs. In addition, Celina supervises temporary employees on assignment with client companies, handling employee relations and related issues to ensure their satisfaction as well as our client’s satisfaction.
E-mail: crebolledo@bishopco.net Phone: 808 839-2200
Anh Truong on LinkedIn

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Nicole Politte

Staffing Specialist

Nicole brings over eight years of staffing experience to Bishop & Company, specializing in administrative, customer service, human resources and non-profit placements.  She holds a degree in Communications from California State University, Chico State.  Nicole has an ability to connect with people, leading to successful placements for both clients and candidates. She is passionate about enhancing peoples’ lives both professionally and personally. In her spare time, she volunteers with Make-A-Wish foundation, continuing her passion for helping those around her.
E-mail: npolitte@bishopco.net Phone: 808 839-2200
Nicole Politte on LinkedIn

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Sarah Aljabri

Administrative Assistant

Sarah joined Bishop & Company in early 2016. She brings to Bishop & Company several years of customer service, secretarial support, administrative and coordinating experience. She obtained her B.S. Degree in Interior Design from Radford University. Sarah’s customer service, creativity, and detail-oriented skills have helped the organization in many ways as her duties revolve around managing and distributing personnel information to the Human Resources team, and assisting all candidates, clients, and temporary employees.
E-mail: saljabri@bishopco.net Phone: 808 839-2200

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Audrey Putz

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Audrey comes to Bishop & Company with previous experience in the staffing industry. Starting out in light industrial recruiting, she broadened her skill set to include administrative and customer service positions in variety of industries, including finance and healthcare. She earned her B.S. and M.S. in Sociology from North Dakota State University, where she took courses that developed her understanding of how individuals navigate their social world, including their work environment. Here, she also developed her analytical, technical, and interviewing skills which she puts to use each day. In her role, she is responsible for the full-cycle recruitment process including pre-screening, interviewing, onboarding, and managing temporary employees. She enjoys creating successful connections between candidates and clients to help meet their career and business goals.
E-mail: aputz@bishopco.net Phone: 808 839-2200
Audrey Putz on LinkedIn

Athina Taverner

Athina Taverner

HR Coordinator

Athina comes to Bishop & Company with previous experience in administrative, customer service, and employee benefits. She obtained her bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she developed interests in human and social services specifically with understanding the cognitive and behavioral process of individuals in the business environment. Athina is nowworking on obtaining her master’s degree in Business Administration, while representing Bishop & Company in her new role as the HR Coordinator. In her role, she helps to manage the flow of candidates through the recruitment process from prescreening, scheduling interviews, interviewing, and bringing new employees on board. Athina is excited to learn about staffing and to make an impact on people by assisting to find them great jobs.
E-mail: ataverner@bishopco.net Phone: 808 839-2200
Athina Taverner on LinkedIn

Brenda Lynn Baldos

Brenda Lynn Baldos

HR Coordinator

Brenda Lynn joined Bishop & Company in mid-2017. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Human Resource Management from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She also earned a Certificate of Achievement in Practical Nursing from the University of Hawaii Maui College. Passionate about learning, Brenda Lynn plans to further her education by obtaining her Master’s in Human Resource Management. In the meantime, she is excited to work with Bishop & Company to gain experience and get her feet wet in the HR realm. With her background, Brenda Lynn can put her time management, detail oriented skills, and compassion towards helping others to use. She enjoys working with others and strives to make a difference in their lives!
E-mail: bbaldos@bishopco.net Phone: 808 839-2200
Brenda Lynn on LinkedIn

Tamela Ressler

Tamela Ressler

HR Specialist

Tamela comes to Bishop & Company with previous experience in public HR administration and over five years of retail and customer service experience. She earned a B.S. in Human Resource Management from Portland State University in Portland, OR. While working in the Bureau of Human Resources with the City of Portland, Tamela gained valuable customer service, administrative, and recruiting experience by working closely with hiring managers, colleagues, and candidates. Tamela is eager to broaden her HR knowledge and continue growing, both personally and professionally.
E-mail: tressler@bishopco.net Phone: 808 839-2200
Tamela Ressler on LinkedIn

Claire Parcon

HR Specialist

Claire joins Bishop & Company with experience in interior and exterior design and in the hotel sales industry. She received her B.A. degree with a focus on European Art & Architecture. Her expertise gained at an international online travel agency, Booking.com, enables her to bring her account management skills and experience to the Bishop & Co team. Her relationships with hotel partners focused on acquisition, SEO marketing, and providing partners with strategies to increase hotel revenue. Her experience in design enabled her to provide great service to architects, engineers, manufacturers, and vendors. Claire comes with a desire to connect with people and help them grow professionally and personally.
E-mail: cparcon@bishopco.net Phone: 808 839-2200
Claire Parcon on LinkedIn

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