Meet the Team

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Jill Katz

Founder, Chief CandorCourageAndCare™ Officer

  • My favorite music: Broadway, all the way!
  • My proudest accomplishment: My kids. Every single day. Boy, am I proud.
  • My fave four-legged creature: Callie Magnolia, my Beagle-huahua
  • My zones of genius are: Connecting with people, writing silly jingles, and really cheesy puns
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Jami Delaney

Chief Care Officer, People Strategy & Client Experience

  • Unofficial title: The Doctor
  • My retail therapy: Organization tools (pads, bins, labels!) and candles
  • My idea of the perfect day: Organizing a few cabinets, shopping at Target, and then heading to the beach with a gourmet picnic that I prepared with friends and family
  • My favorite part of working at Assemble: The swag! And #itsallaboutrelationships
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Zamena Ladak

SVP, Head of DEI & Business Development​

  • My go-to exercise: Spinning on my Peloton bike
  • My proudeset accomplishment: being a Hijabi Vice President of a company that is bringing people focused leadership to the forefront of the workplace
  • My favorite part of working at Assemble: The impact we have on our clients
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Evie Suarez

People Operations and Talent Strategist

  • Unofficial title: Excel Guru
  • An unusual talent I have: I write upside-down
  • Fun fact: I love creative writing, specifically sci-fi and poetry
  • My zones of genius: Strategic problem solving, working with a team to create solutions, anticipating future issues to mitigate risks 
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Lauren Schept

Director, Human Resources & Talent Strategy

  • My favorite type of music: Pop
  • My proudest accomplishment: Becoming a mom
  • My fave four-legged creature: My mini Bernedoodle, Quinn
  • My zones of genius: Building relationships, helping people see their full potential, taking ownership for the things that matter most to me, spending time with family and friends, and planning vacations
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Kelley O'Grady

Director, Talent Strategy

  • My idea of the perfect day: Being somewhere new with my family.
  • My retail therapy: Home decor
  • Fun fact: We are UNC fanatics and love college basketball
  • My favorite part of working at Assemble: Learning from the most talented leaders
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Deb Josephs


  • My favorite type of music: Anything but country
  • My retail therapy: Designer handbags
  • My favorite junk food: Chocolate
  • My favorite part of working at Assemble: The great energy from the team
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Alison Mulligan

Executive Coach & Talent Strategist

  • My favorite type of music: Anything on vinyl and jazz on Sunday mornings
  • My Retail Therapy is: Typically done from my couch and often involving skincare
  • My Favorite Junk Food is: Cheese fries
  • My Go-To Exercise is: Yoga
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Julia Silva

Exec & Ops Admin

  • Unofficial title: Master of Multitasking
  • My retail therapy: I can’t stop buying throw pillows
  • My go-to exercise: F45!!!
  • My zones of genius: Supporting others. Organization. And soaking up all the vitamin D at the beach… does that count?
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Dr. Kyle Elliott

Executive Coach

  • My idea of the perfect day: Spending the day at Disneyland
  • My proudest accomplishment is: Being quoted in The New York Times
  • My retail therapy: Coffee, lots of coffee
  • My zone of genius: Asking the right question at the right time
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Jodi Remer

Manager, Human Resources & Talent Acquisition

  • My proudest accomplishment: My two boys, Brady and Jackson
  • My favorite music: Anything I can belt out my singing with!
  • An unusual talent I have: Holding my sneezes in
  • My favorite part of working at Assemble is: Working alongside such brilliant people
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Kirsten Kalemba

Senior Manager, Operations

  • My go-to exercise Running
  • My proudest accomplishment: Being a mom and being a collegiate scholarship athlete
  • My zones of genius: Investigating and strategic problem solving
  • My favorite part of working at Assemble: Engaging with such amazing, dynamic team members
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Desiree Perez

Executive Coach

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Rachel Wallins

Executive Coach

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Maryanne Spatola

Executive Coach

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Gabrielle Gonzalez

Executive Coach

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Nicole Beaudin

Executive Coach

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Jackie Goldberg

Executive Coach

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Cyrus Erickson

Executive Coach

  • My idea of a perfect day is: Outdoor hiking with my dog, Hazel
  • My favorite junkfood: Wendy’s
  • My retail therapy is: Todd Synder, Theory
  • My proudest accomplishment is: Traveling all over the world and the relationships I’ve established and built
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Danielle Kayal

Executive Coach

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Virginia Graham

Executive Coach

  • My Retail Therapy is: Arts and crafts supplies
  • My idea of the perfect day is: Sleeping in, then a baking project with my kids, followed by dinner with my husband and friends.
  • My Go-To Exercise is: Tap dance
  • My zone(s) of genius are: Creating an open, safe, caring environment. Keeping my cool in stressful situations.