Belen Gomez de la Cruz
Director, Human Resources
Belen Gomez de la Cruz serves as KIND’s Director, Human Resources, where provides day-to-day oversight of HR operations. She started her career providing direct services as a psychologist in Spain and transitioned into human resources. Her HR career includes extensive non-profit experience to include serving as Director of HR of the international Soho Boutique Hotels; International Human Resources Business Partner for Heartland Alliance; and as a HR Generalist supporting AXA Spain and Portugal. Belen holds a master’s degree in HR Management.
Director, Talent and Culture
Sole Villarruel, who serves as KIND’s Director, Talent and Culture, has more than 20 years of experience in human resources leadership in multinational companies located in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Paraguay, the United Kingdom and the United States and Uruguay. In her role overseeing Talent Acquisition and Talent Development, she leads KIND’s talent and learning programming related to recruitment; diversity, equity, and inclusion; performance management; and trainings. Sole holds a bachelor's degree in Human Resources from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa and a Diversity and Inclusion certification from Cornell University. She is a lover of the outdoors, sports and travel.
Human Resources Manager
Amanda Shilko serves as KIND’s HR Manager focused on benefits administration, human resources information systems and compensation. She has over a decade of experience in the benefits insurance and financial industry where she attained necessary licenses to provide financial consulting services to individuals and businesses. Amanda is a graduate of Moravian College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in English Literature.
Human Resources Manager
Claudia Lanz joined the Human Resources team in January of 2022. She graduated from Tec de Monterrey in Queretaro Mexico with a degree in Marketing and is currently studying a master’s in Human Resources Direction. Her thesis researches how competences management influences the organizational success. Her career began as a HR assistant in a power plant, followed by four years at a production company as a Human Resources Supervisor. In her most recent role she was a HR Manager in Advance Real Estate where she had the opportunity start the HR department from scratch. She worked there with all areas of the organization to develop processes and policies to attract and retain talent based on the needs and goals of the company.
Talent Acquisition Manager
Emma Phillips supports the Human Resources team at KIND. She joined the KIND team in October 2021. Before joining KIND, Emma graduated from George Mason University, in 2012, with a major in Communication, concentrating in Interpersonal and Business Organizational Development. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the non-profit sector and supporting the talent and development aspects of an organization. Having developed award-winning programs for different divisions of her former roles, she has developed the ability to work closely and align organizations missions and the people within. Emma has a passion for building pipeline roles, training, and developing people’s talents and company culture. As a child, Emma was an orphan in Turkey with her brother and has a deep and personal connection to giving support, aid, and legal representation to children in need. She has spent her life devoted to serving others through different charities and organizations. She has raised service dogs for those with disabilities, spent countless hours serving for the American Red Cross in multiple capacities, and much more.
Learning and Development Specialist
Stephanie Muehlen supports the Human Resources at KIND. She joined the KIND team January 2022. She graduated from ITESM at Mexico City with a BA in Organizational Psychology and an International Business Administration exchange at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. While studying, she collaborated with AIESEC for international social exchanges, YMCA kinder garden and other social causes. She has experience working in talent acquisition and consulting roles, specializing on talent development, and training at medical devices and gaming companies.
Learning & Development Coordinator
Micheal Crumpler is KIND's Learning & Development Coordinator. She joined the KIND team in July 2021. Prior to joining KIND, she served as an Administrator for 10+ years in many different industries. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science from North Carolina Central University. She currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her three year old daughter and thirteen year old lab mix. She enjoys gardening which contributes to her passion for food sustainability.
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Talent Acquisition Specialist
Isabella Cruz supports the Human Resources Department as a Talent Acquisition Specialist at KIND. She joined the team in October of 2021. Isabella graduated from UNITEC, a local University in Honduras with a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management. Prior to joining KIND, Isabella was recruiting and hiring staff related roles. Her career in Talent Acquisition began as a recruiter for a variety of companies in the gaming, technical, and consumer electronic field. Isabella has also been a volunteer at TECHO, a non-profit organization led primarily by youth in different countries, mainly in Latin America and the Caribbean. Isabella has been a volunteer psychologist for another non-profit organization that works with children, youth and adults who are dealing with drug addiction. In her spare time, Isabella works with children and youth at social risk who have lost their families due to gang violence and poverty.
Adia Major supports the Talent Team at KIND, joining in August of 2021. Her undergraduate degree is in Government with a minor in International Relations from Smith College. She also earned a master’s degree in Cross-Cultural and International Education from Bowling Green State University. Her master’s thesis focused on cultural competency in health education. Adia’s professional career has spanned several countries. She was previously a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. There she worked with former child laborers, nonprofits, and community organizations. It was through the Peace Corps that she discovered her passion for education and spent years working as an ESL instructor in the United States. Prior to joining KIND, Adia worked in recruitment and project management for a local start-up. Adia is excited to continue serving as an advocate of social justice and human rights.
Human Resources Assistant
Isabel Junco joined KIND in September 2021. She supports the Human Resources Team as the Human Resources Assistant. She holds an undergraduate degree is in Business Administration in Finance from University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). She also graduated with her MSc in Social Innovation from EDHEC Business School in France. Her master thesis researched how mobile technology can benefit artisans in Mexico proposing an alternative approach for policymakers and institutions to tackle sustainability to promote and re-value crafts in Mexico. Before joining KIND, she served as an Administrator and Executive Assistant in several international development consultancies in the UK and France, working closely with NGOs and local charities and in project management. She has held several volunteer roles for non-profit and international organizations over the past years in the United States and UK, most recently at Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign (CRRC) as a Focal Point for families and donations. She is passionate about empowering communities and human rights, particularly for children in Latin America.
Tharindu Athauda supports the Human Resources Team as a Human Resources Information Systems Assistant. He joined the KIND team in August 2020. Prior to joining KIND he worked for multiple refugee resettlement organizations since moving to the United States in 2014. He graduated from the Australian Education Academy, completing his college studies in Community Welfare and Social Work. In his spare time he enjoys his time as an aquarium hobbyist and enjoys spending time with his family.