Whether you are just getting started, looking for more ways to drive success or moving on to new horizons, we’ve got you covered.


We are the perfect HR solution to help get your new business built with your people at the heart of your mission


Already established? Perfect. We can help review your current workforce and provide ways to add value to your business.


Whether you’re downsizing, engaged in an M&A, or otherwise transitioning, we can help you manage the processes for a smooth changeover.

About Our Founders

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Having utilized their knowledge and skills within the human resources industry for more than 20 years, Heather Kissack and Kara Deschenes seek to provide their value to others by developing an HR firm focused on helping clients reach their business goals through their greatest asset – their people.

Heather Kissack

Ph.D., M.S., CTP

Heather has more than 20 years of human resource experience and a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University. She also possesses a Master of Science in Industrial Management from Northeastern State University and is a Certified Training Professional (CTP). She has served as the chief human resources officer at various employers and possesses significant knowledge in all areas of the industry including, but not limited to, learning and development, policies and compliance, performance management, talent acquisition, total rewards, employee relations and coaching, and employment/job classifications. Heather embraces continuous learning and is not only an avid reader, but has published journal articles and co-authored book chapters in pursuit of further developing the field of HR.

Kara Deschenes

Kara Deschenes brings over 15 years of human resource experience and a unique ability to see the big-picture, while also understanding the step-by-step details to get the job done. After graduating from University of Florida with an MBA, she worked in financial services, education, corporate and non-profit industries. As a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Kara understands how HR plays a critical role in serving a successful organization and how to transform employee success through HR practices. Kara’s strongest assets are her ability to coach and mentor employees at all levels as she believes relationships are the foundation for moving a company forward. She’s a trained investigator for employee relations matters, including discrimination cases. Kara is also trained to conduct mediations. Additionally, she’s presented at several national conferences for HR administrators in education.

Our Mission & Purpose

The driving force behind everything we do here at. K&D HR.

We improve performance and help meet business goals through exceptional human resources consulting in learning, development, coaching, employee engagement, performance management, and compliance. We bring you workplace excellence and organizational success through integrity, personal connection, and collaboration to help your business thrive.

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