Team Bios

Susan Brocaglia


Sue founded Creative Workforce Solutions in 2009, after decades working for established HR organizations in a variety of industries.

Since then, Sue and her team have partnered with start-ups, mid-sized businesses, and Fortune 500 companies to streamline and grow the HR landscape, adopt best practices, and identify and develop valuable new hires. A natural problem solver, Sue has a talent for stepping in and providing immediate solutions to structural challenges as well as laying a readily scaled foundation for growth. She’s also been instrumental in developing purpose-built technology solutions that automate and manage many HR tasks, freeing clients’ time to concentrate on more strategic initiatives.

As Creative Workforce Solutions has grown, Sue has focused on expanding the offering from traditional HR consulting to include leadership development and coaching, payroll services, benefits consulting, administrative support, and employee communications. A recognized leader in shaping effective HR practices, Sue also shares her insights as a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce and through industry speaking engagements.

Carrie Plantamura, CPC, AHH

Vice President, Operations Consulting and Coaching Services

To help your organization meet the needs of the evolving workforce, Carrie serves as an Operational Change Agent, Executive Coach, and Strategic Trainer. Her areas of expertise include defining and guiding organizational culture, leadership development, and optimizing workflows and business processes for more effective brand and talent management.

Her focus is on collaborating closely with executives and high potential employees to define and guide the growth of positive organizational culture. Through one on one and team coaching partnerships clients are empowered to maximize their potential and fulfillment both professionally and personally.

As a certified coach, she uses a practical, solution-focused approach to the one on one partnerships. By creating the right environment for each client, possibilities can be explored, awareness increases, and clients are able to change, achieving their self-authored goals.

Tameka Skeete

Director—Southeast Region

Tameka’s specialty is General HR. She enjoys dealing with anything that has to do with employee relations… from benefits to payroll administration to employee communications, including helping to shape policy issues that affect the employee population. Tameka is skilled at taking high-level, strategic ideas and turning them into easy-to-understand tactics that work on a day-to-day level.

Tameka began her career in 1995 rising up through the HR ranks at Thomson Financial. She has also worked at the School of Visual Arts, Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, and at Time Warner Cable where part of her job was managing employee relations for a 700-employee call center. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, is a New York State Notary Public, and is well-versed in many HR software programs.

Mike Erianne

Contract Recruiter

Early in his career, while working as an information technology consultant at various organizations, Mike began to recognize and appreciate the diversity of corporate cultures. Over the years, as he was often tasked with staffing his own projects, he realized the he had a knack for matching the right talent and personalities with the right roles and environments.

Throughout his fifteen years as a consultant, Mike’s interest in recruiting grew. Now, years after making the leap into staffing, Mike is very happy to be part of the Creative Workforce Solutions team. His philosophy about accepting nothing short of an ideal match drives everything he does for the clients and candidates he serves.

Michael Jamison

Contract Recruiter

As a former executive in the manufacturing space, Mike brings a C-level perspective to identifying, interviewing and recruiting prospective employees. His understanding of business operations, team building and how to motivate employees all help him in his work for Creative Workforce Solutions’ clients.

Mike also delivers extensive experience in process improvement, extending the same philosophy he once applied to manufacturing to streamlining processes throughout the organization. He feels that if you can define and automate the routine functions of a job or department, people can devote more energy to tasks that require special focus, leading to continual improvement throughout the organization. This sort of thinking consistently leads to great efficiencies for our clients.

Maria Olsakowski

Payroll & Benefits Consultant

Maria is the heart of Creative Workforce Solutions’ payroll services and professional accounting practice. She often acts as a part of our clients’ HR teams and manages payroll and benefits administration for our clients, as well as handling our own in-house accounting.

Maria began her career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse. Over the years, she has worked in a variety of industries—from banking and real estate to manufacturing— finding her niche in small business development. She has also gained experience in the polar opposite of small business, handling consolidation, SEC reporting and business planning for a major multinational pharmaceutical company. As a result, Maria brings a great depth and breadth of experience to Creative Workforce Solutions’ clients.

Jocelyn Virgil-Phillips, PHR

HR Consultant

With HR leadership experience at L’Oréal, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson and other household names, Jocelyn offers a wealth of insight into general HR activities, as well as deep understanding of the needs associated with pharmaceutical and consumer goods manufacturing and distribution. In fact, she first connected with Creative Workforce Solutions as the director of human resources at D’Artagnan, Inc., when she brought us in to assist with payroll.

Jocelyn provides Creative Workforce clients with tremendous value across the HR spectrum, with special expertise in employee relations, compliance and policy development. She is particularly adept at conflict resolution and helping people come together and collaborate well as a team.

Julia Corrado

HR Consultant

Julia brings enthusiasm and professionalism to her role as a human resources assistant, working with clients on site and supporting Creative Workforce Solutions’ internal teams to provide a wide range of solutions.

Julia holds a BS in business administration from Ramapo College, where she focused on management, human resources and hiring. In addition, past positions as a volunteer and in retail management have shown Julia the value of outstanding customer service, and she is dedicated to providing a great experience for our clients.

Loretta Vitale, PA

Health and Safety Consultant

A board-certified physician assistant, Loretta guides Creative Workforce Solutions clients in creating safer workplaces, especially as companies navigate the path back to on-site working in the era of COVID-19. She is expert at distilling CDC, DOH and OSHA recommendations into clear, actionable plans.

Loretta earned her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in physician assistant science at Saint Francis University. She has extensive clinical experience, including working as a hospitalist and in the emergency department in community hospitals, as well as serving at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, and in family practice, internal medicine, pulmonary and sleep medicine settings. She has also worked with a contractor to the US Department of Veterans Affairs and, most recently, provided physician support services for a national workplace safety firm.

Nicole Morgenstern

Human Resources / Business Consultant
Expert in developing curricula and content solutions, Nicole guides Creative Workforce Solutions clients toward goals in leadership, communication, strategy formation, critical thinking, decision making, innovation, and more. With over 20 years designing and delivering custom programs, she has worked with enterprises of all sizes and types.

Nicole is a consulting team member with global business education network AACSB, creating a blueprint for a new Societal Impact Initiative. She is also a founding member of the working group for the post-COVID-19 RESTORE Initiative at the Leadership Research Institute, has been sourcing coaches for a young adult resource center, and is collaborating on a new brand and business for a thought leader in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Past tenured positions with global NGOs took Nicole to more than 20 countries across Europe, Central and South America, Africa, and Asia, where she pitched and executed strategic programs in refugee resettlement, higher education, workforce development and government-sponsored initiatives.