Your YPP Team

California employers need a team of professionals with many different specialties to operate their businesses. The HR Component of the team requires individuals with experience in dealing with personnel, recruiting, benefit administration, workers’ compensation, payroll processing, and others. The challenge is that the cost of maintaining full-time staff in all these professions is prohibitively expensive and outside the resources of most businesses. When properly deployed within a business, the Your People Professionals team becomes the HR component of your operational management, maximizing organizational performance.

Below you will find the biographical information of the key members of our HR team. These individuals will work with and direct other staff as needed to provide services.

Sandra J Dickerson, Esq., CEO / HR Director

Sandra J. Dickerson, Esq.

CEO / HR Director

Email: sandra@ypp.com | Phone: 805.928.5725 Ext. 110
Involved in the Human Resource Outsourcing industry since 1987, Sandra has specialized in directing the human resource services provided by Your People Professionals. , Sandra has specialized in managing the human resource services, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and adherence to best practices, and in general business management, including all corporate and legal affairs. Her HR staff is responsible for strategic human resource management, and consulting for a wide variety of clients and industries throughout California, including community banks and credit unions. Services include: total compensation system evaluation and design; talent acquisition system design and implementation; manager/executive coaching; performance management; policy development; workplace investigations; and risk management. In addition, she provides general business consulting to the company’s clients. She is a member of the California and American Bar Associations.

Lynn Fernbaugh, Human Resource Manager

Lynn Fernbaugh

Human Resource Manager

Email: lynn@ypp.com | Phone: 805.928.5725 Ext. 105
Lynn Fernbaugh joined Your People Professionals in 2006. She began her career in employment and training more than 25 years ago in the Central San Joaquin Valley as the Director of one of the first programs in the nation which trained and placed women in non-traditional careers. Lynn supports the HR teams while also managing the HR needs for a diverse group of clients with an emphasis on strategic planning, performance management, employee relations and employee engagement. Effectively utilizing a range of assessment systems and consulting tools, she has helped business leaders more effectively manage the HR function with an emphasis on employee growth and development. Lynn regularly conducts workplace investigations and HR training for the business community. She is a graduate of California State University, Fresno and attended the San Joaquin College of Law.

Steve Wilner, Business Development Manager

Steve Wilner

Business Development Manager

Email: steve@ypp.com | Phone: 415.495.2510
Throughout his career, Steve has helped hundreds of mid-sized businesses throughout Northern California achieve the benefits and return on investment of outsourcing human resources. Steve’s broad business background, including an MBA from Santa Clara University as well as sales, technical and general management experience, gives him a keen understanding of the challenges faced everyday by business owners and managers. Prior to YPP, Steve held sales and sales management positions with ThinkHR, HRhome, Paychex and ADP.

DiAnn Ferguson, Talent Acquisition Manager

DiAnn Ferguson

Talent Acquisition Manager

Email: diann@ypp.com | Phone: 805.928.5725 Ext. 102
DiAnn Ferguson has extensive executive search experience with a focus on the financial services sector, primarily within global investment banks, asset managers, hedge funds and commercial banks. DiAnn held senior-level positions for some of the large executive search firms in London, New York and Boston and, under her own business, formed a joint venture with 3 other executive search firms on a consulting basis. Her placements have included C-level executives, department heads and decision makers positioned for growth and expansion of business units, as well as revenue generators in front office appointments. DiAnn’s previous experience includes being a bond trader with a global investment bank in London and a broker on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. Her experience makes her uniquely qualified to manage the recruitment process for a variety of positions, and she has been very successful recruiting for YPP’s clients.

Amy Madden

Accounting Manager

Email: amy@ypp.com | Phone: 805.928.5725 Ext. 108
Amy has a degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Maryland University College. She has over 10 years of experience developing and maintaining high functioning accounting teams, and performing all aspects of accounting functions, particularly in a retail environment. Managing the payroll and accounting team for YPP, Amy is responsible for ensuring timely and accurate payroll processing that is compliant with challenging regulations in wage & hour, and managing accounting operations. Amy also assists YPP’s clients in navigating complex payroll issues that arise, helping clients arrive at solutions that are both compliant and limit risk exposure.

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