Meet The Team
Over 75 years of combined experience in Employment Law Compliance, Employee Relations, DEIBA, Strategic Leadership, Executive Coaching, and Operations
Glenda Caton, SHRM-SCP
Glenda Caton- SHRM-SCP is a Senior Certified Professional and owner of Caton Consulting, LLC. She has 20+ years of Operations, Management and Human Resources experience. She is a sought after speaker, facilitator, and strategic partner who recognizes that people are the heart of the organization and focuses on assisting Small Business owners to achieve and maintain compliance in all areas of Employee Relations. The services she offers create an extra layer of protection for the business as well as promotes a culture of inclusion and retention. These services include but are not limited to creating handbooks, standard operating procedures and policies, benefits management, performance management, leadership & staff training, harassment investigations, onboarding and offboarding, creating employee relations programs, and management of FMLA, Workers Comp, and ADA cases.
She holds an AS in Business Management and a BA in Business Administration with an Emphasis on HR Management.
She is licensed as an Agent for Life & Health Insurance which she uses to assist clients in navigating employee benefits. She also holds certifications in
"Getting Talent Back to Work", "Veterans at Work", and "Employing Abilities @ Work".
She is a Board member of Central Arkansas Human Resource Association and serves on the Society of Human Resources Managers (ARSHRM) State Council. She speaks on topics such as DEIBA, compliant recruiting and onboarding processes, anti-harassment policies and many other employment compliance areas. She has experience facilitating and developing courses for the National Business Institute ASBTDC, SBA, ARSHRM, CAHRA, AR Electric Cooperative, and various non-profit and for-profit businesses.
Tangelia Marshall has more than ten years of experience as an HR professional and has served in leadership roles in both the private and public sectors. Tangelia has experience working with senior executives, the board of directors, and other stakeholders. Tangelia’s previous roles include Vice President of Human Resources with Natural State Medicinals, Deputy Director/Director of Business Administration for the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace, and Program Manager for the Arkansas Insurance Department.
Tangelia earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Human Resources from Philander Smith College and her master’s degree in Public Administration from Arkansas State University. Tangelia is pursuing a Doctorate in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University, where she is ABD.
Tangelia is passionate about making a positive difference in the workplace and is known for her Change Leadership skills. Tangelia believes the role of HR is to serve as a strategic partner intent on ensuring the organizational mission is achieved. She takes a consistent and fair approach to implement policies and procedures in the workplace that help create a positive and inclusive culture where all employees feel valued is her desired outcome. Tangelia was appointed to a three-year term as Chair of College Relations for the Central Arkansas Human Resource Association (CAHRA) Board in 2019 and served as a member of the ARSHRM College Relations Committee. She also serves as a member of the ASU Executive Den Committee.
Adrienne Collins currently serves as Director of Human Resources and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Rock Region METRO. Collins began her human resources career in the US Army and the US Air Force. She led the military human resources department overseeing recruitment, training, DE&I, performance management, employee relations, and benefits. As a disabled and decorated veteran, she has since worked in manufacturing, non-profits, and telecommunications. She brings over 21 years of experience to her position. She is also the owner of AC Productions LLC, a consulting firm specializing in HR, DEIBA, and IT.
Adrienne holds five degrees including a B.A. in Criminology, a B.A. in Spanish, and a B.S in Sociology from Arkansas State University; an MBA in Information Technology Management and an MBA in Business Administration from Webster University. She also holds certifications in Diversity and Inclusion from Essec School of Business and Inclusive Leadership from edX. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Business Management with an emphasis in Leadership.
Adrienne shares her extensive knowledge as a frequent speaker at statewide HR, DEI, and IT conferences. She enjoys spending her limited free time performing charity work and community service including memberships on several boards and professional organizations such as CAHRA, ARSHRM, National Diversity Council, and AR Public Employers Human Resources Association. As a previous class member of Leadership Greater Little Rock, Class XXXV, Ms. Collins is a recent graduate of the Spring 2022 Class of the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership program. She is also a member of the Little Rock Junior League, and Argenta Downtown Council, and serves on the Board for the Little Rock Zoo, Real Images, NLR Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, the Center for Cultural Community, and the Historic Arkansas Museum. In Arkansas Money and Politics, her outstanding leadership earned her recognition as one of their Power Women of 2021.
Brian E. Gittens, Ed.D, MPA
Dr. Brian Gittens specializes in organizational and leadership development, strategic diversity and inclusion, and change management. Brian is a diversity and inclusion executive, human resource professional, researcher, educator, and consultant with more than 30 years of operational and administrative experience. He has successfully led and collaborated on designing and implementing organization-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives and organizational development programs.
Brian graduated from George Washington University (EdD and Virginia Tech (B.A. Communications and Masters in Public Administration). He is a Certified Senior Professional of Human Resources and graduate of the AAMC Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate program. He has held leadership roles at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the School of Medicine and Public Health at UW-Madison. Brian is an executive board member of the Arkansas STEM Coalition. He currently serves as the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Rachel Pinto, LPC
Rachel Pinto, MS, LPC-S is the founder and owner of Cardinal Counseling Services, PLLC, in North Little Rock, AR. Cardinal Counseling is an outpatient mental health clinic that focuses on providing effective, knowledgeable mental health services to all people, with a special emphasis on providing healing space for members of minority groups including but not limited to the LGBTQ+ community. Rachel started Cardinal Counseling on her own at the end of 2019 and currently employs eight other counselors as they seek to serve the central Arkansas community by centering client feedback. Cardinal Counseling was recognized by the Little Rock Area Chamber in 2022 as an Official Finalist for Health and Wellness Small Business of the Year, and notably, was the youngest and smallest company among the finalists. In 2018, Rachel was honored by Little Rock's Soiree Magazine as a Woman to Watch. Prior to becoming a counselor in 2013, Rachel worked in various fields including education, marketing, and church ministry.
Rachel has a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University (2012) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Church Music from Williams Baptist College (2001). She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arkansas since 2013, and a Counselor Supervisor since 2022. Rachel previously served as a member of the Board of Directors, and then the President and Chairperson of the Board, for Lucie's Place (2016-2018), a Little Rock nonprofit that offers support services to LGBTQ+ young adults who are experiencing homelessness.
Rachel is also a co-founder and co-owner of Water Cooler Training and Consulting, PLC, whose focus is on providing training, consulting, and continuing education for mental health and other professionals. Rachel is a sought-after speaker, educator, and facilitator in the areas of cultural competency, mental health, relationships, spirituality, and LGBTQ+ issues. Rachel brings with her an incredibly varied experience in life, education, and vocation that makes her relatable to almost any audience. She isn't afraid of complex situations. Whether she finds herself in the therapy room, a board room, a church building, or a conference center, Rachel brings a gentle perceptiveness and an optimistic nature to the task of helping others get unstuck.