Jamie Bernstein, Staffing Manager
Jamie is a graduate from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she received a degree in Recreation Administration. As a Staffing Manager, Jamie is excited to build relationships with our clients and candidates, as well as to continue fostering a collaborative and encouraging atmosphere within our team. When she is not at work, Jamie enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband and two kids.
Erik Flakoll, Executive Recruiter
Erik graduated from CSU, San Marcos with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Erik spent over eight years working in accounting and finance as an auditor and management accountant. As an Executive Recruiter, Erik brings considerable knowledge and insight to develop effective recruitment strategies and assist clients in attracting highly qualified individuals. In his free time, Erik enjoys racing in triathlons and cycling events, and is a two-time IRONMAN Triathlon finisher.
Tim Bataska, Business Development Manager
Tim is a CSU, East Bay graduate with a degree in Kinesiology. As a Business Development Manager, Tim introduces companies to Collegial Services, develops and maintains relationships with them, and assists them in acquiring and maintaining highly talented individuals. Outside of work, Tim coaches boys and girls basketball for prominent AAU programs. He also enjoys exercising, a good cup of coffee, and competing at anything he can.
Mona Rosas, Operations Manager
Mona has spent over 17 years working as an office administrator for a medical professional. Mona majored in interior design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. As the Operations Manager, Mona is excited to support the staffing and business development teams, as well as, manage Collegial Services’ front office responsibilities. Mona grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently living in Walnut Creek with her son. In her spare time, Mona enjoys running and baking cakes.
Najet Carrick, Office Manager
Najet graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biological Sciences. Her professional experience includes project management in the telecommunications and banking industries. Currently, she works as the Office Manager and is a LinkedIn Certified Professional Recruiter for recent college graduates. Najet is married with three children and enjoys spending time with her family.
Neelam Ahuja, Advising Services Manager
Neelam is a Senior Career Advisor with more than 10 years directing recruiting and sales efforts for PwC and Randstad. She joined Collegial Services in 2011 to support job seekers as they launch their careers. Neelam brings her corporate experience, proven coaching techniques and “get it done” tactics to her clients. Outside of work, Neelam is a very busy mom of three and our resident “Martha Stewart.”
Mary McHale, Career Advisor
Mary brings a unique blend of experience from both the corporate and higher education arenas, having been a consultant, strategist, facilitator, coach, and administrator across industries for 10 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from UC Davis and a Masters of Education from the University of Vermont in Higher Education Administration. As a Career Advisor, Mary enjoys helping clients explore their career goals and discover the path towards their future career.
Katelyn Krommenhoek, Operations Intern
Katelyn just finished her first year as a Pre-Business student at Texas Christian University. Although she loves school, she wishes she could bring her dog and and the California weather to Texas. As an Operations Intern, Katelyn works closely with our Operations Manager, assisting with database management, business development projects, and administrative duties. Katelyn’s favorite things are traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Amy Casilio, Consultant
Amy has a degree in Communications and over ten years of experience in retail and event management. She started her career with Collegial Services as the University Relations Associate, planning and facilitating career development workshops for college students and recent grads. Amy was later promoted to Operations Manager, and is now a consultant for Collegial Services. She moved to the Bay Area in 2007, where she now lives with her husband and children.
Madeline Kirbach-Liddicoat, Consultant
Madeline is a business leader and strategist with expertise in launching and managing new intiatives. With a B.A. from Stanford and a MBA from Harvard, she is no stranger to the value of leveraging a great education for a successful career launch. Starting as an intern at Microsoft, Madeline built a marketing career within organizations like Saatchi & Saatchi and Microsoft, and later ran her own firm before collaborating with Collegial Services in 2010.
Jackson, Canine Ambassador
What can we say about the furriest member of the Collegial Services team? Jackson is a dog who primarily loves to follow our Founder, Robin, from room to room. When he is not performing his entourage duties, he keeps the carpet under the desk warm and occasionally greets those visiting our office. If he could talk, he would tell everyone about the importance of a flawless resume and learning to network.