Team

HR Partners, a woman-owned regional human resources consulting firm located in Topeka, Kansas, specializes in human resources outsourcing and consulting services, audits, compliance, training and organizational development, as well as executive recruitment.

Our professional team has extensive knowledge and experience to develop customized solutions to fit your organization's needs and culture.

Our customization will allow your organization or business to implement Human Resources outsourcing strategically, cut costs, boost efficiencies, and leverage in-house core competencies.


Kristina Dietrick smallKristina Dietrick, PHR, SHRM-CP, President and Owner

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Kristina has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources, and prior to acquiring HR Partners, she held several executive-level Human Resources positions in the agricultural, behavioral health and health care industries.  At HR Partners, Kristina provides Human Resources support and solutions to a variety of businesses, professions and organizations throughout the Midwest and is often invited to address large corporate conventions on Human Resources issues throughout the United States.

Kristina received her Bachelor of Arts from Washburn University and holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation. Kristina also holds the Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designation.


John R. Dietrick, CEO and General Counsel

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John received his Bachelor of Arts from Washburn University and Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law.  He also received his Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas.  John has extensive corporate, insurance, employment law and labor relations experience spanning over 35 years, and offers legal services through The Law Offices of John R. Dietrick, P.A.  John is admitted to practice law in Kansas and Louisiana and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association.  John is also a veteran who served two (2) tours in Viet Nam as a helicopter pilot.


Allison Zerbe, Associate Attorney and HR Advisor

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Allison received her Bachelor of Science from Washburn University, summa cum laude, and subsequently graduated from Washburn's School of Law in December 2018, where she was initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.  Allison joined HR Partners in June 2018 during her final year of Law School and works as an HR Advisor and as a Law Clerk with John R. Dietrick, P.A.  Prior to associating with our companies, Allison clerked for another Topeka law firm, interned with Washburn's Office of the President and worked for Washburn's Vice President for Student Life.  Allison will continue to serve as an HR Advisor, and will associate with the Law Firm, where she will focus on labor and employment law, once she is sworn in to the state bar.


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Marcia Blair, Executive Assistant

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Marcia Blair, Executive Assistant.  Marcia joined HR Partners in December of 2008.  She has over 26 years of office management and administration within a variety of industries including mental health and health care. Marcia is responsible for the day-to-day operations of HR Partners, including accounts payable and receivable, income and expense reports, payroll, office supplies, client services (including background checks), and federal and state tax reporting.  Additionally, Marcia prepares legal documents, PowerPoint presentations, investigative reports and other word processing duties. She received her Computer Office Technology (COT) certification from Topeka Technical College and is also a licensed Notary Public.

 

What our clients say...

Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation

Gina Stewart
Director, Information Management, Analysis and Reporting 
Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation

"HR Partners provides a screening process when searching for candidates for a position. The phone screens save me valuable time and give me the information needed to decide whether to invite someone to our office for an in-person interview.

They also serve as a knowledgeable resource for up to date standards with HR issues. Two of the most significant improvements would be making the hiring process a breeze and having a resource to provide valuable feedback on HR issues. HR Partners allows you to continue to work on your mission, whatever it might be, while spending less time on HR issues. You have the confidence when hiring someone that they will have the skills/knowledge to the job well."