MELISSA BARREIRO, M. Ed.
Melissa Barreiro brings 20 years of Human Resources experience to Balanced Human Resource Solutions. She is a true generalist handling all facets of human resources, from benefits plan design to negotiating with collective bargaining units to serving as the primary corporate liaison in OSHA audits, regulatory investigations/proceedings and everything in between. Her industry experience ranges from manufacturing and technology to HR positions in the service and staffing industry. She has Corporate and Operations management-level experience for both privately-owned and Fortune 200 companies.
In all of her roles, she has acted as a business partner to senior leaders with the ability to foster strong relationships with all levels of employees in the organization. She regularly coaches managers in dealing effectively with their employees, peers, and leaders. Throughout her career, Melissa has been able to balance the needs of the Company with that of its employees. She believes the Human Resources function should be a business partner that takes an advisory, not policing, role in its approach.
Melissa holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in Spanish, both from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She obtained her certification as a Professional in Human Resources in 2000.
Melissa is bilingual (Spanish and English) and enjoys reading and running.