Board of Advisors

The HR Roundtable has assembled a Board of Advisors for each chapter. Their role includes the vetting of prospective members, the setting of meeting topics, establishing the foundation for other group activities, and defining / enforcing all group guidelines. Each board is led by David Lewis, President and Founder of The HR Roundtable.

David Lewis

OperationsInc and
David Lewis is President / CEO / Founder of OperationsInc, one of the Northeast’s largest Human Resources Outsourcing and Consulting firms, specializing in support for businesses small and large. Since its inception in 2001, the firm has experienced steady unprecedented growth and now engages 50+ HR professionals in support of a base of over 1,300 clients. David is also the President / CEO of, Connecticut’s largest regional job board network.

Meet the Connecticut Chapter Board of Advisors

Meet the New York City Chapter Board of Advisors

Connecticut Chapter Board of Advisors:

Robyn Alper

Vice President, Human Resources
Charter Communications
Robyn Alper is currently the Vice President of Human Resources for Charter Communications. She has both field and corporate experience and today has oversight for the HR function for Global Brand Management & Commercial Services. She has Human Resources responsibility for more than 3,500 associates.
Liz Eberhart

Managing Director, Head of Human Resources
Moelis & Company
Liz Eberhart is a Managing Director and Head of Human Resources at Moelis & Company. Ms. Eberhart has over 15 years of HR experience, 10 of which were spent at UBS where she was most recently Head of Americas Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities HR Team. Prior to this role, Ms. Eberhart held HR positions for UBS AG in both London and Switzerland as a Client Relationship Manager and Recruiter. 

Bruce Ennis

Vice President Human Resources
Bigelow Tea
Bruce Ennis is Vice President Human Resources of Bigelow Tea, the US market leader of specialty teas and maker of “Constant Comment”© tea. A family owned business headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut, Bigelow Tea employs 350 people across three manufacturing facilities, producing over 1.7 billion tea bags annually.

Joni Kovac

Vice President of Human Resources
Hitachi Capital America Corp.
Joni Kovac is the Vice President of Human Resources at Hitachi Capital America Corp. Her role is to partner with senior management to execute strategic plans, focusing on the organization’s overall profitability, while at the same time providing the best in class HR support. 
Karen Mazako

Vice President, Human Resources
Stew Leonard’s
Karen Mazako directs the human resource function, including employment compensation, benefits, training, and safety for 2,500 team members at Stew Leonard’s. In partnership with store management, she promotes and implements employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of team member morale, maintaining position as an employer of choice. 

New York City Chapter Board of Advisors:

Barrie Covington
National Director, Human Resources
Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America
Barrie Covington is the National Director, Human Resources at Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Ms. Covington has over 17 years of experience in HR, with particular expertise in employee and labor relations, partnering with managers on complex workplace issues. Previously, she has held management positions at ENN (Elevator News Network) and The New York Daily News.
Katherine Jones

Vice President, Human Resources
Cain Brothers
Katherine Jones has served as the Vice President, Human Resources at Cain Brothers since 2013, where she previously held the position of Director, Human Resources. Before joining Cain Brothers, Katherine held Human Resources related positions at Ipsos.
Kyle Sugarman

Managing Director
Perella Weinberg Partners
Kyle Sugarman is a Managing Director and Global Head of Human Resources management at Perella Weinberg Partners. Ms. Sugarman has approximately 20 years of human resources experience. Prior to joining Perella Weinberg Partners in 2008, Ms. Sugarman held several Vice President-level HR-related positions at companies including Cantor Fitzgerald, Goldman Sachs, and Citigroup. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Perella Weinberg Partners Foundation and is a founding member of the firm’s Women’s Initiative.