Human Resources

Our Human Resources team is there to create a smooth integration experience. They’ll take care of payroll, benefit enrollments and key operation elements so you don’t have to think twice about what’s going on behind the scenes. Plus, they’ll also keep an eye on ways to reduce turnover and enhance the onboarding experience for all of your new hires.

Human Resources

HR Director

Kristina Light

Kristina Light is the Human Resources Director for Alliance Animal Health.

Kristina has over 10 years of human resources experience. Prior to joining Alliance, Kristina worked as HRBP for Antenna International in the Americas & APAC division, and various other growth stage organizations, managing all facets of human resources. She has a Global Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelors in Business Management from Western Connecticut State University.

Kristina currently resides in Connecticut with her husband, 5 dogs and turtle.

  • Senior Director of Payroll

    Rochelle DuRant

    Ro is a dedicated Payroll professional with two decades of experience. Her experience includes defining payroll solution landscapes, HCM transformations, payroll processing and regulatory compliance. Ro has a proven track record of effectively “keeping the trains running” in the payroll function, while implementing process improvements that are required to keep pace with a growing business. Ro is excited to be a part of the Alliance family as she appreciates the emphasis on company culture. She believes it is important to work for a company that shares the same values that she holds. Ro is a native New Yorker currently residing in New Jersey. She has a 9-year-old daughter named Isley and a 3-year-old Toy Poodle named Noir. In her spare time, Ro enjoys crafting skincare products such as soap bars, body butters and body scrubs. In the words of Ro, “Let’s Glo!”.

  • Payroll Specialist

    Jesse Goldstein

    Jesse graduated in 2018 from SUNY Oneonta with a BA in business economics. After college, he started his payroll career by working for a gas and electric company for a little over two years.

    Most recently, Jesse comes to us from Ivy Rehab in White Plains, where he was a payroll coordinator whose responsibilities included processing and auditing multi-state payrolls with various frequencies in ADP Workforce Now.

    In his free time, he enjoys going to the gym and spending time outdoors. When he can, he loves to travel and go to the beach. He also lives with his girlfriend and their cat, Bernardo, on whom they have to keep a close eye to make sure he doesn’t get into too much trouble while they cook together.

  • Payroll Specialist

    Karlene Douglas

    Karlene Douglas is a Payroll Specialist for Alliance Animal Health.

    Karlene has over fifteen years of payroll experience. In her previous positions as Payroll Manager, she was responsible for managing all aspects day to day payroll processing and reporting. Prior to joining Alliance Animal Health, Karlene worked for Historic Hudson Valley, New York Runners, Roivant Science, and the Center for Reproductive Rights. Karlene graduated from Monroe College in New Rochelle, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management (summa cum laude).

    Karlene’s love for animals, especially dogs, got her interested in joining AAH. She loves to laugh and tell jokes, especially when hanging out with her thirteen siblings, other family members and friends.

  • Payroll Specialist

    Kelly Kia

    With a love for traveling, Kelly has lived in three countries and seven states, accumulating over 10 years of payroll experience, a field she is passionate about. In addition to her professional background, she is a self-proclaimed florist. Her love for flowers has allowed her to connect with the beauty of nature in various places, and she has a deep appreciation for reading and enjoys hiking as hobbies. When she is not outdoors, engrossed in a book, or arranging flowers, she can be found working out to stay grounded in her busy life. She also dedicates her time to volunteering with her church, a community that has offered her a warm and supportive home no matter where she's lived. These diverse experiences, both personally and professionally, have enriched her perspective, enabling her to connect with people from all walks of life. It's a reminder that her journey, much like a good book, is enriched by the people she meets along the way.

  • HR Operations Manager

    Sara Anthony

    Sara graduated in 2019 from Northeastern University in Boston with a BA in Communications Studies. She joins us most recently from Varis, an e-procurement company under Office Depot Corporation, where she worked as a Recruiting Operations Coordinator supporting a large team of recruiters in the tech space, as well as ATS administration and onboarding tasks. Prior to that, she worked as an HR Coordinator at Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy for over 2 years, where she managed the leave of absence program and supported benefits and HRIS administration in ADP Workforce Now. In her free time, Sara enjoys cozying up with a great book, crocheting, or watching reality TV. Sara lives in Norwalk, CT, with her boyfriend, Connor, and their cat, Theo. As a lifelong animal lover from North Carolina, she is thrilled to be working with an awesome team and an organization supporting the great people who help our pets.

  • Operations Analyst

    Karen Kirsch

    Karen joins us from the world of education, previously working as a high school math teacher.  She received her undergraduate degree from The University of Vermont and a Masters degree from New York University, both in Secondary Mathematics Education.  Human resources is something that has always been of interest to her, and she is excited about this opportunity to apply her transferable skills and learn more about the many facets of the discipline.  

    As an animal lover, Karen is particularly excited to join Alliance Animal Health. She believes in our mission and appreciates the importance of great veterinary care in maintaining and enriching the health of our furry friends. 

    Karen resides in CT with her husband Jeff and their 2 daughters.  In her free time she enjoys going to barre class, reading, and spending time with her 2 dogs and 2 cats.

  • Benefits and Leaves of Absence (LOA) Specialist

    Reilly Bramlett

    Reilly has five years of experience as an HR Generalist across several companies. She's spent the last few years working within recruiting, onboarding, benefits, payroll, leaves of absence, and supporting the overall employee experience. Prior to working in HR, she worked for four years at a doggy daycare!  Reilly is excited to combine her passions for both HR and animals at Alliance. Reilly graduated from Portland State University with a double major in Business Administration and Human Resources Management, with a minor in Sustainability.

    Reilly currently lives in New York City. In her free time, she enjoys wheel throwing and making ceramics, bouldering, reading classic novels, and trying new restaurants in the city!