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.

Meet The Team
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.

  • HR Generalist

    Kayley Petch

    Kayley Petch is a HR Generalist for Alliance Animal Health.

    Kayley has been a human resources professional since 2015. After expanding her initial focus on employee benefits, her previous work as a Generalist also includes experience with running payroll, managing the employee lifecycle, employee relations, and more.

    Kayley earned a BA in Sociology from Wittenberg University in Ohio, and currently lives in Connecticut with her husband, their dog Mali and betta fish Jean. Before joining Alliance Animal Health, she worked for companies that specialized either in sourcing and procurement for large retailers, or manufacturing, and is thrilled to be working with a group of like-minded people who are passionate about providing the best care for our pets.

  • HR Generalist

    Stephanie Cheney

    Stephanie Cheney is a HR generalist for Alliance Animal Health.

    Stephanie has over 10 years of human resources experience supporting companies across various industries. She has a true generalist background where she had responsibility for managing all phases of the employee life cycle, recruitment, retention, policy development, payroll, compensation, employee relations, performance management, engagement, and compliance.

    Prior to joining Alliance, Stephanie worked as a Senior HR Consultant serving various small to mid-size companies across Connecticut. She earned her Masters of Human Resources and Employee Relations from Penn State and a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.

    Stephanie resides in Connecticut with her boyfriend, their son, and their dog Max!

  • Payroll Specialist

    Ellen McCray

    Ellen McCray is a payroll specialist for Alliance Animal Health.

    Ellen has been a Payroll professional for over 20 years. In the course of her career she has worked for Kraft General Foods, Mastercard, AT &T where she learned to perfect her craft. Ellen has one son, and is looking forward to working at Alliance Animal Health!

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  • 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.

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  • 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

    Teba Bates

    Teba is a payroll subject matter expert with at least 16 years of experience in processing payrolls and conducting payroll audits.

    Most recently, she comes to us from CB Nepture Holdincs LLC, in Wilton, CT.

    In her spare time, Teba is a voracious reader and as a treat, she heads over to the Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island for a good shopping splurge.

    At home, she has three children, two humans (a 25-year-old son and a 15-year-old daughter) and a Maltipoo, Mencel, who joined her family only 8 months ago.