Teresa Katubig, CPP President & CEO
Jennifer Romito, CPP Staffing Payroll Manager
Missy Payne, CSP Director of Southwest Indiana Operations
Marcey Poshard, CSP Director of Southern Illinois Operations
Nicole Walls, CSP Staffing Specialist
Sara Gerstner, CSP Regional Director of Operations
Nicole Kline, CSP Regional Director of Operations
Kim Haag, CPP Director of Payroll Services
Monica Traughber, CPP Implementation and Timekeeping Specialist
Mia Friederich, Talent Attraction Manager
Lauren Luebbers, Staffing Support
Alex Kostansek, Staffing Support
Amanda Majewski, CSP Business Development
Brittany Luttrell, Staffing Specialist
Larissa Huels, CSP Staffing Specialist
Melissa Woods, CSP Staffing Specialist
Nathan McKinney, Front Desk
Erin Kopec, Marketing Support Administrator
Connie Martin, FPC Director of Client Relations
Erin Griffith, FPC Payroll Specialist
Kirstie Straeter, Staffing Specialist
Tracey Glenn, Business Development
Jami Knautz, Administrative Payroll Support
Amanda Jones, FPC Payroll Specialist
Emily Brower, Staffing Development
Hailey Frohmader, Staffing Support
Sarah Powell, Business Development
Bonita Heartsill, Regional Director of Alabama Operations
Haeli Walker, Business Development
Amanda Santos, Payroll Support
Amanda Hakenwerth, Recruiter
Megan Cain, Payroll/Tax Support Specialist
Heather Gurley, Administrative Payroll Support
Jill Fowler, FPC Tax Support Specialist
Jessica Wilks, Staffing Development
Tameka Hilson, Staffing Specialist
Teresa Katubig is the President and CEO of Extra Help and Extra Help Payroll Services. She opened Extra Help in 1995 and started Extra Help Payroll Services in 2001. After earning her Bachelor of Science in accounting in May 1993, Teresa went on to become a Certified Public Accountant.Teresa also earned her Certified Payroll Professional certificate in October 2012.
In 2003, she earned her Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification, a title she continues to hold today. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the Southern Illinois Personnel Management Association (SIPMA). Active in Rotary since 2003, Teresa is a member of the Goshen Rotary. She is also a member of many Chambers of Commerce in Southern Illinois, including Marion, Carbondale and Herrin.
With the 2007 expansion of Extra Help into the Metro East and St. Louis markets, Teresa is now a member of the Edwardsville-Glen Carbon, Belleville, River Bend Growth Association and Highland Chambers of Commerce. Extra Help has been recently certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and Teresa is a member of the National Association Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She has also joined the Regional Chamber & Growth Association (RCGA), the St. Louis chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Human Resource Managers Association (HRMA), and the National Human Resource Association (NHRA).
Teresa takes pride in volunteering throughout the community. She serves meals at the homeless shelter, and works with various committees to benefit the Heart Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the American Cancer Society Heartwalk. Recycling is also one of her passions; Teresa heads up the committee to organize and promote Recycling in Williamson County Illinois.
Teresa is married to Bob Katubig and has two children, Tony and Jessica Stearns. Teresa and Bob enjoy boating, traveling, St. Louis Cardinals baseball and just hanging out with friends.
Jennifer Romito has been with Extra Help since May 2007. She started as a Staffing Specialist and in September 2007 moved up to Payroll Manager for employment services. Jennifer processes payroll for all temporary associates placed at Extra Help’s many client locations. In October 2012 Jennifer completed her certificate for a Certified Payroll Professional. Before coming to Extra Help, Jennifer spent 10 years working her way up through the ranks of Circuit City. Her last position was Inventory Control
Manager where she was responsible for the millions of dollars in inventory in the distribution center. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Missy Payne has been working as a Staffing Specialist for Extra Help at the Marion office since April 2008. She has 15 years experience as a Human Resource Representative with specific concentrations in training and development, employee recruitment, and employee relations and benefits. Missy has an Associate in Arts from John A. Logan College and majored in workforce education and development at Southern Illinois University. She has served as both Treasurer and Secretary of the Southern Illinois Personnel Management Association (SIPMA). An avid Cardinals fan, Missy enjoys spending her free time watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball games.
Marcey Poshard came to Extra Help in August 2005 and has more than 15 years of comprehensive experience in interviewing, hiring, training and benefit administration. In April 2012 she earned her Certified Staffing Specialist certification. While her expertise is in workers’ compensation/claims management, Marcey is also proficient in the areas of unemployment, loss prevention and safety management. While working as a Human Resource Manager, she managed and administered FMLA policies, wrote Affirmative Action Plans, and responded to EEOC claims. In her spare time, Marcey enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and sitting outside while enjoying a good book.
Nicole Walls joined Extra Help in June 2009 as a Staffing Specialist and has more than 15 years of professional experience in office administration. In January 2013 she successfully passed her CSP to become a Certified Staffing Specialist. She takes pride in providing human resource support and placing the most qualified individuals for Extra Help’s clients. Nicole has an Associate in Business. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, throwing darts, and spending time with family and friends.
Sara Gerstner joined the Extra Help team in 2008 and focuses on employee recruiting, placement, unemployment and workers’ compensation. She obtained a Bachelor’s in accounting in 2005 from Ohio Northern University. In February 2012 Sara earned her Certified Staffing Specialist certification. After graduation, Sara joined Build-A-Bear Workshop® where she handled HR functions in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of Europe. Her responsibilities included compensation, benefits administration, and the development and implementation of a Human Resources Information System, including employee self-serve. Sara spends the majority of her weekends at regional racetracks supporting her family’s dirt track, late-model racing teams.
Nicole Kline joined the Extra Help team in 2007 and helped opened the doors of Extra Help’s Edwardsville office and the office in downtown St. Louis. She graduated from St. Louis University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s in marketing and then went to work for the St. Louis Cardinals in the promotions department. In 2008, Nicole earned her M.B.A. with Magna Cum Laude honors from St. Louis University. Nicole most recently in February 2012 earned her Certified Staffing Specialist certification. She and her husband Brian currently live in Glen Carbon with their golden retriever Charlie and daughter Madison. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with friends and family, and cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Kim Haag came to Extra Help in October of 2005 as an advanced Payroll Specialist. Within a year, she became the Director of Payroll Services. Kim has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of accounting and payroll. She has specialized in coal mining operations, manufacturing and governmental audits. Kim has vast knowledge in all areas of payroll and accounting. Kim recently completed her certification for a Certified Payroll Professional in October 2012. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and gardening.
Monica Traughber has been with Extra Help since June 2008. She currently works with the payroll team as a Payroll Specialist. Monica is a graduate from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale with a Bachelor’s in financial management. While in school, Monica was awarded several scholarships, including one for being one of the top three students going into a vocational field. She has held jobs in the pharmaceutical industry and in the bookkeeping department at a local financial institution. In October 2012 Monica completed her certification as a Certified Payroll Professional. In her free time, Monica enjoys listening to music and traveling.
Talent Attraction Manager – Edwardsville
Mia Friederich is Extra Help’s Metro East Talent Attraction Manager. She is responsible for recruiting qualified applicants for Extra Help’s open positions. Mia takes pride in delivering her clients the most qualified candidates possible. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. Her career in recruiting began as a Volunteer Services Assistant for the American Red Cross. In that position, Mia was responsible for recruiting and training volunteers in the St. Louis, St. Charles and Metro East areas. In her free time, she continues to volunteer for the American Red Cross, and is a coach for the 7th and 8th grade All Saints Academy Cheerleading Squad.
Lauren Lubbers has been working as placement support in Extra Help’s Edwardsville office since 2010. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s in accounting. Lauren always delivers great customer service to Extra Help’s applicants as she guides them through the application process. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, shopping, writing and being outdoors.
Alex Kostansek joined Extra Help in 2007 and does placement support at the Edwardsville office. She works directly with Extra Help’s applicants to ensure a smooth application process. Alex is in the process of earning her bachelor’s degree at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. In her free time, she enjoys boating and traveling.
Amanda Majewski is a member of the Business Development team and helps build relationships with clients across the St. Louis area. Prior to joining Extra Help, she worked for three years in the banking industry, focusing on new account acquisition and customer retention. Amanda’s willingness to listen and provide individualized service helps her deliver great HR and payroll solutions to our clients. Amanda recently earned her Certified Staffing Specialist Certificate (CSP) to help broaden her knowledge with HR legal issues. She is involved in the community and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of O’Fallon Sunrise. Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in finance. She enjoys spending time on her parents’ farm, running, working out, shopping and visiting with friends.
Brittany Luttrell has worked in Extra Help’s Marion office since October 2010. She started her career with Extra Help managing the front desk, answering incoming calls, scheduling appointments, and helping applicants through the placement process. In April 2013 Brittany was promoted to Staffing Specialist. She currently provides Human Resource support to our clients, interviewing and placing the best applicants in our job opportunities. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, being outside and listening to music.
Larissa Huels has been doing placement support in Extra Help’s Edwardsville office since June 2008. She managed the front desk, answers incoming calls, schedules appointments and guides applicants through the placement process. In July 2012 Larissa has joined our St. Louis office as a Staffing Specialists. Larissa has a bachelor’s in psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In her free time, Larissa enjoys being on Carlyle Lake with family and friends.
Melissa Woods has been working for Extra Help, Inc. in our downtown St. Louis office since 2011 as one of our Staffing Specialists. She began her professional career working at Walgreens as a Manager. While working there she gained valuable skills such as customer service, management experience and interviewing skills. This experience has provided Melissa with the skills she needs to be successful at Extra Help, Inc. She holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing soccer, and photography.
Nathan McKinney has been with Extra Help, Inc. since June of 2011. Nathan plays a crucial part in our Edwardsville, IL office taking care of the front desk. Nathan’s experience in management and customer service is key to his success with our company. He received his Associates of Science degree from Lewis and Clark Community College and is currently enrolled in their Nursing program. Nathan enjoys the outdoors, going camping, canoeing, and hiking.
Erin Kopec has worked as the Marketing Support Administrator with Extra Help, Inc. since November of 2011. Her role is to develop target marketing plans, provide interaction for our social media websites, and develop e-mail marketing campaigns. Erin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has had many years experience in customer service, public speaking, and relationship building. Her prior work experience includes banking and higher education. In her free time she enjoys exercising, boating, and spending time with family and friends.
Connie Martin joined our Southern Illinois office in December 2011. She is part of our Business Development team. She will be responsible for business retention and development in the Southern Illinois region.
Connie brings over 15 years of management experience in multi-million dollar businesses with an emphasis on sales, marketing, purchasing and human resources. Her experience in start-up operations and turnaround projects; resulting in company successes and record earnings will help her be a successful addition to Extra Help. Connie recently completed her Fundamental Payroll Specialist Certification (FPC) and participates in continuing education to stay current with payroll compliance. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities and reading a good book.
Erin Griffith, FPC
Erin Griffith joined our Southern Illinois office in April 2012. She was hired with our payroll company as a Payroll Specialist assisting in all facets within the payroll service department such as payroll processing, and garnishments. In October 2012 she completed her Fundamental Payroll Certification and is looking forward to completing her Certified Payroll Professionals certificate.
Erin holds an Associate’s Degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Her experience in accounts payable and customer service will give her the skills to help our clients with their payroll needs. Erin enjoys spending time with family and friends, any outdoor activity, and New Orleans Saints football.
Kirstie Straeter joined our Edwardsville, IL location on June 25, 2012. She takes pride in providing human resource support and placing the most qualified individuals for Extra Help’s clients.
Kirstie’s responsibilities are to help assist in the screening of our applicants, handling any employee issues and placing employees in suitable positions for our clients. Kirstie graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Human Resources Management. Her HR knowledge and experience multi-tasking will help her have success as a staffing specialist within our company. Kirstie enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends in her free time.
Tracey Glenn joined our Business Development team in December 2012. Tracey will be working in our Southern Illinois market to help develop business and also maintain retention efforts with our current clients.
Tracey has years of experience in marketing including advertising, public relations and media strategies. Tracey most recently served as County Commissioner for Williamson County, the first woman ever elected to the board. She has experience in organizing and maintaining programs as well as implementation as she co-chaired the start-up of the county’s first formal recycling program, “Recycle Williamson County.”
With Tracey’s knowledge and experience she will be a great asset to our growing company. Tracey enjoys networking with other professionals and business owners and government relations. When Tracey is not working or volunteering she enjoys running 5ks and reading Joel Osteen books.
Administrative Payroll Support- Southern Illinois
Jami Knautz joined our Southern Illinois office in March 2013. She works with our payroll company supporting the payroll and office functions. Jami will work with the Payroll Specialists by performing payroll and administrative duties.
Jami has a certificate in Medical Office Administration from Rockvalley College and has extensive experience in customer service, scheduling and inbound calls. She enjoys spending time with family and traveling in her free time.
Amanda Jones, FPC
Amanda Jones joined our Southern Illinois office in April 2013. She was hired with our payroll company as a Payroll Specialist assisting in all facets within the payroll service department such as payroll processing, garnishments and providing customer service to new and current clients. Amanda assists in processing payroll for hundreds of companies nationwide. Amanda recently earned her Fundamental Payroll Specialist Certification (FPC).
Amanda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her experience building relationships and customer service will give her the skills to help our clients with their payroll needs. Amanda enjoys reading, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.
Staffing Development- Southern Illinois
Emily Brower joined our Southern Illinois office in April 2013. Emily will be responsible for staffing development which includes: employment services, business retention, development and sales in the Southern Illinois market. Emily is also leading our Direct Hire recruitment efforts in Southern Illinois, Edwardsville, IL., St. Louis, MO., Evansville, IN. and Montgomery, AL. She is working with all types of businesses with their Direct Hire needs.
Emily has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her previous experience in management, sales and business development will help her be successful in connecting with potential clients, building mutually beneficial relationships and promoting our services. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Business Development- St. Louis
Sarah Powell joined our St. Louis location in May 2013. Sarah will be responsible for business development and client relations. She will be working to develop new business relationships and enhancing existing relationships by offering our services such as payroll, recruiting, staffing and other HR functions as needed.
Sarah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications with a specialization in Public Relations & Minor in Psychology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her experience in recruiting and working in a team environment will allow her to be a successful addition to our St. Louis market. Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends and networking.
Staffing Support- Southern Illinois
Hailey Frohmader joined our Southern Illinois office in April 2013. Hailey will be working directly with our Staffing Specialists as placement support. She works directly with our team and applicants to ensure a smooth application process. She provides customer service to our applicants and makes sure that they are scheduled accordingly.
Hailey is currently attending John A Logan College and pursuing her Associates Degree. Hailey enjoys spending time with friends and attending sporting events in her free time.
Regional Director of Alabama Operations
Bonita Heartsill, PHR, is the Regional Director of Alabama Operations for Extra Help. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1982 from Troy State University Bonita began her professional career with Fleming Foods in Geneva, Alabama, as an Assistant Retail Accounting Manager and Retail Accounting Manager. In 1990, Bonita became a shareholder and Controller for Smoker, Inc., where she was responsible for all the accounting and HR functions of three Smoker Supermarkets.
With extensive accounting, payroll, and HR experience, Bonita started Heartsill Payroll Professionals in 2007, offering businesses full-service payroll processing and tax management through cutting-edge web-based technology. Bonita is an active member of the American Payroll Association, Independent Payroll Providers Association, The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, Prattville Chamber of Commerce, Alabama Retail Association, Greater Montgomery Homebuilders Association and the Montgomery Rotary Club.
Haeli Walker joined our Edwardsville, Illinois location in July 2013. Haeli will be responsible for business development in the Metro East area. Haeli will be working to develop new business and promoting Extra Help in the community.
Haeli has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science/Pre-Med and a minor in Business Administration from Eastern Illinois University. She has experience in business development through medical equipment sales in which she exceeded sales and promoted new business. She will be a great asset out in the community to build awareness of what Extra Help has to offer. Haeli enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends in her free time.
Amanda Santos joined the Extra Help team as part of a recent merger with Heartsill Payroll Professionals on July 2013. She will be working with the payroll team as Payroll Support, assisting with payroll processing, packaging and administrative duties.
Amanda graduated Park University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Psychology. Amanda has extensive experience in processing payroll for 50+ employees, budgeting, account management, and recruiting and training new employees. She will be a great addition to our Alabama team providing our clients with the customer service they need. We look forward to having Amanda help us grow in Montgomery, Alabama. In her free time Amanda enjoys spending time with family and cooking.
Recruiter- St. Louis
Amanda Hakenwerth joined the St. Louis office in August 2013 as a Recruiter. In this role, she is recruiting for the top talent in the St. Louis market. She works to provide candidates with resume and interview tips to help them become the best applicant for the position that they are applying for.
Amanda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and Psychology from Lindenwood University. Amanda works to connect with clients and networking partners to find talent in a variety of professions including human resources, logistics, accounting and marketing. Directly out of college she went into sales and recruiting and also has experience as a Human Resource Generalist. With her experience recruiting in multiple states and a passion for connecting talent to great companies we look forward to her adding experience to our company.
In her free time she enjoys volleyball, the Lake of the Ozarks and spending time with family and friends. Follow Amanda on Twitter for our latest career opportunities and job search tips @stlrecruiterpro.
Payroll/Tax Support Specialist
Megan Cain joined our payroll team in August 2013. Megan will be working with our payroll company to support the tax department in making payroll tax payments and reconciling bank accounts. Providing various bookkeeping services and accounts payable functions for multiple corporations is another aspect of her role. She will also be managing the payroll processing for all temporary employees placed through Extra Help.
Megan graduated from the University of Maryland with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting. She brings experience in accounts payable, purchasing, accounts receivable, and bookkeeping. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding and outdoor activities.
Administrative Payroll Support
Heather Gurley joined our payroll company in August 2013. Heather will be part of our Administrative Payroll Support team. She will be responsible for preparing, packaging and mailing payroll and assisting in all administrative office support including; customer service, answering phones, and helping to meet payroll deadlines.
Heather has extensive experience in management and coordination in an office setting. Heather brings experience in office management, market research recruiting and administrative duties.
In her free time she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with family.
Jill Fowler, FPC
Tax Support Specialist
Jill Fowler joined our tax department in June 2013. Jill will be working with our payroll company as a Tax Support Specialist to support the tax department in making payroll tax payments, processing federal and state tax payments; researching tax issues for clients and bank reconciliations.
Jill has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Jill brings over 17 years ‘experience as a bookkeeper for a local union and several years’ experience as an office manager. Jill earned her Fundamental Payroll Specialists Certification (FPC) in October 2013. In her free time she enjoys running, reading and cheering on Alabama’s Crimson Tide.
Jessica Wilks joined our Montgomery, AL. office in October 2013. Jessica will be part of our Staffing Development team, screening applicants and employee placement for our clients. She will also be responsible for business retention, development and sales in the Montgomery area.
Jessica has a Masters of Science in Human Resource Management from Troy University and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Auburn University. Jessica brings experience in recruiting, unemployment compensation, implementing new HRM systems and completing FMLA audits. In her free time she enjoys traveling and college football (Roll Tide!)
Tameka Hilson joined our Evansville, IN. office in October, 2013 as a Staffing Specialist. Tameka’s will be working with new applicants and clients to provide the best experience possible.
Tameka’s responsibilities are to help assist in the screening of our applicants, handling any employee issues and placing employees in suitable positions for our clients. Tameka graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communications and a minor in Speech Communications.
Tameka enjoys event coordination and community outreach. She most enjoys the interpersonal aspect of communications. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends