Personable and Professional
Meet our outstanding team members
Wendi Brown, President of WBCP, Inc.
Wendi’s deep Northern California roots and West Coast experience provide a great understanding of your geographic challenges recruiting and retaining staff. She maintains a broad database and network of local talent.
As the President of WBCP, Wendi is passionate about helping organizations improve their recruitment services, place great talent, redesign outdated processes, provide leadership development, and design and execute communication campaigns.
Wendi has exceptional industry expertise across advertising and public relations, national real estate franchisor, global manufacturing, and nonprofit and public sector organizations.
Prior to forming WBCP, Wendi was an internal Human Resources Consultant for the County of Orange, California, providing countywide communications, human resources, executive search and recruiter training services to the Chief Executive/Human Resources Office with 25 decentralized departments, 17,000 employees, and serving a community of 300,000.
- She worked to implement innovative countywide initiatives, such as:
- Performance incentive programs
- Communications campaigns
- Development of a learning management system
- Countywide employee training campaign
- Crafting new countywide selection rules
- Implementation of a new and creative employee evaluation system
Wendi earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing, from Colorado Technical University and several certificates in Project Management, Global Business, Marketing and Human Resources from Colorado Technical University. She has a Master’s degree in Management from Southern Oregon University.
Human Resources / IT / Organizational Development
Carl Crown, Human Resources, IT & Facilitation Consultant
Carl has over 35 years of experience in Human Resources and Training. He served as Director of Human Resources for the County of Orange (retired), where he supported 25 decentralized departments in all human resource capacities. His many accomplishments include redesigning and implementing the County’s new selection rules (a comprehensive approach to marketing open positions), streamlining the selection process, recruiter assessment, and overall improvement in the efficiencies and effectiveness of recruiting throughout the County.
Throughout his career he worked on various initiatives including agency and department reorganizations, comprehensive classification and compensation reviews, job redesign efforts and decentralization of Human Resources functions. He also oversaw application development and support and business development, and was responsible for day-to-day operations of the Orange County Data Center and delivery of all Wide Area Network services across the County.
He holds a Master’s of Administration, Organizational and Human Resource Development; a Bachelor’s of Administration, Biology, University of Florida; and Florida Training, George Washington University, Washington D.C.
Mary Ellen Fuelleman, Organization and Fiscal Consultant
Mary Ellen has over 30 years of management experience in the areas of budget management, financial accounting and contract management. Mary Ellen serves as a lead consultant looking at process, accounting, finance, and systems.
Mary Ellen began her career at Pacific Bell (now AT&T) in operations cost recovery, and then worked in the area of grant funding and accounting for the UCLA Department of Medicine. Her career then took her to the County of Orange where she continued her work in financial analysis, budgeting, contract management, and cost recovery. At the County of Orange Mary Ellen worked in the General Services Agency responsible for budget and accounting for Information Technology, Telephone, and Communications Systems, including Sheriff and Fire. She was promoted to support all administrative functions in the County’s Real Property Management and Architecture and Engineering divisions, including project-based CEQA analysis and construction bond funding. She then became the Budget Manager and Facilities/Construction Manager for the County’s Health Care Agency and was later promoted to Administrative Manager for the Behavioral Health Department and later the Administrative Manager for the County’s central Information Technology Department where she managed budget, accounting, accounts payable, cost recovery, and contracts for equipment and service acquisitions.
Mary Ellen also worked in central Human Resources and was the liaison between five departments’ decentralized HR teams, County Counsel, and other departments regarding the most complex HR issues. At the County of Orange Mary Ellen was responsible for direct management of the County’s largest labor-outsourcing contract. This was for IT operations (hardware and software maintenance, systems security, and software development) and covered approximately 300 positions in a 24/7 environment. Additionally, she designed database applications to maintain the County’s real property inventory and maintenance records; developed County-wide construction and funding plans to resolve liability issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act; supported IT system analysis and integration for the IT Department; prepared numerous classification and compensation studies and equity analyses; lead/ co-negotiator with several labor organizations on labor arbitrations and union contracts; preparation of agenda items for the Board of Supervisors as well as staff briefings and public board presentations.
Chief William O. Landis, Public Safety Consultant
Chief Landis specializes in public safety searches including police, EMS, medical examiner, and fire leadership positions. With over 30 years of law enforcement experience, he has served in multiple roles including School Resource Officer, Bike Team Member, Detective, Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, SAFE (SWAT) Team Member, Commander, CINT Team Member, Operations Lieutenant, Deputy Chief and Police Chief.
He holds a Master’s degree in Justice Administration and Crime Management from Bellevue University, a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Service Administration from Eastern Oregon University, and an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Rogue Valley Community College. Chief Landis was certified as a Firefighter I, Deputy Medical Examiner and Executive from DPSST (highest police certification in Oregon). He is an active member of the International Association of Police (IACP), Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), and serves as adjunct criminology professor at Rogue Community College.
Health and Human Services
Patrick Duterte, Health and Human Services Consultant
Patrick has over 35 years of experience in Health and Human Services in California public sector organizations. He served as the Director of Health and Social Services for Solano County, where he directed an integrated department (including public health, social services and behavioral health) and oversaw over 1,200 staff and a budget exceeding $280 MM. Previously, he worked as Director of Employment and Benefit Services in Santa Clara County, and additionally has managed child welfare programs and employment programs in San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
Highlights of Patrick’s public sector service include:
- Pioneering the first national model for insuring all children; Santa Clara County’s Children’s Health Initiative.
- Transforming the County health clinics into Federally Qualified Health Centers as well as integrating behavioral health with physical health. (One of the first nationally). These transformations not only made “self-sustaining” programs but delivered higher quality services and outcomes.
- Appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) – Health Steering Committee, Chair of Health Disparities Subcommittee, President’s Advisory Committee on Transitional Foster Youth, and President’s Advisory Committee on Healthy Communities.
- Winner of two prestigious awards: SPUR Award- 1991-Managerial Efficiency Award (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association); 2014 CSAC Circle of Service Award (California State Association of Counties).
Patrick served his country in Vietnam and received his Bachelor’s from the University of California and a Master’s from San Francisco State University.
Jim Rydingsword, Health and Human Services Consultant
Jim specializes in Human Services executive recruitments for WBCP. He has over 25 years of experience as a Human Services Executive in California and Oregon including managing small to large organizations for welfare programs, child welfare services, mental health administration, and aging and disability services.
His experience in diverse communities and his professional network across the nation contribute to his expertise in all phases of human services administration. With a focus on matching human services emerging practices with organizational training and development, he developed and delivered inter-agency human services programs in child welfare services, mental health, employment services, strategic planning, and succession planning aimed at long term organizational development and stability.
Jim holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a focus on organizational change and development from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
Moira Sullivan, Health and Human Services Consultant
Moira provides expertise in strategic fiscal management of county human services programs in California. Her 30+ years of leadership has directed the integration of human services functions and operations streamlining for improved organizational efficiencies. As Solano County Assistant Director of Health and Social services, she developed and implemented numerous innovative methods of financing the integrated programs at the local level.
Her accomplishments include:
- Design of a centralized administrative function, including a consolidated budget and fiscal claiming plan, when Solano County consolidated its Public Health, Mental Health and Social Services Departments.
- Improved the quality and availability of human services through re-designing organizational and service delivery systems.
- Reduced County General Fund support during the national recession of the last decade from more than $27 million to $12 million, while maintaining the department’s ability to provide quality services.
Moira earned a Master’s in Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor’s of Science from Fordham University.
Angela Antenore, Facilitator and Training Consultant
Angela brings a common sense approach to management and leadership. Working in private, public, non-profit and academic institutions, Angela has been instrumental in the development of leadership and communication skills within diverse populations. She incorporates the perspectives and contributions of all levels of employees including executives, managers, line staff as well as elected officials. She helps leaders build high-performing teams, focusing on how leaders can best perform in order to deliver results, excel in their roles and engage and motivate their teams.
Angela holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA and possesses certifications and experience in a variety of subjects including: Leadership and employee development; Cross-cultural and Intercultural communication; Diversity and Inclusion; Communication; Virtual facilitation and teams; Coaching; Performance Coaching; Conflict Management/Mediation; Strategic Planning; and Facilitation.
She served as Dean and co-founder of an internal Employees’ University and serves as a Board member with several non-profit organizations and has served as a Commissioner to the County of Santa Barbara. A Santa Barbara resident, she is proficient in Spanish.