MEET OUR TEAM
Danielle Hartley (Owner/President)
With a solid foundation in management and overall business strategies, Danielle returned to school at 38 and completed a Bachelor of Public Relations degree at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax.
Since receiving her degree, she analogizes her learning curve as drinking from a fire hose. From creating and building a communications department in one of Canada’s most progressive First Nations to playing in the old boys club of corporate Canada, Danielle has gained invaluable experience from many varying viewpoints.
Borrowed from the Meyers-Briggs Personality test and ENFJ overview, those who know Danielle, know that this describes her exactly:
According to Meyers-Briggs, ENFJs are natural-born leaders, full of passion and charisma. Forming around two percent of the population, they are oftentimes our politicians, our coaches and our teachers, reaching out and inspiring others to achieve and to do good in the world. With a natural confidence that begets influence, ENFJs take a great deal of pride and joy in guiding others to work together to improve themselves and their community."
Dave McPherson (Human Resources Director)
Born and raised in a small Alberta town, Dave has served all functions in HR departments for employers large and small; major industry, commercial and service venture.
For over 20 years, he was employed with Dow Chemical of Canada starting as an operator, working front line and then moving into the employee relations and training department.
From that experience and the knowledge gained, Dave moved to the Okanagan region of BC, not only to golf and ski in the same day, but to create an organization, Human Performance Management Inc. to educate and train the underemployed.
Dave believes that success motivates, money only compensates. The successful employer recognizes their responsibility is to provide their people with the knowledge, skills, time, tools and direction necessary for each individual to be successful. He is then responsible to recognize and appreciate that success, nurture their success, and let that success motivate further success.
Billy Hartley(Indigenous Business Development Lead)
Billy Hartley, DHPR’s Indigenous business development lead, has rejoined our company in May 2021 after working with us as a former Indigenous and community liaison in 2019. He studied business administration in university and has chosen to work with DHPR because “there is no greater feeling than being a positive difference in someone’s life or community.” That is what he takes tremendous pride in.
His role with DHPR involves making and establishing connections with Canadian companies and communities while growing our business’s presence in other markets and around the world. He bridges gaps between corporate and community needs so that all parties are aligned with strategies and/or implementation of plans to move forward in a timely and organized fashion. He supports our clients’ efforts in community partnerships and relationships between client and community.
What thrills him most about his role is the ability to connect clients with Indigenous communities through education and leadership.
Billy has traveled to many places in Canada throughout his lifetime. He was born in Kelowna, BC and has relocated and lived in the Halifax area for most of his childhood. When he grew up, he lived in Sydney, Yarmouth, and Calgary while playing hockey.
When Billy is out of the office, he is found engaging in physical activity, namely hockey, baseball, and playing golf.
Natasha Moore (Indigenous Relations Advisor)
As DHPR’s Indigenous and Community Relations Advisor, Natasha Moore brings passion and positivity to her role. She loves to engage with Indigenous communities and sees the real impact on Indigenous businesses and individuals from her work. She is an advocate for Indigenous equality and has completed the Administration program offered by APTEC.
Growing up in Halifax Nova Scotia, Natasha is a member of the Pictou Landing First Nation and proudly teaches her son of her history and culture.
On the job, Natasha helps DHPR execute programs such as the Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program (PAR) for its clients. She also develops strategies that include leading the implementation of client based Indigenous awareness education as well as cultural campaigns. She writes for company newsletters and websites and is also a liaison to education and training employment officers in various Indigenous communities across the country.
Natasha is a fish keeper and outdoor enthusiast. She is also trained through the Canadian College of Natural Medicine in reiki, reflexology, and cranial sacral therapy.
Terra MacNabb (Indigenous Relations Coordinator)
Born and raised in the Canadian North, Terra is a proud Inuvialuk from the small Arctic town of Inuvik in the Northwest Territories.
Terra moved to Dartmouth Nova Scotia in 2018 and in 2021 she joined DHPR as an Indigenous Relations Coordinator. On the job, Terra leads Indigenous relations strategies and builds meaningful relationships and partnerships in support of Indigenous relations and initiatives for DHPR and its clients.
Passionate about her own family heritage, Terra is excited to learn about other Indigenous cultures and helping Indigenous people learn about new opportunities they may not have known existed.
Outside the office, Terra lives an active lifestyle, enjoys the great outdoors, and loves spending time with her family.
Kristen Googoo (Marketing & Communications Coordinator)
Passionate for writing and the visual arts, Kristen Googoo joined DHPR in February 2021 as marketing and communications coordinator. From 2019 to 2020, she attended the Nova Scotia Community College where she graduated with an advanced diploma in public relations. After graduation, Kristen volunteered with various organizations to share her writing skills until she was offered full-time employment with DHPR Inc.
The writing and design she is tasked with excites her most about her position. She loves being creative, spontaneous, and taking leadership with her daily duties. Kristen loves utilizing her communications skills to help DHPR maintain a professional image for its clients, stakeholders, and the public.
In her spare time, she reads, writes, practices yoga, cooks, takes pictures, and spends time with her family at home in Membertou, Cape Breton.
Jessica Fitzpatrick (OfficeAdministrator)
As DHPR’s office administrator, Jessica is the glue that holds everything together by keeping the company organized and on its toes. She loves helping Indigenous people find careers and is making a positive educational impact on others’ lives.
Jessica alsocompleted the Administration program offered by APTEC.
When Jessica is not working, she can be found spending time with her little boy and exploring the outdoors. Jessica is a member of the Qalipu Mi’kmaw Nation from Newfoundland and she accepted her position with DHPR Inc with an excitement to learn more about her Mi’kmaq heritage.