Suzanne Tsacoumis - President

Suzanne Tsacoumis, Ph.D.
President and CEO

Appointed on July 1, 2018, Dr. Suzanne Tsacoumis is HumRRO’s 7th President. She has spearheaded innovative work in the development of rich-media simulations for use in both promotion and self-assessment processes. She often consults on a range of policy and implementation issues. Dr. Tsacoumis has been an active volunteer for the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and she is a fellow of SIOP and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Kirk Abriola - Chief Financial Officer

Kirk Abriola

Vice President

Mr. Abriola is HumRRO’s Chief Financial Officer and Director of Business Affairs Division. He has more than 30 years’ experience in government contracting, finance and non-profit organization. He has previously served in a wide variety of roles. Several highlighted roles include serving as a CFO for a multi-entity Alaskan Native Corporations where he was responsible for the finance and contracts shared services. Kirk was as Senior Government Contracting Consultant with Cherry Bekart LLP, where he focused his practice on delivering advisory services to clients in support of the complexities that come with federal contracting.  Prior to that he served in a senior financial management role with Population Services International a nonprofit social marketing organization operating in more than 50 countries.   Kirk also previously worked with Deltek as a Software Designer specializing in the government contracting industry. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University and is a CPA in the District of Columbia.

Deirdre Knapp - Vice President, Assessment and Evaluation & Education in the Workplace

Deirdre Knapp 

Vice President

Dr. Deirdre J. Knapp is HumRRO’s Vice President of HumRRO’s Assessment and Evaluation in Education and the Workplace Division. Dr. Knapp’s primary area of technical expertise is the design and development of performance assessments. Her work spans many different contexts (e.g., certification and licensure testing, criterion measurement for validation research, performance assessment for promotion systems), many different types of organizations (e.g., the military, Federal government agencies, professional associations), and a variety of assessment methods (e.g., multiple-choice tests, live work sample simulations, computerized adaptive testing). She also has authored or coauthored several book chapters on performance measurement and professional ethics, and she co-edited Exploring the Limits in Personnel Selection and Classification with Dr. John Campbell. Dr. Knapp is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the Society for Military Psychology. She has held a variety of elected offices and other leadership roles in these and other professional organizations.

Cheryl Paullin - Vice President, Talent Management & Analytics

Cheryl Paullin 

Vice President

Dr. Cheryl Paullin is HumRRO’s Vice President of Talent Management and Analytics. She is a corporate officer. Throughout her career, Cheryl’s technical work has focused on development, validation, and implementation of many different custom assessments for a variety of talent management purposes, from pre-employment screening to promotion to employee and leader development, often in high-stakes situations. She has worked with a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients, including several Fortune 500 clients and clients at all levels of government. She has published a book chapter and best practice guidelines for HR practitioners on the aging workforce, and has presented on development and validation of high-stakes assessments at numerous conferences. Cheryl has served in volunteer leadership roles to support the profession of I-O Psychology at the local and national levels. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

David Dorsey - Vice President, Business Development

David Dorsey 

Vice President, Business Development

Dr. David Dorsey currently serves as a Vice President and the Director of the Business Development Division at HumRRO. He was previously a senior executive in the U.S. government, serving in the area of defense and intelligence. Prior to working in government, Dr. Dorsey was a Vice President at Personnel Decisions Research Institutes (PDRI). Dr. Dorsey has conducted innovative research and development in the areas of understanding adaptive performance, innovating performance management, using modeling and simulation technologies for learning, understanding career paths, and building corporate level data science platforms and communities. Dr. Dorsey has produced over 70 book chapters, articles, and presentations. He is the recipient of two major research awards and an award for being a top leader in government. In 2017, Dr. Dorsey was elected a Fellow by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Division 14 of the American Psychological Association). He also serves as an executive coach, having completed the Georgetown leadership coaching program.