HR Partners, a woman-owned regional human resources consulting firm located in Topeka, Kansas, specializes in human resources outsourcing and consulting services, audits, compliance, training and organizational development, as well as executive recruitment.

Our professional team has extensive knowledge and experience to develop customized solutions to fit your organization's needs and culture.

Our customization will allow your organization or business to implement Human Resources outsourcing strategically, cut costs, boost efficiencies, and leverage in-house core competencies.

Kristina Dietrick smallKristina Dietrick, PHR, SHRM-CP, President and Owner

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Kristina has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources, and prior to acquiring HR Partners, she held several executive-level Human Resources positions in the agricultural, behavioral health and health care industries.  At HR Partners, Kristina provides Human Resources support and solutions to a variety of businesses, professions and organizations throughout the Midwest and is often invited to address large corporate conventions on Human Resources issues throughout the United States.

Kristina received her Bachelor of Arts from Washburn University and holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation. Kristina also holds the Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designation.

John R. Dietrick, CEO and General Counsel

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John received his Bachelor of Arts from Washburn University and Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law.  He also received his Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas.  John has extensive corporate, insurance, employment law and labor relations experience spanning over 35 years, and offers legal services through John R. Dietrick, P.A.  John is admitted to practice law in Kansas and Louisiana and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association.  John is also a veteran who served two (2) tours in Viet Nam as a helicopter pilot.

Margaret Phillips, HR AdvisorMargaret Phillips, HR Advisor

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Margaret graduated from Baker University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management. Margaret joined HR Partners in 2016 from The Home Depot, where she served in various capacities, including Human Resources Coordinator, Consolidated Office Supervisor, Inventory Control and Quality Assurance Supervisor and Area Supervisor (Inbound and Outbound). 

Prior to The Home Depot, Margaret served as a Business Office Manager at Providence Living Center. As a Human Resources Advisor, Margaret plans, directs and coordinates human resources management activities for various clients.

Allison Zerbe, Associate Attorney and HR Advisor

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Allison received her Bachelor of Science from Washburn University, summa cum laude, and subsequently graduated from Washburn's School of Law in December 2018, where she was initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.  Allison joined HR Partners in June 2018 during her final year of Law School and works as an HR Advisor and as a Law Clerk with John R. Dietrick, P.A.  Prior to associating with our companies, Allison clerked for another Topeka law firm, interned with Washburn's Office of the President and worked for Washburn's Vice President for Student Life.  Allison will continue to serve as an HR Advisor, and will associate with the Law Firm, where she will focus on labor and employment law, once she is sworn in to the state bar.

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Marcia Blair, Executive Assistant

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Marcia Blair, Executive Assistant.  Marcia joined HR Partners in December of 2008.  She has over 26 years of office management and administration within a variety of industries including mental health and health care. Marcia is responsible for the day-to-day operations of HR Partners, including accounts payable and receivable, income and expense reports, Payroll, office supplies, client services (including background checks), and federal and state tax reporting.  Additionally, Marcia prepares legal documents, PowerPoint presentations, investigative reports and other word processing duties. She received her Computer Office Technology (COT) certification from Topeka Technical College and is also a licensed Notary Public.


What our clients say...

City of Topeka Water Treatment

Sylvia Davis
WPC General Manager
City of Topeka

“HR Partners has provided invaluable training, mentoring and coaching for my staff and coworkers that is in concert with our own Human Resources Department and internal policies, procedures and development plans.  It has proven to be a successful partnership for us that provides an extra set of resources in our staffing and organizing efforts, succession planning, and individual employee growth and development endeavors.  The staff at HR Partners are professional, courteous, and make working on challenging issues not only effective, but fun!”