Melinda Cristler, SHRM-SCP | Director of Human Resources

Melinda is responsible for leading and directing the Human Resources function for ABC-Amega, playing an integral role in people management and executing the company’s human resource and talent strategies. In 2020, she was instrumental in ABC-Amega’s transition to working from home and in developing our New York State Business Reopening Safety Plan. During this time she also led and oversaw the implementation of our new Human Resource Information System.

Since joining ABC-Amega as a Human Resource Generalist in 2014, Melinda has been promoted multiple times and she currently leads the company’s HR team in her role as Director of Human Resources. Her previous experience in HR includes assistant and intern work at another collection agency in Buffalo. Melinda earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University at Buffalo; and she’s a 2019 graduate of Leadership Buffalo’s Rising Leaders program. She also earned Senior Certified Professional credentials from the Society for Human Resources Management in July 2020.

Melinda is married and resides in Batavia, NY with her husband Dan and cat Mini. Outside of work, Melinda enjoys playing cards and board games with friends and family. She also spends her free time gardening.