About Debra Parent

About Debra Parent

About Debra J. Parent, PHR, SHRM-CP

WHO I AMDebra J. Parent, PHR, SHRM-CP

  • President and Owner of DJP Right Fit Recruiting, LLC.


  • Began her career in the field of Human Resources in the Air National Guard for 6 years.
  • Over 28 years of experience as an HR/Safety executive in manufacturing and healthcare, with 16 years serving in a senior management capacity.
  • Experience in both non-union and unionized environments.
  • Experience working in large (3,000 employees) and small to mid-sized (20 - 500 employees) organizations dealing with a diverse workforce with complex human relations issues.
  • Taught Management Courses at UMASS Dartmouth and Bristol Community College for three years.


  • Master’s Degree in Business from Husson College in Bangor, ME, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from UMASS Dartmouth, MA.
  • Holds an accredited national certification from the HRCI (HR Certification Institute) as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).
  • Nationally certified by the Society of Human Resources Management, SHRM-CP, as a certified professional in Human Resources.
  • Certified Professional Coach by the Center for Coaching Certification


  • Member of NEHRA, Northeast Human Resources Association, SHRM, (Society of Human Resources Management), and SCHRC (Southcoast Human Resources Council).
  • Core team member of the Boston Business Group, LLC, which consists of senior business executives who provide a range of pragmatic, operations-oriented services to small and mid-cap firms to help them more effectively meet their financial and corporate goals.
  • Trusted Advisor member of Vistage, a worldwide executive coaching organization that provides leadership training and business coaching to CEOs and Executives to help them grow their businesses.


  • Serves as a “Virtual HR Manager” to client companies, available 24/7 to handle conflict resolution, departmental restructuring, and any other HR function typically handled by an in-house HR Manager.
  • Experienced recruiter of “hard-to-fill” professional and management positions.
  • Provides evaluation and development of the HR and Safety functions.
  • Provides and delivers management training, coaching and mentoring programs.
  • Provides custom-made HR solutions for company clients to address their HR issues.
  • A developer of culture, designing the HR infrastructure to create and sustain a company culture of commitment, excellence, learning, and trust.


  • Creating a strong HR infrastructure aligned with company core values.
  • Preventing and eliminating HR and employment-related legal issues with a solid HR and employee relations program.
  • Positively impacting employee performance and company success through the achievement of an engaged workforce fully supported by a strong HR function.
  • Filling your positions with top quality talent and developing pipelines for future candidates.