Leslie DeMattia
Owner, President of DeMattia Consulting

Leslie is the Owner and President of DeMattia Consulting.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.  Leslie is a retired Peace Officer and has extensive law enforcement, civilian security, and Human Resources training.    Leslie’s law enforcement career was cut short by an on-duty injury that forced her medical retirement.

After her injury and subsequent recovery, Leslie negotiated with Department of Housing and Urban Development, to create a transitional living center and program for Project Understanding. This included devising a program to re-integrate homeless families back into society.  She authored a client interview and screening process and was responsible for all case management.  Leslie is well versed in contract management, negotiations and operations in both the public and private sectors.

Completion of her contract with Project Understanding led to an invitation to work for the Department of Investigative Services (DIS/Borg Warner) as a Director of Operations/Facility Security Officer.  As a Facility Security Officer (FSO), Leslie oversaw defense warfare contractors from Vandenberg AFB to Edwards AFB. Leslie held a secret, top secret, and NATO security clearance.  Leslie managed a staff of 500 and completely reorganized the Human Resources Department.  She is extensively trained in multiple levels of background and personnel investigations, executive management, risk management, human resources, operations, benefits administrations,  project management, budgeting and finance, workers compensations, EEOC complaints, IWC complaints, cost controls, dispute resolution, hiring and retention, and organizational liability.

Leslie has spent the past 17 years in Operations and Human Resources including all aspects of Human Resources at Ventura Missionary Church, Inc for 15 years..   She has dealt extensively with the non-profit and for profit industries.  She has extensive training in Wage and Hour law, authored multiple employee handbooks and Injury and Illness Prevention Plans (IIPP.)  Leslie has hours of training in ADA and FEHA.  Leslie is a Benefits Administrator.  She has a passion for personnel management and all aspects of Human Resources.  Leslie has lectured extensively on “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace,” “Hiring for HR,” “Best Practices,” “Consistent Leadership,” “All Hazard Response,” “Performance Management,” “Wage and Hour Law,” and “Crisis Management,” “Violence Workplace Prevention.”  Leslie has developed a unique and in-depth hiring process that aims to put the right people on the right team.  She is in the church to further the kingdom.   Leslie’s enjoys her faith and family.  She spends her free time, biking, paddle boarding, and competitively showing her two top ranked Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers in the “Confirmation” dog arena.

President

Leslie DeMattia

Leslie Thompson
HR Associate Consultant

Leslie Thomson is an HR Associate Consultant with DeMattia Consulting.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies. Leslie has worked in the non-profit and faith-based community for over 17 years.  She spent 10 of those years as an HR Associate and 2 years as an HR Director.  Leslie has been with DeMattia Consulting since its inception.  She has a heart for service to the faith-based community and does so as an HR Associate Consultant with DeMattia Consulting.

Leslie has an inactive California Real Estate License and she is a certified notary.  She has also worked in law firms and has commercial insurance industry experience.  Leslie’s breadth of faith-based experience covers recruitment, performance management, benefits management, onboarding, employment law, church boards, leaves of absence, and employee policy and procedures.  She is a master writer and editor and is known for her quick and efficient abilities.

Leslie has a heart for people and service in her local church. She has also led and facilitated grief counseling groups at her church, including writing a book about her experience with these groups, which earned her the Best Senior Project at her college graduation.

Leslie lives in Southern California with her husband John. They are faithful servants at their local church. Leslie has a great love of traveling and has been throughout the United States, England, France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

HR Associate Consultant

Leslie Thompson

Elyce Wyatt
HR Associate Consultant

Elyce Wyatt is a seasoned ministry operations professional. has has a background in both business and ministry.  Elyce is experienced in church finance, facilities, and human resources. Elyce brings a breath of administration to DeMattia Consulting. She is known for ability to produce and edit documents with a keen ministry perspective. More importantly, she is a God-send to Leslie by fixing all of her unnecessary apostrophes and repairing her dangling participles. Elyce ensures DeMattia Consulting’s document quality and professionalism.

Elyce’s background consists mainly of administration and ministry coordination. In addition to working with us, she is Operations Director at her church, overseeing the facilities, office, HR, and finance departments. The California central valley is home to Elyce, her husband Jason, and their two lovely girls. They are active in their church, serving in the Children’s, High School, Men’s, and Life Group ministries. Their family can usually be found hanging out with friends or heading to the beach.

HR Associate Consultant

Elyce Wyatt

Lyz Klopman
HR Associate Consultant

Lyz Klopman, is a seasoned business operations professional with over 25 years of experience.  Lyz brings her vast knowledge of operations, employee relations, marketing, construction, property management and negotiations.   She has developed, implemented, and coordinated employee policies and procedure manuals, as well as security plans utilizing on-site staff and local government agencies.  Lyz’s strong work ethics, thoroughness, and commitment to her work have earned her the respect of clients and colleagues alike. Throughout her career she has worked closely with owners, employees, tenants, vendors, architects, builders, and government officials.

Lyz is married with two children and is a life-long Ventura County resident, who loves to travel and hosting dinners with family and friends.  Lyz and her husband have spent the last 18 years serving children, who have been abused, abandoned, and neglected, through Royal Family Kids Camp of Ventura.

HR Associate Consultant

Lyz Klopman