Certified Partner


HR NOLA is a woman-owned, small business offering a full suite of Human Resources services. Our passionate and dedicated team of Human Resource practitioners focus on helping small and medium sized organizations with all of their HR needs.

At HR Nola, our customized, affordable solutions cover the full employee life cycle – from hire to retire. We deliver simple, practical and proven HR strategies that ensure our clients get the very best people management support, and guidance they need to help their organizations grow.

Team Leaders

Jacob Dufour

HR Consultant

Jacob Dufour is a Senior Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resources Management, and a Senior Certified Professional from the International Public Management Association. Jacob holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Human Resources Management, with a Minor in English, from the University of Mississippi. Mr. Dufour has over ten years of cumulative Human Resources experiences in both the Judiciary and Hospitality industries.

Damona Barnes

HR Consultant

Damona Barnes, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, has over ten years of experience within Human Resources field, including specialized experience within learning and organizational development. Some of her interests within Human Resources include succession planning, leadership and organizational development, training, and recruiting. She has worked in small, local companies as well as large, global companies and in various industries including financial services, manufacturing, and construction.

Ashley Sorrells

HR Consultant

Ashley Sorrells is a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) with the Society of Human Resources Management as well as a designated Professional in Human Resources (PHR) with the Human Resources Certification Institute and holds a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Since 2012 she has worked with small, local companies as well as large, global companies and in various industries including insurance, manufacturing, and construction. She enjoys helping organizations meet the demands

Molly Bruner

HR Consultant

Molly Bruner is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resources Management and is a member of both the National and Local SHRM organizations. Since 2012, Molly has worked within an HR capacity, including recruitment, corporate training and as a general practitioner. She has a passion for the new hire experience, employee retention, on-boarding and training. Her experience lies primarily within the technology industry and small businesses.

This was one of the best hiring processes I have ever been a part of! The work HR Nola completed for our organization was expansive but also extremely efficient for the time period it was completed. Within 8 months Amy and HR Nola managed to conduct an audit, implement an annual training program and provide focus to our organization, and helped us retain two key employees on our Sr. Management Team, including our Human Resources Director. The work that HR NOLA conducted for us was invaluable.