Sheryl Ellis, PHRca, SHRM-CP, ADAC
Author of “Making It Work”
Sheryl Ellis has worked in Human Resources for over 20 years. Sheryl is a consultant with Augmented HR Solutions LLC who specializes in ADA compliance, mediation, and workplace accommodations assisting employers and employees in achieving the best possible outcomes for both parties. In addition to mediating ADA issues, Sheryl helps businesses create processes and a culture that facilitates the accommodation requirements of the ADA
Before joining Augmented HR Solutions, LLC as a consultant, Sheryl provided HR services in a variety of industries, including nonprofits, communications, IT, hospitality, and manufacturing. She has worked with businesses ranging in size from start-ups to medium-sized companies. Sheryl’s experience managing a staffing agency and working for several professional employer organizations (PEO) has given her a unique insight in managing vendor relationships and HR challenges.
During her career as a HR Professional, Sheryl has had to learn how to work while managing her professional and personal life successfully. Her experience has provided her with a unique insight into Title 1 of the ADA from both the employer and employee perspective. She has learned that the more an employee understands the accommodation process, the better the outcome is for the employee and the employer. Sheryl uses her ADA expertise on a larger scale to assist employers in setting up their accommodation process, train managers and employees on ADA Workplace accommodations, assist employers with resolving workplace accommodation issues and mediate.
Sheryl earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, and her Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.
She is a Certified ADA Coordinator (ADAC) through the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP), a program administered by the Great Plains ADA Center and overseen and issued by the University of Missouri – College of Human and Environmental Sciences, School of Architectural Studies.
Based on her professional and personal experience, Sheryl published her first two books, Making It Work: Managing Your Health Condition Through ADA Workplace Accommodations and Making It Work: Employee Workbook (2020). Through her writing, Sheryl demonstrates her passion for helping employees and employers understand how to apply the ADA to a workplace accommodation situation, and how employees can research, request, and negotiate an accommodation with their employer while still successfully managing their health condition and being a productive employee. The book is designed to also be used by employers to help with the accommodation process. The workbook is designed to help the employer and employee analyze the individual’s position, analyze limitations and challenges, help the individual find the most effective accommodation for their situation.
Also, Sheryl is a Certified Professional in Human Resources with expertise in regulations and legal mandates specific to the state of California (PHRca) and a Certified Human Resources Professional (SHRM-CP) through the Society of Human Resources Management.