David Weaver, CCA

David is Founder of the Equal Pay Group and President of the Compensation & HR Group and is responsible for all consulting functions within each organization.

Prior to joining the Compensation & HR Group, David spent 20 years managing a human resources membership and consulting organization. He has also held positions with industry leaders Liberty Mutual, Honeywell and Hewlett-Packard as a corporate human resources professional. During this period, he gained essential hands-on experience in compensation program development, marketing and internal communications.

A graduate of The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, David has also made his mark in academia, having served as adjunct faculty member for both Northeastern University and Newbury College where he taught courses in Compensation Management and Human Resource Management. He also worked as an instructor for the certification courses at the Compensation Analyst Academy, WorldatWork and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Gabriela Taveras

Gabriela is Vice President of the Equal Pay Group and is responsible for working with clients to eliminate pay inequities based on gender, race and ethnicity. She began her career in human resources as a Professional Recruiter for the third largest staffing agency in the country, Insight Global. As a recruiter, Gabriela succeeded at placing quality candidates in a timely fashion, however, she found her calling as a candidate advocate which eventually led her to the Equal Pay Group. Gabriela’s specialties include data analysis, leadership development, recruiting, negotiation, and operations management.

Gabriela has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology: Neuroscience and is seeking to obtain her Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a Corporate Renewal concentration.

Sandra Makhlouta, CCP, CCA

Sandra is the Director of Compensation Consulting with over 15 years of experience in human resources. Sandra has worked on a broad spectrum of compensation projects including pay equity, market analysis, job evaluation, reward and recognition, incentives, salary planning, survey participation and union compensation.

Prior to joining the Equal Pay Group and the Compensation & HR Group, Sandra held a variety of human resource positions at Atrius Health (formerly Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates).

Sandra has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with a concentration in Business and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Framingham State University and is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) through WorldatWork and a Certified Compensation Analyst (CCA) through the Compensation Analyst Academy.

Rachel Gordon, PHR, SHRM-CP

Rachel Gordon is a Senior Human Resources Consultant and has hands-on experience with all aspects of HR. Rachel is an accomplished HR professional with extensive experience identifying and acquiring top talent and developing strategies that support it, cultivating dynamic teams, meeting employee needs, developing policies, and ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations. She is recognized for being a detailed-oriented invidiual with a proven ability to efficiently direct staff training and develop initiatives and standards that consistently optimize people to meet company goals. Rachel is passionate about pay equity and closing the gender pay gap.

Prior to joining the Equal Pay Group and the Compensation & HR Group, Rachel was the HR Director for Coretelligent, the HR Manager for the Greater Boston Food Bank and an HR Generalist for Dunkin’ Donuts.

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She also holds several academic certificates in human resources including an Advanced Certificate in Strategic HR Management from Cornell University, and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).