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Staff Bios

Meet Our Team


Carolyn Gala

Carolyn Gala, CPC


Carolyn started in the staffing industry nearly 30 years ago, as an employee with Key Resource Group. Within two years, she was managing the direct hire division and had founded and managed a legal placement division that is still, to this day, WNY’s premier legal staffing service. Within 15 years she became a Partner with KRG, and in 2006 became the sole owner of Key Resource Group.

Ann Cardena

Ann Cardena


As one of the leading search experts in Western New York, Ann has built a reputation for her valuable insight on recruiting strategies and providing white glove service to both clients and candidates.  Ann Is an 8 year veteran of the staffing and recruiting industry, and joined KRG in 2012.  Since then, Ann has been an integral part of the Legal division, while also developing and expanding other niche markets for the company.  She has extensive experience in sales, marketing and business development.  Prior to joining KRG, Ann worked in the travel industry for 25 years.  She was employed by several Fortune 500 companies, and ran a successful business for 12 years.  Ann is involved in every aspect of the business at KRG.

Ann believes that investing in employees is the key to continued growth and success for everyone involved.  She is passionate about helping others succeed in their professional careers and is very big on a “hands-on” approach.

In her free time, Ann enjoys cooking, gardening and travel.  She is a wine aficionados and loves history.  If she weren’t recruiting, Ann would love to be running an estate winery.

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Adrienne Faso

Adrienne Faso

Vice President of Operations

After studying history and a career in HR and Staffing, Adrienne discovered her passion was…..accounting. A success story in changing careers, Adrienne has been with KRG for over 8 years and leads the Finance team in the delivery of reporting, budgeting, payroll, insurance management, organizational strategy and human resources functions.

When not knee deep in spreadsheets you can find Adrienne on the fields, courts and ice rinks of Western New York with her two young boys, Eli and Bennett. She and her husband, Matt, make their home in the city’s Elmwood Village where they love the dynamic and walkable neighborhood. Adrienne is the most outgoing and generous person we know and is known to pop into an interview just to say hello!

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Kathy Cornish

Kathy Cornish

Staffing Manager

Kathy Cornish joins the KRG team with over 12 years of HR and recruiting experience. She has experience recruiting for all levels within the manufacturing arena, and builds lasting professional relationships wherever she goes. As a SHRM Certified Professional (CP), Kathy enjoys keeping up-to-date with ever changing employment laws and requirements by attending BNHRA and other local networking and training events.

Kathy is a proud military mom who holds a soft spot for helping veterans in their career search. In her downtime, Kathy is an avid animal lover and advocate. She and her daughter love spoiling their chocolate lab, as well as 2 rescue cats that now rule the house.

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Jeff Teplitsky

Jeff Teplitsky

Staffing Manager

Jeff got his career started in the sports industry after graduating from Niagara University in 2014 from the Sports Management program.  He started his career in Cleveland working for the Cleveland Browns before returning home to work in the Canisius College Athletic Department.  Following his time with Canisius, he got his career started in the recruiting industry, focusing mostly on Information Technology.  After a couple of years, he went back to the sports industry working for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. 

Now, Jeff is eager to jump back into the staffing industry, and is excited to get back to helping the people of Buffalo reach their career goals. 

When he’s away from the office, Jeff loves playing golf or ice/roller hockey (depending on the season) and running.  He’s looking to complete the hat trick of Buffalo Marathons in May 2021.  Not only does he love to play sports, but he also loves to watch his favorite teams.  He’s a diehard Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and New York Yankees fan.  Go Bills!

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Jessica Chislett

Jessica Chislett

Marketing Manager

Before we hired Jessica, she was using the services of KRG to find a job. We loved her so much that we knew we needed to make a spot for her on our team! After 2 years of being our Resource Coordinator, Jessica now handles our marketing and helps out wherever needed.

Jessica earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from Buffalo State College and uses her creative talents to benefit KRG in any way possible. She was born and raised here in Buffalo and loves seeing WNY thrive! Outside of work, you can find Jessica getting her butt kicked at spin class or out to dinner with friends, all while anxiously awaiting football season (Go Bills).

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