Combs Consulting Group, LLC

Denise Combs, BS, SPHR, CTA  

CEO and Executive Consultant

Denise provides the overall direction to the firm and client services.  She has been in the human resource profession for over 25 years and has experience working in the wine industry, healthcare and non-profit agencies.  She is active in the local business community working in volunteer leadership position for city government and Chamber of Commerce.





Laura McAndrews Sammel, MBA, PHR, CTA

CFO and Executive Consultant

Laura comes to Combs Consulting Group with over fifteen  years of human resources experience, ten of which were at the executive level. She provides a wide range of human resources management services and especially enjoys working with clients to develop a positive and supportive workplace culture. She also leads CCG’s Business Education Division and provides services as a leadership coach. Her goal is to help develop and enrich the lives and careers of the workforce in her community. She is a member of several local business associations, the Lakeport Rotary Club, the Lake County Theatre Company and the Lake County Arts Council. She enjoys spending time with her family, singing with My Divas, a women’s a capella group and performing in local theatrical productions.





Jeff Andre, BS

HR and Workplace Safety Consultant

As a Sonoma State Graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Jeff’s focus is to identify trends, needs, and deliver solutions. As the HR and Workplace Safety Consultant at CCG, he works with clients to evaluate current programs, often in the realm of Workplace Safety, and deliver solutions and documentation designed around their preferences and legal compliance. He is passionate to serve businesses by bringing more ease and efficiency into the workplace.





Catherine Sharma

Sr. Human Resources Consultant

Catherine has over eight years HR experience, primarily in the healthcare field.  Her areas of specialty include recruitment, onboarding, payroll and benefits.  Catherine has extensive experience navigating leaves of absence program for all types of protected and non-protected leave management.  Catherine is an avid bay area sports fan.  In her spare-time she and her husband love to spend time outdoors with their two small children.






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