CEPHR hr consulting firm



CEPHR, LLC is a Values-Based Human Resources Consulting firm founded on the Values of Integrity, Trust, Empathy, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging (DEIB), and Active Listening. Through focused partnering, we support Small to Mid-Sized Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations, Start-ups, and new Founders to build out their infrastructure and strategies around policies, programs, procedures, and a strong Employer Brand and Culture.


We recognize that you may not have all of the answers or the resources to work through some of the issues you may be facing. You may have even faced an issue before and this time it’s a bit more complex to navigate. We work with our clients to problem solve and create the building blocks to create or enhance programs, initiatives, and outcomes.

We pair people and strategy through thoughtful, meaningful connection to help you avoid costly turnover, increase retention, build engaged teams, consistently assessing your needs and seeking feedback along the way. What’s important to our stakeholders is important to us.


While we are experienced enough to have tested methodologies and strategies to prevent risk, help organizations scale, and build healthy, engaged Cultures, we also understand that each client is unique, and we tailor our creative approach and plans to our clients’ needs.​ We are here to guide you at every stage of the organization and every point of the employee life cycle to prevent you from making costly mistakes.

  • Are you a growing organization and need infrastructure, policies, or procedures?

  • Do you have a good on-boarding process in place?

  • Is there a Company Vision in place that provides a good road map with aligned strategies?

  • Have you thought about the best ways to engage your workforce? Can you say that you have an award-winning Culture?

  • Are you concerned about turnover/retention?

  • Would you say that you are operating your business under optimal circumstances to mitigate risk?

Our uniquely collaborative approach builds trusting relationships that are the foundation to providing you with creative solutions to your unique business needs. We believe in empowering you through an interactive approach, leveraging our expertise, while keeping the decision-making authority with the business.




Tiffany Castagno


Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Tiffany Castagno has practiced Human Resources for 14 years and has a true passion for Human Resources and continuing to cultivate the evolution of Human Resources. She knows and appreciates the power of relationships, and trusts her stakeholders in the process as much as they trust her.


She understands that together is better and that we get nowhere alone. She is a Mentor and enjoys volunteering her time in the Community. CEPHR was founded on these principles and Tiffany believes in always beginning with understanding client needs and the business before beginning a project.

Tiffany is on the Board of Directors of Open Field, a 501(c)3 Non-profit organization in Pittsburgh and Cameroon, with a Mission to "improve the lives and futures of youth through sport by promoting health, education, leadership and life skills through soccer." 

Tiffany is also on the Board of Directors of Ascender, a Pittsburgh Community for Entrepreneurs with a Mission to "help entrepreneurs to start and build their companies by offering free educational programming, mentorship, expert coaching, incubation, and a collaborative coworking space."


Tiffany is Co-author of a Children's Book "Can a Zebra Change Its Stripes?", a book in the Series "Bruno's Amazing Adventures" with a Mission "To Change the World, One Child at a Time."

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