"Ellen is amazing! Ellen worked as a training design consultant for our company for many complex projects--and we have only the highest regard for her skills and professionalism. Ellen handled every assignment and situation with ease; she completed every project on time, and project teams were delighted to work with her. In her time with us, Ellen had to learn new systems, teams, and processes for each project --and she quickly became a subject matter expert in her own right. In addition to her excellent technical skills, Ellen was uniquely able to interact and connect with SMEs and learners from multiple areas; people recognized her expertise and her genuine caring, and her advice was well-respected. She consistently went 'above and beyond'--she truly cares about her work, and that commitment shows. We can enthusiastically recommend Ellen without reservation.
Susan P.
Manager of Training at Wegmans Food Markets

Ellen Burggraf, MS, SPHR


Ellen Burggraf, owner of Human Resources Plus, Inc., is an Independent Consultant with over 18 years of Human Resource Management and Training & Development experience.  Some of her clients include Wegmans Food Markets, Bausch and Lomb, MCC Workforce Development, GMR Associates, Landsman Mayzon Corp., ABVI-Goodwill, among others.  Ellen also previously taught Human Resource Management, Group and Organizational Dynamics, Effective Interpersonal Relations, and Building Competitive Advantage through Human Resource Development as an Adjunct Professor at Roberts Wesleyan College.  This gave her valuable insight and an opportunity to keep a pulse on the HR and Training practices of many local organizations.

Ellen is consistently praised for her ability to outline and plan projects according to client needs, exceed expectations, and for being flexible and approachable throughout her interactions as consultant, project manager, instructional designer, and / or trainer. 


Ellen received her Master’s Degree in Career and Human Resource Development from the Rochester Institute of Technology, obtained her SPHR credentials (Senior Professional in Human Resources), achieved Mager Certification in Criterion Referenced Instruction and Instructional Module Development, and meets educational eligibility requirements to score, administer and interpret psychological assessment instruments used in organization development initiatives from the American Psychological Association. 

Ellen is a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the National Human Resource Association (NHRA).  In addition to her memberships, she currently serves as Co-Vice President of Professional Development for the National Board of Directors for NHRA.  In the past, Ellen also served on the HR Committee Board for the Center for Disability Rights and on the Board of Directors for Pre-Trial Services.

Ellen can be reached directly by calling (585) 749-6235 or email her at

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