Our Team

How Affogato came to be...

Affogato HR Consulting was formed in 2018 by Lisa McCormack and Jonna Mooney.  Lisa and Jonna had worked together at The Melita Group, where Lisa formed the HR Consulting practice.  After working well together for almost 9 years, they decided to go out on their own.  In 2022 Lisa took her first step down the road to retirement, but remains active in her career and her community. 

Affogato is based in Silicon Valley, with employees around California.  Our team are trusted advisors to scores of businesses across industries and locations, who value enduring partnerships

Jonna Mooney, Principal

I am an HR professional with over twenty five years of experience as a generalist, business partner, and HR leader.  Most of my experience is in small to mid-sized international technology companies facing challenges around their growth and changing business climate.  I discovered about 15 years ago that I have a passion for working with non-profit organizations in my community.  

I was lucky enough to be a member of the Melita Group HR Services team from 2009 until Lisa and I founded Affogato HR Consulting in 2018.  My Melita clients included small and medium-sized technology firms with a global presence, non-profit organizations, and small companies in industries ranging from construction to banking to software development to biotech.  I am so happy to have so many of those clients from my first days at Melita.  Before consulting, I was VP, HR at publicly-traded CDC Software, held HR Director positions at privately-held Omneon and Velosel, and HR management roles at Cadence Design Systems and Sherpa. 

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from UCLA, which taught me how to think and solve problems logically.  I have held HR certifications including the Senior Professional in Human Resources with an additional state-specific certification in California (SPHR-CA) and a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) and the Society for Human Resources Management SHRM-SCP certification.

In my free time I enjoy food, wine, books and travel, in no particular order.  My monthly book club provides at least 3 of those 4.  Recent travel included another trip to The Netherlands, plus Eastern Europe and Florida.  2023 saw 2 trips of a lifetime:  Spain and Portugal in the summer then Uganda and Kenya in the fall!  Up next:  Paris in the spring and visiting friends in Sonoma Valley

Contact Jonna

408.933.3020 x700

Our Consulting Team

Lisa McCormack


Suzanne Adler


Lisha Gray


Karen Treiger


Christina Reyes



PO Box 8132

San Jose, CA 95155




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