About Kennedy Services

Founded in 1978, Kennedy Services is one of Maryland’s oldest independent, woman-owned staffing services. Over 40 years later we are committed to our original mission to empower clients, talent and community through our service. It is this drive to improve the lives of those with whom we work that serves as our vision.

Our people are the greatest contributor to our success and we attribute our growth to the quality and dedication of our employees. Simply put, we built our business one outstanding employee at a time and we work tirelessly to do the same for our clients. Over 40 years’ industry experience has enabled us to refine our recruiting and staffing processes to place the best candidates in our clients’ most difficult positions. Over the years we have staffed (temp, temp-to-perm, and direct hire) employees of varied skill sets and professions, regularly demonstrating the flexibility necessary to meet the unique needs of each client. Today we serve employers in both the public and private sectors by sourcing and placing talent that facilitates their growth.

As a woman-owned minority business headquartered within Baltimore’s Empowerment Zone, Kennedy Services is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise with the States of Maryland and Virginia, and the City of Baltimore. This status provides increased government contracting opportunities for our client partners, making us an ideal teaming partner for any company bidding government jobs requiring minority participation.

Regardless of whether you are seeking employment opportunities or talent acquisition resources, Kennedy’s expertise and experience provide the strategic advantage to get you to your next level.

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Meet our Leaders

The team members at Kennedy Services combine their recruiting and staffing expertise with a passion to help individuals succeed and organizations prosper.

Dawn Kennedy
Operations
Dawn Kennedy

Working Super Mom. Fitness enthusiast and aspiring tennis star (because she likes the attire).  Music-loving Urbanite at heart who finds herself living in suburbia.  Keeps Kennedy on course with her compassionate nature and emphasis on the power of positive.  Drives her passion for staffing and penchant for uplifting others throughout the company.

Jim Burch
Director of Business Development
Jim Burch

Family guy.  Outdoor enthusiast.  “Laker.”  Squash superstar (in his own mind).  Passionate about creating and maintaining relationships for the long term.  Makes us laugh with his witty sayings commonly known as “Burch-isms.”

Matt Sarant
Director of Recruiting
Matt Sarant

The Process Guy. Loving husband and father. Jedi Master and Disney Vacation Club member. Passionate DC sports fan. Music and movie enthusiast. Quick with the pop culture references that no one understands. Self-proclaimed Apple Genius. Kennedy’s expert on lean principles and expediter of technology and innovation.

“Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.” – Steve Jobs

Nicole Salazar
Recruiting Manager
Nicole Salazar

Colorado Native who has seen over half of the United States. Retired competition dancer who is still full of personality and pizzazz. Avid concert goer and vinyl collector. Voted most likely to be your best friend. Proud dog mom and 90’s baby. Her passion is to create meaningful relationships and help individuals achieve their goals. 

Carissa Griffith
Recruiting Manager
Carissa Griffith

Amateur house flipper and DIY enthusiast. Always planning my next vacation destination. Proud Dallas Cowboys fan. I enjoy getting to know people and finding the right career for them. 

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky – Michael Scott 

Henry Valdivia
Project Manager
Henry Valdivia

Born and raised in Baltimore. If I’m not at an Orioles, Ravens, or Wizards game, I’m probably at home cheering for them. I truly believe opportunity is all anyone needs to succeed – just like Kennedy services did for me. As a Project Manager, I enjoy giving the people of Maryland an opportunity to grow as an employee and a person. 

Samantha McGhee
Accounting Manager
Samantha McGhee

Proud Sports Mom & Aunt! When I’m not on the field, I’m planning a trip to a new city. I enjoy thriller and true crime books and podcasts. Reality TV aficionado. Brunch Sunday and Taco Tuesday are my favorite days of the week. Kennedy’s specialist for all things payroll and accounting. 

Brendan Faw
Process Manager
Brendan Faw

Professional intramural athlete. Digital native (but still remembers the 90’s). Able to plug in a USB correctly every time on the first try. Here for all things pop culture. Everyone’s favorite grandson. Supporter of Kennedy’s workforce, workplace, and workflow. 

Helen Mohan
Administrative Manager
Helen Mohan

Aspiring fashionista and food connoisseurProud Baltimore local. Baby social media mogul. I love being able to connect with others through the work I do at Kennedy Services and supporting my recruiting team as the admin backbone.