Dana Dowdell

Owner & HR Fanatic

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration

  • Masters Degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations


  • ATD Master Trainer

  • Disney Institute: Disney's Approach to Training and Engagement

What Do I Bring to the Table?

Boss Consulting was started with a passion to help others, a desire to be my own business owner and a crazy obsession with everything HR.

About Boss Consulting HR

Owner, Dana Dowdell wanted to serve small business owners, a community that doesn't always have the time or resources to stay up to date on employment law and HR compliance. In 2016 she started Boss Consulting HR. 

We consider ourselves people-people and work with our clients to create more positive people experiences. Through coaching, self-reflection and honest conversations, we help employers and employees manage their relationships more effectively all with HR laws in mind

Meet The Team

Dana Dowdell is the owner of Boss Consulting HR LLC, a boutique-consulting firm that offers human resource and business consulting services to small businesses. Her business was started with an obsession for everything HR and a crazy desire to help others.


Dana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations both from the University of Rhode Island. In addition, Dana has obtained a SHRM-CP designation and brings over ten years of HR experience in the hospitality and non-profit sectors to her work.

Bill Meese has over 20 years’ experience in human resources, developing employees from the novice level to seasoned veteran. In his experience, all employees need to continue their development throughout their careers commensurate with their experience and roles--as development is a cornerstone for investing in the workforce.


A bit of an outlier for the HR field, Bill brings a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in strategic studies to the conversation; he is a problem solver and a strategic systems developer.  

Melissa Gilmour brings her 10 years of experience working as a customer service representative, global payroll specialist, and as a human resources assistant. She is a motivated and highly organized business professional that demonstrates the ability to work effectively both independently, and as part of a team.


Melissa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Eastern Connecticut University.  She has a strong work ethic which helps her successfully complete projects within time and budget constraints. 

Boss Consulting HR, LLC

66 Franklin Street, Norwich, CT 06360