Building Connections Since 1986

Diana Kornish purchased Here’s Help Staffing Services in 1986, overseeing its growth by building long-standing relationships with local businesses. Diana, known for her hard work and kind heart, eventually retired, selling the business to two women Diana knew would further her mission.

At the time, Kathy Carroll was responsible for payroll and back office functions. She had come to Here’s Help looking for temporary work. Instead, Diana hired her to work for the firm, and watched her thrive as she grew her career in staffing.

Cathy Parlapiano, who came from a human resources background, was managing the office and running an active recruiting desk and she, too, was thriving in her capacity. Neither of the two women had previously discussed running the business, but seeing the vision through Diana’s eyes, they knew that it was the right move for each of them – and for Here’s Help.

Diana passed the reins to “The C/Kathys” in 2008, and for ten years, Carroll and Parlapiano have continued to build the business with a strong staff of recruiters, payroll and administrative support staff.

Meet the Talent Hunters


As a child, what did you wish to be when you grew up?
Business Owner

What is your greatest fear?
Heliskiing (*also one goal she would like to achieve in her lifetime)

Favorite location in the Hudson Valley?
She has several, Warwick Winery, Walkway over the Hudson and Angry Orchard


As a child, what did you wish to be when you grew up?
A Marine Biologist and nature photographer

What is your greatest fear?

Being forced to wear matching vests with my colleagues

Favorite location in the Hudson Valley?
The office

As a child, what did you wish to be when you grew up?
A DETECTIVE

What is your greatest fear?
FAILURE

Favorite location in the Hudson Valley?
SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN (PART OF THE BREAKNECK MOUNTAIN TRAIL IN COLD SPRING, NY)

As a child, what did you wish to be when you grew up?
Elementary School teacher

What is your greatest fear?

Heights and … being pranked by co-workers

Favorite location in the Hudson Valley?
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery

As a child, what did you wish to be when you grew up?
Own & Operate a floral shop/greenhouse that offers horticulture therapy classes for special needs and seniors.

What is your greatest fear?
Not making a positive impact during my time on this earth

Favorite location in the Hudson Valley?
Mohonk Mountain House & Westtown Brewery. Anywhere with a breathtaking view.