Our History

Here at ATHENA, we are known for our commitment to excellence and a client-centered approach to staffing, specializing in health, human services, and behavioral health sectors. Started over 20 years ago, our founder and CEO Melissa Pappas wanted this agency to support skilled professionals and government agencies alike in meeting their workforce needs. Today, as a women-owned and led business, ATHENA operates across more than 25 states, earning accolades such as the 2023 Stevie Awards for Women in Business and recognition from USA Today and The Daily Record.

With a commitment to being One ATHENA, we emphasize unity and inclusion among our employees. Embedded in our core values is a dedication to simplifying clients’ lives, enhancing employee well-being, and championing diversity. ATHENA’s strength lies in our diverse workforce, with an 80% female corporate team and a focus on racial diversity, we promote a focus on recruiting an open and diverse workforce.

Our success has been grounded in our ability to deliver tangible results for our clients while fostering a culture of unity, inclusion, and diversity among our employees. Through our client-centered approach and commitment to excellence, ATHENA Consulting strives to make a positive impact on all the lives we touch.

Our Future

Considering our success, we have decided to expand into the Finance and Accounting staffing sectors. With the launch of our Finance & Accounting division, we hope to continue our tradition of diversity and excellence to empower job seekers and businesses at every stage of their professional journey. We love what we do and it’s our passion that drives us to deliver exceptional results. We thrive by combining the reach of a national powerhouse with the personal touch of a boutique agency.

Click here if you want to learn more and visit our new specialized Finance & Accounting website.

Our unique approach embodies agility, transparency, and precision in staffing. Unlike many competitors, we operate as a flat organization so that we can prioritize efficiency and direct communication for our clients. By handpicking experienced F&A recruiters who are passionate about their work and empowering them as true entrepreneurs, we ensure unwavering consistency and reliability for our clients.

ATHENA Finance and Accounting Staffing and Recruitment

Our recruiters are what set us apart from the competition. They are specialized and dedicated to providing you with the most ideal match and solid staffing solutions that are tailored to fit your needs. So, when we promise support, it’s genuine. Click here to learn more about the client services that we offer and how we strive to make our client’s lives easier.

If you are interested in hiring us for your Finance and Accounting staffing needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out today. Click here to contact us. And if you are seeking a position in this field, click here to learn more about how we maintain a friendly, positive, and supportive work environment for all of our job seekers.