Meet the Proper Solutions Team
Meegan Villa, President/CEO
A graduate of the University of Illinois, she began her career with Proper Solutions in 2005 as Operations Manager, making improvements in recruiting methods and in seeking and securing the most qualified applicants for their clients.
Seven years later, Meegan became the Owner/President, handling everything from sales and marketing to recruitment and staffing. With a focus on the area’s employment needs, Meegan and her team strive to provide their clients with professional, friendly and personalized service.
Meegan’s desire to make a difference in people’s lives is evident, not just in her career choice, but in her volunteer efforts as well. She served on the board of the Palm Desert Rotary for seven years, and as President in the 2014/2015 year. Meegan also served on the board of the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce for six years, and is currently a director for the Galilee Center, the World Affairs Council of the Desert, and the Family YMCA of the Desert.
Named one of the valley’s “40 Under 40” by Palm Springs Life in 2010, Meegan was also involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters for five years, and was most recently Co-chair of the Y Be Fit Challenge, Reverse Mini Triathlon, 5K Run/Walk, and 1K Color Run in 2016 and 2017.
- Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2009-2015
- Palm Desert Rotary Club Board of Directors 2009-2016
- President, Palm Desert Rotary Club 2014-2015
- Big Brothers Big Sisters 2009-2014
- World Affair’s Council of the Desert, Board of Director 2015-Present
- Galilee Center, Board of Directors 2012-Present
- Family YMCA of the Desert, Board of Directors 2016-Present
- Commissioner, City of Indio, Community Services Commission 2018-Present
Rick James, Staffing Manager
Rick James, Staffing Manager, brings over 25 years experience in Staffing and Human Resources to Proper Solutions. Starting in 1986 Rick worked for Roberta Enterprises, a woman-owned Staffing Company in the Bay Area. As Operations Director and he helped grow the company from 3 Branch Offices to 8 Branch Offices and 5 On-Site operations at Pacific Gas & Electric, AAA, VISA and two Silicon Valley companies Bindco & Sequel together employing over 500 Temporary Employees. In 1998 the company sold to a National Staffing Company, CORESTAFF Services and Rick stayed on as the VP of Operations-Northwest Division.
In 2003, Rick was hired as an Area Operations Director for Pitney Bowes Management Services where he managed 22 teams of employees that were on-site operations of 22 companies, services out sourced internal mail pick-up and delivery, shipping & receiving, large copy room, legal records
In 2005, Rick moved to the Desert and worked for Proper Solutions for 1-year, then took the Recruitment Manager position with Morongo Casino Resort & Spa for 8 years returning back to Proper Solutions in 2014.
Prior to all his Staffing work, Rick says he was “tricked” into joining the U.S. Navy and served six years as a Trainer and Electrician in the Nuclear Power Program and was stationed in Idaho at the Nuclear Power Training Facility and aboard the USS Seawolf submarine and the USS California Guided Missile Cruiser.
Rick and his two chihuahuas, Juanita and Gabby enjoy living and working in the Palm Springs area.
Angela Wingfield, Office Administrator
Angela has over 20 years’ experience in the field of legal, administrative, and personal services in the business and hospitality industry. Her skills also include customer service, non-profit fundraising, membership development and management of rental properties that include long term residential leases and short-term vacation leases. Angela’s expertise includes preparing leases, keeping track of rental payments, scheduling maintenance and repairs as needed.
Angela joined the Proper Solutions team in 2016 as Administrative Coordinator and quickly promoted to the role of Office Administrator.
Community service is very important to Angela and she sincerely believes in Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self”. Angela was a member of the Palm Desert Rotary Club for over 18 years where she planned and coordinated their annual golf tournaments, pancake breakfast and numerous fund raising events.
Angela currently serves on the Board of The Pendleton Foundation, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping meet the financial needs of Coachella Valley residents suffering from Cancer.
- Palm Desert Rotary, Member 1996-2014
- The Pendleton Foundation Board of Directors 2005-Present
- Girlfriend Factor, Member 2006-Present