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New York State Council of SHRM Officers and Directors

    The following is a list of the 2019 officers and directors of the New York State SHRM Council.  

    To learn more about any of these individuals, click on their photo or their name.  

    Note:  All local chapter presidents are voting members of the Council.

    Council Members: Please use this expense for your State Council Expenses

    State Director & Co-Conference Chair

    Ned Hirt, PHR

    Benefit Services Group


    Director Elect & Annual Conference Chair

    Kathleen Pascucci, SHRM-CP, PHR

    Superior Lubricants Co., Inc.


    Immediate Past State Director

    Deb Shigley, SHRM-SCP

    Shigley Solutions

    2 Ray Place

    Dryden, NY 13053


    SHRM Field Services Director

    Susan Post, SHRM-SCP, CAE

    661 Roe Avenue

    Elmira, NY 14905

    1-800-283-7476 X6201


    Barbara Policay, SHRM-CP, PHR

    Sciarabba Walker & Co., LLP

    410 E. Upland Road

    Ithaca, NY 14850


    Finance Director

    Mat Petrin

    192 Benson Street

    Albany, NY 12206


    Leadership Director & Co-Chair Best Companies

    Director District,  Hudson South

    (Long Island, Middletown, NYC, Poughkeepsie, White Plains)

    Jeanne Marrin, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CDP

    HR On the Move, LLC

    5 Hemlock Road

    Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510


    Communications Director

    Kristin Devereaux, SHRM-CP


    Certification Director

    Michele Wilkes Hawkins, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Tailwind Associates

    6 Tower Place

    Albany, NY 12203

    518-579-3020 X 110

    General Counsel

    John Bagyi, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

    22 Corporate Woods Ste. 501

    Albany, NY 12211


    NYS Governments Affairs Director

    Vincent Polsinelli

    Jackson Lewis, P.C.

    677 Broadway, 9th Floor

    Albany, NY 12207


    Federal Advocacy Director

    Frank Cania, MS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    144 Village Landing. Ste. 309

    Fairport, NY 14450


    SHRM Foundation Chairperson

    Maria Smirensky

    684 Country Route 25

    Stuyvesant, NY 12173


    Sponsor & Vendor Director

    Jon Helmin, SHRM-CP; PHR

    M&T Bank

    One M&T Plaza

    Buffalo, NY 14203



    Workforce Readiness Director

    Fannie Glover

    Early Care & Learning Council

    230 Washington Avenue

    Albany, NY 12203

    518-690-4217 X18

    Best Companies NY Initiative Chairperson

    Lorri Zelman

    Beacon Hill HR

    104 West 40th Street, 8th Floor

    New York, NY 10018


    Membership Director

    Elizabeth Rossi

    The Osborn

    101 Theall Rd

    Rye, NY 10580


    College Relations/Young Professionals Director

    Dan Higham


    Diversity Director

    Lois Cooper



    District Director, Southwest

    (Corning, Elmira, Ithaca, Binghamton)

    Matt Burr


    HR Association of Twin Tiers

    SHRM of Thompkins County

    Southern Tier Association of HR


    District Director, Northwest

    (Buffalo, Jamestown, Rochester)

    Ashley Cuthbertson, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Unifrax, LLC


    District Director, North Country

    (Jefferson/Lewis Counties, Potsdam)

    Cherie Moore

    North Country HR Association

    St. Lawrence Valley HRMA


    District Director, Central NYS (Open Position)

    (Albany, Syracuse, Utica)

    Mary Stone

    Hematology Oncology Associates of CNY

    315-472-7504 X 1366