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New York State Council of SHRM Officers and Directors

    The following is a list of the 2021 officers and directors of the New York State SHRM Council.  

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

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

    State Director & Annual Conference Co-Chair
    Kathleen Pascucci, PHR, SHRM-CP
    Superior Lubricants Co., Inc.

    Director Elect & Annual Conference Chair
    Matt Burr

    Immediate Past State Director
    Ned Hirt, PHR
    Benefit Services Group

    Finance Director
    Mat Petrin
    192 Benson Street Albany, NY 12206

    Christine DePeters
    716-635-0086, ext. 108 (w)
    716-912-7869 (c)

    SHRM Field Services Director (DC, MD, NC, NY, VA)
    Nicole Belyna, SHRM-SCP — Society for Human Resource Management
    1800 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314 

    Director District, Hudson South (Long Island, Middletown, NYC, Poughkeepsie, White Plains)
    Jeanne Marrin, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CDP

    Communications Director
    Kristin Devereaux, SHRM-CP

    NYS Leadership Director
    Michele Wilkes Hawkins, PHR, SHRM-CP


    Certification Director
    Jon Helmin, PHR, SHRM-CP, SPHR
    716-842-5525 OR 716-816-6312 OR

    General Counsel
    John Bagyi, Esq, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

    NYS Governments Affairs Director
    Vincent Polsinelli
    Jackson Lewis, P.C. 

    Federal Advocacy Diriector
    Ann Maynard, SPHR, SHRM-SCP


    Sponsor & Vendor Director
    Open Position


    Workforce Readiness Director
    Fannie Glover
    Early Care & Learning Council
    518-690-4217, ext. 18

    Best Companies NY Initiatiive Chairperson
    Lorri Zelman
    Beacon Hill HR

    Membership Director
    Sandy Whitmore, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    College Relations/Young Professionals Director
    Dan Higham, PHR, SHRM-CP


    Diversity Director
    Open Position


    District Director, Southwest (Corning, Elmira, Ithaca, Binghamton)
    Open Position


    District Director, Northwest (Buffalo, Jamestown, Rochester)
    Pam Nicastro, SPHR, SHRM-SCP


    District Director, North County (Jefferson/Lewis Counties, Potsdam)
    Anita Lyndaker

    District Director, Central NYS
    Mary Stone
    Hermatology Oncology Associates of CNY
    315-472-7504, ext. 1366