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New York State Council of SHRM Officers and Directors

    The following is a list of the 2018 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

    (518) 669-6232

    Director Elect & Annual Conference Chair

    Kathleen Pascucci, SHRM-CP, PHR

    Superior Lubricants Co, Inc.

    (716) 260-1685


    Barbara Policay, SHRM-CP, PHR

    3109 N Triphammer Rd
    Landsing, NY 14882

    (607) 330-2772

    District Director Hudson South

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

    Leadership Director & Co-Chair Best Companies.

    Jeanne Marrin, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CDP

    HR on the Move, LLC
    33 Troy Lane
    Yonkers, NY 10701
    (212) 537-3519


    Finance Director

    Mat Petrin

    192 Benson Street
    Albany NY, 12206



    General Counsel

    John Bagyi, Esq., SPHR

    Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
    111 Washington Ave
    Albany, NY 12210

    (518) 533-3229

    Immediate Past State Director

    Deborah Shigley, SHMR-SCP

    Shigley Solutions
    HR Consulting
    2 Ray Place
    Dryden, NY  13053

    (607) 227-1650

    NYS Volunteer Leadership Director

    Laurie-Ann Platt

    PO Box 11
    Conklin, NY 13748

    (607) 341-1185

    Communications Director

    Kristin Devereaux, SHRM-CP

    Vanner Insurance Agency
    11 Pinchot Ct, Ste 10
    Amherst, NY  14228

    (716) 807-9437

    District Director,
    CENTRAL NYS (Albany, Syracuse, Utica)


    Open Position


    Capital Region HR Association
    Central NY Chapter of SHRM, Inc.
    Mohawk Valley SHRM


    District Director
    (Jefferson/Lewis Counties, Plattsburgh, Potsdam)

    Cherie Moore

    Champlain Valley HR Association
    North Country HR Association
    St. Lawrence Valley HRMA

    (315) 377-4068

    District Director,
    NORTHWESTERN (Buffalo, Jamestown, Rochester)

    Ashey Cuthbertson

    Modern Disposal Services


    District Director,
    SOUTHWESTERN (Corning/Elmira, Ithaca, Binghamton)

    Jenine J. Cleary, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    HR Association of Twin Tiers
    SHRM of Tompkins County
    Southern Tier Association of HR

    Hardinge Inc.
    One Hardinge Drive
    Elmira, NY 14902-1507


    Certification Director

    Michele Wilkes-Hawkins,PHR, SHRM-CP

    Tailwind Associates
    1462 Erie Blvd
    Schenectday, NY 12305

    (518) 579-3020 ext. 110

    NYS Government Affairs Director

    John J. Porta
    Attorney at Law

    Jackson Lewis P.C.
    58 South Service Road, Ste. 250
    Melville, NY 11747

    (631) 247-4650

    NYS Advocacy Director

    Frank Cania, MS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    Driven HR, LLC
    144 Village Landing, Suite 309
    Fairport, NY 14450

    (585) 672-4142

    College Relations/Young Professionals Director

    Dan Higham

    (607) 321-9048



    Diversity Director

    Open Position


    SHRM Foundation Chairperson

    Maria Smirensky

    684 Country Route 25
    Stuyvesant, NY 12173

    (518) 265-6800

    Sponsor and Vendor Director


    Jon C. Helmin, SHRM-CP


    M&T Bank
    One M&T Plaza
    Buffalo, NY 14203

    (716) 842-5525
    (716) 816-6312 Cell

    Workforce Readiness Director

    Fannie Glover

    Early Care and Learning Council
    230 Washington Ave Extension
    Albany, NY 12203

    (518) 690- 4217 Ext 18

    Best Companies NY Initiative Chairperson

    Lorri Zelman/Jeanne Marrin

    Beacon Hill HR
    104 West 40th Street, 8th Floor
    New York, NY 10018


    Membership Director

    Christina A. Meyers, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    Rondout Savings Bank
    300 Bradway
    Kingston, NY 12401



    SHRM Divisional Director East

    Susan Post, SHRM-SCP, CAE

    661 Roe Avenue
    Elmira, NY 14905

    1-800-283-7476 x6201