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Alice Mencke

Alice Mencke

Ammnj@msn.com
Managing Director - retired 7/15/18 after 40 yrs at Marsh and McLennan Companies/Marsh USA Inc.
MMC.COM
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Business, Management & Administration
Graduated from Mount Holyoke College with BA in Political Science in 1977.
Graduated from Columbia University School of International Affairs with Masters of International Affairs in 1983.
Joined Marsh & McLennan in 1978 in NYC (second job after college graduation).
Worked as Casualty Broker and later Client Executive in NYC, Saudi Arabia, Portland OR and NJ retiring in July 2018. Specialized in managing programs for US operations of foreign multinationals. Client Executive role encompasses client (local client and foreign parent) relationship responsibility, management of teams providing brokerage service for all corporate insurance needs globally, coordination with Marsh overseas offices and delivering all MMC service offerings.

 

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Allison Sagraves

Allison Sagraves

asagraves@mtb.com
Chief Data Officer at M&T Bank at M&T Bank
Class Year of Child:2019
Occupation: Business, Management & Administration
I'm a seasoned financial services executive, thought leader, change agent and force multiplier. I'm expert at a range of functions, including data and analytics, risk and regulatory management, transformation, strategy, global sourcing, operations and technology, finance, marketing, and core banking.

I have a keen ability to assess complex situations quickly, then develop, lead and execute innovative and successful strategies to improve performance. I've lead many functions and key initiatives and am adept at navigating new and ambiguous territory. I've learned through experience that my professional values come from:

- Tackling hard and challenging problems, then relentlessly executing
- Being a creative problem-solver from the get-go
- Working equally from my left and right brain
- Being generous with credit
- Having a balance of IQ, EQ, and CQ
- Communicating with ease no matter the audience
- Bringing out the best in people

I've been a featured speaker on the topic of data governance, leadership, and transformation and change at numerous industry conferences and Tedx

 

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Amy Munichiello

Amy Munichiello

amy.munichiello@ey.com
Director, Talent Development Consulting at EY, LLP
www.EY.com
Class Year: 1994
Occupation: Business, Management & Administration
Amy began her career 25 years ago at Accenture as a change management consultant providing solutions to Fortune 500 clients, and moved into a global human capital consulting practice designing large-scale talent strategy solutions. Following Accenture, Amy joined a boutique consulting firm focused on the development and implementation of competitive work/life/flexibility strategies to drive employee engagement and retention. Amy was recruited by one of her clients, and joined EY in 2001, where she is currently the Director of Talent Development Consulting, leading a consulting practice which designs coaching and consulting solutions to retain and develop leaders, enable the highest performing teams, build an inclusive culture, and drive employee engagement.

Amy is the Chair of the Career and Professional Development Committee on Skidmore College’s Alumni Board and is a member of The Boston Club, one of the largest communities of women executives focused on the advancement of women. Amy is a certified leadership coach and is currently enrolled in a year-long advanced master coach certification program through the Hudson Institute of Coaching.

She lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband, Tony Reidy ‘94, their two children Blake and Tessa.

 

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Amylou Porter

Amylou Porter

amyloup@prodigy.net
Operations Manager at Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
www.icomusic.org
Class Year: 1988
Occupation: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
Amylou Porter is an established arts administrator who has served as operations manager for orchestras in Massachusetts, Louisiana, Tennessee and Indiana.

 

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Andrés Beltré

Andrés Beltré

andres.js.beltre@gmail.com
Client Support Specialist at Meetmax - Event Software Solution
Career Advisor
http://site.meetmax.com/content/
Class Year: 2018
Occupation: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Last May, I graduated from Skidmore with a degree in computer science. Right after, I started working for Meetmax, a meeting event software, as a Front-End web developer and client support specialist. My typical day consists of helping clients to find effective solutions to challenges that they come across while planning their events using our platform.

 

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Anne Herzog

Anne Herzog

Herzgrah@gmail.com
Dean of Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies at Springfield College
Career Advisor
Class Year of Child:2020
Occupation: Education & Training
I was an English Professor for the first 18 years of my career in higher education. I have now served as an academic dean for 7 years. I have broad based knowledge of career opportunities within higher education and would be happy to speak with students about multiple areas of specialization (student affairs, admissions, development, academic affairs).

 

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Bonnie Stofer

Bonnie Stofer

bstofer@nycap.rr.com
Owner at Shift Course Consulting & Coaching, LLC
Career Advisor
Class Year: 2008
Occupation: Business, Management & Administration
Bonnie Stofer M.A.L.S. ‘08, is passionate about helping people uncover their strengths and identify ways to use them. Through her business, Shift Course Consulting & Coaching, Ms. Stofer provides career and executive coaching services to aspiring professionals and senior executives in transition. Ms. Stofer is also an executive search consultant with The Chase Group, Inc. a retained executive search firm that builds executive teams for pharmaceutical and biotech clients. In 2008, Ms. Stofer earned a master’s degree in Leadership Studies from Skidmore College. Her program of study explored organizational change, leadership communications, creativity and genius, ethical decision making and situational leadership. Ms. Stofer's passion for branding and leadership, and her commitment to helping individuals and organizations uncover their strengths, delivers results for clients.

 

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Bradley Knepper

Bradley Knepper

bknepper@sheridanross.com
Patent Attorney at Sheridan Ross PC
www.sheridanross.com
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Mr. Knepper is a shareholder and past president of the firm. In his practice, he has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications for clients in a wide range of technological disciplines. His clients consider him an experienced and trusted advisor. Mr. Knepper manages a large portfolio of work for domestic and international clients. In his practice he prepares and prosecutes patent applications, prepares opinions and agreements, and counsels clients regarding intellectual property protection strategies.

Mr. Knepper takes a keen interest in the technologies that he works with. These include semiconductors, image sensors, displays, LIDAR systems, antennas, memory, computer security, software, medical devices, fuel cells, communication systems and many more.

With degrees in philosophy and electrical engineering, Mr. Knepper is particularly adept at claiming inventions broadly and with accuracy. He applies an innovative style to protecting inventions in a changing legal landscape.

 

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Brandy Pascazio

Brandy Pascazio

brandy.pascazio@globalfoundries.com
University Relations at GlobalFoundries
www.globalfoundries.com/careers
Occupation: Manufacturing
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandypascazio
Corporate Human Resources Recruiter with a passion for networking.

Specialties: Technical Recruiting, Operations and Manufacturing Recruiting.
Recruiting Talent: Yes - GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a leading full-service semiconductor foundry providing a unique combination of design, development, and fabrication services to some of the world’s most inspired technology companies. With a global manufacturing footprint spanning three continents, GLOBALFOUNDRIES makes possible the technologies and systems that transform industries and give customers the power to shape their markets. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is owned by Mubadala Investment Company. For more information, visit www.globalfoundries.com.

 

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C. Jerome Mopsik

C. Jerome Mopsik

cjmopsik@gmail.com
Director of Advanced Planning at Continuum Wealth Advisors, LLC
Career Advisor
Class Year: 2006
Occupation: Business, Management & Administration
C. Jerome Mopsik ’06 has held several roles since graduation. Beginning his career in the financial service and insurance sector at The Ayco Company L.P., a Goldman Sachs Company, in the Encompass high net worth family office group, and at Synergy Life Brokerage LLC, a life insurance brokerage offering unique solutions for funding and settling policies. During the great recession he founded Nimble Nano, Inc, a company to manufacture and market a line of aquarium products he developed, while a student at Skidmore College. Moving back to office he joined the team at Pet Partners, LLC, a MARS Inc company, where he was responsible for execution of their M&A process from first touch through post-closing, including the quantitative and business analysis required for the development and execution of Pet Partners acquisition strategy. Returning to his passion for investing, saving and helping individuals and families with all facets of their financial lives, Jerome is now the Director of Advanced Planning at Continuum Wealth Advisors, LLC an independent wealth advisory firm here in Saratoga.
In his spare time, Mr. Mopsik volunteers at Slice of Heaven Breads, a local non-profit bakery benefiting Temple Sinai Bread & Torah, and for Skidmore where he has been member and chair of the Palamountain Scholarship Benefit.

 

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Christopher Fabian

Christopher Fabian

christopher.fabian@axa-advisors.com
Vice President at AXA Advisors, LLC
Career Advisor
www.christopherjfabian.com
Occupation: Finance
Christopher Fabian is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Vice President and financial advisor with AXA Advisors, LLC in Clifton Park, NY. Christopher joined AXA in 2009 after receiving a BS in Finance from Siena College in Loudonville, NY.

Since joining AXA in 2009, Chris has obtained numerous licenses and registrations, including the Series 7, Series 66, Series 24, CFP® designation and the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) designation. Chris holds his NY Life & Health Insurance License (LA-1055568) and is certified in NYS Partnership Long-Term Care. Chris is also licensed to transact business in multiple states including New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, Maryland, Colorado, California, Delaware and Arizona.

Chris focuses his practice on risk management, asset accumulation, retirement planning, and employer sponsored plans. He works with individuals and businesses and seeks to grow his practice by maintaining a high level of integrity, honesty, and professionalism. Chris strives to continually meet new clients and friends to help prepare for the future.

Currently, Chris also leads, mentors and coaches financial entrepreneurs to achieve independence and success by positively impacting the lives of others. By helping to develop new advisors through training, practice management coaching, and recruiting, Chris is continually looking to meet new people who are interested in building a financial services practice. AXA's commitment to training their new advisors is first-class, and coupled with the local resources and Chris' leadership, new advisors are able to perfect the basics needed for long term success in the financial services industry.
Recruiting Talent: Yes - We're looking for highly motivated, achievement-driven individuals who want the opportunity to establish and grow a financial services practice with the support and strength of one of the nation's leading financial services firms. As an AXA Advisors financial professional, you'll be part of a recognized, respected company that offers: • High earnings potential and comprehensive benefits • Training, support and hands-on management • Advancement/management opportunities Our work environment is fast-paced, energetic and enthusiastic. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset and are not looking for just a job, then this is the place for you. Job Description • Analyze financial information obtained from clients to determine strategies, products and services to help clients meet their financial objectives. • Provide information/education to clients about the purpose and details of financial products, services and strategies. • Build and maintain client base, keep client plans up-to-date and acquire new clients on an ongoing basis. • Contact clients periodically to determine if there have been changes in their financial status. • Provide knowledgeable, objective financial guidance and customized strategies to consumer segments that demand high quality service You don't need to have a finance or economics degree to be a successful financial professional. At AXA Advisors, training is a process not an event, whereby our financial professionals, at every level of experience, build their business. You will participate in national and local development programs and joint work opportunities that provide comprehensive knowledge and skill training. We encourage and support the pursuit of professional designations that are recognized and respected by clients and others in the industry, including CFP®, Chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Life Underwriter. Qualifications • Results-driven, highly motivated, self-starter who possesses integrity, a strong work ethic and the desire to help others plan for and protect their financial futures. • Team player who possesses excellent interpersonal skills and communication abilities, with a high degree of self-confidence. • Ability to draw upon past/present experiences and acquaintances to develop markets and build upon them to sustain long-term relationships. • Must be authorized to work in the United States • A four-year college degree is preferred and relevant professional FINRA securities registrations are a plus. If you do not have the following, you will be required to attain them, under the sponsorship(1) of AXA Advisors: state life and health licenses, FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations. • MBA, JD, CFP®, CPA or ChFC, a plus. What We Offer As an AXA Advisors' Financial Advisor, you can look forward to a paid training program, career advancement opportunities within the company, and the potential for a high income. The extensive compensation package available to eligible Financial Services Representative includes: • Base pay & commission or commission & bonus. • Health, dental, life and disability insurance. • 401(k) plus employer match.

 

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Dan  Antonelli

Dan Antonelli

daniel.d.antonelli@jpmorgan.com
Managing Director at J.P. Morgan
Class Year: 1989
Occupation: Finance
Education:
BA, Skidmore College, 1989, Business and Economics
MBA, New York University Stern School of Business, 1994
London School of Economics, 1988

Professional:
Dan runs J.P. Morgan’s Global Institutional Equity Sales business in the US. The group provides proprietary equity research, investment ideas, IPO's, follow-on offerings and corporate management access to over 1,000 hedge funds, mutual funds and investment management firms across the U.S. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Dan was an analyst for 10 years and portfolio manager for 3 years at Ark Asset Management Company, where he managed a $2 billion equity value fund. In 1997, he earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Other:
Boston Children’s Theater President, Board of Directors
Skidmore College Alumni Trustee, Board of Directors
New York University Tisch Parents Council Member

 

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Daniel Barrett

Daniel Barrett

dbarrett@blazemonger.com
Senior Manager, Engineering Education at Google
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Information Technology
Over the past 30 years, I have been a software engineer, technical writer, instructional designer, and manager of projects and people. I've worked at start-ups and large corporations, and I've written 10 books on technology.

 

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David Wronowski

David Wronowski

david.wronowski@gs.com
Human Capital Management at Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company
https://www.ayco.com/homepage.html
Occupation: Finance
With a rich 40-year history in the areas of financial planning, education and investment services, Ayco develops and assists in implementing holistic financial solutions to help our clients achieve their goals. We believe in the power of human relationships to drive action, and a career with Ayco offers an opportunity to be part of this unique culture of client service. We invest in our associates, care about professional development, and believe in creating many paths of opportunity. Through our supportive, diverse and innovative environment, Ayco is committed to the success of our associates.
Recruiting Talent: Yes - We will provide information on the current openings and future careers here at Ayco.

 

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David Friedman

David Friedman

dfriedman22@hotmail.com
CEO/Founder at AutonomyWorks
www.autonomy.works
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Business, Management & Administration
David is the founder and CEO of AutonomyWorks. AutonomyWorks is a for-profit, social enterprise that employs people with autism. The company provides outsourced marketing operations support for large marketing organizations, including Reddit, Morningstar, and MediaCom. The company taps into the unique talents of people with autism to deliver exceptional quality and productivity.

Prior to AutonomyWorks, David had a 25-year career as a marketing executive, including serving as President, Marketing for Sears Holdings and President-Americas at Razorfish.

David earned an MBA from the Booth School of Business and holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. He lives in suburban Chicago with his wife and four kids.

 

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David Skeele

David Skeele

david.skeele@sru.edu
Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University
Career Advisor
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Education & Training
David Skeele is a playwright, director and teacher (playwriting, acting) living in Western Pennsylvania. His plays include King of Sticks (Brick Alley Theatre, Cleveland; Upstairs Theatre, Pittsburgh; d gallery theatre, L.A.), Double Bulldog (d gallery theatre, L.A.; Slippery Rock University) and a collection of solo plays about mid-life crisis entitled Grow the F#&$ Up!! His plays of supernatural horror—Dark North, The Margins, Hungry Jane, Deepchurch Hollow and The Barwell Prophecy—have been produced at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, garnering coveted five-star reviews, and have received productions in Texas, Switzerland, Boston, Australia, London, Montreal, Washington, D.C. and Nigeria. His Electra: An American Gothic, was performed at the Fringe Festival in summer of 2014, and his latest play Medea In Methland will premiere in the Pittsburgh area in 2019. He is the author of Thwarting the Wayward Seas: Shakespeare’s Pericles in the 19th and 20th Centuries, and served as editor for the Garland Press Anthology Pericles: Critical Essays. In 2017 David received his certification in Meisner Technique from the True Acting Institute.

 

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Diahnn Thompkins

Diahnn Thompkins

mynutritiongal@gmail.com
Registered Dietitian at MyNutritionGal / Stronger U Nutrition
Career Advisor
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Health Science
Diahnn Thompkins is a Registered Dietitian, who holds a B.S. in Exercise Science and a M.S. in Nutrition & Dietetics. Her coaching philosophy involves acknowledging and practicing behaviors that positively impact health. She emphasizes the importance of accountability, responsibility, mental toughness, self-confidence and a good support system.

Diahnn has a diverse professional background, which includes serving 11 years in the U.S. Army, where she spearheaded several Physical Training Programs. She has experience training for endurance sports and a physique competition. Diahnn worked as a Nutrition Counselor and Educator for the Diabetes & Nutrition Center at Concord Hospital in New Hampshire. She is a graduate of the Eating Disorder Institute at Plymouth State University, where she worked as a Campus Dietitian for 3 years and is currently serving as an Adjunct Nutrition Professor. Additionally, Diahnn specializes as a Mindful Eating Facilitator and Certified Lifestyle Eating and Performance (LEAP) therapist. Currently, Diahnn is an entrepreneur, running her own nutrition consulting business, “Mynutritiongal,” and has been contracted as a Nutrition Coach with “Stronger U Nutrition.”

 

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Diron Thompkins

Diron Thompkins

dthompkins@fs.fed.us
Federal Law Enforcement Officer at U.S. Forest Service
Career Advisor
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
I served in the U.S. Army as a military police officer dog handler for six years. I had the opportunity to work both, a narcotics dog and an explosives dog. I worked for the U.S. Department of Interior for five years, before transferring to the U.S. Forest Service. I have worked for the Forest Service since 2010 and am currently stationed on the White Mountain National Forest in NH.

 

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Douglas Alden

Douglas Alden

douglasalden2015@gmail.com
Writer/Producer/Director/Digital Entrepreneur at Alden Media
http://AldenMedia.com/bio
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglasalden
MY ARTICLES for Fortune Magazine, GQ & the New York Times—along with other odds and ends—can be seen at: www.Alden.Media

* 25+ years experience successfully Creating, Developing, Producing and Selling Programming and Marketing Initiatives over All Media Platforms—Online, Television, Print, Film, Music—and creating new business models.

* Sr. Executive experience both with Start-Ups and Major Media companies (NBC, ABC, ESPN)

* Co-Founder, Motionbox.com (bought by HP, 2010)

* Founding Team member of Classic Sports Network (bought by ESPN, 1997)

* Author of "The Alden Curve"​ (https://www.alden.media/what-is-thecurve)

* Author of "1927: The Diary of Myles Thomas" — a historical novel serialized by ESPN at www.ESPN.com/1927

* 3 National Emmy Awards and 12 Emmy Nominations for producing, writing, and directing.


Specialties:

* Creativity.

* Convergence Media Strategy and Execution — combined with the ability to create compelling narrative programming.

* Ability to Blend "Creative" with Deep Understanding of User-Interface and information Architecture

* Broadcast & Cable Programming and Business Development

* TV & Film Development

* Writing, Producing, Directing (DGA)

 

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Eliot Cresswell

Eliot Cresswell

eliotcresswell@gmail.com
Former Peace Corps Volunteer at US Peace Corps
Career Advisor
www.peacecorps.gov
Occupation: Government & Public Administration
Eliot served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco from 2000-2002. He worked in education and community development and loved (almost) every minute of it. He is currently the Advocacy Coordinator of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Northeastern New York, having previously served as the group's president and vice president.

A resident of Saratoga Springs, Eliot works as Policy Analyst the Workforce Development Institute of New York (WDI). At WDI, Eliot studies the workforce implications of policies and trends at the national, state, and local levels. He supports WDI's statewide staff through targeted research and data analysis on industry sectors such as manufacturing and energy. Prior to WDI, Eliot worked at Rockefeller College, University at Albany for 12 years.
Recruiting Talent: Yes - Peace Corps is recruiting potential volunteers for a variety of assignments around the globe. Visit www.peacecorps.gov for more detail or come to Career Jam to find out more about these volunteer opportunities.

 

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Elizabeth Green

Elizabeth Green

brooke422@gmail.com
Executive Assistant to the SVP Admin & Fin and CFO at Berklee College of Music
www.berklee.edu
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
http://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethbgreen
SUMMARY STATEMENT
Proven administrative professional with strong background in all aspects of executive office operations and management.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Oversee and coordinate all aspects of program administration and financial management
• Implement office policy and procedures to ensure operational efficiency
• Provide exceptional service to faculty, staff and external constituents
• Hire and retain exceptional staffs to create excellent work environments
• Lead organizations and departments through periods of substantial growth and transition
• Language skills: French (advanced), German (intermediate), Italian (travelers)

 

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Ellen Butowsky

Ellen Butowsky

ebutowsky@preventchildabuseny.org
Associate Director at Prevent Child Abuse NY
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Human Services
Ellen Butowsky P'21 has served as the associate director of training and staff development for Prevent Child Abuse New York for the past 10 years. She is also an Adjunct Professor for Adelphi University School of Social Work, teaching master’s level social work students.
PCANY provides advocacy, training, education and referral services with the goal of stopping child abuse before it has a chance to start. Her work takes her throughout New York State providing Healthy Families NY home visiting programs with training, technical assistance, coaching and skill building necessary for them to provide high quality services to vulnerable new and expectant families. She is also the managing editor of The Link, the statewide publication for Healthy Families NY.
For 10 years, Ms. Butowsky was the director of community services for the Mid Hudson Family Health Institute, overseeing its home visiting programs. This included building community partnerships, advocating at the national and local level, grant writing, supervising staff, and working directly with participant families in their homes and in a group setting. Ms. Butowsky helped initiate a nationally recognized random control trial; this research helped justify continued funding for much needed preventive services for vulnerable children and families.
In other positions, Ms. Butowsky has worked with migrant farmworkers, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless families. She served in the U.S. Peace Corps in southern Honduras for three years working in rural villages. She assisted women’s groups with cashew producing projects and health and nutrition activities. Ms. Butowsky holds dual masters degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill in public health and social work, with a focus on maternal and child health. She is very excited to share her experiences and passion with anyone interested in this work.

Recruiting Talent: Yes - Policy & Advocacy Internship PCANY advocates at the state and federal level, working closely with the Governor’s Office, state agencies, and the Legislature. This position would include: • tracking bills as they are introduced and following them through the committee process • drafting memos in support/opposition of legislation • attending meetings with policymakers (and preparing materials for those meetings) • improving PCANY’s database of advocates • contributing to PCANY’s social media presence • doing research on policy issues as required

 

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Enrico Patarini

Enrico Patarini

epatarini@davinhealthcare.com
Software Developer/Data Analyst at Davin Workforce Solutions
Career Advisor
davinworkforce.com
Class Year: 2018
Occupation: Information Technology
I came to Skidmore from the Connecticut Shoreline. I was a graduate last year out of the computer science department and took a job downtown after a meet and greet promoted by the school. I am now working for this same company full time in town.
Recruiting Talent: Yes - The company is interested in computer science talent from Skidmore. I do not have a direct position to offer (or the power to offer it if there was such a position) but there is certainly an interest in scouting the students at Skidmore and it seems a high willingness from management to create opportunities in the near future.

 

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Erik Morrison

Erik Morrison

erik.morrison98@gmail.com
HR Specialist at Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES
Career Advisor
www.wswheboces.org
Class Year: 2015
Occupation: Business, Management & Administration
Erik Morrison is the HR Specialist at Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex Board of Cooperative Educational Services (WSWHE BOCES). Erik handles all aspects of HR recruiting and on-boarding for WSWHE BOCES. Erik graduated from Skidmore College in 2015 with a degree in History and a minor in Arts Administration and graduated with an MBA with a concentration in HR Management from Notre Dame de Namur University in May of 2018. Erik is also in the process of becoming a certified professional through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Stop by if you are interested in learning more about the world of HR.



 

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Erik Engelson

Erik Engelson

etengelson@gmail.com
Venture Partner at ShangBay Capital
https://www.shangbaycapital.com/
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Finance
Mr. Engelson, is currently a Silicon Valley-based board member and strategic advisor to Arrinex, Inc, ARANZ Medical, Ltd and Neptune Medical, and is a Venture Partner at ShangBay Capital. Just prior to this, he was CEO of Medina Medical, which was sold to Medtronic. Previous associations include Partner at The Foundry (a venture-funded medical device incubator), CEO of two Foundry companies, CFO of Fluidigm Corporation, and Venture Partner at both Versant Ventures and Institutional Venture Partners. Earlier, Mr. Engelson spent 13 years in various operating roles at Target Therapeutics where he led the early start-up into the then nascent field of Interventional Neuroradiology (stroke intervention), developed its first products and helped take the company public. He is the inventor of 50+ medical device patents. Mr. Engelson holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in Microbiology and Bioengineering from UC San Diego, and an Executive MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Engelson is a Trustee Emeritus of the UC San Diego Foundation, Chairman of the Board of UC San Diego’s Bioengineering Department Board of Trustees and a member of the UC San Diego Biology Department Dean’s Leadership Committee.

 

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Gemma Lionello

Gemma Lionello

gemma.lionello@nordstrom.com
EVP GMM Accessories and Beauty at Nordstrom
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Marketing, Sales & Service
Gemma Lionello has served as the executive vice president and general merchandise manager of the accessories and beauty divisions since 2016. She assumed the role of general merchandise manager for beauty in 2013 and in September 2016, she was given the additional responsibility of leading the accessories division.

She and her team are responsible for all buying operations for accessories, jewelry, watches, handbags, home and beauty – including fragrance, skin care, color and all Spa Nordstrom locations. Gemma has led several strategic initiatives including expanding the company’s natural beauty offerings and bringing in many new and limited distribution brands. She also supported the launch of a new beauty shopping experience developed to encourage customers to shop on their own terms – introducing Beauty Stylists, The Beauty Concierge, a Mini-Must Haves section and more.

Gemma joined the company in 1988 as a counter manager in the beauty department of the Nordstrom Valley Fair store in San Jose, CA. Following that, Gemma served as beauty department manager for a number of stores. She went on to hold various positions in the company including buyer, store manager and regional manager.

 

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Gina Wolfman

Gina Wolfman

ginawolfman@yahoo.com
Senior Solar Developer at Greenskies Renewable Energy, A Clean Focus Company
www.greenskies.com; www.cleanfocusrenewables.com
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Environmental Sciences
My academic and professional background consists of a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies (with a concentration in Wildlife Biology), a J.D. and Certificate in Environmental Law, position of Managing Editor of the Pace Environmental Law Review, and over 18 years of combined experience in the environmental consulting, engineering, and land use planning fields.

My current position is Senior Project Developer for mid-scale, ground-mounted PV solar projects on vacant and/or underutilized land, including Greenfields, Brownfields and commercial/industrial sites. As a Senior Environmental Project Manager, I provided environmental consulting services, including site investigation, remediation design and oversight, and environmental impact assessment. I have also held positions as an environmental/land use planner, municipal planning consultant and grant writer, focusing on redevelopment of contaminated sites. As a senior scientist/field biologist with a national environmental consulting and engineering firm, I performed environmental site assessments and compliance audits for regulatory and private sector clients.

On a personal note, I’m an avid hiker and backpacker, currently working on my 46 Adirondack High Peaks, 26 of which I’m dedicating to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. I also enjoy sprint triathlons, skiing, kayaking and camping.

 

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Greg Connors

Greg Connors

connorsbuf86@gmail.com
Newspaper copy editor and writer at Buffalo News
Career Advisor
buffalonews.com
Class Year of Child:2019
Occupation: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
I graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and have worked in newspaper newsrooms for more than 20 years. I write a column about sports media for The Buffalo News.

 

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Hadley Haselmann

Hadley Haselmann

hadleyhaselmann@gmail.com
Sales Account Manager at Applied Materials
https://www.linkedin.com/in/hadleyhaselmann/
Class Year: 2017
Occupation: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Hadley graduated from Skidmore in 2017 with a major in Sociology and minor in Business, concentrating on Social Entrepreneurship. She has previous experience working in creative spaces such as Impact Hub, The Tech Valley Center of Gravity, Troy Innovation Garage, and Center for Social Innovation. After becoming a finalist in the Ken Freirich Business Plan Competition, she began working at Applied Materials, a materials engineering company, producing semiconductor equipment for microchip manufacturing. She was hired as a process engineer, spending half a year in Silicon Valley training in engineering solutions for Selective Removal Products. Currently, Hadley works in Upstate New York, as a Sales Account Manager, working directly with customers and engineers from IBM and GLOABLFOUNDRIES. She focuses on customer relationship management, negotiation tactics, technical and executive presentations, and engineering solutions. Currently, Hadley is working on a certification in Nanotechnologies Fabrication at the Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC) for Nanomanufacturing Systems for Mobile Computing and Mobile Energy Technologies, at The University of Texas at Austin.

 

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Holly Lloyd

Holly Lloyd

holly.lloyd@gmail.com
Technical Director (Sequence Lead, Toy Story 4) at Pixar Animation Studios
www.pixar.com
Class Year of Child:'21
Occupation: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
Holly Lloyd joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1996. She has since held a variety of positions throughout the company starting as a compression technician for Pixar’s Toy Story interactive games, moving on to production manager and line producer for the Pixar Shorts, then a lighting technical director on several feature and short films, and then lead lighting TD for the Marketing department's Creative Services team. She is currently a Sequence Lead on Toy Story 4.

During her time with the studio, Holly has worked on more than 10 films including features “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Cars,” and short films “Lifted,” “One Man Band,” and “Boundin’,” and Academy-Award®-winning shorts “Geri’s Game” and “For The Birds.” In addition, Holly has helped develop promotional and creative elements for attractions at Disney theme parks, Disney World and Disneyland.

Prior to joining Pixar, Holly worked as a web designer, journalist, editor and architectural designer. Holly received an M.A. from Stanford University in Journalism, and an A.B. from the School of Architecture at Princeton University.

Lloyd currently resides in Piedmont, CA, with her two daughters.

 

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Hon. Elizabeth Stong

Hon. Elizabeth Stong

Elizabeth_Stong@nyeb.uscourts.gov
Judge at U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of New York
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Judge Elizabeth S. Stong has served as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York since 2003. Before entering on duty, she was a litigation partner and associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York, an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and law clerk to Hon. A. David Mazzone, U.S. District Judge in the District of Massachusetts.

Judge Stong is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Council and Membership Committee of the American Law Institute. She is also a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Practising Law Institute, a member of the board of P.R.I.M.E. Finance, an international dispute resolution organization that promotes judicial education in complex financial disputes, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Harvard Law School Association of New York City. She is co-chair of the New York Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, serves on the ABA Center for Innovation Advisory Board, represents the ABA’s National Conference of Federal Trial Judges in the ABA House of Delegates, and is a member of the Council of the ABA Business Law Section. She serves as co-chair of the New York City Bar Council on the Profession, a member of the New York County Lawyers Association Justice Center Advisory Board, and a board member of the New York Law Institute. She is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and St. John’s University School of Law.

Judge Stong is active in international judicial capacity building and has trained judges on five continents, including in Central Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arabian Peninsula, as an expert with the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program. She has also consulted with the Supreme Court of China and People’s High Courts in Beijing and Guangzhou, and has participated in judicial workshops in Cambodia, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. She is an elected member of the European Law Institute and an Adviser to the ELI-UNIDROIT Principles of Transnational Civil Procedure project.

Judge Stong previously served as President of the Harvard Law School Association, chair of the International Judicial Relations Committee of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Vice President of the Federal Bar Council, Vice President of the Board of Directors of New York City Bar Fund Inc. and the City Bar Justice Center, Chair of the New York City Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and Vice Chair of its Judiciary Committee, the Board of Directors of the International Insolvency Institute, and an officer of the ABA Business Law Section. She was also a member of the board of MFY Legal Services, Inc., one of the largest providers of free civil legal services to low-income residents of New York City, and served on the ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, Standing Committee on the American Judicial System, Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, Commission on Women in the Profession, and Commission on Homelessness and Poverty.

Judge Stong received the 2017 Judicial Service Award of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Freda Nisnewitz Award for Pro Bono Service, the New York Institute of Credit’s Hon. Cecelia H. Goetz Award, the ABA Business Law Section’s Glass Cutter Award, and the MFY Legal Services Scales of Justice Award, among other recognitions.

Judge Stong received her A.B. magna cum laude and her J.D. from Harvard University.

 

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James Gardner

James Gardner

medwriter@yahoo.com
Associate Director: Competitive Intelligence at Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Johnson & Johnson)
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Health Science
http://www.linkedin.com/in/james-gardner-908aba2
In 1996 I received a Ph.D from Princeton University in Neuroscience and Psychology. Spent 6 years as a pharmaceutical medical writer and the last 16 years in Competitive Intelligence positions supporting Alzheimer's disease (and other CNS indications) drug development.

 

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Jane King

Jane King

jkjp@usa.net
Fixed Income Latin America Sales at Santander
santander.com
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Finance
Since 1996, when I graduated with a MA's degree from Columbia University in International Economic Policy, I have worked in Emerging Markets in three different roles. The first one as an economist for Latin America covering Chile, Venezuela and Mexico at Credit Suisse in New York City. In 2001, we moved to Mexico City and I worked at the Central Bank of Mexico, helping to develop a market intelligence program geared to understand the movement of the Mexican peso in the global financials market. We moved back to New York City in 2006, and since then I have worked in Fixed Income sales focused only in Latin America; initially at BBVA and for the past 8 yrs in Santander. Given Santander's strong presence in the region, our products include local and well as US dollar denominated bonds, Foreign Exchange and interest rate derivates. Our clients are US institutional investors and our goal is to provide understanding of the risk they take in investing in Latin America along with keeping our clients updated with current news and potential makes opportunities.

 

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Jeanette Pailas

Jeanette Pailas

jpailas@verizon.net
Art therapist at Self employed
Career Advisor
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Human Services
My undergraduate degree is in studio art from Kutztown University. My masters degree is a MA in Creative Arts in Therapy from Drexel university. I am also certified as a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pa. my clinical experience includes 15 years of working with the acute inpatient eating disorder population. I also have worked with adults struggling with PTSD and other co occurring diagnosis. This is a rewarding profession for those that like to combine the arts and psychology.

 

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Jesse Tyree

Jesse Tyree

creative@blackdogllc.com
Owner at black dog DESIGNS
blackdogllc.com
Occupation: Marketing, Sales & Service
black dog DESIGNS is a versatile marketing agency offering branding, advertising, web design, and more. From new business creative, to enhancing an existing marketing campaign or brand, we help take our clients towards their next goals.


Recruiting Talent: Yes - We're looking for potential interns, future employees, and looking at the current education standards of these individuals.

 

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Jessica Goldhirsch

Jessica Goldhirsch

jessicagoldhirsch@gmail.com
Clinical Medical Social Worker at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Career Advisor
brighamandwomens.org
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Human Services
I have a master's in public health and a master's in social work and specialize in medical social work in an acute medical setting. I am part of a palliative care consult service between a cancer center and a medical acute care hospital. I help patients and their families who are dealing with serious life threatening illness and often end of life concerns. My undergraduate degree was in psychology with my thesis and internship in pediatrics- child life.

 

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Jessica Brumsted

Jessica Brumsted

jessica.brumsted@icloud.com
Vermont Representative at State of Vermont
Career Advisor
JessicaforVermontHouse.com
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Government & Public Administration
I am a Vermont state representative from Shelburne and St. George. Previously, I worked for U.S. Senator James M. Jeffords from 1984 thru 1996; I was a legislative aide/caseworker and ran the state offices for five years towards the end of my tenure. I also worked as a director of Government Relations for the largest hospital in Vermont for 7 years and then worked for the University of Vermont Area Health Education Centers Program placing health care providers in rural areas.

 

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Jessilyn Hartman

Jessilyn Hartman

jessilyn.hartman@scribeamerica.com
Hiring Associate at ScribeAmerica
https://www.scribeamerica.com/
Class Year: 2017
Occupation: Health Science
Licensed medical providers are struggling in an attempt to provide efficient quality care at the patient's bedside due to annual increases in documentation demands into electronic health records (EHRs), which have exposed the documenting inefficiencies of the unassisted medical provider. Inherent to EHRs is a computer interface that distances physicians from patients, introducing a new troubling barrier to the physician-patient encounter. Our medical scribes specialize in unloading the provider's burden of medical data collection and data entry into the EHR, resulting in improved operational workflow, department metrics and a return of the provider to the patient's bedside. By doing so our providers and their institutions succeed in delivering to their patients efficient medical care of the highest quality.
Recruiting Talent: Yes - We are currently hiring medical scribes for Malta Med Emergent Care as well as affiliates of Saratoga Hospital, and are always looking for motivated students to add to our team! Working as a medical scribe is a great stepping stone to medical school, nursing school, PA school, and science-related graduate studies. Our scribes have the opportunity to play an active role in patient care and get paid to aid doctors and learn medical terminology. Over 30% of last year's incoming class at Albany Medical School were former scribes, so this opportunity is perfect for students looking for a good resume-boost.

 

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John Mahoney

John Mahoney

John.Mahoney@OutfrontMedia.com
Vice President Real Estate - Northeast at Outfront Media
OutfrontMedia.com
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Marketing, Sales & Service
I’m not sure anyone knows for sure what they want to do when they grow up. At different times, the vision can change, evolve. Similar to when you chose Skidmore. There were many colleges to choose from, each with their assortment of bells & whistles and you were lucky enough, smart enough to land at Skidmore. Hopefully you will find that same magic in a position after college, one that you truly enjoy, that challenges you, that excites you.
I’m that lucky to have found a company to evolve with & enjoy. The evolution lead through mergers & acquisitions at a number of fantastic companies: 3M, Infinity, TDI, Titan Outdoor, Viacom, CBS and now Outfront Media. In my younger days, I enjoyed the outdoors. Billboard operations in New Hampshire was a good fit. That evolved into a construction mangers role overseeing a shelter advertising contract in Baltimore. The shelter project lead to a Real Estate Managers position. Then on to working with the National Business Development Team chasing Requests for Proposals in Dallas, Houston, Philly & back to Boston after an MBTA Transit Advertising contract. A company vacancy gave me an opening to try my hand as Regional Sales Manager. Good fortune gifted me with an amazing, talented & vibrant workforce. Leading to an opening in Government Affairs. Which I was very interested in & completely unqualified for. Passing bills, writing regulations, speaking before house & senate committees. All of which I thought I really enjoyed, until a friend & mentor asked me what I enjoyed most. After some thought, reminiscing over the decades, I realized my passion was business development. Then, after spending time as Director of Real Estate, I landed a position as the Vice President of Real Estate for the Northeast where I manage new & existing advertising assets from Washington to Boston.

I’m still as lucky as the day I started working for the company. Excited to wake up every morning wondering what the day will bring.
My advice… Try everything. Work hard whether you enjoy it or not and keep your eyes open for the thing you enjoy most. It may surprise you.


OUTFRONT Media connects brands with consumers outside of their homes through one of the largest and most diverse sets of billboard, transit, and mobile assets in North America. Through its ON Smart Media platform, OUTFRONT Media is implementing digital technology that will fundamentally change the ways advertisers engage people on-the-go. OUTFRONT’s advertising portfolio generates over 1.5 billion annually with offices in most major US cities.

Please see open position listing… https://www.outfrontmedia.com/pages/careers.aspx

 

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Julian Chase

Julian Chase

julian_chase@cargill.com
President , Cargill Food Ingredients at Cargill
www. cargill.com
Class Year: 2022
Occupation: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
http://www.linkedin.com/in/julian-chase-914882a6
I graduated in the UK with a Chemical Engineering degree in 1988 . I have spent my whole career working at Cargill inc, the Worlds largest private company . We are a globally relevant , Food and Agriculture company . Our mission is to Nourish the World in a Safe ,Responsible and Sustainable way. During my 30 year career to fa I have worked in Engineering , Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Commercial Management and now more General Management. I am now based in Minneapolis in the US but worked in Brussels before coming here and have had a number of global roles allowing me to visit many corners of the world.

 

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Julie Jones

Julie Jones

julie.jones@ropesgray.com
Chair-Elect at Ropes & Gray
www.ropesgray.com
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
One of the world's premier corporate lawyers, Julie was appointed chair-elect of Ropes & Gray in 2017. She will be the first woman leader of the firm in its 150 year+ history. In 2018, The American Lawyer magazine ranked Ropes & Gray as the top law firm in the country in its annual "A-List" rankings. Julie has been honored as one of The American Lawyer's prestigious "45 Under 45," and was named "Corporate Lawyer of the Year" for both 2017 and 2019 and as "M&A Lawyer of the Year" in 2016 and 2018 by The Best Lawyers in America.

 

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Katherine Stephens

Katherine Stephens

kstephens@proctors.org
School Programs Director at Proctors
www.proctors.org
Occupation: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
Katherine has a combined 13 years experience in non-profit arts management. She currently works at Proctors in Schenectady as the School Programs Director. Her programs include after-school, internships, film and media, school days, student matinees, in-school programming.
Recruiting Talent: Yes - Proctors is proud to be the premier theatre destination for the Capital Region and is committed to its mission “Through arts and community leadership be a catalyst for excellence in education, sustainable economic development and rich civic engagement to enhance the quality of life in the greater capital region.” Proctors also has a partnership with Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany and Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs. Internships may crossover in scope. Internships are designed for undergraduate or graduate students to have an in-depth experience of working in a not-for-profit theatre company. Training can be supplemented with discussions and workshops with directors, designers and senior staff who provide insight into the overall management of the company. Interns’ relationships with their supervisor ensure that they are not only gaining valuable skills but also receiving support and feedback. Internships are part-time Monday-Friday with occasional nights and weekends (12-20 hours per week). They take place year-round during the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters. We have openings for the following internships: Accounting Internship, Company/Production Management Internship, Dance, Acting, Jazz Internships, Graphic Design Internship, Special Events & Fundraising Internship, Education and Community Outreach Internship, Marketing Internship, Television Production Internship, Non-Profit Management Internship, Editorial Intern and Production/Web Intern. insider.proctors.org/internships

 

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Ken Accardi

Ken Accardi

ken.accardi@gmail.com
CEO at Ankota
Career Advisor
www.ankota.com
Class Year of Child:2020
Occupation: Information Technology
http://www.linkedin.com/in/accardiken
Technology Executive with broad experience base. Ken has served as CEO, CTO, CIO, VP of Business Solutions, Director of R&D, and VP of Process/Quality. Ken's passion is to drive entrepreneurial growth via new product introductions with a strong preference for healthcare IT.

Specialties: Healthcare and specifically avoiding preventable hospitalizations for elderly at-risk populations, New Product Introduction, Software Engineering Management, Value Innovation, Product management, Lean Six Sigma, Quality Management, Strategic Planning and Execution, Software Pre-sales, Professional Services, Technology Training, Acquisition integration.

 

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Lee Dannay

Lee Dannay

leedannay@optonline.net
VP of A & R at Thirty Tigers
Career Advisor
http://www.thirtytigers.com
Class Year of Child:2020
Occupation: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
Lee Dannay has over twenty- five years of experience in the music industry, including 15 years at Sony Music, as a senior A&R executive for both Epic and Columbia Records, and five years at Warner/Chappell Music Publishing. Lee has signed, developed and worked with a broad range of artists and songwriters including John Mayer, Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Iron and Wine and The Jayhawks. Currently, Lee is head of A&R for Thirty Tigers, a Nashville based independent label services company that helps both heritage and developing artists forge unique, independent pathways to career longevity in the modern music industry. Lee is also an adjunct professor at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and a voting member of The Recording Academy.

 

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Linda Jellum

Linda Jellum

jellum_l@law.mercer.edu
Professor of Law at Mercer University School of Law
Career Advisor
https://law.mercer.edu/faculty/directory/jellum/
Class Year: 1985
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Education & Training
Linda Jellum is the Ellison C. Palmer Sr. Professor of Tax at Mercer University School of Law, where she teaches Federal Income Tax, Administrative Law, and Statutory Interpretation. Professor Jellum is a prolific scholar and has written extensively in all three areas. Her articles have appeared in top law journals, such as the Southern Methodist Law Review, the Miami Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, and the Ohio State Law Journal. She has also authored multiple books and book chapters on statutory interpretation and administrative law.

Professor Jellum has been a leader in legal education. She is currently Chair-Elect for the American Bar Association Section’s on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. She has served as the Treasurer for the Southeastern Association of Law Schools; as Chair of the Association of American Law School’s Section on Administrative Law; and as the Deputy Director for the Association of American Law Schools.

Professor Jellum received her J.D. from Cornell Law School and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. She has the unique honor of having sat for and passed five states’ bar exams.

 

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Lisa Barrett

Lisa Barrett

l.barrett@northeastern.edu
University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University
https://lisafeldmanbarrett.com
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
I am a neuroscientist and psychologist who runs a large lab at Northeastern University and Massachusetts General Hospital. I study how emotions are created in the brain. I also write for the New York Times and other publications, and my latest book is called "How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain."

 

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Lisa McCoy

Lisa McCoy

lmccoy@saratogafcu.org
Business Development Officer at Saratoga's Community Federal Credit Union
www.saratogafcu.org
Occupation: Finance
Experienced Leader with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Commercial Lending, Banking, Sales, Credit Analysis, Relationship Building and Commercial Banking.

 

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Louis Scenti

Louis Scenti

ljscenti@gmail.com
Senior Vice President, Talent Management at Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Career Advisor
https://www.newyorkfed.org
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Finance
https://www.linkedin.com/in/louis-scenti-b527119
Experienced Talent Management professional with a demonstrated track record of results in the financial services industry. Strong professional skilled in Executive Development, Career Development, Coaching, Executive Coaching, and Facilitation.
Recruiting Talent: Yes - We seek rising Seniors for our 10 week summer internship program and will also entertain direct entry-level hiring.

 

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Marc Laymon

Marc Laymon

mxlaym@gmail.com
Software Engineer at General Electric
Career Advisor
Class Year of Child:2020
Occupation: Information Technology
Software engineer at General Electric Research Center.
BSIE - Purdue University
MSCS - Union College
Currently working on projects for iOS applications and Docker-based web applications.

 

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Martha Peaslee Levine

Martha Peaslee Levine

mpl12@psu.edu
Assoc Prof of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine
Career Advisor
Class Year of Child:2019
Occupation: Health Science
Martha Peaslee Levine, MD received her medical doctorate from Tulane School of Medicine. She then completed her psychiatry residency and a forensic psychiatry fellowship at New York University. Dr. Levine worked in NYC as Director of a number of clinics, including the Psychiatric Walk-In Clinic at Bellevue Hospital and then the Director of Outpatient Psychiatry at Elmhurst Hospital. She is currently Medical Director of the Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Eating Disorder Programs at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and provides counseling for students at Penn State College of Medicine. She is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Humanities. In her role as a teacher, she participates in all four years of medical education through the Department of Humanities. One of her interests includes doctor –patient relationships and she has developed a fourth year medical student elective called “Are You Listening?”: Developing Effective Communication With Our Patients. She also works extensively in the area of writing and health. She has presented nationally and internationally on both eating disorder treatment and the emotional benefits of writing. Her blog “Your Write to Health” is on the Psychology Today website. Dr. Levine is also an author and has 4 published children’s books. Her proudest accomplishment, though, is to be a great mom to her kids David and Dayna (Skidmore Class 2019).

 

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Melissa Lazarov

Melissa Lazarov

mlaz@gagosian.com
Director at Gagosian Gallery
gagosian.com
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
Global director, Gagosian Gallery

 

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Melvis  Langyintuo

Melvis Langyintuo

mlangyin@skidmore.edu
eTrading Product Manager at JP Morgan
Career Advisor
Class Year: 2012
Occupation: Finance
Following Skidmore, I worked at Morgan Stanley in Fixed Income risk analysis, then Goldman Sachs as a macro trader, and most recently I am a product manager for JP Morgan's single dealer electronic trading platform for fx, rates, and commodities

 

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Michael Jacoby Brown

Michael Jacoby Brown

mjbrown246@gmail.com
Community Organizer at Michael Jacoby Brown Training and Coaching
Career Advisor
MichaelJacobyBrown.com
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Education & Training
http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeljacobybrown
Michael Jacoby Brown

What I do?

I train, coach and mentor people in community organizing skills, and help build and strengthen social justice organizations.

I help with strategic and long-term planning, grass roots fund-raising, leadership development and campaign planning and development.

Who I work for?

I do this for mission based social justice organization that want to be as powerful as their vision.
I work with community groups, congregations,immigrant groups, neighborhood associations, community development corporations, labor unions, colleges and groups that want to build multi-cultural teams and organizations. I also provide individual coaching for people who want to use their gifts to do the work they were put on the Earth to do.

Why I do it?
Because we need powerful organizations to create justice for the 99%. I do it because I don't want anyone to waste the gifts that God gave them

What else?
I wrote a book, Building Powerful Community Organizations, which has sold over 14,000 copies and been used by dozens of colleges, community and labor organizations. I want to help you write the book that is inside you.

I am easy to reach
Just call, text or email me. I will get right back to you. 617 645-0226


Community organizing training, leadership coaching, board development, grass roots fund raising, campaign planning, strategic planning, curriculum development, public speaking, training trainers. Certified to deliver the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Assessment instrument..

 

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Mohit  Manaktala

Mohit Manaktala

Mmanaktala@comcast.net
Managing Director at BofA Merrill Lynch
Career Advisor
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Finance
Technology corporate and investment banking

 

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Nick Cucci

Nick Cucci

ncucci1259@gmail.com
Executive Director at The Recording Academy
www.grammy.com
Class Year of Child:2020
Occupation: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
I have more than 30 years experience in the music industry. Besides holding senior marketing positions at Columbia Records, RCA Records and MTV, I have been instrumental in creating and implementing marketing campaign for Christina Aguilera, David Bowie, Jessica Simpson, Our Lady Peace, Soul Asylum, the Offspring, Michael Bolton, Harry Connick Jr., Kiss, Bret Michael, and many others. During my career I have worked side-by-side with some of the most powerful and influential executives and superstars in music and I'e also run the label division at MTV as well as owned my own marketing company. Before joining the Recording Academy, I was Executive Director for Lifebeat/Music Fights HIV/AIDS, a nationally prominent nonprofit organization. As Executive Director for the Recording Academy, I oversea our NY area membership - about 4500 music creators in the greater NY area, New England, eastern Canada and the UK & Europe.

 

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Nora Ambrosio

Nora Ambrosio

nora.ambrosio@sru.edu
Professor of Dance at Slippery Rock University
Career Advisor
www.sru.edu/dance
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
Nora Ambrosio is a full professor and has been at Slippery Rock University since 1988, where she teaches dance composition, dance history, creative dance for children, teaching of dance, and senior capstone. She has written Learning about Dance, 8th edition (Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, IA, 2018), which is used in over 150 dance departments throughout the country and Canada and has sold over 300,000 copies. Kendall/Hunt Publishers also published her dance pedagogy book, The Excellent Instructor and the Teaching of Dance Technique (3nd edition, 2018). She was a seven-year member of the Commission on Accreditation for the National Association of Schools of Dance, and has recently completed her three-year term as Chairperson of the Commission. She has just been elected to a three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors for NASD. She also serves as an accreditation site visitor for college and university dance programs across the country. She is on the Nominating Committee of the National Dance Museum’s C.V. Whitney Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY, and is on the Board of Directors for the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School in Midland, PA. She is also on the Editorial Board for the national journal, Dance Education in Practice, and serves as a Writing Mentor for journal submissions. She served as the artistic director of SRU Dance Theatre for nine years and again in 2010-2011, and as the director of the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival in 2008-2009. Nora was the chairperson of the Department of Dance from 1998-2011, successfully achieving national accreditation for the department in 2000, and reaccreditation in 2006 and 2011. She is a prolific grant writer and has secured over forty grants for the Department of Dance, the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival and her own artistic endeavors. Nora worked diligently toward the downtown revitalization of the Village at Slippery Rock, and was instrumental in bringing the arts to the downtown area and securing grant and private funding for commissioned public art pieces. Nora choreographs for both student and professional venues, and for many years created dance/theatre work with her husband, David Skeele, as part of Ambrosio/Skeele Dance/Theatre

 

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Olga Kanyansi

Olga Kanyansi

olga.l.kanyansi@ey.com
FSO Business Advisory Consultant at EY
www.ey.com
Class Year: 2018
Occupation: Business, Management & Administration
Olga Kanyansi is a Skidmore graduate from Kampala, Uganda who majored in International Affairs & Management and Business. She is currently working at EY as a Financial Services Consultant rotating around EY's Insurance, Wealth & Asset Management, and Banking & Capital Markets divisions. She has experience in project management, business strategy analysis and development as well as recommendation building through the positions she has held in a variety of industries including Wealth Management, Brand Strategy Consulting, Publishing, Advertising and Education.

 

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Rachel Levine

Rachel Levine

ralevine@pa.gov
Secretary of Health at Pennsylvania Department of Health
www.health.pa.gov
Class Year of Child:2019
Occupation: Government & Public Administration
I am currently the Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
I am also a Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine.
Current priorities of the department include the opioid crisis, medical marijuana, public health preparedness and rural health.
I also chair the LGBT Workgroup for the Governor’s Policy office working for diversity, fairness and inclusion.
Previously I served as Vice Chair of Pediatrics at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Chief of the Divison of Adolescnt Medicine and Eating Disorders.

 

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Renato Dornelas

Renato Dornelas

renato.dornelas@ubs.com
Investment Banking COO Analyst at UBS
Class Year: 2018
Occupation: Finance
Renato Dornelas '18 is an analyst in the Investment Banking division of UBS in New York City. He is part of the chief operating office, overseeing the main trades & sales activities of the investment bank while providing solutions to corporate clients. Before joining UBS, Renato interned at Viacom, was a student-consultant with SSCP at Skidmore, and studied abroad in New Zealand and London during his junior year.
Recruiting Talent: Yes - Recruiting for 2019 Graduate Talent Program in NYC (Investment Bank, Wealth Management, Asset Management, HR, IT, Finance, Legal/Compliance)

 

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Richard Perez-Feria

Richard Perez-Feria

editorial@saratogaliving.com
CEO/Editor in Chief at saratoga living
Career Advisor
saratogaliving.com
Occupation: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
Richard Pérez-Feria is CEO/President/Editor in Chief of Saratoga Living LLC, home of the award-winning 'saratoga living' and saratogaliving.com, and was most recently the Executive Vice President and Editor in Chief at ELLIMAN Media. Previously, he served as Editor in Chief of more than 30 websites and 50 magazines, including Time Inc.'s People en Español, the nation's best-selling Spanish language magazine.
Recruiting Talent: Yes - saratoga living is seeking unpaid, for-credit interns from Skidmore College for the spring semester.

 

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Roberta Rubien

Roberta Rubien

rorubien@aol.com
Psychologist at private psychotherapy practice
Career Advisor
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Class Year: N/A
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Human Services
I am a clinical psychologist currently in private practice. previously I worked for Bank Street College of Education as a consultant. I was the lower school psychologist at LREI for eight years. I was an early childhood teacher/director before returning to school to pursue my doctorate in clinical psychology.

 

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Rosemary Purtell

Rosemary Purtell

rose@purtell-law.com
Attorney/Owner at Law Office of Rosemary Purtell, LLC
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www.purtell-law.com
Class Year: 1982
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
I own and operate a domestic relations law firm in Needham, MA. I represent clients in divorce and non-marital disputes involving custody, support and division of assets. Some are high net worth individuals and others are just regular W-2 employees who need guidance. I graduated from U. Mass. Amherst in 1982 and New England Law in 1988. In between I was a French high school teacher.

 

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Sandra Fritsch

Sandra Fritsch

sandra.l.fritsch@gmail.com
Medical Director, Pediatric Mental Health Institut at Children's Hospital Colorado
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Health Science
Physician who has worked in academic medicine and leadership throughout career. Post medical school residency training was in a novel program, the Triple Board Program in pediatrics, child and adolescent psychiatry and general psychiatry. Have had a rich career of developing innovative programs, worked at all levels of care (inpatient, outpatient, consultation), served in mentoring roles, and advocacy initiatives.

 

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Scott Barnett

Scott Barnett

scottsbarnett@gmail.com
Executive Director at Morgan Stanley
Class Year: 1987
Class Year of Child:2020
Occupation: Finance
I have been a banker for my entire 32 year career. I currently manage a group that underwrites and manages all commercial real estate loans for Morgan Stanley Private Bank. My office is located in Purchase NY (Westchester County).

 

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Scott Wolfman

Scott Wolfman

scott@wolfmanproductions.com
President at Wolfman Productions
www.wolfmanproductions.com
Class Year of Child:2022
Occupation: Marketing, Sales & Service
Wolfman Productions is a booking agency that both produces theater events nationwide and books speakers -- STEM, social justice, pop culture and more -- to venues worldwide.

 

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Seth McKee

Seth McKee

sethmc@hvc.rr.com
Land Conservation Director at Scenic Hudson, Inc.
www.scenichudson.org
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Environmental Sciences
Seth McKee is Land Conservation Director for Scenic Hudson, where he has overseen the conservation of thousands of acres of land to safeguard natural, scenic and agricultural resources, often through partnerships with other land trusts. He is leading the implementation of Scenic Hudson's new Hudson Valley Conservation Strategy, which focuses on safeguarding climate resilience. Seth has a Masters degree in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill.

 

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Stacey Cantor-Adkins

Stacey Cantor-Adkins

stacey@cantoradkinsmd.com
Physician, Functional Medicine and Nutrition at Cantor Adkins Functional Medicine
cantoradkinsmd.com and drkarafitzgerald.com
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Health Science
Dr. Cantor-Adkins received a B.A. in Biology from Brandeis University and an M.D. degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital, a residency program in anesthesiology at the University of Pennsylvania and a cardiac anesthesia fellowship at New York University. She then pursued a research fellowship in neuroscience at the University of California at! San Diego. She was on the anesthesia faculty at NYU, UCSD, and the Medical College of Pennsylvania for a number of years, practicing cardiac anesthesiology. Stacey retired from anesthesiology in order to heal from a long bout of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She recovered her health using a macrobiotic diet, corresponding lifestyle changes, and the principles of Functional Medicine. She then studied acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and homeopathy. She completed her education in Functional Medicine with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), and is an IFM certified practitioner. Dr. Cantor-Adkins also received a M.S. degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in 2016.
She currently works as a Functional Medicine practitioner in both Connecticut at the Sandy Hook Clinic with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, and in New York City at Cantor Adkins Functional Medicine, helping patients on their journey towards health.

"My passion is being a detective of sorts to find out why people are chronically ill and not getting better, and then using diet, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle changes to move them back towards health and vitality and joy. It's the most rewarding thing for me. I love seeing the big picture, and making correlations between ancient and traditional healing wisdom and the genetic, biochemical, and metabolic knowledge we have now, and individualizing patient care. I am insistent on trying to find the root cause of disease and not simply suppressing symptoms, which inevitably leads to more problems. My goal is for people to feel healthy enough to live the big life they were meant to live, a life full of passion and meaning and purpose."

 

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Stephanie Friedman

Stephanie Friedman

sefriedman92@gmail.com
Vice President, Assistant General Manager at Murphy Research
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https://www.murphyresearch.com/
Class Year: 1992
Occupation: Marketing, Sales & Service
Stephanie brings over 20 years of experience to Murphy Research, where she is responsible for client development, project design, execution and insight delivery, and team development. Prior to Murphy, Stephanie held similar roles at Hall & Partners and Lieberman Research Worldwide. Her experience spans consumer and B2B research, both qual and quant, across a wide range of research categories including consumer products, toys, video games, tech, entertainment, financial services, travel & tourism, and health & beauty.

 

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Susanne McIntyre

Susanne McIntyre

sm@susannemcintyre.com
Psychologist at Self employed
Career Advisor
www.susannemcintyre.com
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Human Services
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in psychotherapy and neuropsychological evaluations of children and teenagers. I have worked as a school psychologist in mainstream and special education schools. I currently work in private practice. I have a PhD from NYU in school/child clinical psychology.

 

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Thomas Pahl

Thomas Pahl

tompahl12291170@gmail.com
Policy Associate Director, at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
I am a lawyer in Washington, D.C., who has practiced consumer protection law for many years. I currently am the Policy Associate Director for the Division of Research, Markets, and Regulation at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. The Division I run includes lawyers and economists who are responsible for financial services regulations for U.S. consumers. prior to my current position, I was Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, which is responsible for federal consumer protection law enforcement, rulemaking, and policy activities. In total, I spent more than two decades at the FTC in various positions. In addition to these positions, I also was a counsel for the United Senate Judiciary Committee and a an adjunct professor of law at the George Mason Law School.


 

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Tish Pahl

Tish Pahl

tpahl@ofwlaw.com
Principal at Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz
https://www.ofwlaw.com/
Class Year of Child:2021
Occupation: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Regulatory attorney and specialist representing healthcare, food, cosmetic, dietary supplement and other interests before the Food and Drug Administration.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tish-pahl-23a4b4a2/

 

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Torin Peterson

Torin Peterson

torinpeterson@gmail.com
Recruitment and Selection Specialist at Urban Teachers
Career Advisor
www.urbanteachers.org
Occupation: Education & Training
Torin earned his Bachelor of Arts in English/Theatre and Teaching from Bowdoin College. After receiving his secondary teaching certification, he joined a Boston non-profit named Match Education as an AmeriCorps member and, later, as the Director of Program Design for the Match Tutors initiative. He then served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jordan, where he taught fifth through eighth grade English in a rural community school for two years. Since returning to the States, he has earned his Master of Arts in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Most recently, Torin moved to Portland, Maine and has served as a recruiter with an education non-profit named SAGA Innovations over the past three years. He is thrilled to now be serving as the Northeast recruiter for Urban Teachers, a non-profit teacher prep program where teachers receive their Master's in Education from Johns Hopkins University School of Education while teaching in urban schools.
Recruiting Talent: Yes - We recruit all majors for a teacher training and preparation program in partnership with Johns Hopkins University.

 

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Vasuki Chellappan

Vasuki Chellappan

vchellappan@davinhealthcare.com
Software Developer at Davin Workforce Solutions
Career Advisor
www.davinworkforce.com
Occupation: Information Technology
I am a software developer at Davin Workforce Solutions software solutions, a software solution provider for healthcare, staffing services, nursing colleges, credentialing and reporting in the region by creating custom all-in-one management systems. I have four plus years experience in software development with extensive experience of using HTML/CSS, PHP ,Javascript ,Java ,Ajax and JQuery. Hands on experience in Coding, Testing, Implementation/Maintenance.

 

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