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Please join SHRM in welcoming the SHRM-LI Chapter 2015 – 2016 Executive Board:

In #Executiveboard,Human Resources,Long Island,Recruitment,SHRM on January 7, 2015 by shrmli Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

President:  Christel Colón SPHR, SHRM-SCPChristel Colón SPHR, SHRM-SCP has been an active member of SHRM-LI since the early 90’s.  Shortly thereafter she became a member of the Programming Committee and has since chaired almost every committee in the Chapter.

Christel founded the SHRM-LI Diversity & Inclusion Council and has been a driving force for diversity and inclusion not just for our Chapter, but within it.  Over the years, Christel has represented SHRM-LI at national and state meetings, public forums and media events and has mentored numerous students and early and mid career HR professionals.  Christel’s passion is serving those who have served, and to that end she has served as a career coach for members of the armed forces returning from duty and has volunteered at several job fairs for military personnel throughout Long Island.

In her 25+ year HR career, Christel has held senior level management positions at Stony Brook University (SUNY), St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), and Brookhaven National Laboratory, where she is currently an HR Business Partner.

President-Elect:  Danielle C. Barry SPHR


Danielle C. Barry SPHR is currently the Director of Human Resources for Sportime Clubs, LLC.  She earned her master’s degree in 2008 and her SPHR in 2012. She has been a senior HR professional for over 6 years and has over 15 years’ experience in senior operational roles in the restaurant and retail industry.

In 2010 and 2011 Danielle served as the SHRM Long Island Annual Conference Co-Chair and Certification Committee Co-Chair.  She pioneered the SHRM Long Island Study Group in 2010 as her first initiative, motivated by advice from her Certification Co-Chair predecessor, Joan, whose parting words were, “Create an initiative, make it your own.”

2014 marked the fifth consecutive year that she lead the study group.  She has also developed two successors who went on to instruct at local universities, as well as five other instructors who will share the continued responsibility of instructing the study group and helping SHRM Long Island Chapter members continue their career journey through education, development and giving back.
In 2012, Danielle took the initiative to begin another committee to offer continued development for SHRM Long Island members in all levels of their career path. The goal of the Professional Development committee is to offer more robust and comprehensive topics that appeal to our senior HR executives.

Throughout her time as a Chapter leader, Danielle has strived to create a diverse learning platform that appeals to not only entry and mid-level HR professionals but also the C Suite executives.
Through her continued dedication to the Chapter, Danielle has played an integral part in helping SHRM Long Island Chapter members continue their career journey through education, development and giving back.

Secretary:  Jennifer Carey SPHR

Jennifer Carey SPHR has over ten years of Human Resources experience, eight of which have been in a leadership role.  During her years as a human resources professional, she has shown herself to be knowledgeable in the following areas:  recruitment, employee relations, training and development, worker’s compensation, and benefits.  She has provided Human Resources services to medical and health care, bio-pharmaceutical, financial, and recruiting & executive search organizations.

Jennifer earned her Master of Science, With Distinction, in Human Resource Management & Labor Relations from New York Institute of Technology’s School of Management. While there she received the “Anita Messinger Memorial Award” that is awarded to the female graduate in Human Resources Management & Labor Relations who has shown outstanding ability in leadership, service and promise of professional achievement.
In 2012, she earned her Senior Professional in Human Resource Management (SPHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).   She has been an active member of the Long Island Chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) since 2008, and has served on the Chapter’s Board of Directors since 2011, as the Membership Co-Chair.

Treasurer:  Lisa Dippel PHR

Lisa Dippel PHR is an experienced human resources professional. In her 12+ years practicing human resources, she quickly excelled from Generalist to Sr. Generalist to Manager and now Director. She is currently the Director of Human Resources for Posillico, a heavy civil general contractor servicing New York and New Jersey. Lisa is responsible for providing direction for the company’s human resource initiatives.

In addition to heavy construction, Lisa has held positions as human resources professional in both the financial and distribution industries. Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services from the University of Connecticut and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management – Human Resources Certification Institute.

Lisa has been actively involved in the Long Island Chapter of The Society for Human Resources Management for over 10 years. She has held the role of Chairperson for Certification, Foundation and Programming and has been Secretary of the Executive Board for the past two years.


What I’d Like to Tell My 22-year Old Self

In Human Resources,Recruitment,SHRM,Uncategorized on November 18, 2013 by shrmli Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

ANECDOTES BY AnnMarie Ballew SHRM-LI College Relations Committee

As a graduate of the class of 2009 myself and 1,650,000 of my peers entered the job market with a poor dreadful chance of finding jobs in our chosen fields.

After graduation I wrote freelance articles while obsessing over every detail of my resume, applying to every PR job on CareerBuilder and registering with a few staffing agencies. I received my first temp assignment as a file clerk with a process serving company and even though I would be ‘just a file clerk’ and had no idea what a process serving company did, I walked in the front door in my favorite heels and carrying a copy of my resume neatly tucked inside a folder.

By the end of my 3-hour shift my feet hurt but I had impressed the HR Manager so much that she offered me a temp assignment as her HR Assistant. There would still be filing, but I’d also be writing and organizing and—gulp—recruiting! I had never imagined myself in Human Resources but I said yes without hesitation and on 9/9/09 I started my first “real” job. It was absolutely terrifying and it took me a long time to learn HR basics on-the-job, but I did my homework and caught up to where I needed to be.

Four years later I am an HR Generalist at a marketing company and I think I am one of the few people of the world who can honestly say that I love my job. I get to write, create, plan events and use many of my PR skills and I never would have known this wonderful career existed had I not said yes to a temp assignment as a file clerk.

Many of you might pass over entry-level admin jobs because you are “too educated” and that is your choice, but remember one thing—your first job (and second and third) will probably not be your dream job, but you should still be good at it. In fact, you should ROCK that job. It may not always be the beginning of a career but you can and should learn something from every experience and every co-worker so when that dream job comes along you’ve already gotten your mistakes out of the way.

Basically what I’m saying is to seize the day, seize every opportunity, and get out there and do something! That’s how you become an HR rockstar.

November, 2013