President & Co-Founder
"I love the “Aha” moments…"
After 28 years of executive experience in Human Resources, I have channeled all my energy into taking the HR consulting world by storm! Okay, maybe that’s a little extreme but what you should know is this – I’m passionate, knowledgeable, and strive to help clients achieve success through their “Aha” moments.
Early in my career, I worked with teams to build HR functions in businesses where HR didn’t exist, and I continued my career working in the field in the corporate and the nonprofit worlds. Over the years, I have been blessed to achieve valuable expertise in all facets of HR, training and development, employee relations, cultural and organizational transformation, business operations and program development. I have especially loved focusing my time assisting all levels of leadership in organizations to increase productivity, and to create and maintain healthy work environments. How? Through a unique blend of services, a collaborative approach and encouraging people to think outside the box. By offering coaching services to all levels of individuals and groups on employee and workplace issues, and meeting people where they are at, my clients experience many “Aha” moments and achieve significant results.
In case you’re wondering a bit more about me, I received my Business Management degree with concentrations in Psychology and HR Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Go RIT Tigers! I am also a true HR and business geek, who loves learning and staying on top of the everchanging landscape in our field. You will often find me at conferences, workshops and/or events, including all-day legal conferences. As a result of my constant focus on life-long learning, I am a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources with both the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP) and the Human Resource Certification Institute (SPHR), I am a Certified Employee Assistance Coaching Specialist (EA-CS™) and I am also certified in Mental Health First Aid.
I am happily married to my husband Steven, and I am a proud mom of two amazing daughters, Allie and Olivia. I also have several four-footed family members we rescued. We have two dogs, Jackson and Cricket, and two cats, Leggo and Finnick. My entire crew resides in North Greenbush, NY and loves calling it home. Steven and I are very proud to have trained Jackson to become a certified therapy dog through Therapy Dogs International (TDI) and we remain inspired to get Cricket certified in the future.
There is one critical thing I want you to know, and it goes way beyond my love for HR and connecting people to the right resources. I have a mission-driven soul and have found passion and purpose in life by giving back and serving my community. I regularly volunteer and actively support a variety of charitable organizations in the Greater Capital Region, and you will often see me at events and fundraisers giving voice to those causes. I also currently serve as a member of the Board of Education for the East Greenbush Central School District and I serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the East Greenbush Education Foundation. When I’m needing some self-care, you will find me in Drakes Island, Maine taking long walks on the beach, catching the sunrises and the sunsets, and shelling. Having a healthy work-life balance and spending quality time with family and friends is very important to me. However, I have also been known to shake it up a bit while dancing, doing NIA or Zumba, attending Bootcamp class and boxing.
Connect with me and you can help Integra shake things up a bit in the HR Consulting world!