Executive Committee Officers


Iolanda Cooper, SHRM – SCP,  SPHR, Employee Advocate, Wegmans Food Markets
[email protected] l 315-701-3200 request x 313

Vice President

Caprice Reader, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP,  Senior Human Resources Consultant, GTM Payroll and HR
[email protected] l 315-730-6466


Tiffany Falcone, Senior Marketing Manager, HR Works
[email protected] l 315-218-6547

Jay Jerose, CPA, CVA, Principal, The Bonadio Group
[email protected] l 315-671-4821
Incoming Secretary
Rhoda Hales, Office Manager, Harris Beach PLLC l [email protected]  l 315-214-2002

Immediate Past President

Louise Hand, MBA, SPHR, Site Human Resources Manager at Exelon
[email protected] l 315-604-2668


Board of Directors

Diversity and Inclusion

Laila Keysor
, SHRM-SCP, SPHR l Staffing Manager l Syracuse Division | Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
[email protected] | 315.546.1100, ext. 423

Workforce Readiness
Carol Opee-Stelios,  Vice President of HR & Workforce Development at WCNY to the Board of Directors of CNY SHRM as the Volunteer Chair of our Workforce Readiness Committee

Nalisa Clark l [email protected] |  315-430-9539 

Professional Certification and College Relations

Melissa Burke, HR Manager of Tidal Basin Group to the Board of Directors of CNY SHRM as the Chair of our Professional Certification and College Relations Committee


Meghan Durso, Senior Manager of Industry Partnerships, CenterState CEO, [email protected]  l 315-391-2492

Legislative Advocate

Katherine Schafer
, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC l [email protected] l 315-218-8243

Stephanie Fedorka
, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC [email protected]


Yvonne McCool, COBRA Allies l [email protected]


Amanda Cooper, Compensation Analyst, Syracuse University l [email protected] l 315-443-4824

Lisa Reedy, Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC l [email protected]

Total Rewards

Kerry Carney
, LeadStrat Solutions, A Grenell Partner, [email protected] l 315-436-9529

Tia Sales, Chief Human Resources Officer, Catholic Charities of Onondaga County [email protected] l 315-424-1800 ext. 7650


Mary Stone
, Chief Quality Officer, Hematology/Oncology Associates of CNY l [email protected]  l 315-472-7504 ext. 1366

Rhoda Hales, Office Manager, Harris Beach PLLC l [email protected]  l 315-214-2002

Chapter Management Professional

Julie Billings, MBA, [email protected]  l 315-762-3464