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Center for Professional Studies Team

Business

Adam Bradley

Since 2001, I’ve been working in the two fields that fascinate me most: acting, and leadership. These two interests have taken me around the world, working in Prague, Serbia, Bali, Edmonton, and New York (to name a…
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Theresa Breland

Theresa has navigated among a variety of business training contexts, serving both native and nonnative English speaking professionals in various industries (financial, marketing, nonprofit, environmental) in both the public and private sectors. She began her professional career…
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Ava Heuer

PMP

Ava Heuer is a highly respected leader in the field of business analysis and project management, with expertise in business process development, requirements management, and risk management.  In addition to her 25 years experience in the corporate…
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Mary Anne Martucci

Mary Anne Martucci is employed at New York Life Insurance Company and is responsible for the PMO and Governance within a flagship business unit. In recent roles, Mary Anne was a Business Relationship Manager and a Sr. Director…
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Attilio Somma

Attilio (Leo) has over thirty-four years of experience in day-to-day operations of facility systems, services and power plants; twenty-nine of those years are managerial experience with emphasis on facility management principles and practices, engineering project management, facility…
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Construction Management

Paul Campano

Paul Campano focuses his practice on commercial litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. With over twenty years of experience, Paul has litigated a wide variety of matters in many jurisdictions on behalf of clients ranging…
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Henry Chan

Mr. Chan graduated with a business degree from the American University and earned his Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law. Mr. Chan is a member of the New York and New Jersey bars…
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Mor Diao

Mor Diao is a registered Certified Construction Manager (CCM) and Project+. Mr. Diao has more than 10 years of CPM scheduling, project controls, and project management experience on the design, construction and management of civil, infrastructure, transportation,…
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Deirdre Harvey

CCM

Deirdre Harvey is a Certified Construction Manager from CM Certification Institute with 27 years of Construction Management experience. She works for New York City Transit on various infrastructure, line equipment and flood mitigation projects. Deirdre has chaired…
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Teresa O. Malihan

Teresa Malihan-Haggerty founded TMalihanArchitect NYC in 2004 as an innovative studio focusing on providing all phases of architectural and engineering services from pre-design, zoning analysis, building code compliance, programming, schematic, design development, construction documents, project management, mechanical,…
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Allison Minerva

Allison Minerva has 8 years’ experience in the construction industry, with a primary focus in heavy civil estimating for various companies. She has a bachelor’s degree in Physics from SUNY Fredonia and a bachelor’s degree in Civil…
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Olivia Rousso

After earning a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia, Olivia began her career with Gilbane Building Company in 2012. At 27 years old, Olivia has quickly grown into an emerging leader in the construction…
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Healthcare

Susan Davis

PT, DScPT, CCA

Susan Davis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Simmons College, a Doctor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland and a Graduate Certificate in Distance Education from the University…
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Michelle Komm

B.S.E.D/CPC, CPC-I

Dr. Michelle Komm holds a B.S.Ed. with an emphasis on Sport Science from the University of Kansas and Doctorate of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College. Over the last 18 years, she has performed several roles within the…
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Business

Human Resources Management

Greg Chartier

Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR

Dr. Chartier is the Principal of HRinfo4u, a human resource consulting firm and a well-known educator and speaker. As a consultant, he works with organizations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their human resource function. He…
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Marie Esposito

Marie was born and raised in upstate New York near Albany.  She graduated from Bryant and Stratton Business College with an Associate Degree in Business Management/Accounting.  She also graduated from Empire State College with a Bachelor’s Degree…
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Ray LaManna

SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Ray LaManna is currently the owner of his own human resources consulting firm, specializing in employee relations, training and coaching. In addition, he is Professor of Management at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. Mr. LaManna…
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Jennifer Loftus

MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR-CA, GPHR, CCP, CBP, GRP

Jennifer Loftus is an Astron Solutions National Director and Founding Partner. She specializes in total rewards, salary surveys, opinion surveys, and HR technology. Jennifer has 22 years of experience garnered at Astron Solutions, Hay Group, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Eagle…
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Kimberly Nash

As the Vice President of Client Compliance and HR Services for Brown & Brown of PA, Kim partners with organizations to provide a variety of business consulting, compliance management, and human resource related services. Additionally, she delivers…
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Sandra Paunksniene

Sandra currently works at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) Columbia University. Her previous experiences include various capacities with global non-governmental and governmental organizations, including European Union, United Nations and Council of Europe.  Sandra holds…
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Ray Rokicki Jr.

MBA/HRM, SHRM-CP, PHR

Ray currently works as the Director of Human Resources for The Oaks at Denville, a SpringPoint Senior Living Community. Immediately prior to the Oaks, Ray was the Senior HR Generalist for the NorthEast Region for Five Guys…
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Technical Training

Technical Training

Lifelong Learning

Mobile Applications

Paralegal Studies

James Burke

Jimmy Burke is a partner of the law firm of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman and Dicker, LLP.  He has been with the firm for over 15 years.   He is a trial attorney.  He has tried numerous cases…
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Hon. William J. Giacomo

Hon. Giacomo is currently a Justice in the New York State Supreme Court.  He was a founding partner of Giacomo, Gallo, Feinstein & Naishtut, LLP specializing in general litigation, negligence law, criminal law, commercial, corporate and bankruptcy…
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Wilma Guzman

Supreme Court Justice

Justice Guzman was born and raised in The Bronx and attended New York City public schools. She worked as a Secretary/Paralegal for a prestigious negligence New York law firm. She received her bachelor degree from John Jay…
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Michael J. Pocchia

ESQ.

Michael is a professor of legal studies at Pace University. He is a practicing attorney with over 19 years of legal experience and is currently employed by the NYC HRA Office of Child Support Enforcement as the…
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Gregg Weinstock

Gregg is an attorney who has been practicing for 29 years and is currently a partner with Vigorito Barker Porter & Patterson LLP and he litigates a variety of cases including professional liability, products liability and commercial…
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Technology

Patrick Ibizugbe

B.A. in Psychology and Social Psychology, Advance Certificates in User Experience Design, Web Design, and Application Development, Masters of Digital Photography

Patrick Ibizugbe is a Fine Arts Portrait Photographer with more than 6 years’ professional photography experience. Before studying photography, Patrick spent 14 years working for fortune 100 companies developing Websites, Web Application, SEO, Web Analytics, Interactive Strategy,…
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Hariharan Natarajan

Hariharan Natarajan has over 15 years mobile research and development experience including iOS, Android, Windows, Phone and Palm OS. He is currently the Vice President and Application Architect II at Bank of New York Mellon. He earned…
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Eugenio Solis De Ovando

Eugenio Solis de Ovando is a Graphic Consultant with more than 20 years of experience in Digital Graphics. He provides services to advertisement agencies, newspapers, magazines, graphic design agencies, photography studios, universities, editorials, printers and others. Eugenio…
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Test Prep

Roberta Bangs

Roberta is a licensed Associate Real Estate Broker. Ms. Bangs currently serves as Director of Training and Compliance for a large regional firm and has over 18 years of experience as a licensed NYS Real Estate instructor….
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Brett Cassidy

Brett has been a designated Notary Public official since 2011. He earned his MBA from Hofstra University with a concentration in Finance in 2009. Since then he has worked with Thomson Reuters in multiple roles including being…
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Teresa O. Malihan

Teresa Malihan-Haggerty founded TMalihanArchitect NYC in 2004 as an innovative studio focusing on providing all phases of architectural and engineering services from pre-design, zoning analysis, building code compliance, programming, schematic, design development, construction documents, project management, mechanical,…
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Michael J. Pocchia

ESQ.

Michael is a professor of legal studies at Pace University. He is a practicing attorney with over 19 years of legal experience and is currently employed by the NYC HRA Office of Child Support Enforcement as the…
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