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11 May 2017 6:00 PM • Launchpad LI 1025 Old Country Road, Westbury, NY 11590



  PRESIDENT: Lisa Privett-Wood (Sr. Manager Learning, Global Operations, Hilton) will   continue as President through June, 2017. Lisa has spent her career in Learning and   Human Resources working in the Hospitality industry. She holds a BS in Industrial

and Labor Relations from Cornell University. Lisa was VP Programming for ATD LI in   2015 and 2016 Chapter President. 

 PRESIDENT-ELECT: Michele Rebetti (
President, Crestcom KEY Alliance) is      a Leadership Development consultant, specializing in Management and Leadership.  In addition, she is an adjunct Pyschology professor at both Molloy and Farmingdale  State Colleges. Michele earned her BA Psychology from Randolph-Macon College and  MA Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University. Michele will be  the chapter's President from July 2017 to June 2018. 

VP FINANCE: Larry Kravitz (Training Manager, Product & Engineering, OpenLink Financial) has spent over 20 years in the learning and  development area. He provides comprehensive learning support in training design  and development as well as learning management system expertise. Larry graduated  from SUNY Stony Brook with a BA in English. He was VP Membership in 2016. 

 VP PROGRAMMING (In-Person Events): Sy Islam, PhD (Assistant  Professor, Farmingdale State College) is an expert in industrial and organizational  psychology. In addition to teaching at Farmingdale, Sy conducts private consulting in  the areas of training and development with specialties in training evaluation, training  design, and facilitation.  He holds degrees from Hofstra University (PhD, Applied  Organizational Psychology), Fairleigh Dickinson University (MBA/MA, Human Resources Management/Industrial-Organizational Psychology) and Rutgers University – New Brunswick (BA, Economics).  Sy has been active on our Board for several years, previously serving as VP Membership and President.  

 VP PROGRAMMING (Virtual Events): Susan Hearty joins the Board in a new role  and has experience in developing and implementing global training strategies for  adopting information technologies and applications. Susan will draw on her expertise  in designing and delivering training both in-person and virtually to add virtual events  to our Chapter services.  Susan earned her BA in Social and Behavioral Sciences from  Johns Hopkins University.

 VP MEMBERSHIP: Stephanie Burke SPHR, SHRM-SCP (Human Resources  Manager, Atlas Financial Holdings) joins us with a rich Human Resources background  and a passion for learning.She is experienced in all areas of Human Resources  including performance management, training and development, recruiting, employee  relations and employee benefitsStephanie earned her Bachelors degree in Business  Administration - Human Resource Management from Baruch College and MS Human  Resource Management from St. Joseph's College. 



Please let us know about guest speakers and topics you would be interested in hearing from and about in the coming months.  If you have an interest yourself, then by all means we would love to hear from you!  Please submit your comments/proposals to sayeed.islam@gmail.com for in-person events and suzehearty@yahoo.com for virtual events.

All comments/proposals will be reviewed with our Board for consideration of an upcoming session. Presentations should be educational/developmental opportunities for our membership and topics should align with the ATD Competency Model which can be viewed at https://www.td.org/Certification/Competency-Model.















Welcome to our 2017 ATD Long Island Board

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