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Foundation Chair: Nicole Apollo


Nicole Apollo is a well-rounded Human Resources professional that has held roles in varied areas of Recruitment, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources Management. Her career has been spent in the manufacturing, media, professional services and technology industries where she has held several leadership roles. She currently is the HR Director for a local business here on Long Island. Nicole fully understands that people are the nucleus of an organization and utilizes this to have a results-driven mindset to parallel the organization's goals.


Nicole is excited to join the SHRM-LI Board Members, as the Foundation Chair. In this position, she will educate, promote and represent the interests of SHRM Foundation and activities to this chapter's membership. In her professional career, she has run HR departments of one and led many programs to attract top talent. In order for her success, in these efforts, it always came with establishing the foundation. It was important for her to outline and to designate, to other members of her team, what the objectives needed to be, the timeline to get to these goals and the efforts that all team members needed to contribute, in order to help the bottom line. Ensuring that there is consistent communication and realistic expectations has helped contribute to her successes in these efforts. Also, as a long-time board member, for other volunteer organizations, she has shared the pleasure of being a Committee Board Member and has worn many hats to contribute to the mission, vision and goals of the organization's annual initiatives.


Nicole has her Masters of Science (M.S.) in Human Resource Management from Stony Brook University and is a candidate for several Doctoral programs. She is currently certified, through SHRM National, with her SHRM-SCP certification. She is pursuing further certifications through Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI-SPHR) and through American Payroll Association (CPP). Outside of work, Nicole loves volunteering, learning, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.


Programming Co-Chair: Michele Rebetti, M.A., President, Crestcom KEY Alliance LLC


Michele owns her own company specializing in Management and Leadership training for many Long Island businesses. She helps companies improve their productivity and profitability by educating managers on how to develop the skills to sharpen their focus on the bottom-line and enhance an organization’s ability to excel in their markets. Her workshops focus on the often-overlooked people skills that can positively impact morale, productivity, performance and profits.


Michele has a Masters degree from Hofstra University in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She has worked in the training and organization development field for close to 20 years creating management and employee development training programs in diverse industries, and improving corporate cultures.


Michele is also an Assistant Professor at Farmingdale State College in the Psychology Department. She is also a professional speaker.


Programming Co-Chair: Kiki Orski MBA, RN


Kiki Orski is an experienced Performance Improvement Consultant with over 20 years of coaching and training leaders to achieve great results by improving workplace relationships. Kiki coaches leaders to work more effectively with their leadership teams, their employees and their clients to improve productivity, engagement and ultimately profits.  Her company, Peak Performance Consulting is dedicated to helping organizations develop the interpersonal, leadership and client service skills needed to be an Organization of Choice.  


Kiki focuses her energies on combining the people, processes and performance metrics needed for any business to succeed. The guiding principles of Emotional Intelligence, Agile Leadership, Team Effectiveness and her certification as a “Results Systems” Coach and Everything DiSC facilitator, help provide a solid foundation for all clients in her practice.  The primary goal is to ensure the work, and learning completed is truly sustainable and achieves outstanding outcomes. Peak Performance has a client list that spans healthcare, pharmaceuticals, travel, banking and engineering firms. 


Partial client list: Swiss Army Knife Co, Air France, Chick Fil A, Hospital for Special Surgery, NY Presbyterian Healthcare System, Pfizer, and BNB Bank


Membership Co-Chair: Harland Lundy


Harland Lundy is a passionate and energetic SHRM Certified Professional from Huntington, NY. He believes people are the lifeblood of a successful organization. Harland prioritizes connecting HR goals to the organization’s mission and vision to create a competitive advantage through people.


Currently Harland works as the HR Manager for Statcare Urgent & Walk-In Medical Care, a company looking to revolutionize the field of healthcare, where he implements strategic HR practice, policy and procedure, to support Statcare’s mission to become the best place to work. His current projects include building out a new compensation strategy, expanding their benefits and perks offerings, and staying laser focused on creating a merit-based performance culture of respect and thoughtfulness.


Previously Harland worked with PrestigePEO as an HR Business Partner where he ensured legal compliance in the ever-changing employment law landscape, while advising small and mid-size business owners on day-to-day HR issues. Prior to this, he was an HR Generalist with Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI), where he truly embraced the generalist title, with a focus on training & development, employee relations, employee engagement, leave of absence, and HR analytics.


Harland received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Baruch College in 2017.


Membership Co-Chair: Teresa Guiterrez


SHRM LI, Workforce Readiness: Andrea Di Lorenzo


Emerging Leaders Co-Chair: Betsy Jacobs


Legislative Chair: Samantha Halfen


Certification Chair: Janic Claxton


Professional Development: Briana Tekverk


Marketing Chair: Tricia Folliero


Diversity and Inclusion Co Chair: Lisa Griffith, Esq




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