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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 Master's 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




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.









Samantha Halfen, M.S., PHR, SHRM CP has been working in the Human Resources field for over twelve years. She is currently the Director of Human Resources for the Sisters of St. Joseph. Samantha is an accredited Human Resources Professional with expertise in human resources management as well as regulatory compliance and employment law.

As the Legislative Chair for SHRM-LI. Samantha is passionate in her advocacy efforts and having a voice! She has gone to DC and Albany to meet with members of congress and state legislators to discuss implications and consequences for businesses of current and proposed legislation.

Samantha holds a Master’s of Science degree in Human Resources Management & Labor Relations from the New York Institute of Technology. As part of her education she wrote a thesis on Emotional Intelligence and the Outcomes for Organizations Today!

Samantha’s volunteer leadership includes professional involvement in Society for Human Resource Management - Long Island Chapter (SHRM-LI) Legislative Chair from 2016 to present, Conference Committee from 2005 to the present. She has participated as a Co-Chair for the conference in 2008 and 2009. She was the Secretary for the student SHRM chapter at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) in 2004 and 2005.







With more than 20 years of recruitment marketing and advertising experience, Folliero currently holds the position of Vice President at SMM Advertising, an award-winning 4A agency serving clients nationally. She heads up the recruitment/talent acquisition marketing division, managing over 150 accounts and excels at developing innovative strategies in talent acquisition sourcing, employer branding, social media, digital advertising/web, and recruitment marketing. 

Folliero joined SMM Advertising after a stellar 11-year career at Bernard HODES Group, a worldwide leader in integrated talent marketing solutions. For the latter portion of her career at HODES, Folliero successfully managed the Long Island staff, handling all new business efforts, hiring, training and providing strategic direction for global accounts as its Branch Manager.

Folliero has held a leadership role as Marketing Chair of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Long Island for over 10 years and was awarded the prestigious 2018 Joseph C. Duffy Award in recognition of her significant contributions to the field of human resource management on Long Island. She actively handles social media for SHRMLI-LI. Folliero also presents workshops on social media for Human Resource professionals, as well as Clean Energy and High-Tech Entrepreneurs.

Folliero also sits on the Board of Suffolk County Department of Labor Workforce Development Board (WDB) for over 10 years, has received the DeWitt Clinton Masonic Award for outstanding philanthropic work in the Community and was awarded the 2013 LIBN’s “Top 50 Women in Business” honor. She has two children, Michael, 35 and Julianna, 31.


Sheryl Haughton Taylor is the Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer / Chief Compliance Officer at Osborne Association, a nonprofit organization that serves individuals and families impacted by the criminal legal system. She joined Osborne in 2018 and leads the company’s Human Resources, Security and Facilities, General Counsel, and Office Management business units. She is also responsible for providing direction and leadership to promote institutional change related to race equity and the intersectionality of affected marginalized groups. Sheryl has spent her career in nonprofit management because of her commitment to mission-driven organizations like Osborne. With over twenty years of adding value, she has focused her career on transforming organizational cultures through leadership, coaching, and development. Sheryl has a master’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and is a Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She also holds a certification from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations Human Resources Studies. Sheryl is secretary of the board of directors for AABR, Inc, an organization committed to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As an active member of SHRM-LI for over fifteen years and chair of the Diversity, Equity& Inclusion committee, Sheryl is looking forward to advancing the chapter’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

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