Board of Directors – 2020-2021

Board of Directors – 2020-2021

President:  Jennifer Carey, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Jennifer Carey is an accomplished Human Resources professional with over fifteen years of experience
in the public and private sectors; ten of which have been in a leadership role. Her career has been spent in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries where her managerial experience has included both union and non-unionized settings.

Through her work experience, she has shown herself to be knowledgeable in the following areas:
recruitment, employee relations, employment law, leadership development, mergers and acquisitions,
HR compliance training, development and implementation of workplace policies and procedures.

Jennifer also serves as an Adjunct Professor for the Division of Business for Molloy College located in Rockville Centre, NY since 2015.

Jennifer holds a BS in Management from Briarcliffe College and a Master’s in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations from New York Institute of Technology’s School of Management. She is certified through SHRM National as an SHRM-SCP as well as receiving her Senior Resource Professional (SPHR) designation from HRCI.

Vice President:  Jamie Davis


Jamie Davis has more than 25 years’ experience as an HR Business Partner with roles in HR Management, HR Recruitment, Compliance, Staffing operations and Sales.  She has held various senior leadership roles within the HR and Staffing community, including President for a multi-million-dollar healthcare staffing firm that focused on domestic and international recruitment for nurses and domestic rehab.  Davis fully understands the need for quality, compliant screened talent with a commitment to employee retention and performance.

Davis currently is the Human Resources Recruitment Manager for a well-known Building Service provider in Manhattan. She is a well-rounded leader managing all aspects of recruitment, employee relations, compliance and compensation.

Davis is well versed in all aspects of talent identification, sourcing and referral.  Her insight and knowledge of the candidate marketplace helps her implement unique talent strategies.  She supplies top notch talent to assure innovation, advancement and an impact on company goals.

She is an active Human Resource advocate serving the business and healthcare communities.  She has been an active member of SHRM-LI for more than 20 years and serving as Co-Chair of SHRM-LI’s Workforce Readiness Committee for the past 10 years.

She is a graduate of Hofstra University and holds a BBA in Management.  She is currently pursuing her PHR and SHRM CP certifications.

Treasurer:  Robert Gasperetti

ContactRob is currently the Director of Human Resources at Piping Rock Club, which is a private country club located on the north shore of Long Island. Since starting in 2007, he has worked as a department of one working in staffing, payroll, benefits, training and development, and employee relations. Before then, he was a Detective-2nd Grade with the New York City Police Department. Prior to his retirement, he worked with the Applicant Processing Division for sixteen years, where he investigated and tested police officer applicants.  Rob has been a member of SHRM and its Long Island Chapter since 2005 and serves on the Workforce and Legislative committees. He is a graduate of Manhattan College with a BS degree in Organizational Management. A Queens native, he currently resides in Franklin Square.

Secretary:  Position is Open



Christel Colón

Past President SHRM-LI

Christel Colón, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is a career Human Resources professional.  She has specialized in compensation management and worked as a generalist in law, publishing, advertising, healthcare, higher education, research and development, government, incubator start-ups and consulting for domestic and global organizations with populations from 50 to 15,000 employees.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications from Pace University in NYC and a Masters in Labor Management Studies from Stony Brook University on Long Island.  She has a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute and the new SHRM-SCP certification from the Society of Human Resource Management as well as a Labor Management certification from New York State.


Annette Perry, SHRM-CP, PHR

Past President SHRM-LI

Annette Perry, PHR, SHRM-CP a respected HR professional, is currently the Immediate Past President for SHRM-LI. She holds a degree in Business Management from Adelphi University. Annette is currently the Director of Human Resources for Empire Merchants. LLC.

In 1996, Annette received the recognition of her peers when she achieved her professional certification as a PHR (Professional in Human Resource Management) by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). In addition to being President of SHRM-LI, Annette is also former Vice President for the Long Island Chapter of the Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS-LI). She has served on various committees and in a number of capacities for SHRM-LI. At the April 2008 SHRM-LI Annual Conference, Annette was recognized for her dedication to the HR Profession by receiving the prestigious Joseph Duffy Award.


Robin McConnell

Past President SHRM-LI

Robin McConnell has been an integral part of SHRM-LI for over 15 years and is a former 2-time past president. Within her many roles in Human Resources, Robin keeps abreast of current trends in the marketplace and employment field. Her commitment to SHRM-LI also extends to the state level as she is the current NYS State Director. Two years ago, Robin was honored at the SHRM-LI Annual Conference when she received the Joseph Duffy Award.

Robert F. Potorski

Past President SHRM-LI

Rob Potorski is currently an Outplacement Consultant with DBM – Long Island office . He possesses over thirty years of Human Resources managerial experience including twenty at the director or VP level in both corporate and plant environments, with a specialization in staffing. He earned an Industrial Relations undergraduate degree from Rider University and an M.B.A. from Dowling College. Rob is currently Vice-Chair, Board of Directors of the Urban League of Long Island, Board Member of SHRM-LI and current Legislative Chair. He also was past President of the Long Island Chapter, and Co-Chair of the Annual Conference. Rob is a recipient of the Joseph C. Duffy Award for professional HR excellence.


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SHRM-LI Monthly Meeting

For further info, contact:

SHRM-LI Chapter Executive Director
Elizabeth M. Saitta