30th Annual Conference & Exhibitors’ Showcase
May 21, 2021 7:30AM – 5:30PM EST

Member – $75.00 | Non-Member – $150.00 | On-Demand Only – $225.00

Why You Should Register For This Event

SHRM-LI’s 30th Annual Conference & Exhibitors’ Showcase will provide Long Island’s HR community with thought leadership and best practices from a diverse group of industry professionals. Each session is packed with timely information that is critical and practical for managing people in this new normal workplace environment.

  • Learn Best Practices from Thought Leaders within the Industry
  • Gain Fresh Perspective on New Ideas/Tactics
  • Meet Experts and Influencers
  • Network with 250+ Peers
  • Invest in Yourself.
  • Earn HRCI & SHRM Credits

Why Become SHRM Certified?

30th Annual Conference & Exhibitors’ Showcase

 7:30-5:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Open  

  9:00-9:15 am

President’s Message Followed By Mark Davila, SHRM National

  9:15-10:00 am

Morning Keynote – Showing What’s Possible

Mark & John Cronin

Co-CEO’s - John’s Crazy Socks

 10:00-11:00 am

Concurrent Session I

1. Combating Employee Disengagement in a Virtual Workplace

Noah Pusey

President & CEO, Ripple Analytics

2. Burnout City or Post-Traumatic Growth? Choosing A Healthier Way Forward for Your Organization

Aoifa O’Donnell

CEO, National EAP

3. Communicate with Different Personality Types

Anne Festa

Director of Training, Dale Carnegie

 11:00-12:00 pm

Lunch/Exhibit Hall/Meet the Speakers/State of HR Panel  

  12:00-12:15 pm

Jen Slaw Speaks | A former structural engineer and world-record holding "expert juggler" (New York Times), Jen demonstrates how to balance responsibilities, engage a team, and lead through purpose, process, and practice.

Jen Slaw

Structural Engineer and World-Record Holder

  12:15-1:15 pm

Mid-Day General Session - Re-entry Partnerships: Second Chances   

Dr. Errol D. Toulon Jr

Suffolk County Sheriff

 1:15-2:15 pm

Concurrent Session 2

1. The Trust Factor, The Missing Key to Business and Personal Success

Russell J. von Frank, MBA

Executive Coach, Consultant &

Author, The Trust Factor: The Missing Key to Unlocking Business and Personal Success

VON FRANK INC, Executive Coaching & Business Consulting

2. Trends in Absence Management

Tina Computzzi

HUB International | Vice President & East Regional Leader- Absence Management Consulting

Stephen Gulino

HUB International | First Vice President

Bill Hueber

HUB International | Vice President, Sales

3. The Power of Mentoring: Unlocking Your Organizations Tribal Knowledge, Skills, Attributes and Potential

Dan Ritchie

Manager of Learning & Development, H2M Engineers

 2:15-2:45 pm

Gamification in Exhibit Hall/LAST CHANCE to build your points for PRIZES

  2:45-3:45 pm

Afternoon General Session (LIVE)

LGBT 101 for the Workplace   

Robert Vitelli, MA

EVP and COO, LGBT Network

  3:45-4:45 pm

Closing Session (LIVE)

Out with COVID, In With the New (Administration): HR’S Emergence from the Pandemic and Into a New Legal Landscape   

Craig Roberts

Principal, Jackson Lewis

Marolhin Mendez

Associate, Jackson Lewis

Chris Valentino

Principal, Jackson Lewis

 4:45-5:00 pm

Jackson Lewis, “Ask Us Anything” (LIVE) (Q&A from Day)  

 5:00 pm

Prize Announcement  


People-Centered Leadership

Timothy Dean Smith

TDS Performance Improvement, LLC

Compensation – Now What?

Marc P. Palker, CMA, CSCA, RTRP

President of MPP Associates Inc | Former Global Chair of the Board, Institute of Management Accountants

Work from Home Opportunities, Risks, Pitfalls

Peter Rothman

COO, CPA, Marcum Technology

Executive Board

Jamie Davis

Human Resource Manager, Alliance Building Services

Chapter Vice President of SHRM-LI

Jennifer Carey, M.S., SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Human Resources Business Partner, Long Island Community Hospital

Chapter President of SHRM-LI

Rob Gasperetti

Director of Human Resources, Piping Rock Club

Treasurer of SHRM-LI

Board of Directors

Annette Perry

Christel Colón

Robert F. Potorski

Robin McConnell

Conference Committee

Ancy Mathew

Talent Acquisition & Retention Partner, Certified Laboratories

Betsy Jacob

HR Business Partner Sage Solutions

Christel Colón, SHRM-SCP

HR Business Partner Brookhaven National Laboratories

Christopher M. Valentino

Managing Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C

Lisa M. Dippel

Vice President of Human Resources, Posillico

Michelle Swiatkowski

Human Resources Manager, VAI

Gregory Colletti, DASPR

Talent Acquisition, North American Partners in Anesthesia Manager

Kim Cottage

National Recruiting Group, Managing Partner, SHRM VP of Engagement and Sponsorship

Melissa M Castello, MBA

Director, Human Resources EvensonBest LLC

Samantha Halfen, PHR, SHRM-CP

Director of Human Resources, Heatherwood Luxury Rentals

Teresa A. Gutierrez, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Director, Human Resources Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

Executive Director

Elizabeth M. Saitta, MBA

Executive Director


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need to complete all the fields in the registration form to enjoy the full benefit of the SHRM-LI Virtual Event.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
The event will remain open 24/7 for 90 days. Therefore, you can attend whenever it’s convenient for you during this period of time.
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