The Senior Human Resource Network (SHRN) is a not-for-profit professional networking organization with governance and leadership provided by an all volunteer Board of Directors and Committee Chairs
Board Of Directors
Most recently CHRO, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at American Science and Engineering since 2011. With an emphasis on executive compensation and talent management, Mr. Levine has previously lead human resources in organization including Medisense, C.R. Bard and Brooks Automation. He also founded Cyberspace Mining, an HR software company that automated and prioritized high volume resume reading with parsing and served as CEO from 1999 – 2003. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Boston University and completed advanced studies in international executive management at Babson College and human resources management at University of New Hampshire. Lanning is a Board member of the CornerStones of Science. He is also a member of SHRM, NEHRA, World-At-Work, NECC and holds certifications in Compensation, Organization Data Analystics, is Six Sigma Green Belt certified.
Vice President / Treasurer
Fred is the Founder and Principal of GeoSimms Consultants. The mission of GeoSimms is to work collaboratively with management teams to optimize their human capital. The objectives of the client organizations have been met by creating comprehensive talent management efforts, effective employee relations programs and focused communication processes. Previously, Fred held management positions in Human Resources and Administration with Norton Company, Data General Corporation (EMC), Millipore Corporation, Shipley Company Incorporated and Bechtel Corporation. His experience with start-up organizations includes leadership positions with WebMate Technologies, Brainstorm Technologies and Syncra Systems. As Vice President of Operations at Syncra Systems, Fred created the Human Resources, Finance and Information Technology functions. Fred holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Education from Alfred University.
Secretary and Recording Clerk
Ken Halpin is a Human Resources Director and attorney with a deep background in employee relations, performance management, communications and recruiting. Ken has held HR leadership roles at Philips, Roche, Baystate Health and CVS Health. Ken holds a B.A. in History from Trinity College and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Sandy is the Senior Manager, HR Operations at Akamai Technologies. Sandy joined Akamai Technologies in May 2010. Focused on improving operational excellence Sandy has led many strategic and transformational projects during her tenure. Prior to Akamai, Ms. Etskovitz spent 5 years with Monster Worldwide where she held senior level HR Generalist and Global Talent Acquisition roles. Sandy is a hands-on Senior Human Resources Manager and business partner with outstanding global experience in all functional areas of human resources gained through a career progression of diverse and challenging assignments. Sandy holds a bachelor’s degree in from Syracuse University. She received her HR Certification from Bentley University and has held her SPHR certification since 2001.
Joanne is an Executive Coach and Consultant who works with senior leaders who are stepping up to a new level of leadership and need to think and act strategically to gain greater success for themselves and their teams. Her clients range from large global technology companies to small not-for profits. Prior to running her own business, Joanne was the Vice President of Human Resources at Care.com, at Neighborhood Health Plan, and at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Director of Leadership Strategy at Nortel Networks, Director of HR and M&A leader at Bay Networks, and started her HR career at Digital Equipment Corporation. Joanne is a Certified Professional Coach through the International Coach Federation, a graduate of iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching), and co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee in The Boston Club. Joanne serves on two not-for-profit boards. She received her MS in Rehabilitation Counseling and her BS in Special Education, both from Boston University.
Michael (Mike) Albanese
Chair Alumni Member Relations
Mike joined Automatic Laundry Services in June of 2018 as Director of Human Resources. Mr. Albanese has previously led Human Resources in organizations including Fiksu, HealthcareSource, International Rectifier and Number Nine Visual Technology. Mike received his BA in Business Administration from Northeastern University. He holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification (SPHR). He is also a member of The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Mike is past Chairman of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce Human Resource Council. In addition, he is a certified trainer of Effective Interviewing and Situational Leadership.
Deborah Lemmerman joined Hebrew SeniorLife in 2014. As the organization’s Chief People Officer she is responsible for HSL’s nearly 2,600 employees, and leads the development and implement the overall people/talent strategy and culture.
Prior to joining HSL, Deb served as Senior Director of Human Resources for the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a public safety-net health care organization with 4,000 employees, three hospitals, 15 primary care sites, and an employed physician group. Prior to stepping into healthcare and the nonprofit world, Deb spent over 20 years in senior leadership roles in large global law firms.
Cohort Leader – D, E & I – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Alison currently leads the Accelerated Development Office at Boston Scientific, focusing on Succession Planning, accelerating the careers of diverse leaders, and leading the Change Management community of practice. Known for her work reinforcing culture through the lens of performance and coaching leadership through opportunities Previous management roles include WEX, PAREXEL, & Swiss Post Solutions. Alison holds an MBA in Human Resource Management from Walden University.
Lisa Berry- Barbosa
Cohort Leader – D, E & I – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Lisa brings over 20 years of progressive management experience in the human resources discipline. She has served as Vice President, Human Resources at Commonwealth Care Alliance and Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth Hospital. Lisa was director of organizational development and diversity programs at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Lisa also served in the United States Army Reserves, where she received an honorable discharge. She holds an MS degree from Johnson and Wales University and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Boston University.
Cohort Leader – L & D – Learning & Development
Peter is a strategic Human Resources Business Partner and Talent Acquisition Leader. . His experience spans multiple industries including financial services, investment banking, information-media, technology, and defense. Throughout his career Peter has focused on driving business results by provide leadership in attracting, retaining, coaching and developing top talent. Peter obtained his BSBA at Northeastern University.
Cohort Leader – TNC – The Next Chapter
Tom is a compensation and benefits practitioner with experience in financial services, life sciences and information technology. He has held leadership roles in US and international companies. Tom served as VP of Comp & Benefits at American Tower for 6 years. Since 2018, Tom has been providing strategic compensation and benefits. Tom holds an MBA from Boston University.
Moderator/Coach Peer Weekly Meeting
Anne is a Career and Leadership Coach, Talent Management Consultant, and Founder of SeaLight Coaching and Consulting LLC. She is also a career coach/consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison. Anne has held leadership roles in OD/Talent Management at Sun Life Financial, Fidelity Investments and Mercer Management Consulting. Anne is a Certified Professional Coach through iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) and a member of International Coaching Federation New England and HBS Alumnae Circles. Anne received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Psychology and Computational Mathematics from Tufts University.
Carole Bradford – Surveys and HR Analytics
Carole currently serves as the Vice President of Total Rewards for Boston Children’s Hospital Prior to her role at Children’s, she held several leadership positions in other healthcare institutions such as Partners, Mass General Brigham, Sun Life of Canada and Blue Cross. Carole earned a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College.
Alissa Stayn is an accomplished Human Resources executive with an exceptional background in leading organizations and driving culture in a continuous change environment. Alissa is currently the Global HR Transformation Leader at Iron Mountain, and previously served as Chief Talent Officer at Suffolk Construction and Group Vice President, Human Resources and Strategic Workforce Planning at Gartner. Alissa is a graduate of Tufts University. She also serves as a mentor in Babson’s Graduate School Mentorship Program and holds leadership volunteer roles for several Boston Charities.