Center for Job Placement and College Opportunities Advisory Council
  Elizabeth Beaudin RN, Ph.D., NEA- BC
Director, Nursing and Workforce Intiatives
Connecticut Hospital Association
  Alissa Belcourt, Talent Connecter / Recruiter Verizon Wireless Biography
  Aldin Beslagic, Manager, Talent Acquisition
QuEST Global Services
  Lori D'Angelo, Human Resources Administrator H&T Waterbury, Inc  
  Cheryl Juras, Vice President Human Resources
Crystal Rock LLC Biography
  Robert Keller, Senior Sales Representative
Townsquare Media Biography
  Matthew Lampkin, President BDPA Hartford Biography
  Chadwick M. Laskey, Business Development Manager The McIntyre Group, Information Technology  
  Lisa Osterberg, Executive Director Kangaroos Korner Early Learning Center  
  M. Anne Peters, Partner Carmody & Torrance LLP Biography
  Paul Rohaly, Director of Engineering
OEM Controls Inc Biography
  Stephen Romano, Regional Job Center Director State of Connecticut - Department of Labor Biography
  Beverly J. Ruekberg, President Home Care Advantage, LLC Biography
  Joe Ryzewski, Engineering & Project Management Competency Manager
United Illuminating Company  
  Shari C. Senese, AVP, Training Officer
ION Bank Biography
  Vanusa Talho, Sr. Staffing Specialist
Monroe Staffing Services Biography
  Patricia E. Yannes, Customer Service Manager Key Air New York Metro  
Matthew Lampkin
Matthew Lampkin

Matthew is a 1997 graduate of the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.  He has 15 years of IT experience. 

Since 2007, Matthew has focused his career in CyberSecurity. Currently Matthew is employed by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in East Hartford, CT as a Global Security Administrator. 

For the past 10 years Matthew has also served as founding partner and President of OnPoint Consultants.  OnPoint is a technology firm that specifically provides IT services for small business in the Hartford, CT area. 

Matthew serves as President of the Hartford Chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA). BDPA is a National nonprofit organization. One of BDPA's many goals is to foster and help grow interest among high school and college students in the Information Technology (IT) field.

Vanusa Talho
Vanusa Talho
Founded in 1969, Monroe Staffing Services has grown from a small firm specializing in contract design engineering and working from a single office, to a full-service consulting and staffing partner with multiple locations throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and North Carolina.   With over 7 years of experience, Vanusa is responsible for understanding the client's needs and recruiting the appropriate talent for them.
Paul Rohaly
Paul Rohaly
Paul Rohaly OEM Controls 1998-present; Director of Engineering ; Design of electro-hydraulic controllers, control systems, Industrial Joysticks, and Handles for off road equipment.  3-D CAD design, rapid prototyping, Finite Element Analysis.

Nash Engineering 1984-1998; Senior Project Engineer; Design of industrial pumps and pumping systems.

Globe Slicing Machine 1980-1981 ; 1983-1984; Draftsmen.

Power Pak 1979 – Draftsmen.

Bridgeport Engineering Institute – 1989; Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering.
Norwalk State Technical College – 1983; Associate of Science Mechanical Engineering.  
J.M. Wright Technical High School – 1980; Mechanical Drafting
Cheryl Gustafson Juras
Cheryl Gustafson Juras
With a BS in Finance from Post University, Cheryl worked for 15 years in the Accounting and Finance areas before being appointed to the position of Human Resource Manager at Crystal Rock.  While holding that position she expanded her knowledge base by earning her Masters of Human Resource Management (MHRM) from DeVry University as well as her SPHR Certification.  Currently the Vice President of Human Resources for Crystal Rock she is responsible for 375 employees across 13 branches and 5 states, Cheryl directs all HR matters, including: compensation, benefits, training, policy, compliance with state/federal law, risk manager in regards to workers comp, auto and general liability claims. As Crystal Rock’s organization expands, Cheryl will lead efforts to support the needs of new personnel, retain top talent and create a recurring, systematic pipeline of new recruits.
Beverly J. Ruekberg
Beverly J. Ruekberg
Beverly J. Ruekberg received a Masters in Public Health from Iona College and a Master’s in Education from Adelphi University.  She has held several senior level positions for major health care companies in New York and is currently President of Home Care Advantage, LLC.  A strong advocate and resource for seniors and people with disabilities, she is involved in a variety of community service programs that promotes eldercare and ways to help them maintain their independence. Her professional interest focus on geriatrics and helping people living with dementia, lead dignified and productive lives. She is an active member of several Chambers of Commerce, Danbury Women’s Business Council, Southbury Business Associations, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, B.I.G.- Women’s Networking Organization, CT  Homemakers/Companions Association and the National Home Care Private Duty Association.  She was recently honored with a Master’s Certificate in Business Management and Leadership awarded by the Danbury Women’s Business Council.  Beverly resides in Danbury with her husband, Peter and daughter, Amanda.
Alissa Belcourt
Alissa Belcourt
Alissa Belcourt is a Human Resources recruiter at Verizon Wireless. She has extensive experience and management skills that have helped her progress her career within the business. As a Human Resources recruiter, she is responsible for the talent acquisition process within the local call center in Wallingford, CT. Alissa has a Masters of Management from the University of Phoenix.
Shari C. Senese
Shari C. Senese
Currently AVP and Training Officer for Nutmeg Financial MHC/Naugatuck Savings Bank. BS and Masters in Education from Southern CT ST University and Certified as Human Resources Professional from the Society of Human Resources Management. After teaching at the elementary and secondary levels, began my career in banking with Colonial Bank, and has worked in all aspects of banking, moving into the realm of training at various banks more than 20 years ago.  

Community Involvement: Leadership Greater Waterbury, Naugatuck High School Advisory Council, CT Banker’s Association Education Advisory Board, The Bridge to Success and Career Opportunities (TBICO),and United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls.
Stephen Romano
Stephen Romano
Labor Department Employee for 25 years - Regional Job Center Director for 3 years - Responsible for delivery of Wagner Peyser funded employment services (ES) in the Northwest region (Waterbury / Danbury / Torrington) - Services provided: Employment readiness workshops, Employer recruitments, Re-employment employability assessment, Career Counseling, provision of labor market information, Career Center services, Veteran services, Business services, job matching services, basic "triage" services for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claimants, Networking clubs in Waterbury and Danbury, Dislocated worker certification for potential WIA training recipients, provision of assessment and referral services, case management of Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) clients, among other services - partner and collaborate with primary Waterbury / Danbury / Torrington CTWorks partners which include Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board (NRWIB), New Opportunities Inc., Workforce Connection, Job Corps, DOL ES / UI Administration (Central Office).
Robert Keller
Robert Keller
Each morning I wake up with the goal of helping my clients effectively promote the business and brand. I have 15 plus years of marketing experience & brand promotion. At the end of the day, my goal is for my clients to be known and thought of, before they are needed. I have real world practical experience in all aspects of media ; digital, social, print, on premise and broadcast. Its a passion for mine to help others succeed!
M. Anne Peters
M. Anne Peters
Anne Peters is an environmental lawyer.   She  represents commercial, municipal and institutional clients in regulatory, enforcement and remedial matters, including the environmental aspects of real estate, corporate and commercial transactions, administrative hearings, municipal wastewater treatment and water supply projects.  Anne has a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College, a Masters of Forestry and Environmental Studies from the Yale School of Forestry and a law degree from Boston College.

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