Talent development is a growing field. Many students and working professionals are hoping to enter the field but need some guidance. This career pane is designed to help professionals at all levels learn how to navigate a career in learning!
Bring your questions and ideas to this virtual panel hosted by the ATD Long Island Student Special Interest Group (SIG) at Hofstra University!
Panelist Bios Stephanie Cusumano is an Organizational Development Coordinator at Bethpage Federal Credit Union. In her role, she provides support to employees across the organization on inquiries related to performance and provides coordination of all OD initiatives. Since receiving a certification in Employee Engagement, Stephanie has been focusing on various employee engagement initiatives throughout the organization. Stephanie is also a certified Change Management Practitioner. Prior to joining Bethpage, Stephanie worked as a research assistant at Farmingdale State college, where she earned her B.S. in Applied Psychology. She also received her M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Baruch College. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, fiancé, and planning her next Disney vacation.
Sarah Sprott is a Human Resources Manager at the Helmsley Charitable Trust. In this role, she focuses on recruiting and training and development initiatives for staff across the organization. Prior to joining Helmsley, Sarah spent eight years working in learning and development. She's designed training and onboarding programs for employees and managers in advertising and legal firms. Sarah's worked on culture development and employee engagement initiatives at big, well-established firms as well as at young, start-up companies. Sarah received a B.A. in Political Science from Michigan State University and a J.D. from Charlotte School of Law. She began her career with Teach For America, teaching 9th grade English. Her recent nonprofit experience includes volunteering with Legal Outreach and the New York Society for Ethical Culture. In her free time, Sarah enjoys being an opera lover, foodie, and travel enthusiast.
Myia Williams,PhD. is a Research Industrial/Organizational Psychologist at Northwell Health. As an internal consultant, she is deeply involved in developing, validating and administering human capital solutions for behavioral interventions aimed at reducing disparities for minority populations. She is well-versed in advanced statistical techniques enabling her to provide data driven solutions to her internal clients. Myia’s research interests include immigrant-related issues in the workplace, ostracism, perspectives of women leadership roles in non-western countries and diversity and inclusion. She holds a PhD in Applied Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University and is from the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Lucia.
James Wolfe is currently leading a team as a Graduate Assistant in the Course and Teacher Ratings department at Hofstra University, while preparing to graduate with his M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in May 2020. As a Grad Assistant James utilizes project management skills to work on a variety of tasks with confidential data, using SPSS, Excel, and exceptional teamwork to improve accuracy and performance.
James also takes advantage of the excellent opportunities afforded students in his program, such as becoming the first Social Media Coordinator for the MA Program in IO Psychology and the PhD Program in Applied Organizational Psychology, as well as volunteering with the Association for Talent Development: Long Island. Another significant benefit he has from the program is becoming certified in using and interpreting the Hogan Personality Inventory, Hogan Development Survey, and the Motives, Values Preferences Inventory; along with completing the Hogan High Potential web course.
James graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Alcorn State University and is originally from the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno, Nevada.