Our Board and Volunteers

My Career Transitions Board:

BART RUFF - Founder, Past President and Past Chairman  

 

 

ANNAMARIE WALTER - President

COLLEEN M. HORAN - Director of Communications and Webmaster

MICHAEL (MIKE) HUGHES - Director of Programming

KAREN DELISE - Director of New Member Orientation

KEVIN KEENE - Director of Operations

CARLA HOLWAY - Director and Staff Lead from Penn State University

NATALIE FITZGERALD - Director and President of the Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

 

Programming Team:

DEBRA MORGAN - Assistant Director of Programming

ELENA PERRI - Programming Manager

DEBRA MORGAN - Programming Manager

CATHERINE NEARY - Programming Manager

AMY KAMINSKI - Programming Manager

JON FARQUHARSON - Programming Manager

 

New Member Orientation Team:

AMY DINNING - NMO Instructor

MICHELE RITCHIE - NMO Instructor

MIKE HENDRI - NMO Instructor

MICHAEL J. (MIKE) HUGHES - NMO Instructor

COLLEEN HORAN - NMO Instructor

KAREN DELISE - NMO Instructor

 

Legal Team:

MIKE MCGINLEY - Legal Advisor

 

Operations Team:

MAGGIE CARROLL - Assistant Director of Operations

DEBRA MORGAN - Day of Event Volunteer

DAVID MONAHAN - Day of Event Volunteer

SHARON CRANDALL - Day of Event Volunteer

REGINA BIUNNO - Day of Event Volunteer

KATHY SNEAD - Day of Event Volunteer

CATHERINE NEARY - Day of Event Volunteer

MIKE BARNETT -  Day of Event Volunteer

JULIA WALTER - Day of Event Volunteer

VINCENTIA ADAMS - Day of Event Volunteer

MIKE WOZYNJ - Day of Event Volunteer

GEORGE SCHONEWOLF - Day of Event Volunteer

BILL INDIK - Day of Event Volunteer

SANDRA SCHMID - Day of Event Volunteer

SAMMY ROSARIO - Day of Event Volunteer

DIANE SCELZA - Day of Event Volunteer

LINDA DEAK - Day of Event Volunteer

AMY KAMINSKI - Day of Event Volunteer

 

LinkedIn Team:

VISHAL JAIN - LinkedIn Manager

DAVID MONAHAN

HOWARD MILLER

 

Public Relations:

MELISSA QUICI - Public Relations Manager

REGINA BIUNNO - Public Relations Consultant

PAT MCNICHOL Public Relations Consultant

 

Communications Team:

SAMIR JOSHI - Director of Technology

 

 

Significant Past Contributors to the MyCareerTransitions Board

 

MISSION AND VALUE PILLARS

 

MyCareerTransitions Mission:

To help professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area navigate through the career transition process, so "you're not alone." We provide you with a monthly opportunity to learn new skills from our speakers and network with other members. The culture is friendly and welcoming, and it is free thanks to our volunteers, speakers and venue host.

Value Pillars:

  • People helping people, without direct personal benefit
  • Compassion
  • No cost barrier to attend

What We Do:

  • Monthly meetings for professionals (10x/yr) where can network and learn new skills and information related to career and job search
  • May include occasion social activity
  • New-to-transition orientation in small group setting; following regular meetings 6-10 x/yr

What We Don't Do:

  • Weekly support meetings. For this, we defer to many organizations that offer weekly support.
  • Endorse or guarantee any services from any person or company, whether speaker or person an attendees meets at an event. See policies.
  • Provide comprehensive help. By choosing to be a resource that professionals can access without worrying about paying, we knowingly limit ourselves to providing what we can. This means finding the best speakers and venues we can that don’t require payment for their services, so they may or may not be the very best solution. We also acknowledge that most speakers and venues will expect something in return and we accept that as long as it is indirect benefit (see policies.) We encourage the sharing of information on other resources/events our members may be interested but within our policies.

Who We Do It For:

  • Professionals in the Greater Philadelphia Area, or anyone willing to drive to our meetings that seek information on career management or job search and networking opportunities – particularly those that do not have the benefit of outplacement services.

 

AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS & NETWORKING PARTNERS

 

Affiliated organizations:

MyCareerTransitions is presented by the Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society. Since 2005, MyCareerTransitions has grown to become a vital volunteer group that helps all professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area navigate through the career transition process, so "you're not alone." We provide you with a monthly opportunity to learn new skills from our speakers and network with other members. You do not need to be a Penn State Alum to attend our meetings.

Guest sponsors:

Organizations:  Some of our meetings are guest-sponsored by other organizations. This allows those organizations to offer their members job-transition programming that they otherwise could not provide on their own. In turn, MCT benefits by being promoted to new people and keeping attendance at the meetings large and varied so as to provide good networking opportunities for our members.

Advertisers: Some guest sponsors may be in the form of “sponsorships” that provide funding for MyCareerTransitions expenses so that we can provide our service to attendees free of charge. 

 

SERVICE AREA

Greater Philadelphia. Our meetings are held close to 476/The Blue Route for relatively easy access from all parts of the metro area, but people come from as far as Lancaster, Allentown, and NJ.

 

DRESS CODE AT MEETINGS

There is no dress code. You should dress as you want others to see you. Most attendees tend to dress business casual (slacks, shirts)

 

CONTACT US

Most of your answers can be found on this web site. But after reviewing it if you still have questions, please email us at mycareertransitions@gmail.com  Please understand that a volunteer checks this email address weekly and will reply to you or connect you with the appropriate person. We are an all-volunteer group with no funds.  Please be patient or resubmit your request if you feel it has been missed.