Education Team

The Education Team is responsible for the design and execution of 6-monthly education programs per year to include the Chapter’s signature event – Fall Focus! We partner with speakers to deliver strong educational content that is appealing to both planners and suppliers. Team tasks include, but are not limited to, preparing an annual request for proposal to solicit program host venues, recommending and securing speakers and applying for Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) continuing education hours. This team works closely with the chapter administrator on event logistics for registration and web listing, and the communications team for overall event marketing. 

Interested in joining the Education Team? Contact Carla Rosenbaum, CMP  at 

    Committee Job Descriptions

    VP of Education:  Carla Rosenbaum, CMP, New York Physical Therapy Association
    Manage and supervise chapter educational efforts, including: monthly programs, professional development, and special educational projects. Oversees the education committee members and guides the committee in meeting the goals of the annual education plan in accordance with Chapter strategies and MPI standards.

    Director of Monthly Programs: Jennifer Kearney, NYS School Boards Association
    Provides support to VP of Education in all aspects of monthly programs – speaker coordination, site selection, application for CEUs. Encourage and facilitate member involvement in education committee.

    Monthly Program Chairs:
    September 2017  Program Chair: Mame Noonan, CMP, Conference Direct

    March 2018 Program Chair: Kim Hodge, Saratoga Casino Hotel & Wa’Kena Jackson, Capitol Hill Management Services
    May 2018 Program Chair: Jessica Williams, Center for Internet Security

    Fall Focus 2017 Committee:
    Committee Chair: Clare Hart, Pharmacists Society of the State of NY

    Speaker Coordinator: Jessica Joralemon, CMP, Auto/Mate
    Exhibitor/Sponsor Coordinator: RaeAnn Fursman, Ithaca Hotel
    Logistics/Venue Coordinator: Susan Baker, Saratoga CVB
    Floater/Administrative: Robert Richie, Sheraton Syracuse
    Communications Liaison: Caitlin Gaborow, CMP, Delaney Meeting & Event Management
    Exhibitor/Sponsor Solicitor - Laura Vecchio, CMP, University at Albany Professional Development Program