About AOEP, Association of Employment Professionals

The Association of Employment Professionals was established to provide a place where those in the Talent provider industry can keep abreast of current changes in the field through networking and educational opportunities. The organization acts as a catalyst increasing awareness and appreciation for the business impact the employment function has on all industry segments.

Our mission is to educate the human resources community on the value, competencies, practices and processes of the employment function. We have established a unique and dedicated focused network to address all elements of the employment function: whether Corporate, third party service provider, consultant or contractor. A key benefit is the networking and practice-sharing among members and participants.

Kim Dinsmore, President / Treasurer

Kim is an energetic professional with a passion for fostering relationships and creating partnerships within the Life Sciences industry.  She is currently with Takeda Pharmacueticals as a Talent Acquisition Manager, where she leads a large team in the R&D space staffing a high volume of positions across the organization. In her career, Kim has experience across areas of HR and Talent Acquisition, both on the corporate side (managing small and large teams for Pharmaceutical and Financial organizations) and agency side as well where she worked to develop new departments, programs and manage large scale projects for her client base.   Kim brings 10+ years of experience in recruiting and management along with a very dynamic and entrepreneurial spirit. Her expertise includes client relations and recruitment across industries, has a strong focus on customer relations along with extensive experience in strategy & operations, program management and human resources. She enjoys networking and being a part of the AOEP and like organizations that work to deliver trending and up to date content for the HR & Recruiting community, as well as expanding professional networks, building relationships and sharing/cultivating new ideas.
 
Kim lives in the South Shore area of MA and is a fitness enthusiast (Crossfit, weightlifting and all things high intensity) spending time with friends, visiting family with trips to sunny Florida as well as playing with her Chihuahuas - Harley & Fox.

Janet Miller, Secretary

Janet is the Director of Human Resources for Avedro, a privately held medical device and pharmaceutical company advancing the science and technology of corneal cross-linking.  Prior to joining Avedro, she held the position of Human Resource Manager for organizations within the medical device and high-tech industries such as Cambridge Heart, Incorporated, and Mirror Image Internet.  In her roles, she has gained experience in areas such as talent management and compensation planning, as well as creating innovative programs to help shape the future of these organizations. She consistently shares a positive attitude with a passion to empower and inspire those around her.

As a graduate of Suffolk University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Janet has continued her professional education by earning her PHR Certification in 2009, and her SHRM-CP in 2015.   Janet presently sits on the Board of Directors for Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resources Association (GMVHRA), and serves as Chair of their Wellness Committee.  She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA).


Neal Fay, Member-at-Large

Neal Fay is the Vice President of Sales at King & Bishop. He is an accomplished staffing industry professional with experience as a technical recruiter in Boston and sales executive. Neal began his high technology career in engineering at Bolt, Beranek and Newman in Cambridge. He has over 25-years sales experience in high-tech, energy, electricity, natural gas, advertising and start up ventures. His knowledge and dedication make him a valued contributor to the King & Bishop team.

Neal excels at establishing and maintaining effective relationships with clients with particular emphasis on key accounts. He is responsible for the business development of medium and large size clients through outside sales.

When not at the office, Neal is devoted to making a difference through charitable events and fundraisers. He has participated in the Pan Mass Challenge 192 mile bicycle fundraiser for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for 28 consecutive years. He routinely participates in charity fundraisers as an auctioneer along with coordinating and coaching youth basketball and softball. Neal served on the Board of Directors for the Belmont Lions Club and is a past board member for the Belmont Recreation Commission.

Louis V. Gaglini, Member-at-Large

Lou GagliniLou Gaglini is Executive Director of the Center for Career Development at Boston University where he is responsible for the centralized career services functions supporting current students and alumni in their career pursuits.  Prior to BU, he was the Associate Director of Career Services for Employer Engagement at Boston College where he led the student recruiting programs and developed the vision, direction and action plans for expanding and enhancing internship and post-graduation opportunities for BC students and alumni.  Lou is also the founder of New England Investigation Consulting Services, a private consulting firm which specializes in determining employability, hireability, and employment value in the marketplace for attorneys and their clients.  He is a court-qualified expert, having testified in several counties throughout the Commonwealth.

Lou has over 25 years of experience in talent management, placement, recruiting, staffing, outplacement, employment investigations, and human resources with proven expertise in strategy, design and delivery of programs of all sizes. His career began at Northeastern University as an Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Cooperative Education, managing programs within the College of Business Administration. His corporate background includes five years with the international professional services firm of Deloitte & Touche as the Director of Recruiting in the Boston office and in a subsequent two-year assignment as National Manager of Campus Recruiting & University Relations at its worldwide headquarters. Lou has also served as a Senior Consultant and Human Resources Manager with Polaroid Corporation, redesigning and launching new recruiting programs and other talent acquisition initiatives.  Lou has also consulted in talent management, outplacement, and student career development for local and national industry leaders such as Children's Hospital, Nokia, Scholastic Recruits, Kronos, The Country Club, Keystone Associates, Transition Solutions, and Northeastern University.

He has served on the Corporate Advisory Board of HotU, Inc., based in Honolulu, and the Industrial Advisory Group of the Minority Engineering Program at the University of Massachusetts. Lou presently serves on the Advisory Team of Zip Celebrity, Inc. in Boston and is a past-President of the Executive Management Committee of the Association of Employment Professionals (AOEP). He is also an Associate Member of the American Board of Vocational Experts and an active member of the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Lou holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University and a Masters in Public Administration from Northeastern University.

David Gentes, Member-at-Large

David GentesDave is currently the Recruiting Manager at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Since 1978, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in Human Resources roles in banking, manufacturing, and research and development firms. At MITRE and MIT Lincoln Laboratory, he has been active in managing the strategy, budget, and execution of recruiting activities to support technology work programs in advanced systems development and research.

Dave is active as a regional representative for the Marine for Life Program and is a member of the Marine Corps League.. He is the Past President and current Advisory Board Member of the Association of Employment Professionals, a volunteer organization which provides content and networking for recruitment professionals. He is a graduate of Suffolk University and holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Pepperdine University.

 


Henry Glickel, Member-at-Large

Henry J. Glickel, CPC, CERS is currently the Manager of Talent Acquisition and Employee Retention for By Appointment Only, Inc. (BAO). In his 18-year career in recruiting, Henry has successfully filled over 1,300 searches in the area of sales, accounting/finance, IT, human resources, client services, managers, vice presidents, and members of the C-suite and Board of Directors for small and large private and public companies. He has personally interviewed and prescreened over 27,000 candidates.

Henry earned the H. Michael Boyd Excellence in Employment Award from the Association of Employment Professionals (AOEP) in 2012. In 2006 he was awarded "Most Valuable Player" by the president of BAO, Inc.

In 2009 Henry earned the Certified Employee Retention Specialist (CERS) designation from the National Association of Personnel Services. The CERS credential along with the pre-requisite CPC or the Certified Temporary-Staffing Specialist (CTS) are the only national designations recognized globally by the personnel services and staffing industry. At the time of the designation, Henry was one of only 50 staffing professionals to have the designation.  In 1998, Henry earned the CPC (Certified Placement Consultant) designation from The National Association of Personnel Services. This designation is highly respected within the recruitment industry.

Henry has been associated with Sales Recruiters, Inc., since 1995 serving as recruiter, manager, and president. The firm is one of only 12 firms with the NAF (National Accredited Firm) designation by the National Association of Personnel Services.  In addition, Henry is active in advising Barclay Personnel.  He is a major investor in PayAsOne.

An acknowledged leader in the industry, Henry has been published several times in Sales andMarketing Executive Report, Selling Magazine's Special Report, Selling Power, Fortune Small Business, Metrowest Daily News and Selling Crossing Magazine. He has also been quoted in The Wall Street Journal’s FINS publication and  OutsourcingCenter. He is currently in final draft stages on a book on recruiting.

Suzanne Kearns, Member-at-Large

Suzanne is a Lead Recruiting Specialist at The MITRE Corporation and has been working at MITRE for the past 16 years.  Prior to her role at MITRE, she has held contract recruiting positions, and has worked on the agency recruiting side for the first 8 years of her career.  Suzanne’s area of expertise has focused on technical recruiting with specialty areas in Cyber Security, Systems Engineering, S/W and H/W engineering working in the cleared and non-cleared space.

 

 

 

Chris Keller, Member-at-Large

Chris KellerOriginally from New Orleans, Chris started her professional career in the hotel/tourism industry and then made the transition to Human Resources in one of the oldest law firms in the state. After moving to Massachusetts in 1988, she continued her career at The Foxboro Company (now Invensys) in staffing. She broadened her Human Resources experience as Human Resources Manager for Pitney Bowes Management Services providing HR support for 600 employees in law firms and banks.

In 1995, Chris joined Xavier Associates, wearing many hats in administration, research, and staffing, moving into roles as Project Leader, Search Associate, Sr. Search Specialist, and Vice President of Executive Search. Chris also worked with Gatti & Associates, Xavier’s sister company, on HR search projects. Currently, Chris is the Diversity Recruitment Consultant for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.  Chris is an active member of the Northeast Human Resources Association, the Women’s Success Network and on the board of the Neponset Choral Society. Chris is a graduate of the University of New Orleans, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.

 

Shelley Lane, Member-at-Large

Shelley is a Director at Fenway Consulting Group, a boutique Accounting and Finance Search organization specializing in Contract, Direct Hire and Retained Search.  In her role she is a relationship builder and recruits for clients with all levels of accounting and finance positions from accounting support through CFO.   She has a strong following in the Healthcare Financial Administration recruitment space. She previously has recruited for marketing, administrative, engineering, IT, manufacturing and HR roles.

Shelley holds a current PHR license and has a MEd in Education along with a BS with a Human Resource concentration.  She volunteers at various educational institutes helping students prepare for the world of work.

 

 

 

Peter Leibowitz, Member-at-Large

Peter has had the pleasure of being in the Recruitment/Staffing/Talent Acquisition world for 28 years.  He spent 16 years with Cross Country Staffing, one of the top healthcare staffing agencies in the country.  He held numerous roles with them in both Recruitment and Account Management and served as part of the Senior Management team in Boca Raton, FL as Director of New Product Line Development.  Returning to his beloved Boston in 2010 he joined Fresenius Medical care as Director of Talent Acquisition overseeing both the internal staffing division for North America as well as a team of Recruiters responsible for filling high priority and highly challenging positions within Fresenius.
 
His current role as VP of Recruitment with HealthDrive Corp. in Wellesley brought Peter back to his roots of working with a smaller organization as it begins its journey towards tremendous growth.  Working with a superstar recruitment team and a supportive senior leadership team, he loves being a key participant in HealthDrives record setting success, development and culture over the last 2 years.
 
A fan of work life balance, Peter enjoys his the time outside of the office hanging out with his wife,3 daughters (all theater obsessed so, yes, I can sing most of Hamilton) and canine kids Bailey and Tucker.  Peter is an avid fan of all the local sports teams and an obsessed weekend cook and BBQ aficionado and loves recommending recipes and restaurants at the drop of a hat.

 


Lynda Mitskewicz, Member-at-Large

Lynda MitskewiczLynda currently holds the position of Prin Recruiter for Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and approximately 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.  Prior to joining Thermo Fisher Scientific, Lynda held a Talent Acquisition Operations role with Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems managing the team of recruiting coordinators, vendor management, metrics, sourcing, and the associate recruiting program. In addition, she's been in recruiting for over 20 years working in a variety of industries/companies: Manpower, Nortel, William A Berry, and Raytheon.

Lynda is originally from the Chicago area and now lives in Billerica, MA with her husband, Mike. She has 3 grown children and one grandson. She enjoys all things outdoors: skiing, hiking, fishing, swimming/boating.



Jennifer Riley, Member-at-Large

Currently, Jennifer is a dedicated caregiver for her elderly parent with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. She is committed in providing care to improve overall health and wellbeing.  Previously, she was a Senior Benefits Analyst where she worked diligently with the  broker and carriers to consolidate a myriad of benefit programs into comprehensive plans that served the company at the national level.  With a sharp eye for detail and an innate talent with technology, Jennifer oversaw all aspects of the company’s employee benefit program, while she ensured compliance.  As a skilled collaborator, Jennifer played a large role in the company’s branding strategy, and created and managed the accompanying employee communications plan.

Previously, Jennifer served as the HR Manager at a full-service public relations agency. Jennifer managed the entire recruiting process and developed the corporate benefits package. Jennifer has also worked as an HR Consultant at Centra Software, Inc. and Heilind Electronics, and as the Senior HR Business Analyst at SkillSoft Corporation.

Jennifer is a member of the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). She earned her HR Management Certificate from Bentley College and an AS in Computer Programming from Newbury College. In her free time, Jennifer is an avid runner and enjoys boating and fishing with her husband and friends.

Emeritus Members-at-Large

John Bogosian

John BogosianJohn brings over twenty years of well rounded entrepreneurial experience in Management Consulting, Coaching, Staffing, Human Resource Consulting, and Business Development. He is President and one of the principals of King & Bishop, as well as CEO of the Biomedical Search Consultants Division. Before John and Brendan joined together in 2004, John started his career as a national recruiter and then expanded to managing the New England Region for B&M Associates, a National Temporary Technical Staffing Firm. From there, he went on to start up a local Temporary Staffing Firm.

He was recruited to take his experience in staffing and business development to one of the larger international career and executive coaching companies. During his tenure, John was Vice President and responsible for career coaching, facilitation and new business development. He developed an appreciation and passion for assisting organization and individuals through the career transition process.

John employs a strong partnering style with clients who view him as the "make-it happen" resource. Given his creative and resourceful style, he is often able to succeed where previous resources have proven limiting. John is a frequent speaker at area Human Resource functions, Business Associations and Higher Education events. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from Boston University.

He is a long time Member of the Board of Directors with the Association of Employment Professionals. Their mission is to educate the human resources community on the value, competencies, practices and processes of the employment function. John is also an active member of Vistage. Vistage International provides access to new business perspectives, innovative strategies and actionable ideas to chief executives and business leaders.

John has the privilege of serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics of Massachusetts. The mission of SOMA is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of well-coached Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities. John is also a Board of Advisor for Aviva Labs, a local Massachusetts manufacturer of Health Care Products.

Dan Kilgore

Dan KilgoreDan is a seasoned recruiting and staffing leader with more than 25 years of highly-focused talent acquisition leadership experience. Prior to joining the Riviera Advisors team, Dan served for almost ten years as Director, Talent Acquisition for Getronics, NV, a $4 billion global provider of Information Technology solutions and services. While at Getronics, Dan implemented innovations such as Total Recruiting Process Reengineering, streamlining workforce planning, implementation of recruiting technology tools, creating centralized sourcing, and award-winning employer branding and university recruiting programs. Dan’s team at Getronics was awarded with recognition from such organizations as the Electronic Recruiting Exchange (ERE), the Recruiting Roundtable and the Corporate Leadership Council. Subsequent to his tenure at Getronics, Dan led a highly-specialized consulting firm focused on delivery of recruitment optimization, strategy, and project services to many high-profile organizations in such industries as retail, hospitality, technology, and healthcare.

Prior to his work in consulting, Dan worked as Corporate Director of Employment and Workforce Planning for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts leading of staffing of more than 20 recruiting professionals supporting this major health care services provider. Dan also implemented a highly successful workforce and succession planning program, which resulted in decreased turnover and reduced recruiting costs. Subsequently, Dan spent eleven years as Group Employment Manager at Digital Equipment Corporation providing recruiting services and consultation to a region of 39 business units and 12,000 employees. Dan's prior experience also includes serving as Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations for National Patent Development Corporation.

Dan speaks to many audiences on the importance of serving as a consultative recruiting professional and the value of metrics, among other recruiting and staffing topics. Dan has held Board of Director and Chairperson positions with industry and professional groups, including: the Employment Management Association, Society for Human Resource Management, New England Human Resources Association, and the Association of Employment Professionals. Dan received a Bachelor of Arts from Clark University, and completed graduate work in Organizational Development and Human Resource Management at Clark University. Dan is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Richard Provencher

Richard ProvencherRichard is a recruiting executive on Accenture's North America Recruiting team. He currently leads experienced recruiting for the US industry segments - Financial Services, Resources, Products, and Communications/Media/Technology. He is also the executive sponsor of the US Executive Search Supplier Program. In addition, Richard functions as the recruiting lead in Accenture's Boston office.

Richard joined Accenture as a senior recruiter in 1998. He spent more than 15 years in HR and recruiting roles at Digital Equipment Corporation, working in several New England locations. In his last role at DEC, Richard was responsible for corporate senior recruiting globally.

Richard is a member of the Advisory Council of the Boston based Association of Employment Professionals (AOEP) having served as its President, Vice President, Clerk and Treasurer.

Richard is married with two grown children and lives in New Hampshire with his wife Jeanne.

Gloria Roe, Member-at-Large

Gloria RoeGloria is a Principal Talent Recruiter for Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) Business Unit based in Tewksbury, MA. Since 2003, she has provided full cycle recruiting for a variety of organizations and jobs in Business Development & Strategy, Communications & Advertising, Contracts, Integrated Supply Chain, Manufacturing Leadership, Security, Facilities, EH&S, Finance, Information Systems, and Program Offices in the U.S. and internationally in-country.

Prior to joining Raytheon, Gloria worked over 25 years in various roles in Human Resources such as HR Generalist, Recruiter, and Talent Acquisition Project Mgr. working at a variety of high-tech companies such as Raytheon Corp., Nortel Networks, Digital Equipment Corporation and Sanders Assoc. (BAE).

In early 2001-2003, Gloria was an Outplacement Consultant for Right Management Consultants and King & Bishop facilitating training and counseling in job search techniques, resume writing, and interviewing skills for people transitioning jobs.

Gloria has been an active member of the Association of Employment Professionals (AOEP), Northeast Human Resource Association (NEHRA) and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Most recently, she currently is on the Advisory Board of the Association of Employment Professionals (AOEP) previously serving on the Board of Directors for 3 years. She currently possesses the PHR (Professional in Human Resources) Certification.

Roe was born and grew up mid-Michigan. She received her bachelor's degree in Education from Michigan State University. She lives in Boxborough, MA with her husband. She has one grown daughter.

Mike Vangel, Member-at-Large

Mike's role, as VP of Talent Acquisition Strategy at TMP Worldwide, is to increasingly deliver greater recruiting value for his clients while creatively figuring out how to do more with less. Articles detailing successful recruitment marketing and sourcing campaigns developed by Mike involving mobile marketing, social media & search engine marketing with measurable results are published in numerous trade publications & newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. Mike has been a featured speaker on social & mobile recruitment ROI for theMobile Marketing Association in New York City, Recruitment Innovation Summit at Facebook in Palo Alto, CA, ERE's Social Recruiting Summit at Microsoft's HQ in Redmond, WA, TruBoston, RecruitCamp, Ark Group (Sidney, Australia), and the Association of Employment Professionals.

Recent industry awards for developing and deploying new, on-line and traditional media campaigns to recruit include the 2011 ERE Creative Excellence Awards earning 1st Place in "Recruitment Advertising Effectiveness" for UPS using mobile and social media to drive measurable hiring results. Other awards include the 2010 Social Recruiting Awards (2nd place Globally, 1st place North America), 2009 Forrester Research "Groundswell Award" for social media excellence, 2009 Winner Mobile Marketing Association Awards for "Cross-Media Integration, North America", 2009 Winner Mobile Marketing Association Awards for "Best Campaign Overall Globally", "Top 50 Employers Using Twitter To Recruit in 2009", and "2008 Grand Prize, Creative Excellence Awards". During the past four years in his free time, Mike served as president of the Association of Employment Professionals (AOEP). Mike also serves on the Board of Directors of the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund which awards "seed" grants for scientific and translational research to find a cure for bone marrow failure, childhood leukemias and solid tumor cancers.