Executive Biographies

Laurie E. Cohn, Principal

Ms. Laurie Cohn is co-founder of Aspire Consulting,  Ltd., a company committed to helping individuals and organizations strive to  discover personal and professional opportunities and create measurable  improvements which enhance long-term organizational success.

Her passion and experience come from her highly  successful 34 year career in the healthcare field where she held numerous  managerial and leadership positions. As an organizational leader, she had  extensive responsibilities in managing people and systems including  administrative, operational and fiscal responsibilities for several nationally  recognized and successful clinical departments and programs throughout the  region.

Laurie has a Master’s degree in Speech-Language  Pathology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and has been  continually active in her chosen clinical profession. Laurie is a reviewer for  one of the largest providers of evidence-based guidelines to the healthcare  industry. She is certified to by Innermetrix and Resource Associates to deliver  the Attribute, Values, and DISC Index individual profiles as well as the  D.I.Al.O.G. organizational assessment In addition, she is an active community  volunteer.  She supports many functions  at Dutchess ARC, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Vassar Warner Home,  currently serving as Vice President, and is a New York State Certified  Long-Term Care Ombudsman serving long term care facilities in the community.

As  an active member of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Laurie is  a member of the Women’s Leadership Alliance, serving on the Mentoring  Subcommittee and also is an affiliate of the Women Business Leaders of the US  Healthcare Industry Foundation and Resource Associates Corporation, and the  Total Quality Institute.

Aspire Consulting is a member of the Dutchess  County Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Westchester Geriatric  Committee, the Putnam/Dutchess Geriatric Committees, and the Central Westchester  Geriatric Committee and the Institute for Sustainability.

View Laurie’s LinkedIn Profile

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Susan L. Lauer, Principal

Ms. Susan Lauer is co-founder of Aspire Consulting, Ltd., a company  committed to helping individuals and organizations that strive to discover  personal and professional opportunities and create measurable improvements  which enhance long-term organizational success.

Her highly successful 25 year career in the healthcare field has  strengthened her commitment to life-long professional and personal development.  She has held numerous leadership positions with responsibilities that included  managing personnel and systems across the health care continuum. She has been a  clinical instructor and guest lecturer at the graduate level and has served as  an expert in legal proceedings.

Susan has a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the  University of Connecticut, an Advanced Master’s degree with a clinical  specialty in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and a Masters in Public Administration  from Long Island University. She is certified to by Innermetrix and Resource  Associates to deliver the Attribute, Values, and DISC Index individual profiles  as well as the D.I.Al.O.G. organizational assessment.

Susan is a  contributing author for the newly released “A Common Sense Approach to  Sustainability”, a book about accelerating your profitability through  aligning your people and processes with the environment. Susan was a  writer for one of the largest provider of evidence-based guidelines to the  healthcare industry. She has also written for  national, regional and local publications, with topics ranging from clinical to  leadership and strategic planning.

Susan is an affiliate of the Women Business Leaders of the US  Healthcare Industry Foundation and Resource Associates Corporation, and the  Total Quality Institute. She is a past chair and member of the Dutchess County  Regional Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Committee. Susan is a also member of  the founding leadership group of Community Helping Hands, Ossining, NY, an  aging in place organization, and a member of the Communities that Care  Coalition, Ossining NY.

Aspire Consulting is a member of the Dutchess County Regional  Chamber of Commerce, The Northern Westchester Geriatric Committee, the  Putnam/Dutchess Geriatric Committees, and the Central Westchester Geriatric  Committee and the Institute for Sustainability.

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View Susan’s LinkedIn Profile

http://www.linkedin.com/in/susanlauer

Sharon Russitano, Director of Technology & Communications

Sharon joined Aspire Consulting in 2007. Her experience in the not-for-profit and corporate environment strengthened her desire to help build, shape and achieve organizational goals. Her passion to develop and implement real solutions is built on insight, experience and a track record of success. She has hands-on, in depth experience in the Healthcare, Education, Business Services, and Finance sectors.

Sharon has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Marist College and a Master of Science degree in  Educational Technology from Long Island University. In addition, Sharon holds New York State Teacher Certificates in K-6, and Special  Education, as well as advanced training and experience with multiple  technology platforms. Sharon is a member of the Board of Directors of Dutchess  ARC, a member of the Outreach and Vocations committees at Dutchess ARC, and a volunteer at  Saint Francis Hospital.

 

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