Gary M. O'Connor, BCC, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Gary holds the certification designations as an HCRI - Senior Professional in Human Resources and Society for Human Resources Management - Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources and BCC - Board Certified Coach. In 2005, Gary joined Your Part-Time HR Manager, LLC, as the Managing Partner opening the NY Metro office, focusing on the design and implementation of sound human resources strategies and practices to clients. Gary started his career in education as a School Counselor and Mental Health Professional, where he truly learned how to realize the value of people. In 1983, he left education and private practice and entered the field of human resources, eventually serving as the Corporate Vice President for Human Resources with Essex Valley Health Care System, CHRO for U.S. HomeCare Corporation, Vice President for Human Resources at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Assistant Superintendent/Executive Director for Human Resources with Nassau County Board of Education (BOCES), and Senior Consultant – Right Management Associates. His board-based experience includes labor management, talent/career management, benefits administration, labor contract negotiations within the fields of healthcare, hospitality, education, manufacturing, security services, with companies ranging from 50 to 14,000 employees in multi-state organizations. His record of achievement has stressed financial management, problem-solving, dispute resolution, and proactive leadership. Also, as an experienced trainer and facilitator, Gary has conducted training programs on a wide range of topics including, Preventative Sexual Harassment, Customer Service, and Positive Performance Management, to name a few. Gary holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Education/Community Mental Health, and advanced certification in Educational Leadership/Administration and Business from Long Island University. Gary is an active participant in numerous community and professional groups, including volunteering as Board President for Harbor Child Care, President-Elect for the Association for Talent Development – Long Island Chapter, and as a certified men's official - Nassau County Men's Lacrosse Officials Association, and certified women's official - NYC Women's Lacrosse Officials Association.