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Meet Kelley D'Angelo, Director of Human Resources, Provincial House
There is another new face at the Provincial House. You have met Susan Szczerbacki, the Provincial House administrator, and Susan Bartholomew, the director of nursing. In late January, we extended a welcome to Kelley D'Angelo, the new director of human resources at the PH.
Kelley grew up in Rensselaer County, as she describes it, "just across the river a bit." She attended St. Jude the Apostle School in Wyantskill and Catholic Central High School in Troy, so Kelley is very familiar with the Sisters of St. Joseph. After graduating from CCHS, Kelley attended Long Island University-Southhampton Center and earned a bachelor of science degree in biology. Later, she went back to her CSJ roots and received certification in human resources from The College of Saint Rose and was awarded the "Professional in Human Resources" (PHR) designation.
Kelly describes herself using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. “According to the Myers-Briggs personality test, I’m an ISFJ. However, less technically, I’m generally quiet, thoughtful and almost always upbeat.”
The majority of Kelley's work experience has been in the not-for-profit sector. She spent fifteen years with The Nature Conservancy, a private, not-for-profit, land-conservation organization which owns and manages the largest private-preserve, nature-sanctuary system in the country. Although Kelley worked for The Conservancy in administration, office operations and human resources, she was drawn to the organization because it is science-based and because she has always had a love for the outdoors and an abiding interest in environmental-conservation issues.
Kelley and her husband, Christian, have an almost six-year old daughter, Amelia Grace, and a cat named Coco. Between Kelley's small family and Christian's large one, they have many relatives in the Capital-District area or within a day's drive.
After being home with Amelia Grace for her "baby" years, Kelley decided it was time to return to the work force on a full-time basis. In her job search, she targeted not-for-profit groups to fulfill her desire "to make a difference." Kelley applied for the position at the Provincial House because she was familiar with the work of the Sisters of St. Joseph and knew she would be delighted to be associated with the congregation.
Kelley has felt that accepting the position at the PH was a "good fit" from the start. "From the moment I had my first building tour with Sister Jean [Keating], I felt a sense of peace in being here. It felt just right. Then, the welcome I have received since my arrival has been overwhelming! Almost immediately, the sisters and the staff have made me feel as though I belong here. It's difficult to believe that I have been here over a month now and, while I still have lots to learn, I am enjoying my work very much."
Kelley sees her role at the Provincial House to be one of a team builder, an advocate and a support person. "I hope that I can build an HR program that will be effective, one that serves our employees and sisters well. An organization is only as good as its people, and I want to support our staff in every way possible. We already have some really great people here, so I can only add to what already is!"
We extend a warm welcome to Kelley D'Angelo!