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Kathleen Gallagher

1275 Route State 5, Lot 142

Elbridge, New York 13060
(315) 657.8187
Summary Statement
Proven hands on leadership and business acumen in the management and
administration of all human resource disciplines for a variety of
industries, including manufacturing, retail and non profit. Seeking
position as a human resource manager, generalist or senior
recruiter/manager for an established organization which values innovation,
integrity and has a strong commitment to its employees.
Computer skills: Windows environment: Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint,
HRIS (PeopleSoft),
Competencies: Excellent communication: Trained in presentation, written,
reflective listening and conflict management skills.
Patricia Serrao, C.N., M.A.S.C.N. Certified Nutritionist/ Syracuse,NY
Administrative marketing coordinator 01/2010 - c
Contact local civic organizations,industy and schools to market and promote
Serrao's nutritionist, wellness and nutrition education practice. Advertise
business through the internet market via LinkedIn, Face book and other social
networking sites.
The Penn Traffic Company, Syracuse, New York
Corporate Pharmacy Recruiter 04/2008 -08/
Recruited, interviewed and made recommendations for pharmacists in central
New York and western Pennsylvania. Coordinated college career days in an
effort to source pharmacists at universities with pharmacy doctoral

The Home Depot, Liverpool, New York

Human Resource Manager 11/2005 -07
Managed the human resource functional areas: staffing, compensation,
employee relations and benefit administration
Ensured compliance with State and Federal Laws including: FMLA, COBRA,
. Managed the spring recruitment campaign for two seasons.
. Raised associate training curriculum metric from 45% to 90%.
Dept. of Homeland Security: TSA, North Syracuse, New York
Human Resource Specialist 09/2002-03/2
Second position hired in the start up of this newly formed Department of
the Federal Government
Served as a liaison between TSA Headquarters and TSA employees to
communicate human resource policies, and employee benefits.
. Deployment of the workers compensation program.
. Chosen and participated on a team in Washington DC. Whose purpose was
to expedite the processing of a backlog of benefits and payroll
transactions across the county
Manth Brownell Inc. Kirkville, New York
Human Resource Manager 03/1993- 05
Managed the planning, development and administration of HR functions
(Focus Listed on Employee Benefits)
. Researched and changed providers for a company employee assistance
program which actualized a 10 % cost savings while increasing
utilization by 3%.
. Changed Insurance Brokers to a Benefits Consulting Agency, eliminating
a $15,000 broker expense.
. Combined the recordkeeping administrator and the investment company of
the 401(k) plan into one provider, resulting in a telephone response
system and a savings of $4000 annually.
. Implemented an Employee Service Awards program with nationally
recognized provider OC Tanner.
. Combined filings of 5500 into one filing for increased efficiency.

Oberdorfer Pumps, Inc. Syracuse, New York

Human Resource manager 12/1991-02/1
. Managed, designed and implemented HR programs in small sized
manufacturing plant
. Handled employee relations to include grievance handling and contract
General Electric Aerospace Division, Liverpool, New York
Employee Benefit Specialist 04/1986- 09/19
. Resident expert on employee benefits, including health, life, FSA,
disability plans: 401(k) and defined pension plan.
. Regularly taught a 16 hour pre retirement course to employees
preparing for retirement.
. Company liaison in assisting and processing the benefit paperwork for
surviving spouses
Roman Catholic Diocese, Syracuse, New York
Employee Benefits Administrator 12/1979-07/198
Managed the developed and administration of health and life insurance plans
for 3000 employees residing in three counties at 300 locations.
. Worked with third party administrator in transitioning to a partially
insured self insurance program
. Managed and assisted with the implementation of a computerized bi-
monthly billing system for accurate funding of the plan

Education: SUNY @ Potsdam BA: Psychology: GPA 3.25

Member: Society for Human Resource Management