Diversity and Inclusion

    Diversity and Inclusion Director Contact:

    Dennis Martinez | President
    Regional Business Relations Coordinator
    (p) 716-848-8015

    NDEAM (National Disability Employment Awareness Month) Business Luncheon 

    sponsored by Roswell Park Cancer Institute
    Click here for more information

    DIVERSITY Career Fair
    October 26, 2017 
    Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
    Lafayette Square, Buffalo
    Career Fair: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    (Employer Breakfast 9 a.m.) 
    Free parking for employers in Allpro lot

    There is NO COST TO REGISTER- includes a table with two chairs, buffet breakfast & parking.

    Space is limited, please register by:  Friday, October 20, 2017 

    Registration form

    Diversity and Inclusion Committee Members:

    Brandon Bless, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB)
    Sharlene Buszka, DPhil MBA SPHR and Associate Professor of Business Administration, Daemen College
    Frank Cammarata, Executive Director, Office for People with Disabilities, Erie County
    Jennifer Duer, Recruiter, Sykes Enterprises, Inc.
    Joel Feuerman, Human Resources Manager / ASDS, Home Depot
    Ruth Higgins, Contract Recruiter / Talent Acquisition and Development, Catholic Health Services
    Andrea Todaro, Innovative Placements
    Christina Schweitzer, Director, Employment Services Program, Salvation Army
    Georgia Whitney, Employment Specialist & Resume Writer, Innovative Placements


    SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Video :

    Read Diversity and Inclusion Director Andrea Todaro's interviews with:

    Ben Bissell, Executive Director of Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) (February 2017)

    Dennis Martinez, Regional Business Relations Coordinator of ACCESS-VR (June 2015)

    Joel Feuerman, HR Manager with the Home Depot (Nov 2013)

     The Diversity and Inclusion Conference October 6-7, 2013.

    Andrea Todaro, BNHRA's Diversity and Inclusion Director met with leaders at the conference.

    NYS SHRM Diversity Director, Fannie Glover (left) and BNHRA Diversity and Inclusion Director, Andrea Todaro(right)

    Eric Peterson, Manager, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives (seated) and BNHRA Diversity and Inclusion Director, Andrea Todaro

    BNHRA Diversity and Inclusion Committee Mission:

    To foster awareness and appreciation of workplace diversity issues among HR professionals, their employers and other business leaders.

    To assist BNHRA members in managing a diverse workforce by providing diversity-related materials, workplace tools, publications and linkages to other organizations.

    Our focus is to make the business case for diversity and to value individual differences.

    What is Workplace Diversity and Inclusion?

    Workplace diversity involves the qualities, experiences and work styles that make individuals unique. Our goal is to help organizations maximize these qualities in support of their business objectives.

    Some Areas Related to Diversity and Inclusion

    • Generational differences
    • Business case for diversity
    • Gender differences
    • ADA/disabilities
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Managing diversity
    • Sustaining diversity initiatives
    • Religious differences
    • Race, ethnicity differences
    • Conflict resolution
    • Mentoring
    • Glass ceiling



    For more information on diversity, SHRM members can visit the Diversity Focus Area at Diversity and Inclusion Resources

     Diversity and Inclusion Resources