2016 SIMNY Board

Dear SIMNY Members:

Thank you for taking the time to vote!

It is with great pleasure to present the 2016 SIMNY Board.

We would like to thank the 2015 outgoing Board members for their dedication and commitment.

Looking forward to a great 2016!

Best regards,
The Nominating Committee

Judy Arteche-Carr
Kurt Brungardt
Erik Tomasi
Michele Scaggiante
VP Marketing
Cindy Finkelman
Co-VP Programs
Mike Giresi
Co-VP Programs
Chris Kulczytzky
VP Membership
Ric Barnes
VP Membership Retention
Jim Carey
VP Board Secretary/Treasurer
Joe Plasencia
VP National Programs
Rashmi Jain
VP Academic Affairs
Bill Tanenbaum
VP Arrangements/Planning
Daniel Gorecki
VP Technology

What is the SIM NY Metro Program for Community Outreach?

In conjunction with the national SIM organization ( STEM History – Society for Information Management )who has donated in the past approximately $800,000 (combination of volunteer services and $) in furthering STEM and the industry,

SIMNY has enabled partnerships with:

  1.  N Power and The Community Corps program – , “tech volunteers powering social good”


  1. New York City Office of the CTO: Tech Talent Pipeline, Ladders for Leaders programs



We are extending this Community outreach to partner with the SIMNY Members on:

  1. IT departments community give-back programs
  2. Asset recycling- Equipment donations for schools and nonprofits
  3. Building a base of community outreach leaders for career counseling, building applications for the social good, etc…

If you have interested to be part of the operating committee or a contributor, please contact:

Judy Arteche-Carr- Team Lead

Community Outreach Team Members:

Roxana Callejo Garcia

Michael Israel

Joe Plasencia

Kevin VanWieren



There are several ways to do this and in some cases, if you are already doing some of the programs, just let us know so we can list them.

You can volunteer NOW by signing up with N Power at:


This is an all-purpose registration form that can be sent to volunteers, nonprofits, and schools to ensure that they are tagged to SIMNY. This way, you will get an email which details the volunteer work needed. Examples as of Nov 10, 2016 are:


Code Brooklyn Hour of Code

Help kids learn to love Computer Science

Code Brooklyn is an initiative of Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, and its objective is simple: Every Brooklyn public school student gets the opportunity to learn to code.

Code Brooklyn has set a goal of doing an “Hour of Code” event at EVERY Brooklyn public school this year during Computer Science Education Week (December 7 to December 13). There are 2 ways to get involved:

·        Planning and Outreach 

·        In-Classroom Mentoring 




NCWIT Aspirations in Computing

Recognize Young Women In Computing


The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) is a coalition of over 200 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women’s participation in information technology.

Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help review and score online applications from thousands of young women and educators nationwide for NCWIT’s Aspirations in Computing and Aspirations in Computing Educators awards. Volunteering as an application judge takes 3 hours and can be done virtually.

School of the Future

Take learning outside the classroom

School of the Future is a comprehensive High School that focuses mainly on critical thinking, writing across disciplines, college, and career readiness.

Students from 11th and 12th grade have expressed interest in learning about Information Technology and are seeking unpaid volunteer experiences with professionals working in the industry. Students are willing to commit 4 hours per week and they earn academic credit for the experience. Help students from a small public NYC school build 21st century skills.



Arts & Letters School

Configure iPads for Student Learning


Arts & Letters is a small public school in Brooklyn encompassing Kindergarten through 8th grade. With only two classes at each grade level, they provide the children and young people with a caring and intimate learning environment.

Assistance is needed in setting up and syncing iPads for use by the students (e.g. settings, parental controls etc).Have you got the touch?


Renew your 2016 SIM NY membership

SIM has made it easy for you to renew online at SIMnet.org. Follow these simple steps to renew your dues in minutes:

  • Visit https://www.simnet.org & sign in using your SIM ID and password
  • Select “Membership Info” and then “Securely Renew Your Membership Now”
  • Complete Renewal selecting either Credit Card or Bill Me to mail in a check.
  • Once you,ve clicked Submit Securely, you can choose the “View Invoice/Receipt” link.
  • If you selected Bill Me, please mail your check to:
    SIM – Society for Information Management
    Attn: Membership Renewal
    15000 Commerce Pkwy, Ste C
    Mount Laurel, NJ 08054-2212

Please note that if you do not renew your membership, you will lose Society privileges, including access to SIMnet.org. Feel free to contact SIM Headquarters if you have questions about your SIM membership or the renewal process at 800.387.9746 or sim@simnet.org.