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NYSTEC Management Team

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Managing Director of Operations

Nick Alger

Managing Director of Operations

Nick Alger serves as NYSTEC’s chief information officer and managing director of operations. Overseeing the company’s facility strategy in the Capital Region, Central New York, and New York City, Nick is spearheading NYSTEC’s efforts to provide state of the art technology and dynamic workspace environments for our employees. An IT executive with more than 25 years of experience in systems engineering, project management, and operations management, Nick’s expertise ranges from designing communications systems with an emphasis on broadband, wireless and optical network technologies, to raising the company’s internal systems security posture. Nick holds an MS and a BS from the SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

Director - Population Health

Shannon Kelley

Director - Population Health

Shannon Kelley is NYSTEC’s director of population health. With nearly 20 years of experience leading healthcare and healthcare-technology transformation initiatives, Shannon manages a portfolio of technology projects that aims to modernize health information systems and business processes to achieve cost efficiencies and improve health outcomes. Previously, Shannon worked as director of programs for the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), responsible for advancing New York’s health information technology strategy. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health from the SUNY Albany, School of Public Health, and she is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.

Director – Services & Solutions

Richard Green

Director – Services & Solutions

Richard Green is NYSTEC’s director of services and solutions. With more than 20 years of experience as a project manager, business analyst, and specialist in quality assurance and request for proposal (RFP) development, Richard has led dozens of  New York State government procurement and security initiatives, and he had advised teams in their project work in the areas of security and privacy, technology acquisitions, technical architecture and communications systems, and innovation and entrepreneurship. He received his education in England, where he earned an MS in Computing. Richard has held the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification since 2003.

CFO, Director – Contracts, Risk Management & Diversity

Michele Salisbury

CFO, Director – Contracts, Risk Management & Diversity

Michele Salisbury is NYSTEC’s CFO and director of contracts, risk management, and diversity. Her many responsibilities include overseeing NYSTEC’s Central New York Region innovation and leadership initiatives and outreach to community clients such as the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, NY. Michele lends her volunteer efforts to various organizations, including the Cyber Research Institute, the Rome Chamber of Commerce, the Mohawk Valley Economic Development Growth Enterprises Corporation (MV EDGE), the SUNY Poly Institute College of Business Management, and the New York State Forum. She served as treasurer for the Rome Area Red Cross and as vice chair for the Project Fibonacci STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) Youth Conference in Rome. Michele, who holds an MBA from Syracuse University and a BS in Accounting from the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, is a licensed New York State Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Director - Business Development

Mark Romano

Director - Business Development

Serving a duel role as director of business development and client advocate for existing contracted business for NYSTEC, Mark Romano is the lead on all new and extended business opportunities as well as the primary liaison between NYSTEC and its public sector-based government clients. With a focus on growth and an advanced understanding of public-sector industry knowledge, Mark has more than 20 years of experience interfacing with customers and top-echelon management. Mark holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute. A US Air Force veteran, Mark as a civilian developed information security policies and procedures for a US Air Force command and control program for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

President & CEO

Kevin Owens

President & CEO

Kevin Owens serves as NYSTEC’s President and CEO. His consulting experience spans over 20 years, with a focus on transformational initiatives that have assisted organizations in positioning themselves for future success. Kevin’s forte is overseeing large-scale system implementations, where he has excelled in managing all phases of the technology project life cycle. As he served in various leadership roles in NYSTEC, Kevin also served clients such as the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) and the NYS Department of Labor (DOL). For many years, Kevin led NYSTEC-sponsored community involvement and charity events. A strong supporter of professional development, Kevin has served as a mentor to many people on NYSTEC’s management and leadership teams. Kevin holds a BBA from Siena College and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) as recognized by the Project Management Institute.

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