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NYSTEC Management Team

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General Counsel, Ethics & Compliance Officer

Glinnesa Gailliard

General Counsel, Ethics & Compliance Officer

Glinnesa Gailliard serves as NYSTEC’s general counsel, ethics and compliance officer. She is an accomplished, experienced attorney with in-house, business law, and civil and administrative litigation experience. Glinnesa has a broad scope of expertise, and her strengths are in contract drafting and negotiation, compliance, fraud, data privacy, trademark and copyright, and criminal investigations.

Business Development Manager

Girk Cakmak

Business Development Manager

Girk Cakmak serves as a business development manager for NYSTEC. He is an accomplished, goal-oriented professional with a wide range of experience, including business development, digital marketing, sales, and project management. With more than 18 years of experience in the government and healthcare sectors, Girk’s skill set includes developing and executing business development strategies, redesigning sales operations, and creating new digital marketing processes. He also has extensive experience with New York State contract vehicles.

Culture and Engagement Manager

Maria Ayoob

Culture and Engagement Manager

Maria Ayoob is NYSTEC’s culture and engagement manager. She is an experienced project manager, researcher, and consultant in the healthcare field. Maria previously served as practice leader for the Population HealthData Insights practice, overseeing projects related to health information technologyenabled quality measurement and clinical data quality for the New York State Department of Health. Before joining NYSTEC in 2014 as a senior consultant, Maria worked for Health Research, Inc., providing support as a project facilitator for the Department of Health’s Office of Health Information Technology Transformation, where she managed projects to automate healthcare data exchange. She also holds a certificate in diversity and inclusion from Cornell University. 

Business Development Manager

Michelle Chank

Business Development Manager

Michelle Chank serves as an account executive for NYSTEC’s clients. She has led complex business- and technology-driven projects and contract negotiations, cross-functional project delivery teams, and program management offices. Michelle has extensive experience in determining and framing an organization’s needs and in developing and implementing creative solutions to improve a client’s organizational and operational efficiency and effectiveness. Prior to joining NYSTEC, she was on staff at Columbia University in the City of New York and worked for International Business Machines (IBM) in a global consulting group. Michelle has served on the board of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) New York City chapter and actively volunteers with both the Upstate New York and New York City chapters of the PMI. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), she holds an MS and a BS in Industrial and Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Contracts Manager

Michael Tallman

Contracts Manager

Mike Tallman serves as NYSTEC’s contract manager. He has 15 years of professional experience, including 10 years performing contract administration for CONMED Corporation. Mike is a member of the National Contract Management Association – Leatherstocking Chapter. He holds a BS in Business Management from SUNY Institute of Technology and an associate’s degree in General Studies from Mohawk Valley Community College.

Talent Recruitment Manager

Kathy Stockbridge

Talent Recruitment Manager

Kathy Stockbridge is a staffing and recruitment professional with more than 15 years of experience. She is responsible for managing NYSTEC’s recruitment process, driving diverse talent into the organization and contributing to the company’s long-term growth. Kathy is deeply involved in the full recruiting life cycle, from initial sourcing and screening through offer negotiations, placement, and onboarding. Previously, she was a branch manager at local staffing agency Staffworks, where she oversaw operations that focused on delivering temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct placement personnel to clients. Kathy, who holds an associate’s degree in Business Management, is a Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter (CSSR) and a Certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiter (CDR) through AIRS.

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