Timothy Marini, Chairman of the Board
Timm Marini is the current Chairman of the Board and has been an active Board member since 2003. Over the past 11 years, Timm has been a dedicated volunteer serving on key sub-committees including Executive, Development, Finance and Co-Chaired HRU’s annual fundraising campaign. Timm’s leadership, knowledge, skills, compassion and commitment to HRU and the people we serve have been invaluable in helping us to fulfill our mission.
Timm is the President and Principal of FieldEddy Insurance and has over two decades of insurance industry experience. The FieldEddy Insurance Network, headquartered in East Longmeadow, is the largest independent insurance agency in western Massachusetts and one of the largest in the state.
Timm is a graduate of Plymouth State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He holds a certificate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers Executive Leadership Program.
In addition to volunteering his time with HRU, Timm is actively involved in a number of area committees and organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors of Pioneer Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America and the Springfield Technical Community Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Wilbraham Monson Academy, an active incorporator for the Springfield Library and Museums Association and the Ludlow Boys & Girls Club.
Donald Kozera, President/CEO
Donald Kozera is responsible for the operations and growth of Human Resources Unlimited (HRU) while leading the agency to achieve its vision. In cooperation with the Board of Directors, Mr. Kozera creates processes which set HRU’s strategic direction. He also establishes the standards and goals for each department to ensure that services are delivered efficiently and effectively. He is continuously assuring that member services are in line with the agency’s mission and that they are of the highest quality.
Prior to his position at HRU, Mr. Kozera served as the Fiscal Director for Carval Enterprises, the Business Manager of the Community Council of Greater Springfield, and a Program Manager for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Keene State College and a Master’s Degree from American International College.
Mr. Kozera serves on both the Board of Directors and the Member Benefits Committee for the Mass Council of Human Service Providers. He has been the recipient of the Pioneer Valley Business Excellence award, the Not for Profit Employer of the Year award, and Business West’s 2011 Difference Maker Award.
Margaret Jordan, Director of Mental Health Services
Margaret Jordan oversees the mental heath division of HRU including six vocational rehabilitation clubhouse model programs in Springfield, Westfield, Florence, Southbridge, Holyoke and the Berkshires; HUD/McKinney permanent housing projects, contracts with the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Patnership and ParkView Hospital, and oversight of homeless employment services within the division. Ms. Jordan is responsible for ensuring that all services operate within contract guidelines and provide the highest quality employment and rehabilitation services to our program members. She is the primary contact for the Department of Mental Health, HUD, and all funders, and is involved in regional meetings and participates in task forces to reinforce principals of rehabilitation and recovery in community mental health services.
Ms. Jordan has been employed with HRU since January 1988, first serving as the Manager of Forum House in Westfield. In October 1992 Ms. Jordan was promoted to her current position of Director of Mental Health Services. Before HRU, she was the Director of Day Services and Director of Westfield Enterprises and a former Program Director for the American Heart Association.
Ms. Jordan received a Bachelor’s Degree from Ithaca College and has completed social work courses at Clark University. She is also a CPRP-Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner through USPRA, is a surveyor for CARF International in thier Employment and Community Services Division, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of MassPRA (Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association), where she served as Secretary, President Elect, President and Past President.
Ms. Jordan is also involved with many community organizations including the Social Justice Commision of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of Hampshire County Homeless Individuals, Inc. She also serves as an overnight volunteer for the Interfaith Cot Shelter in Northampton, MA. In 2011, Margaret Jordan received The Renata Halter Riley Award from the Friends for Voices of Rehabilitation and Recovery.
Patricia Robinson, Director of Developmental Services
Patricia Robinson oversees the developmental services division of HRU including ETS Career Services, Pyramid Project, Workforce Alternatives and Transport. She oversees the services and operations of each program including the planning, maintenance and expansion. She directs the departmental management team resulting in high quality programs and growth of services in line with HRU’s mission. She is the primary contact and works collaboratively with the Department of Developmentally Disabled, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, Human Service transportation, and Department of Transitional Assistance participating in regional meetings to provide high quality services to the members HRU serves.
Ms. Robinson has been employed with Human Resources Unlimited since December, 1982. She began her tenure with HRU as a case manager, then program manager of Carval and was promoted in 1986 to her current position as Director. Prior to HRU she worked for Center for Humanistic Change and Communities for People.
Ms. Robinson received a Bachelor’s Degree from Salem State College and a MBA from American International College. She is on the board of directors for Ready Set Hire, a member of the Western Mass. Service Providers, Mass. Coalition for Day Habilitation Providers and a member of the Association of Developmental Disabled Providers (ADDP). She is involved with a variety of community organizations including the Y of Greater Springfield, St. Catherine of Sienna parish, St. Catherine of Sienna Athletic Association and the 16 Acres group. In 2006, she was recognized for her outstanding work with the Asian Family Project of Multi-Cultural Services( MCS).
Gregg Thompson, Social Enterprise Director
Gregg Thompson oversees the development of special projects for the organization. He is currently spearheading the development of the Move to Work program, developing new programs in the State of Connecticut and establishing new, innovative relationships for future program growth. The Move to Work program is a program designed for the chronically unemployed to assist them in developing job readiness skills and healthy lifestyle habits. The program offers a holistic approach to job readiness, employment, job retention, and overall quality of life, resulting in more effective, positive outcomes for the participants and the communities in which we all live.
Prior to joining HRU, Mr. Thompson had a 25 year career in the YMCA with a variety of responsibilities. In his last two positions with the YMCA, he served as the CEO for the YMCAs in Haverhill and Westfield MA. Mr. Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree from Springfield College.
Gregg Thompson is currently on the Board of Directors of the Volleyball Hall of Fame and serves on the Innovation and Social Enterprise Committee for the Provider’s Council. He has served on numerous community boards and committees during his YMCA tenure.
Deb Augherton, Human Resources Manager
Deb Augherton manages the human resources functions of the organization including recruitment and orientation, benefits management, workmen’s compensation management, and unemployment management. She serves as chair of HRU’s Wellness Committee and is a member of HRU’s Professional Development Committee and Safety Committee. She is also a member of the Human Resource Management Association of Western New England, Inc.
Ms. Augherton is the primary contact for HRU employee questions relating to benefits, employee training, policy and procedure interpretation and provides guidance on job related issues.
Ms. Augherton is actively involved with community organizations including Greyhound Options, Second Chance Rescue, July 4th Committee for East Longmeadow and the American Red Cross, where Ms. Augherton received the Donor Award for the past four years.