Our Team

CNY HRAS is a Veteran Owned Business

Christine Tarnowski
MBA, SHRM-SCP
Founder

Chris is a results oriented professional with over 25 years of progressive combined experience in leadership, finance, training, and human resource management at the federal, state, private and nonprofit level in a variety of roles. 

Her most recent roles include Senior Director of Operations (Syracuse University), Chief Operating/Financial Officer (Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.), and Deputy Director of Operations and Training (NYS Division of Veterans Affairs). 

She brings a consistent record of success in delivering impact in member relations and engagement, talent development, and building high performance teams.

Today, Chris specializes in working with companies to solve their human resource, financial, and staff development needs. She applies expert knowledge, industry experience, and relentless energy to help clients achieve their goals and objectives.

Melissa Kennedy
BS, Business Administration
Member

As an HR professional, Melissa comes with strong cross industry experience supporting diverse workforces. She possesses expertise in the development and administration of benefits programs, compensation structures, compliance and reporting functions, leave management, and new hire orientations.

Dedicated and passionate about helping others, she has an aptitude for breaking down complex material into understandable and actionable information.

With years of exceptional customer service experience, she works closely with our clients to implement best practices to ensure compliance and efficiencies in benefit plan administration and management, and helps navigate the complexities of today’s HR systems and requirements.