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Board of Directors

Board of Directors 

President

Nitza Hauser is the Director, Technical Communication Services at Medidata Solutions. She has been a Technical Communicator for over a decade, and a freelance translator and system programmer prior to that. With a background in computer science, and having worked on some of the pioneering computers in the world as a system programmer, she brings her extensive experience in the software industry together with a global perspective to technical communication. Previously, Nitza worked in the educational, hospitality and pharmaceutical software industries.

Nitza currently serves on the NJIT Board of Visitors, as an adviser for the Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communications (MSPTC) program. She is also very interested in the Agile Development methodology and is a certified Scrum Master. In particular, she is interested in the impact of Agile practices on Technical Communication and translation practices.

Nitza leads a number of agile task forces dealing with the on-going work of the chapter, such as web site maintenance, newsletters, marketing and social media, the Talk to a Professional program, and more. She is deeply appreciative of the time commitment and dedication of all the chapter volunteers, who are what makes NY Metro such a successful chapter!!

Nitza Hauser
President
president@stcnymetro.net

First Vice President

Julie Waxgiser

Julie Waxgiser is a Senior Technical Writer at Thomson Reuters. She has been a technical communicator since 1998 and a member of STC since 2006. From September 2010 to June 2013, Thomson Reuters has been the site host for monthly NY Metro Chapter meetings and workshops, giving Julie a clear understanding of what goes into quality programs.

Julie believes that an organization is only as good as its member engagement, so she wants to make all the members of the NY Metro chapter, whether they participate virtually or in person, feel like the NY Metro chapter is a valuable resource for information and integral network for their current jobs and their career paths. She wants the members to feel as if they not only can bring up both ideas and issues but also help to implement changes and solutions.

Julie is proud to have been an active part of the board that earned the Chapter of Excellence and Pacesetter awards for NY Metro in 2013.

Julie Waxgiser
First Vice President

Second Vice President & Membership Chair

Scott McCoy is an Instructional Designer and a Technical Communicator at MOL Information Technology America. He believes there is much to do to ensure that every New York Metro STC Member, regardless of their physical location and membership level, can benefit from the services of our dynamic chapter. He ran for Second VP work with our NY Metro STC Board to implement policies and procedures that will gain New York Metro the international recognition that it deserves.
Scott attended the 2012 Summit and leadership sessions to further understand what the international society can do for the chapter, opened discussions with other chapters and special interest groups (SIGs). Scott would like to see STCNY bring education and social programs to locations in New Jersey and Connecticut as our membership now spans multiple states and international locations. In addition, while at the Summit, he found areas where NY members can contribute to the betterment of STC. All levels of membership from Student to Fellow will benefit from these measures like the Technical Communication Body of Knowledge (TCBOK). 
Scott McCoy
Second Vice President

Third Vice President & Manager, Member Outreach

Marion is a Business Communications Professional with cross-industry and cross-cultural experience in translating business needs into end user solutions. She specializes in internal and external communications, communications strategy and planning, executive communications, strategic content development, and project management.

In addition to being a technical and business author and editor, Marion is an experienced Quality Assurance professional, including testing, GUI Interface and Accessibility (ADA, 508 Compliance).

Marion has been a member of STC NY Metro for 14 years, an award winner and prior judge of the annual writing competitions. With global experience in a cross section of industries and social environments, Marion brings to the chapter a broad understanding and experience in the technical communication industry. She aims to contribute to the elevation of our craft in the world of communications, and to leverage her 30 years in this industry to help the chapter succeed.
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Marion Robertson
Third Vice President
 

Board Secretary

Tom Myers
Tom Myers is a senior principal technical writer with Oracle Corporation, where he writes documentation (user guides, implementation manuals, online help, and viewlets) and develops curricula for manufacturing application software. In the information field, Tom has previously worked as a systems analyst, a junior college instructor, a software developer, a corporate trainer, an implementation consultant, and a director of information systems. He has also worked as a counselor of autistic children, a teacher at a state psychiatric hospital, and a paramedic.
 
Tom graduated B.Sc. with honors in Psychology and a M.Sc. in Information Management. Tom was Treasurer of the Los Angeles Chapter and as judge in the 2011-12 STC New York Metro Greater New York Regional Technical Communication Competition.

Tom has over 25 years experience in the productive use of information in business. He has met and advised manufacturing and financial implementation teams and company management in a wide variety of industries, from doors and windows, steel fabrication, computers, aircraft engine overhaul, and retail furnishings to handgrenades and golf clubs. For several non-profit groups, Tom has developed web sites and served on their boards. He is an active member of The Mid-Hudson Chapter of APICS, Inc. and serves as its Recording Secretary.

Tom Myers
Board Secretary

Board Treasurer

Mark Yoss is the President of Career Management Associates, a talent acquisition firm specializing in Knowledge Management, Documentation and Training.  He has been the Board Treasurer of STCNY Metro for several years.
 
Prior to Career Management Associates, he was a Partner at Knowledge Transfer International. He worked in management positions at Bloomingdale's, and Controller's roles at David's Specialty Shops and Shopper's World Store. Mark holds a BA in Psychology from Hofstra University and completed most of the credits for an MBA, (concentration in Accounting) at CW Post College.

Mark Yoss
Board Treasurer
 

Advisor

Aiessa Moyna
Aiessa Moyna is currently the Treasurer of STC International and Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee, which is responsible for the annual budget, financial reserves, and financial processes of the Society. An Associate Fellow, she joined STC in 1984.  Aiessa works at American Express Company as a Communications Director in the Technologies division. In this role, she serves as communications consultant to the Chief Information Officer and consults on project team communications.
 
Aiessa has served STC in a variety of roles at the community, regional, and Society level. At the Society level, she has served on ad-hoc PR committees considering STC branding, industry/media audiences, and tools for community PR managers. At the community level, she has served the New York Metro, Phoenix, Southern Nevada, and New Mexico Tech Student chapters in offices from treasurer to president. She led such committees as employment, programs, and scholarship. She also judged local and regional competitions, coordinated student writing contests, and served on regional conference planning committees. Aiessa is a recipient of the Distinguished Chapter Service Award and has led teams that won Distinguished and Excellence awards in the STC PR Competition.
 
Aiessa Moyna
Advisor
 
 
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