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Meet Human Resources

Patti Orlando, Director of Human Resources 

First year at Gordon-Conwell: 2023

Places she’s called home: Born and raised in Massachusetts, she has lived in Hamilton, MA; Wenham, MA; Gloucester, MA; and now resides in Ipswich, MA.

Patti is a graduate of Bentley University. Before joining Gordon Conwell, she was the Human Resources Manager at Myopia Hunt Club for 10 years. As Director of HR, she focuses on overseeing the development and execution of HR programs, policies and services to staff, legal & regulatory compliance, employee relations, compensation, recruitment, performance management, corporate culture, and strategic planning. Patti enjoys reading, traveling, playing golf, and spending her free time with her husband Brian, her two kids Aidan and Chloe, and their two dogs Nakita and Zelda.

Mary Herlich, Assistant Director of Human Resources

First year at Gordon-Conwell: 2000

Places she’s called home: Mary has lived in South Hamilton, MA since 1990.

Before joining the HR team in 2004, Mary served as a Teacher’s Aide in Gordon-Conwell’s Nursery School. From there she served as Payroll Manager before becoming Assistant Director of HR. Mary’s work focuses on employee onboarding, benefits orientation & administration, payroll, compliance & leave management, and assisting employees on policy matters, programs, and services. She loves painting, long walks, the coast of Maine and home improvement projects. Mary spends her free time with her husband Jeff, their dog Sadie, their four grown children and their new grandson.

Dianne Sullivan, Human Resources Generalist

First year at Gordon-Conwell: 2024

Places she’s called home: Dianne is originally from San Diego, California and moved to Massachusetts 21 years ago. She considers Natick MA to be her New England hometown and she currently lives in Wenham, MA

An art teacher for 12 years, she transitioned to a different career in Administration and then Human Resources, although she still makes her own art in her studio at home. As the HR Generalist, Dianne’s work focuses on the daily operations of the HR department, recruitment, communications, Vector training, as well as other duties of HR operations. During her down time, she enjoys spending time with her 15-year-old daughter, as they enjoy being foodies and thrifting.

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