Debra Best, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Owner and Principal, Deb Best Practices
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Deb Best, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the owner and principal of Deb Best Practices. She has more than 25 years of business, change management, strategic planning, workplace mediation, harassment prevention, stakeholder communications and human resources senior leadership experience. Deb Best Practices is a New York State Certified Women-owned Business Enterprise providing outsourced senior human resources practitioner and other services to business leaders across many different industries and sectors. She is a member of the Capital Region Women@Work Executive Advisory Board and a columnist and blogger for the Times Union: Women@Work magazine.
Miriam Dushane, Managing Partner
Miriam is all in when it comes to doing whatever she can to help the Capital District grow and thrive. She is passionate about helping talented professionals find the right job and her work in the community is focused on furthering our area as a center of economic vitality. Miriam likes to garden and care for her pets. She is a member of an adult-only skate group where she rollerblades every week. She loves the Mets! And she is obsessed with vacuum cleaners; she really likes to vacuum and has 6 right now.