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About Us

About Us

Mission Statement: The mission of the New York Metro Chapter of the Association for Psychological Type (APT NYC) is to provide education, development and advocacy for practitioners of and those with a strong interest in MBTI®

We are a primary resource for the Type community in the New York Metropolitan area and we create opportunities for networking, collaboration, and inspiration for Type enthusiasts at all levels.

Code of Ethics

Members of the New York Metro Chapter of the Association for Psychological Type subscribe to the code of ethics that is outlined on the APT International website. For more information about ethical use of MBTI®, please go to www.aptinternational.org/about/code-of-ethics .

 

The 2016-2017 Board

President – Skita Mohan
Treasurer – Susanne Vorster
Board Member – Bruce Cohen
Board Member – Sarangan G.

Advisor – Tanya Straker
Advisor – Cynthia Sefton

 

 

 

Bruce Cohen J.D.    Bruce is a counselor, educator and lawyer. He is President of Embervision, a company assisting in the professional, academic, and personal development of individuals and organizations in all fields. He has advised and coached people from across the U.S. and throughout the world. He has served as a dean for International Legal Studies and the Graduate Program at Harvard Law School and is a graduate of the University of Southern California and Harvard Law School. Bruce has served on the APT NY Metro board since 2009.

 

Past Presidents

Tanya Straker (Type INTP) – President 2013-14, 2011 

Tanya StrakerTanya Straker is a Type Enthusiast with a passion for contributing to the  ethical use of the MBTI®.  She is co-founder of CQ Associates, which uses Color Q, a derivative of the MBTI®, to enhance group communication and individual leadership.  In addition, she is a the Senior Associate Director of Training and Development at the Generations Plus Network. Tanya holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development from American University and a Certificate in Organization Development from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. She is a past board member of the Organization Development Network of New York and the Executive Committee of the National Sales Network. Contact Tanya at tms559@gmail.com.

 

Cynthia Sefton  (Type  ENTJ) – C0-President 2013-2014

Juanita Davies (Type ISTJ) – President 2012 -2013

Juanita is the president of J. Davies & Associates, a Professional Development Corporation. With over 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies throughout the U.S., she provides training and coaching that helps clients sharpen their interpersonal skills in areas like Teamwork, Effective Presentations and Communication. In 2009, she also began working with school systems to help them maximize student learning through a collaborative approach to instruction using Professional Learning Communities. She is the immediate Past President of the APT NY Metro Board of Directors and started the chapter’s first e-newsletter. She has served on the APT NY board since 2007. Juanita is a recognized MBTI® practitioner and her professional memberships include the American Society for Training and Development, the National Association of Women Business Owners and the New York Association for Women in Administration. www.jdaviesandassociates.com •  Email: jdaptnyc@aol.com

Camille RinatoCamille Rinato  – President 2010 – 2011

Camille manages strategic communications and change for organizations in Switzerland, the US, and Singapore.  She brings expertise in financial services, internal communications, organizational change and effectiveness, and technology and is certified in Project Management, Six Sigma, Mediation (Dispute Resolution), and MBTI®.  She holds an MBA from NYU Stern Business School; an MA from NYU; and, a BS from NYU Stern Business School. Camille has also been an ongoing resource for the APTNYC Board.


Pamela Judd (Type INFJ) – President 2009 – 2010

Pamela is the founder of Make Me Proud of You, Inc. whose mission is to help Entrepreneurs to transform the way they communicate, network and make a difference in the world. She teaches Human Relations and Career Development at Lehman College, has a passion for Social Entrepreneurship, and is certified in the MBTI®. Her most requested topics include Career Chutzpah for Entrepreneurs, Speaking and Networking with Style, Type® for Entrepreneurs, The Civility Zone, Generational Intelligence, and Career Training Wheels. Giving back to her community is an imperative. As the Philanthropic Chair for www.aici.org, Pamela is proud to be a leader in their Civility Counts Project and the launch of International Civility Month in May 2010. She is active in HR/NY and is a 20 year member of www.toastmasters.org where she served on their International Board of Directors. She credits Myers-Briggs® with helping her to find her purpose and Toastmasters for giving her the courage to say it out loud. www.PamelaJudd.com • E-mail: Pamela Judd

 

Jane Maloney  – President 2008 -2009

Jane has an MA from Columbia University in Organizational Psychology. She is President of Interaction, Inc. Jane gives organizations the management, leadership, teaming and communication skills they need to achieve optimal results. Over the last 20 years she has focused 80% of her time on serving Fortune 500 companies and 20% serving non-profit organizations. Jane frequently uses the MBTI® in her assignments. www.interaction-inc.com

 

Shoya ZichyShoya Zichy  (Type ENFP) – Founding President

Shoya Zichy is the author Women and The Leadership Q,  Career Match: Connecting Who You Are With What You’ll Love to Do and the recently published Personality Power.  Her work has been translated in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.  and her proprietary research on type and money is the cornerstone of Peter Tanous’ book The Wealth Equation.  Shoya’s clients include UBS, ABN, The U.S. Treasury, Merrill Lynch and schools in Saudi Arabia, among others.  Her work has been featured in Fortune, Barron’s, Newsday, The Chicago Sun-Times and on CNN.  Previously Shoya had a 15-year career as a private banker at Citibank, Merrill Lynch and American Express, which included a four-year overseas assignment in Asia.  www.ColorQPersonalities.com