Nicholas Ammaturo

President and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Nick is currently the Director of Global Procurement for Coach, where he drives sourcing process improvement initiatives around the world. Prior to Coach, Nick served as a Director, Profit Improvement & Procurement for Hudson’s Bay Company, Senior Procurement. Nick is a graduate of Villanova University and has spent a good amount of time abroad – both in his studies at the London School of Economics & Political Science and during his tenure as a Finance/Marketing Analyst for Ipsos in Beijing, China.

Al Perreca, C.P.M., A.P.P., CMRP

President Emeritus, Executive Board Member

Al is currently serving ISM-7 Counties as President Emeritus and an Executive Board Member. Al has also served as President for three terms and as President Emeritus, and chairman of the Professional Development and Scholarship Committees. He has been a member of 7 Counties since September 1997. Al is the Purchasing Agent at Rockland County Community College in Suffern, NY.

Karen Ansell

Vice President, Membership Activities Chair, and Executive Board Member

Karen is currently serving ISM-7 Counties as Vice President and Membership Activities Chair. A member of ISM-7 Counties since December, 1991, she has served on the International, Pro-D and Dinner Committees and as Director. Karen is employed by E. T. Browne Drug Company, Englewood Cliffs, NJ as Purchasing Expeditor.

George Yarusavage, C.P.M., CTL

Treasurer, Executive Board Member, and Joint Committee Chair

George Yarusavage is the Treasurer and Joint Program Coordinator of ISM-7 Counties, where he has been on the Board since 2002. He is also Chairman of the American Society of Transportation & Logistics, and Treasurer of both the ISM Logistics & Transportation Group & the ISM NY/NJ Forum. As a Fortress Consulting principal, his assignments have included providing supply chain training in the Middle East and across the U.S., plus he: is a Guest Lecturer for the Logistics & Supply Chain Management Certificate Program at Burlington County College; is the GLA Logistics Certification Instructor at Union County College; recently joined the faculty of the American Management Association.

Linda Rigano

Co-Chair, Communications

Linda is currently serving ISM-7 Counties as Co-Chair of Communications. She is excited to be in this role and, while a 20 year member of national ISM, this is her second year with this chapter. Linda is Executive Director of Media Relations for ThomasNet, an information and technology company serving manufacturing and supply chain.

Jennifer O’Brien

Dinner and Events Chair

Jennifer has been a member of ISM-7 for several years. She is currently employed as a Buyer at Omega Engineering Inc. located in Stamford, CT. Jennifer graduated from Holy Faith with a degree in Accounting & Economics. She has past experience in Government purchasing and accounting as well as the Banking industry and finance. Jennifer is currently pursuing a CPSM certification.

Bev Simon

Career Network Chairperson

Bev is currently serving ISM-7 Counties as Career Network Chairperson. A member of ISM-7 Counties since 1992, she has served on the Board of Directors for over 5 years providing job postings and career resource information to its affiliate members.

Bashir Abdallah

Technology Chairperson

Bashir currently serves ISM-7 Counties as Technology Chairperson having joined in October 2014. Bashir is the Vice President of Marketplace Strategy at ServiceChannel, a SaaS company serving the facility maintenance and supply chain software needs of global commercial chains. He holds a BA from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Hayley Unke-Moore

Executive Secretary

Hayley is an energetic and proactive supply chain professional, with experience in international project management, logistics, and supply chain. She is also Six Sigma Green Belt certified. Currently, she is a Senior Supply Chain Consultant for Third Party International, helping Aerospace and Space clients better manage their supply chains. Hayley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Saint Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Clothing and Textile Marketing from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.


Carl Hernas

Professional Development Chairperson

Carl currently leads Professional Development for ISM-7 Counties focusing on the optimal alignment of procurement skills with industry/market needs.

Over the past 13+ years Carl has gained experience in leading global procurement projects / teams / departments across a variety of industries. He most recently led Coach, Inc’s Global Category Management and Strategic Sourcing teams.  Prior to joining Coach, Carl was a Manager for Accenture in the Supply Chain consulting practice, leading a variety of sourcing projects and procurement capability diagnostics within North America and Europe.  He also worked for 5 years within the Services division of a top tier Procurement Software Vendor (BravoSolution, previously Verticalnet and Tigris Consulting).  Carl graduated from the University of Chicago in 2001 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics.