Director for International Staff, Scholars and Students, Partners HealthCare
At Partners, Ms. Ayer provides nonimmigrant services to international researchers, clinicians and allied health personnel at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, McLean Hospital, Northshore Medical Center, Faulkner Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital – all members of the Partners HealthCare network in greater Boston. Ms. Ayer has been a member of the Board of Directors of ACIP for many years and is on the regional Government Regulations committee for NAFSA. Prior to establishing the International Office at MGH in 1992, Ms. Ayer was the Regional Certifying Officer responsible for the Department of Labor’s (DOL) immigration programs throughout New England. Ms. Ayer was part of DOL’s Task Force implementing IMMACT ’90 and is a participant and organizer of a number of conferences, regionally and nationally.
Margie Jones, Secretary
American Immigration Manager, Intel Corporation
Ms. Jones has worked for Intel Corporation for the last 21 years, 18 of which have been in immigration. Her current responsibilities include managing the U.S. immigration function, working closely with outside counsel on outsourcing and working on special projects with the international sites. She earned a B.S. in Business in 1984 from San Jose State University.
Cynthia (Cindy) A. Chiarella, Treasurer
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Ms. Chiarella is an International Assignment Services (IAS) Partner specializing in expatriate tax compliance. She has over 25 years of experience consulting on tax compliance and planning, and on the policy and process aspects of international assignment programs.
Thomas M. Barnett, J.D.
Director, International Office, The Scripps Research Institute
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) ranks fifth in terms of the largest number of foreign scientists/visa holders in the country. The International Office processes between two and four thousand visa transactions per year. Foreign nationals account for 75% of the TSRI postdoctoral community from 56 countries.
Ayesha C. Blackwell
Sr. Manager, Immigration, Amazon.com, Inc.
Ms. Blackwell is experienced in all aspects of employer-sponsored immigration law. Prior to joining Amazon.com, Inc., Ms. Blackwell was Counsel for Bristol-Myers Squibb where she headed the Immigration Department. She began her career in immigration as an Associate for Epstein, Becker and Green PC in New York. She holds a J.D. Degree from Rutgers School of Law, Camden, NJ and a B.A. from Rutgers College/Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.
Steven L. Brown
Senior Director of International Mobility, Tax and Immigration, Accenture
Mr. Brown works for Accenture where he is the Senior Director of International Mobility, Tax and Immigration. Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. Steve’s team manages over 20,000 expatriate assignments annually and also participates in the design and implementation of the company's compensation and equity plans. Steve has over 20 years experience in expatriate management, immigration services, individual and corporate tax matters, auditing and accounting. Before joining Accenture in 1997, Steve spent 2 years at Novell as manager of their expatriate assignment program and 6 years at Ernst & Young. Steve holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of California and Masters degrees in Business Administration and Accounting from Northeastern University, Boston.
J. Robert (Bob) Carr, J.D., SPHR
Senior Vice President, SHRM
Mr. Carr oversees SHRM’s Membership, Marketing, and External Affairs activities. He is responsible for the development and execution of a communications strategy that will build SHRM’s brand reputation and influence globally.Bob received a B.A. in economics from Morehouse College, a J.D. from Columbia University Law School and an LLM (Master of Laws) degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
Director - Global Immigration, Talent Deployment & Mobility, Human Resources IBM Corporation
Ms. Hedrick is an HR Executive with over 20 years of experience in Talent Management and Global Mobility. Currently, Ms. Hedrick is the Director of Global Immigration for IBM working in the Talent Deployment and Mobility organization. Her expertise includes developing and managing talent and immigration policies, HR programs and global process execution. Prior to joining IBM, she led recruitment teams in the talent management and staffing field for global consulting firms. Ms. Hedrick received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice from NC State University.
Ms. Hedrick continues to be an influential advocate for US Immigration Policy and joined ACIP (American Council on International Personnel) Board of Directors in 2005.
Henry G. Jackson, CPA
President & Chief Executive Officer, Society for Human Resource Management
Mr. Jackson is the president and CEO for the Society for Human Resource Management, the world's largest association devoted to the human resource profession. Prior to this he served as the Society’s interim president and CEO, and before that he was Chief Global Finance and Business Affairs Officer. Hank came to SHRM from Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he was senior vice president/chief financial officer and treasurer of the university. Before joining Howard University, Hank worked in public accounting with Hurdman Main and KMPG as senior auditor and a computer audit specialist. Hank earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Stonehill College in Massachusetts.
Jessica R. Nacheman
Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Ms. Nacheman is Counsel for Exxon Mobil Corporation primarily counseling the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (EMRE) and ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc. (EMBSI) affiliates. Ms. Nacheman serves as the attorney responsible for all general law legal issues including immigration, export controls, environmental, safety and health issues, and antitrust matters for EMRE and EMBSI. Ms. Nacheman is the Designated Responsible Officer of EMRE’s J-visa program and serves as Assistant Secretary to EMRE. Ms. Nacheman has a scientific background, including a Masters of Public Health degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, which she uses in her administrative and regulatory legal practice to communicate effectively her Corporation's technical bases for its legal comment and defense.
Immigration Policy and Government Relations, Hewlett-Packard Company
Ms. Nicolett has been with Hewlett-Packard (HP) for 18 years, the last 14 of which have been in the immigration function. Ms. Nicolett’s present activities are focused on Merger, Acquisition, Divestiture/Spin-off and Outsourcing activities and on immigration policy development for the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and the Latin America/Caribbean countries. She also provides U.S. Immigration content knowledge to HP’s Government Affairs and Public Relations Departments. She is a past President of the Western Immigration Networking Group (WINGS) and an active participant in the Compete America coalition.
Laura Chaplin Prince
Senior Immigration Specialist, Faculty & Staff Immigration Services, The University of Iowa
Ms. Prince has worked extensively within the field of employment-based immigration in a variety of settings including a corporate fortune 500 company, academia and law firm. She is the 1-9 and E-Verify compliance officer (training) at the University of Iowa and manages several hundred employment-based immigration cases. Prior to working at the University of Iowa Ms. Prince worked for EDS (now HP) as the Immigration Specialist and Expatriate Manager. She received a B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University.
Director, U.S. Immigration, Oracle
Ms. Rahmani currently manages the immigration program for Oracle. She joined the ACIP Board of Directors in 2007. Prior to her position with Oracle, Ms. Rahmani was employed as an Immigration Specialist at several of the Silicon Valley’s largest tech companies, including Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Agilent and SAP.
Corporate Vice President and Counsel, The Walt Disney Company
Mr. Rosenfeld specializes in immigration, labor and employment law. He serves on several boards of directors, including ACIP, The Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans and Contract Services Administration Trust fund. He earned a B.A. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Whittier Law School.