Corporate Education Partners and Instructors

Cypress Group

Cypress Group team members have experience in all facets of the business process, as well as information technology applications designed to intelligently support the decision-making process. This combination of disciplines allows us to clearly understand the needs of our clients and translate those needs into the solution that best fits their technological and financial goals.

John J. Boyle, CPIM, CIRM, is President of Cypress Group. John's 30 years of experience include assignments in Production Control, Marketing, and Management Information Systems.   John holds a BBA in Management and an MS in Industrial Management.

Joan M. Gladky, CPIM - Adjunct Professor at Stony Brook University and Managing Director of the Cypress Group, a management consulting and training organization. Joan began Cypress 25 years ago to help clients become more competitive.  Her expertise is in Supervisory Skills, Quality Improvement, implementing ISO 9001-based Quality Management Systems, AS9100, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Office and business process improvement. Cypress helps clients become more competitive. Joan holds a BS in Computer Science, an MBA in Management and is a frequent speaker at professional organizations.

Total Systems

Total Systems Education is renowned for working closely with clients, all over the world, to design and deliver training that exactly fits their specific needs. They don’t believe in “cookie-cutter” training!  Their philosophy is that training must be current and real-world; delivering a skill-set that encompasses world-class best practices but is also immediately transferrable to client’s workplace. Total Systems Education is proud to be a PMI Global Registered Education Provider.  They were named the 2010 PMI “Best of the Best” Continuing Education Provider of the Year. For Business Analysts, Total Systems is also an EEP, Endorsed Education Provider, of the IIBA.  These endorsements and certifications allow us to have our courses reviewed by the IIBA and PMI for relevancy, quality and adherence to the best practices supported by both of these prestigious global organizations. These certifications also allow us to award PDUs and CDUs to participants involved in the professional credentialing processes for PMP, CAPM, CBAP and the newly developed CCBA.


CSG (Conservation Services Group) is uniquely qualified to deliver technical training services to expand the network of building performance industry professionals. CSG is a Building Performance Institute (BPI) affiliate and is actively involved in the development of BPI technical standards and associated training and has been for many years. CSG has provided training services to contractors, builders, code officials, and designers, serving thousands of individuals for over 20 years.

CSG's instructors: have years of extensive experience in building technologies, energy efficiency, and residential construction, and bring a real-world, common-sense approach to teaching. They have extensive experience in building technologies, energy efficiency and residential construction. Each one brings a real world, common sense approach to teaching.

Steven Courville, Senior Trainer: Joining CSG in 2006, Steven Courville has over 20 years of experience in residential building science, systems and inspections.

Richard Derikart, Senior Trainer: Providing leadership and training expertise for CSG since 2004, Rick Derikart has educated builders, contractors, and technical staff about building performance for eight years and prior to that, he also taught secondary school subjects.

Hap Haven, Trainer: Hap Haven has personally trained over 1,000 contractors for their BPI certifications. He is a national leader in the field of energy education for more than 30 years who joined CSG in 2008.

Alex Glenn, Trainer: Alex Glenn has a comprehensive background in residential construction and building performance, including diagnostic and energy evaluations of both new and existing homes.

National Association of Home Builders

John Barrows, GMB, CGP: John Barrows is the President of J. Barrows Inc., a company that has provided construction services, general contracting, construction management, and consultation services for over 30 years.  Their projects include historic renovation, remodeling, and new construction not only at home on the East End of Long Island but also Nantucket, Hilton Head, SC, and the Adirondacks of upstate New York.


Michael Reilly, Principal, Globalwriters, Inc.

Mr. Michael Reilly, a former Reuters correspondent, editor, executive, and head of external relations, is an independent writer and editor who also advises on business communications best practices. He spent over a dozen years as chief spokesman for the Reuters Group in the Americas, making presentations to investors, media, government and many other constituencies. From the Conference Board to the US Congress, and in boardrooms, exhibition halls and business school classes, Mr. Reilly has extensive speaking experience. As a communications and marketing specialist, he has provided communications and best-practice support for JP Morgan Chase, DDC, Lockheed Martin, Rio Tinto, Alcoa, Schering-Plough, Lexis-Nexis, PR Newswire and many other companies, both large and small.

Joseph D. Tomaselli, Principal, Exelligence Executive Advisors LLC

Mr. Joseph Tomaselli works for Exelligence Executive Advisors LLC, which specializes in executive development conflict resolution and organizational effectiveness consulting. Mr. Tomaselli is an Executive Coach with more than twenty five years of experience to corporations in strategic human resources and is certified in the ‘Becoming Conflict Competent' workshop. He brings to this workshop his diverse knowledge and practical experience and an engaging teaching style as well as his passion for equipping and developing managers with exceptional communication skills and a high level of knowing who they are to manage conflict effectively – both of which are so essential for leaders at all levels in an organization.

Teresa Goodfellow, Adjunct Faculty, College of Business, Stony Brook University

Teresa has more than 30 years of experience in operations, material management and technical sales positions with manufacturing and distribution companies supplying electronic components and assemblies, communications equipment and instrumentation for commercial, industrial and defense applications.  Teresa holds an MBA in General Management from Dowling College’s Townsend School. She was trained and certified by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) under the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a Lean Manufacturing trainer and implementer. In 2000 she began consulting for the Long Island Forum for Technology, working with small and mid-sized manufacturers to increase their competitiveness, productivity and profitability. Since 2004 she has managed her own corporate consulting firm, successfully training hundreds of corporate employees and facilitating the implementation of continuous improvement techniques at manufacturing and service businesses.  She has also earned status as an APICS (Association for Operations Management) Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).  Teresa teaches at both graduate and undergraduate level as a faculty member of the College of Business since 2007. She is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Operations and Management, located at the College of Business.

Teresa also serves as the faculty advisor for the student chapter of APICS. In addition to being an Adjunct faculty member, she is also Principal of Catalyst Consulting Corp.

Louise M. Rotchford, Principal, JL Group Consulting

Ms. Louise M. Rotchford is an experienced corporate trainer, consultant, college professor and college administrator. For 20+ years, she has designed, delivered and administered training programs to numerous healthcare, manufacturing and service companies. Her areas of expertise include: management, communications, business ethics, organizational behavior and communications. Ms. Rotchford holds a BS Degree in Management/Marketing, an MS Degree in Management/Human Resource Management and an Advanced Graduate Certification in Labor Management Studies.

Michael Nugent, Professor, Stony Brook university

Michael Nugent is a faculty member in the Stony Brook College of Business where he teaches Finance. He has many years’ work experience in both public and private corporations. He has held the position of SAP Financial System Analyst, where his responsibilities included customizing SAP software, configuring FICO financial modules, maintaining profit center structure and profitability determination, implementing SAP upgrade, and developing user documentation. In addition, Professor Nugent held the position of Accounting Manager, which involved determining cost of sales, profitability analysis, budgeting, standard costing, cost allocations, cost behavior determination, product cost estimating, overhead and variance analysis. Before arriving at Stony Brook in 1999 Professor Nugent worked for C.W.Post – Long Island University as an Assistant Professor of Finance.

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