Work Life Presenter Bios


Lisa Potter, Training Team Member at Child Care Solutions

Lisa has worked as a Center Director for a licensed childcare program, and has been designing and facilitating state trainings for Child Care Solutions since March 2015.

  • NYS ASPIRE Level 2 Credentialed Trainer
  • CDA Instructor/Professional Development Specialist
  • B.S. Early Childhood Education – SUNY Cortland
  • Certified T.O.T. Instructor for Ages and Stages Questionnaire

Kristy Sherman, Training Team Member at Child Care Solutions

Kristy has worked in the role of Supervisor/Education Manager for Early Head Start and Head Start agencies for 15 years, and has been a trainer for Child Care Solutions since May 2016.

  • NYS ASPIRE Level 2 Credentialed Trainer
  • CDA Professional Development Specialist-Home Visitor Endorsement
  • CLASS Reliable Assessor – Preschool
  • S. Child and Family Studies, SUNY Oneonta

Karen Clark, LMSW

Karen Clark, LMSW, a Social Worker with University Geriatricians of SUNY Upstate, has a wide range of experience caring for seniors, both personally and professionally. Karen is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Roberts Wesleyan College. She has worked in nursing home and hospital settings, providing personal care as a CNA, and supportive care as a Social Worker. Karen has co-facilitated several support groups for those who are caregivers and have suffered losses on many levels. She lives next door to her parents where she shares the joys and stresses of aging in her own family, giving her practical and personal knowledge, as well.

Michael Massurin

Michael Massurin is part of the At Home Independent Living team. In his capacity as Director of Client & Dementia Services, he helps individuals and families maintain their family member in the home. His focus is on assisting families with the complex issues of caring for a person with dementia on a daily basis. In addition, he trains the At Home staff to provide care in this special area and serves as a facilitator in the Vera House men’s domestic violence Alternatives Program. He brings extensive experience in management, training, facilitation and counseling in various settings related to dementia care and family caregiving. Michael received his Master’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed the Leadership in Non-Profits program at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He also has taken the Foundations of Dementia Care and Maintain Your Brain Trainer programs offered by the National Alzheimer’s Association.