Meet the Alumni Association Board


Alumni Board Chair - Fred HarrisFRED HARRIS (B.S. ’08, M.B.A. ’10)

Chair Ι Farmingville, N.Y.

Fred Harris is an accomplished Technology Executive with over 30 years of cross-industry experience in the Professional Services, Financial Services, Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Retail, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Performing Arts and Healthcare industries. Fred is currently the Head of Cybersecurity Risk, Data Risk and Information Technology Risk at Société Générale. Fred received both his Bachelor of Science and MBA from New York Tech. Fred is an adjunct professor for the School of Management at New York Institute of Technology and he is also a member of the Executive Council for the School of Management.


Alumni Board Chair Emeritus - Ralph SepeRalph A. Sepe (B.S. ’97)

Chair Emeritus Ι Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Ralph A. Sepe is a Partner in Chernoff Diamond’s Health & Benefits and Transaction Services practices. Ralph draws upon his expertise acquired in over 25 years of industry experience to not only develop truly unique benefit programs for each client, but also organize the necessary resources to successfully implement and maintain a program that exceeds client expectations. Additionally, Ralph is responsible for all facets of management within the Health & Benefits and Transaction Services practices including business development, technology advancements, vendor management and operational and organizational development. He is a frequent lecturer, presenter and webinar moderator on the Affordable Care Act, helping employers understand many of the new taxes, fees, regulations and provisions, and how to ensure compliance. An avid supporter of non-profits, Ralph was elected to the board of directors for Long Island’s Cradle of Aviation Air and Space Museum. He is also an active member and participant presenter in the NYIT School of Management Center for Human Resource Studies, a SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Learning System’s course provider. Ralph was elected to be Chairperson of the Alumni Association in 2010 and assumed the role of Chair Emeritus in January 2020.


Alumni Board Member - Stephanie HoStephanie Ho (M.S. '93)

New York, N.Y.

Stephanie Ho is the director for International Society for Naturopathic Medicine and is certified in Mental Health First Aid in the United States. She is also a National Guild of Hypnotist (NGH) Certified Consulting Hypnotist and Instructor, a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master and Trainer, and a Peak Performance Coach. Stephanie serves as the NGH’s Official Envoy to China. In 2017, Stephanie received NGH’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her work. She is in demand as an international convention speaker on the topics of hypnosis, youthm and beauty. A former Wall Street executive, Stephanie is also currently an actress in movies, TV shows and commercials. She graduated from New York Tech in 1993 with a Master's in Computer Science.


Meryl Manthey (B.S. '81)

Wantagh, N.Y.

Meryl is a New York and California realtor with 40+ years background in sales, marketing, and administration. Her career spanned the disciplines of human resources, product management and marketing, sales, partner relations, and currently real estate for the last 20 years. In the early 2000s, Meryl founded of the New York Tech Bay Area Alumni Association and she now currently serves as a member of both the Alumni Association Board and the Athletics Golf Outing committee. She is also a member of the Graduate Business Association and acted as treasurer. Meryl graduated Magna cum Laude in August of 1981 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Outside of New Yor Tech, Meryl has been an active volunteer with AARP, advocating for the 50+ community on Long Island.


Alumni Board Member - Mike PriceMichael J. Price, BusD. (B.S. '68)

Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Michael Price is the CFO for a developer, operator, and financier of office buildings, warehouses, country club, and retail properties in Florida. He is also an adjunct professor of accounting for various colleges in South Florida and mentors Doctoral candidates during their dissertation process. Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree from New York Tech in 1968 attending the New York City campus. He also holds a Masters of Accounting and Doctor of Business Administration degree. Michael’s research interests are in leadership strategies relating to the low cost airline industry.

Michael has served as an assistant controller of a division of a Fortune 50 company, president of a chain of women’s retail clothing stores, and on the board of a public company as an officer and director. He lives in South Florida with his wife of 51 years, Caryn, and surrounded by their three children and seveb grandchildren. He is a member of the American Association of University Professors and the National Society of Leadership and Success.


Alumni Board Member - Liz UzzoElizabeth C. Uzzo, SHRM-SCP, SPHR (B.P.S. ’85, M.S. ’95)

Dix Hills, N.Y.

Liz Uzzo ishas been with H2M architects + engineers since 1987. As H2M’s Sr. Vice President, Director of Human Resources and Partner, she provides the executive leadership team with advice, guidance and direction on all aspects of H2M’s human resources. Highly active within the A&E industry, she has worked closely with peer groups over the years to bring to H2M ‘first-in-class’ HR organizational clarity on operational structure, employee development, recruiting/retaining talent, risk mitigation, regulatory compliance, work force, and succession planning. She has spoken at national industry conferences on topics such as employee engagement and best practices in human resources. She is active in a number of charitable and civic organizations such as The INN, MSKCC Cycle for Survival, the NYIT HRM Graduate Program Advisory Board, Leadership Huntington Board, and a member the Long Island Chapter of SHRM.