Rita DiStefano

Rita DiStefanoRita DiStefano
Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates

Rita DiStefano joined PMP in 2005 after working for a large global company for over 20 years overseeing HR for their Nassau and Suffolk County locations. During her tenure, she gained expertise in the field of recruitment, training, benefits, employee relations, performance management and compensation.
Rita currently offers clients her expertise with policy development, interactive management training, job descriptions, compensation analysis; she provides guidance on Employee Handbooks, developing and implementing performance management programs, employee relations, recruiting, discipline and termination. Where no HR department exists, Rita provides on-site HR services or augments clients’ HR department with either on-site or off-site support.

Since 2001, Rita has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Hauppauge Industrial Association, also serving on their Executive Board as First Vice Chair and liaison to the HIA-LI Health Care Committee. Rita has also served as Chair of the Suffolk County Workforce Investment Board for four years after receiving an appointment for that position from Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy.

Rita was honored to receive an award from the Long Island Works Coalition for her vision and dedication to the collaboration of business and education along with State recognition for her internship programs. She is the past Chair of the C.W. Post Employee Advisory Board.

Rita was recently honored by the HIA-LI at a gala for “Those Who Make a Difference.”