Michele Brinkman became the Chief Operating Officer of OrthoNY in 2017. In this role, she is responsible for daily oversight and human resources for the practice’s ten locations and more than 300 employees, including 38 physicians.
Michele joined Northeast Orthopedics in 2012 to manage human resources as the group prepared to merge with Orthopaedic Associates of Saratoga. Upon the formation of OrthoNY on January 1, 2013, Michele was appointed Director of Human Resources. For the following five years, she enhanced employee relations, strengthened recruitment and retention efforts, and provided benefits administration for the growing staff.
Prior to her work at OrthoNY, Michele was the Human Resources Manager for Cascades Tissue Group in Waterford, NY. Her experience includes similar positions at Merak North America, where she also served as Facilities Operations Manager, NU Horizons Electronics Group and BSI of New York.
Michele received a Bachelor of Arts in English from SUNY Cortland and is currently pursuing her MBA in Healthcare through Clarkson Graduate School. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and serves on the St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation Associate Board.