Helena Costakis

Helena Costakis


I value engaging with other people in a thoughtful and considerate way. I take the approach of listening first so that I can fully understand and ensure the other person feels heard. I may not have all of the answers, but I am patient, kind and resourceful which I think brings value.


  • BA, English – The College of Saint Rose
  • MPS, Human Resource Management – SUNY Stony Brook
  • Doctor of Business Administration – Wilmington University
Helena's dog Herby
Helena’s dog Herby


  • FDC Board Member
  • SUNY NP Graduate Council
  • OIT Faculty Mentors
  • Various SOB committees
  • Member of Academy of Management
  • Member of SHRM summer of 2019


I teach organizational behavior, leadership, and human resources. All of these courses have elements of mentorship and group dynamics embedded. Additionally, I am formerly a Human Resources executive which has provided me with the skillset necessary to help other people manage change or conflict successfully.


Human Resources, Org. Behavior, Individual & Group Behavior Analysis, Leadership, Training & Development


I love books! You will find me in bookstores and libraries for my fun time. I also deeply love animals, especially my dogs! I am especially close to my French Bulldog, Herby!