Donelle Wright

Donelle Belway Wright || Senior Consultant ||

Donelle brings to executive and leadership coaching her passion for development and her skills as a global business partner and advisor.  Her coaching experience has led her to work with sales and manufacturing organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies.   She has designed and supported integral coaching programs for both emerging and experienced leaders from Executive Vice President to individual contributor while working to build leadership capacity for both the current and future needs of an organization.   She designed coaching programs including 360 degree assessment, Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Clifton Strengthsfinder, values clarification articulation, and life and career planning.   She believes that satisfaction and success as a leader follows balance and integration of all aspects of one’s life.

As a coach, Donelle integrates each person’s unique goals with the needs of the organization, building on strengths, identifying and developing new capacity to address areas of development, and creating sustainable skill in navigating change whether personal or professional.

Donelle has worked as a human resource executive with global Fortune 100 companies for 25 years.   During that time, she held positions at the regional, national, and world-wide level.    Her expertise in team and leadership development directed her toward new and emerging businesses where she designed and led culture development initiatives. She has built a reputation for designing and implementing world-wide change initiatives with leadership teams in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.   Her understanding and leadership in the area of diversity and inclusion included developing initiatives in many of her businesses, most recently in the area of implicit bias.

Donelle received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from St. Lawrence University and a Master of Education degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Vermont.   A life-long learner, Donelle has completed extensive studies in adult learning and development, counseling, team development, leadership development, and coaching. Currently, Donelle is a certified Professional Coach with New Ventures West.  She loves music, gardening, and travel with her family.

Caryn LaFleche || Human Resources Consultant ||

As Human Resources Consultant and Career Specialist at M3, Caryn brings many years of Human Resources experience working and consulting in a variety of industries, including: Insurance, Higher Education, Healthcare, and Small/Medium Business.  She enjoys building strong relationships and helping clients achieve their business and human resources goals.  Her focus areas are career coaching, talent acquisition and developing HR strategy.

Most recently, Caryn was with a large insurance agency where she marketed HR services and established relationships with key business partners.  Previously, her HR consulting firm specialized in recruiting, outplacement, HCM systems, employee compensation, and employee benefit programs.  Prior to HR consulting, Caryn was HR Manager at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Employee Benefits Manager at Berkshire Health Systems, and Lecturer at the College of Saint Rose.

Caryn graduated with a bachelor’s degree from LeMoyne College and a master’s in business administration from the State University of New York at Albany.  She achieved HR accreditations as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Certified HR Professional (SHRM-CP) and Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS). 

Caryn has been very active in the HR community through the Capital District Human Resource Association as Treasurer, Board Member, Program Committee Member and HR Advisory Group.  She has inspired girls as Girl Scout Leader and facilitated parent involvement as PTA President.

Outside of work, Caryn is an avid reader and enjoys downhill skiing, boating, hiking, yoga, and pickleball.  She resides in Lake George with her husband and their Goldendoodle.  Their two children work and reside in Manhattan.

“If you are positive, you’ll see opportunities instead of obstacles. “

Riley Anger || Talent Acquisition Associate ||

Riley Anger finds fulfillment creating relationships with clients and understanding their needs, which is why she is perfectly suited for her role at M3 as Talent Acquisition Asssociate.  Before joining M3 in the Spring of 2021, Riley worked in Talent Acquisition for several years, and that experience gave her exceptional insight into how to build relationships with clients and how to arrange for perfectly fitting candidate placements.

Riley was drawn to M3 after hearing about their mission to change lives.  It was obvious to her that M3 partners with great, like minded, community serving organizations, and provide them with excellent care and customer service.

Riley is also a talented photographer.  She started her own photography business in 2019 (Riley Justine Photography) and you can find her with her Nikon d750 camera handy at weddings, family shoots, or photographing homes for real estate.  She lives in the Rochester area with her rescue pup, Winslow, is an experienced barista, and loves to travel.

Elisha Gilroy || Talent Acquisition and Strategic HR Associate ||

Working in Talent Acquisition and building connections with both candidates and hiring managers is what Elisha Gilroy loves most about working at M3.  Taking the time to get to know what the candidates are looking for in a position and matching them with a company that is the perfect fit for their values and career goals is what is most fulfilling about her role as Talent Acquisition and Strategic HR Associate.

Elisha contributes a wealth of knowledge to the team from her previous role as Talent Acquisition Specialist with Eklego Workforce Solutions, and prior to that, as a Staffing Manager at with Robert Half.  Customer service has always been a part of her career and she tries to handle every approach with quality service which is why she was drawn to M3.  M3 Placement and Partnership exhibits the same high standards for taking great care of clients and contacts, which is very important to her.

Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband and two daughters.  She loves the outdoors and from Spring to Fall you can find her camping and hiking.

Carrie Luber

Carrie Luber || Executive Recruiter and Career Specialist ||

When organizations need to find the right person, or people, for their company, they can count on Carrie. As M3 Placement & Partnership’s Executive Recruiter and Career Specialist, she helps people connect in a way that is rewarding and meaningful. She targets ideal candidates and builds relationships to determine the best fit.

Carrie brings a wealth of experience to M3, having worked in a variety of industries. In addition to recruiting, Carrie has over twenty years’ experience in career coaching, training, facilitation and program development. She loves working with companies and individuals to establish goals, and then facilitate the process from assessing the current to executing the plan. Identifying the purpose of each action and decision is important to Carrie, as she feels this serves as a guidepost to track progress and measure success.

Carrie graduated from the College of New Rochelle with a double major in Business and Psychology, and is a 2001 graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse. She currently sits on the Hospice Foundation of Central New York Board of Directors as Vice President. Carrie also served on the Executive Committee of the Global Outplacement Alliance.

When she’s not at work, Carrie enjoys running, both for fun and competitively (recently completing a half-marathon and triathlon!). For something more relaxing, she loves the theater and reading. She and her husband love to go sailing on the St. Lawrence, explore Green Lakes State Park, and entertain friends and family. The couple lives in Fayetteville, NY with their pup, and has four grown daughters, two sons-in-law, three grandchildren, one grand-cat and three grand-dogs!

Christine Schoener || Sr. Human Resources & Talent Acquisition Associate ||

Building strong, lasting relationships is a priority for Christine, something that greatly helps her in her role as a Sr. Human Resources & Talent Acquisition Associate at M3 Placement & Partnership. Taking the time to get to know both clients and candidates alike, and truly understanding their needs and their desires – and then exceeding their wildest expectations – is what drives Christine every day. And she loves that everyone at M3 operates with that same goal in mind, and the energy the team represents.

Christine returned to the workforce after spending eight years doing the extremely important job of raising her daughters. She knew that when she returned to the workforce, she wanted to do something impactful. Her work at M3 provides her with just that – she says it’s wonderful and fulfilling to know she’s helped someone take that next step in their career journey.

Outside of work, Christine loves spending time with her family. She, her husband and daughters live in New Hartford, N.Y. She enjoys reading, and being outside – especially in the garden. Christine says that gardening is what she does for relaxation – it’s her Zen!

Paige Treen Maciewicz || Strategy and Talent Manager ||

Meeting new people every day and hearing their stories is what makes Paige, M3 Placement & Partnership’s Strategy & Talent Manager, want to get up and come to work in the morning. Paige is extremely curious and loves to learn, which makes her a natural in her role at M3.

Her duties include account management, recruiting, candidate interviews, candidate research and sourcing, relationship building – and asking a lot of questions. She loves nothing more than connecting people with fulfilling careers and discovering more about the people she assists, new industries, and the impact that clients have on their communities through the work they do.

When Paige is not at M3, she can be found spending time with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, the great outdoors, travel, cooking and watching shows on the Bravo network – especially the Real Housewives franchise!

Mary Malone McCarthy || Founder and CEO ||

Guided by a set of values that prioritize people, Mary Malone McCarthy believes that the work that you do can change people’s lives.  As Founder and CEO of M3 Placement and Partnership, an Executive Search and Strategic HR firm, her vision of excellence begins with a focus on building strong partnerships and a passion for exceptional service. Her leadership and vision has led the M3 organization to significant growth and to an impressive career as a leader in the Executive Search and Strategic HR space.

As a certified MWBE, (Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprise), Mary Malone works nationwide in helping both companies and talent achieve ultimate success.  She is a believer in building long standing relationships and is a true servant leader at heart.  Growing up in a family business, Mary Malone lives by a simple philosophy of delivering “a little more, a little better” each and every day. This philosophy has guided her in her commitment to her relationships, her work and her community.

Mary Malone is also co-Founder of Grapevine Partners, a new and growing Technology Marketplace for Strategic HR.  Prior to founding M3, Mary Malone spent over 15 years as Senior Vice President at Northland Communications, responsible for the oversight of Public Relations, Marketing and Customer Relations for the firm.

Mary Malone’s commitment to building healthy and economically viable communities continues to be an important part of her extended mission.  She currently serves as a founding member of the Senior Leader Network for Conscious Capitalism, a movement built by leaders committed to advancing the world through their businesses.  She also serves on the executive committee of the Mohawk Valley Health System Foundation, and most recently served as a Trustee with Mohawk Valley Community College.  Mary Malone previously served on several other boards, including the United Way, Stanley Center for the Arts, and Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce. She founded the Women’s Roundtable, which facilitates meaningful conversations for female senior executives and was co-founder of Accent on Excellence which is a program that honored young leaders who excel in their professional work while giving back to their communities.

Mary Malone has received the Women’s Business Council Young Careerist Award, and was honored by the YWCA for the Salute to Outstanding Women.  In 2020 she launched the podcast “Moments with M3” where she talks with leaders on how to lead purpose driven lives, build organizations that inspire greatness and excel at impacting others.

Mary Malone is a graduate of Wells College and has an unwavering commitment to building better organizations and communities. When not at work, Mary Malone enjoys spending time in the Adirondacks with her husband and three teenage children.