Union Hill Associates (formerly Synergy Associates) is a comprehensive consulting group that provides a variety of services to both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations—including innovative solutions in the areas of strategic management, vision/mission development, higher education and 3-year degree consulting, team building, leadership development, quality process improvement, and problem solving. For the past 20 years, Marty Bradley and his colleagues have presented hundreds of training and development interventions for organizations across the northeastern United States. See team bios below or a list of past clients.
Management & Higher Education Consultants
Principal & Consultant
Dr. Martin J. Bradley is the company's principal and has been consulting since 1987. He is a Professor of Organizational Leadership and former Dean of the Business School at Southern New Hampshire University. Bradley led the development of the nation's first six-semester competency-based 3-year degree curriculum at SNHU and has taught in the program since its inception in 1997. In 2002 he received the Higher Education Professor of the Year Award for the state of NH. Dr. Bradley earned his Ed.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1994.
Dr. Robert H. Seidman is a Professor of Computer Information Technology at SNHU and executive editor of the Journal of Educational Computing Research. He is the author of many journal articles, book chapters and a book that has been hailed as the first theory of the logic and behavior of national educational systems. He helped develop the SNHU three-year degree program and continues to serve as a member of its steering committee. Dr. Seidman earned his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1980.
Dr. Steven R. Painchaud, SPHR, is a Professor of Organizational Leadership at SNHU. He is a long-standing member of SNHU's Three-Year Degree Steering Committee and has taught in the program since its inception. He has over 25 years of teaching, management, and consulting experience. In 2008 Painchaud received the Association of Collegiate Business School and Programs international teaching excellence award. Dr. Painchaud earned his Ed.D. from Boston College in 1993.
Dr. Burt Reynolds is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership at SNHU and consultant with over 25 years of experience. He specializes in leveraging human capital, organization development, and executive coaching. Burt has successfully applied HR methodologies and technology changes in a range of industries, including retail, high-tech, & professional services. Dr. Reynolds earned his M.B.A. from Golden Gate University and an Ed.D. in Human Resource Education at Boston University in 2008.
Patricia Gerard has worked in higher education for 25 years, including two decades at Southern New Hampshire University. Most recently, she served as Associate Dean of the Business School until May 2012. Gerard specializes in higher education management and curriculum administration. She joined SNHU in 1992 as an Academic Coordinator, became the Director of Graduate Enrollment Services in 1996 and then worked 6 years as an Assistant Dean until 2006. Gerard also earned an M.B.A. from SNHU in 1991.
Dr. Ronald E. Biron is an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Business, Accounting, and Leadership for Hesser College. He has over 20 years of management
experience within academic, public, private, non-profit, and broadcast media
operations. Biron has served in senior academic posts specializing in curriculum and program
development, global relation strategies, marketing, and client satisfaction.
Dr. Biron earned his Doctor of Arts in Leadership from Franklin Pierce University in 2012.