Carrie Harring

As Legislative Associate, Ms. Harring assists in all facets of client representation and strategy development, including providing research and analysis on policy development, legislation and regulation.

Carrie’s experience working with New York State Government includes serving most recently as an Excelsior Fellow at the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Prior to that appointment, Ms. Harring worked to advance the agenda of a prominent statewide physician-membership organization as their Governmental Affairs Legislative Associate.

Ms. Harring holds a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration and a Master of Business Administration from the Sage Colleges. She is also a member of the Capital Region’s Women@work and the National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics.

Carrie is an active member in her community and volunteers with the AFSP Capital Region NY, Salvation Army,  and Our Community Cares, Inc., which provides support to residents of Columbia County who are facing a hardship in their life or the life of a family member.  Carrie is also a member of the Junior League of Albany.

In 2021, Carrie was recognized by City & State as one of Albany’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars.

Michele O’Connor

Since joining Hodes & Landy in 2001, Ms. O’Connor has taken on several roles and contributed to the firm’s growth and diversification. In her current role as Director of Licensing & Senior Legislative Associate, she manages the firm’s health care licensure consulting practice and provides direct representation, strategy development, and legislative and regulatory analysis to clients. Michele has expertise in a broad array of policy, including health care, insurance, and long-term care. Ms. O’Connor has been active in a number of community-based service organizations, including local food pantries, respite programs, and various charities.

A graduate of St. Bonaventure University, she served as an adjunct professor of English with the University at Albany, from which she earned her master’s degree.