Believe in Syracuse Announces New Board Members

Believe in Syracuse Announces New Board Members

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Jessica_Bumpus.jpgJessica Bumpus - Board Member

Jessica Bumpus has been a resident of the Syracuse area since 2004, moving from central Texas to pursue a Bachelor’s degree at SUNY ESF. After having her son in 2007, she decided to settle in the area. She currently works at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo as the Gift Shop Manager and Buyer, the Chair of the Conservation Committee, and member of the Education Committee. She is the Treasurer for the Rosamond Gifford Zoo chapter of American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) and former Executive Board member of GreeningUSA. She recently moved to Lyncourt, has one son (aged 9), a wonderful husband, and a personal zoo (3 cats, 2 dogs, 1 guinea pig). In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, and running (both competitively and for fun). She is very interested in sustainability, civic engagement, and community organizing.




Kim Parker - Secretary

Kim Parker is the Founder of the AP Professionals Syracuse, NY office, a professional staffing firm which opened in May 2014 and is the newest office of the firm which was founded in 1993 in Buffalo and has offices in Rochester and Scottsdale, AZ. Leveraging 25+ years of management experience in Fortune 500 companies as well as community-based organizations, Kim’s focus is on placement of finance, accounting, human resources and administrative professionals on a direct hire, temporary and temporary-to-hire basis in the greater Syracuse community. She loves helping people get the job they want with the employer they want and everybody wins! Kim resides in Cazenovia and her pride and joy are her two sons, a 23-year-old who is a U.S. Marine Corps Officer and a 12-year-old who is in 7th grade and an avid hockey player. Kim is excited and honored to be a part of Believe in Syracuse and to be a member of the Board.

Sally_Photo.jpgSally Sayles-Hannon - Board Member

Sally is a diversity educator and active community organizer/advocate in Central New York. She has been an instructor at five U.S. universities and colleges. Currently, she holds an instructor position at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, New York in the School of Social Sciences and Education. She holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies from Grand Valley State University, an M.A. in Women’s Studies from Texas Woman’s University, and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Foundations of Education at Syracuse University. Sally is presently the Chair of Believe in Syracuse’s Community Service Committee.


Sally moved to Syracuse in August of 2008 from Dallas, Texas. Her love of Greater Syracuse, especially the community, has since made Syracuse her home. When she has the opportunity, she enjoys visiting family in Michigan, spending a good weekend in the outdoors, and listening to live music. She resides in Clay, New York with her significant other and two cats, Otto and Ollie.

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