SENG Office Team
SENG is a 501(c)(3) corporation with offices in New York State’s Capital Region. Supported by a dedicated staff of four, the office is open Monday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm EST, except for federal holidays.
Executive Director: Dr. Michael Postma
Dr. Michael Postma is a consultant, speaker, and author dedicated to the holistic development of twice-exceptional children and other non-typical learners through his company Agility Educational Solutions. Born and raised in the Toronto area, Dr. Postma received his Bachelors Degree in Classical History at McMaster University before enrolling at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI to obtain his teacher licensure. He lived and worked briefly in Vancouver, British Columbia before moving to Minnesota where he enrolled at the University of St. Thomas in the Gifted, Talented & Creative Education Masters Program. After completing his M.A., Dr. Postma continued his education at St. Thomas and received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Critical Pedagogy). Over the last two decades, Dr. Postma has worked as both a teacher and administrator in the public school system and is the architect of the Minnetonka Navigator Program, a magnet school for highly and profoundly gifted students. He currently lives in Surf City, SC and is the father of four children, two of whom have Aspergers.
Finance Manager: Saba G. Seyoum
Saba G. Seyoum assumed her present role with SENG in 2016. Saba relocated from Virginia to this area where she was a Senior Accountant with Virginia Premier Health Plan in Richmond. She was with Virginia Premier for 6 years. Prior to that, Saba lived in San Jose CA where she was a Staff Accountant with Brocade Communication Systems and Flextronics International for about 6 years. In addition, Saba was an Accounting Coordinator for 4 years at Clorox headquarters in Oakland CA.
Saba has a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from San Francisco State University. Saba resides with her family in Clifton Park, New York.
Communications Manager: Melody Yourd
Melody Yourd assumed the role of SENG’s Communications Manager in 2015, after graduating from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor’s degree in English. A gifted adult and passionate writer, Yourd has had multiple poetry and prose pieces published in creative arts magazines, and presented an academic paper at University of Puget Sound’s Race & Pedagogy National Conference in September 2014. Yourd is passionate about activism, education, LGBTQ+ rights, and advocacy for people with special needs (both gifts and disabilities). Yourd currently lives in Sacramento, California.
Development Coordinator & Executive Assistant: Jessica Judge
Jessica Judge assumed her present role with SENG in 2016. As a former Vice President of Upstate Fire Sprinkler, Ms. Judge was responsible for cultivating and maintaining client relationships as well as the development of strategic partnerships with businesses. She managed simultaneous development projects ensuring quality in workmanship and material delivery. Ms. Judge assisted in the development and strategic leadership of the business which nearly tripled the revenue within 2 years. Ms. Judge also temporarily assisted the Development Gift Department at Union College. Ms. Judge is bilingual in Spanish and the mother of 3 gifted children. She is passionate about assisting the Gifted Community.