Bios
Julia Cosel- Vice President

Julia started her market research career at Focus Suites as a Project Manager after graduating from Villanova University with a degree in Marketing. During her 15 year tenure she has held roles in Operations, supervised Focus Suites National call center and as the Director of Focus Suites of Philadelphia. Julia is a member of the MRA and attended Riva Moderator training. Currently Julia serves as Vice President of Focus Suites and is committed to upholding Focus Suites' reputation as one of the World's Best Facilities.

Sara Haim- Director of Project Management- Focus Suites of New York

Sara has been working at Focus Suites since 2000, where she began her professional career in Market Research. She attended LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts (the "Fame" school), graduating as a Vocal/Singing major. Sara also has a Bachelor's degree in English-Creative writing and a Master's degree in Psychoanalysis. For the past 16 years, Sara has had experience with all aspects of the business and excels in her current role as the Director of the project management department, ensuring quality control at the highest standards for every study FSNY takes on. Sara is a true New Yorker, raised in Gramercy Park, which provides an abundant knowledge of the NY metro area and its limitless possibilities.

Cristina Camara-Mandy- Project Manager- Focus Suites of New York

Cristina has been a part of the Focus Suites team since 2015. She is Brazilian by birth and New Yorker by heart. She has a Journalism degree and started in the Marketing Research business as a Brazilian Recruiter and very quickly was promoted to Project Manager. She has vast experience with multicultural projects and loves learning about new research methodologies. Mrs. Camara-Mandy resides in Brooklyn with her husband Damion and her adorable little Italian Greyhound, Nola. She is passionate about all things Greyhound and she and her husband often volunteers at a local dog rescue.

Julissa Scopino- Client Operations Manager- Focus Suites of New York

Julissa started her 15 year tenure at Focus Suites of New York in January 2000, where she began as the "happy-go-lucky," receptionist. Her career trajectory has taken her into various positions from client assisting, accounting/ finance, project managing rentals to Operations Manager. As Operations Manage Julissa was able to expand her palette of skills. A true people person at heart, clients are always welcomed to our facility with open arms. With the commitment to excellence and a mindset that every new day brings something exciting, each project is handled uniquely with special care.

In her spare time, Julissa loves spending time with her husband Rob. She is a seeker of creativity and enjoys filmmaking and writing. Her newest venture is art and learning to create with acrylic paint.

Angelica Vega- Receptionist- Focus Suites of New York

Angelica has been with Focus Suites since 2012; she started out as a Client Assistant and now commands the Front Desk as our Receptionist. Her current passions and hobbies are raising her toddler son, film making, collecting vintage toys, vinyl records and taking photographs. She is a Biology & Film Major who studied human genetics and film making. Her interest in Market Research has given her an appetite for overall knowledge and is excited to be a part of Focus Suites. Focus Suites has given me the opportunity to get to know the marketing world from the inside- out and has shaped my views on pretty much everything. I can't wait to see what will change in the next 10 years in the market research world.

Alan Resnick-Project Manager- Focus Suites of Philadelphia

Alan started his market research career at Focus Suites as a project assistant and was quickly promoted to a project manager. Using a bachelor's degree in mass communications as well as a minor in marketing, Alan found Focus Suites to culminate all he has learned over the years in the marketing field while refining his skills along the way in management, market research and client communications. Alan currently resides in the Art Museum area of Philadelphia and is an avid sports and movie enthusiast.

Carla Campbell- Project Manager- Focus Suites of New York

Carla joined the Focus Suites team in 2016, coming with 12 years' experience in the market research industry. Previously Carla held various roles including Recruiter, Quality Control Supervisor, Phone Room Manager, and eventually Project Manager, which she excels in, as her current position. Carla graduated from Monroe College with a Marketing major, so she is well versed in what it takes to ensure a successful project, from start to finish. In her free time, Carla is a huge Baseball fan. Let's go Yankees! Born & raised in Jamaica, but loves NY and all it has to offer.

Amit Ahmed- Project Manager- Focus Suites of New York

Amit has been working at Focus Suites since 2013, where he began his career as a Client Assistant. After presenting an exemplary performance as Client Assistant, he was promoted to a Project Manage. Amit received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a focus in market research. He is a New Yorker, raised in Queens. He loves the NY music scene and is often sighted visiting different music venues.

Amy Leader- Project Manager- Focus Suites of Philadelphia

Amy is a new addition to the Focus Suites team having recently relocated from Los Angeles. Amy has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in English Literature and Japanese Studies and completed several year of graduate work in modern Japanese literature at UCLA. Amy is new to Philadelphia and enjoys typical Californian things such as yoga, vegetarian cooking and vaguely pretentious coffee.

Janette Tam- Project Manager- Focus Suites of Philadelphia

Janette graduated from Temple University in December 2015 with a major in Marketing and a minor in Management Information Systems. After graduation Janette travelled including a stop at her hometown in Australia. Janette has extensive work experience in the fashion industry including fashion houses in Philadelphia and NYC. Janette is starting her career in market research and bringing her creativity to Focus Suites! Her hobbies include makeup artistry, baking, cooking, ice skating, traveling, and spending quality time with her family and friends.