Joy Tajes
Director of Operations

Joy Tajes joined the Firm as Director of Operations in 2017. Prior to joining the Firm, Mrs. Tajes accumulated more than ten years of office management experience in New York City, including managing the New York State Welfare Inspector General’s Office. Driven by a passion for Human Resources, management, organization, continuous improvement, and interpersonal skill development, Mrs. Tajes works closely with Firm leadership to facilitate an optimal work environment. Her blend between human resources and psychology has allowed her to be effective in her executive roles.

Mrs. Tajes earned her B.A. in Psychology, cum laude, from St. Joseph’s College. She obtained an M.A. in Psychology from the City University of New York Queens College and a certification in Predoctoral Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. As of September 2021, she has also been considered a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. She completed a dissertation on creativity and travel throughout her academic studies and presented on psychology topics at over ten national conferences.

Mrs. Tajes is also an active member of the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) and chaired the ALA Education Committee in 2017-2019 and is currently the Cultural Inclusion Committee chair.

Education
  • Fielding Graduate University, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (current)
  • Fielding Graduate University, Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Psychology
  • CUNY Queens College, M.A.
  • Saint Joseph’s College, B.A.
Faculty Appointments
  • CUNY Lehman College, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Experimental Psychology, 2016-Current
  • CUNY Queens College, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, 2009- 2017
    • Course Names: Introductory to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Advanced Experimental psychology: Learning, Advanced Experimental psychology: Sensory & Perception, and Advanced Experimental Psychology: Social & Personality
Notable Matters
  • America’s Top Executive
    Marquis Who’s Who in America
    January 2022 – Current
  • Cultural Inclusion Committee Chairperson
    ALA Long Island Chapter
    August 2021 – Current
  • Education Committee Chairperson
    ALA Long Island Chapter
    August 2017 – December 2019