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Noted educator, speaker, psychotherapist, consultant, and author, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, offers individuals and organizations a pathway to explore their potential and move toward desired transformation. His national reputation in the fields of motivation, health enhancement, and conflict disposition is manifest in his work with numerous educational institutions, corporations, major health-care organizations, as well as governmental committees. His presentations have been offered throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and the Latin America.

Dr. Battisti is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Offices at the State University of New York at Broome Community College.  During his tenure in this position, the college saw a continuous growth of student enrollment and creative academic offerings. As a  Professor of Psychology at SUNY Broome, he was the 2011 Recipient of the State University of New York Distinguished Professorship for Service and a 1989 Recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Battisti is a member of the State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Academy. As a Full Professor he taught courses such as Abnormal Psychology, Counseling Theory and Practice, and Introduction to Social Work and Welfare, which motivated many of his students to continue their studies as Social Workers and Psychologists


Dr. Battisti maintained a private psychotherapy practice for over thirty years treating individuals and couples. His emphasis now is in community responses to mental health needs and how to address them.


Francis has been recognized by “The Morning Knights Toastmasters Award” for Excellence in Communication and Leadership. The Alzheimer’s Association Central New York Chapter as the honoree of the “Memory Makers Award” for his efforts to make the Southern Tier a better place to live and work. He is also the recipient of “The David Malcom Award”, in recognition of his Exemplary Service to the Homeless. Francis is the author of, Checchino: A Father & Son Journey Toward Dusk and co-author of Tomorrow’s Weigh…The No-Diet Way to Lose Weight. His articles include: “Leveraging Workforce Research to Attract, Manage, and Retain High-Performance Employees”, “Harnessing the Diversity and Power of Your Team! Developing and Sustaining Highly Effective Teams Ensures Your Competitive Edge”, and “Advancing the Bottom Line and Service Quality via a Culture of Employee Retention”.


Dr. Battisti lives with his wife, Dr. Helen Battisti, in Upstate New York and is an avid believer in pursing one’s passion.