Our staff - many of whom have successfully overcome the same barriers that participants face - are passionate about supporting participants and graduates as they develop skills and knowledge to advance in the workplace.

TE Leadership


Jill Rizika

Executive Director


Mark Gallagher

Director, Legal Services


Coleene McDevitt

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer


Chelsea Mills

Director, Business Services


Adaora Nzelibe Schmiedl

Director, Marketing & Development


Robin Smalley

Director, Programs

TE Staff

Bishara Addison
Senior Manager, Policy & Strategic Initiatives

Pedro Anaya
Data Analyst

Jenn Angelo
Fund Development Associate

Sam Awad
Project Coordinator

Alisha Bagley
Finance & Payroll Specialist

William Basel
Training Coordinator

Jay Bayhurst
Senior Manager, YRC

Orlando Boyd
Program Assistant

Linda Briggs
Program Data Assistant

Ronnie Cannon
Outreach Coordinator

Tracy Patrice Carr
Executive Assistant

Joan Crosby
Case Manager

Carol Dove
Lead Facilitator

Stephen Foglio
Project Coordinator

Chelsie Froning
Employment/Retention Specialist

Haidee Garcia
WorkAdvance Team Lead

Dan Garven
Career Coach

Bob Giebel
Director, IT

Beth Grace
Program Associate

Melanie Green
Manager, YRC

Kathy Harlow

Grace Heffernan
Senior Manager

Stephanie Herriott
Case Manager

Anita Hill
Case Manager

Brooke Hodge
Marketing & Digital Content Coordinator

Betty Holnapy
Career Coach


Karen Jones
Work Experience Specialist, YRC

Nettie King
Program Assistant

Debbie Lucci
Career Coach

Jim Madden
Case Manager

Robert Moore
Case Manager

Alicia Ross
Outreach Assistant

Stella Shepard

Cynthia Smith
Case Manager, YRC

James Stubbins
Staffing Specialist

Jeffrey Stupiansky
Senior Manager, Data Analytics

Lynette Thomas
Accounts Payable Clerk

Staci Wampler
Senior Manager

LaGina White
Workshop Facilitator

Jessica Williams
Career Coach