Towards Employment

Our Team

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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.


Jill Rizika for Crain's Cleveland Business Women of Note project on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Pixelate Photography.

Jill Rizika

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Mark Gallagher

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Adaora Nzelibe Schmiedl

Director, Marketing & Development | Ext. 223
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Coleene McDevitt

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer | Ext. 253
Joan Crosby

Joan Crosby

Director, Community & Reentry Programs | Ext. 252

Dr. LaShon Sawyer

Director, Advocacy & Policy | Ext. 237
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Staci Wampler

Director, Industry Partnerships | Ext. 311


Board Chairman

John Allerding, Board Chair
Thompson Hine LLP

Board Secretary

Bola Majekodunmi
Vice President District Manager
US Bank

Board Vice Chairman

Dr. Shenise Johnson Thomas
Chief of External Relations and Development
Cleveland Public Library

Board Treasurer

Douglas A. Benjamin
Senior Vice President-Corporate Acct & Reporting
Brookfield Properties

Board Members

Deborah Bibb. PhD
Executive Director, Enrollment, Career Development & Student Experience
Case Western Reserve University

Brent Blouch
Chief Commercial Officer
Swagelok Company

Dr. Melissa Burrows
Director, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Diversity
Cleveland Clinic

Brent Carson
Chief Revenue Cycle Officer
University Hospitals

Michael Coxon
Bain & Company

Josh Crocker
Senior Vice President, Investigations Manager
PNC Bank

Evan Crows
Group Controller (CPG)
Tremco CPG, Inc.

Michael DiCesare
Director Information Technology, Enterprise Applications & Data

Courtney Grandon
Director, Human Resources
Nordson Corporation

Neal Hellner
Director, Treasury Management Consultant
Wells Fargo

Yolanda Hohman
IT Group Leader
Westfield Insurance

Lessie Milton Jones
Dominion East Ohio 

Brian Kelly
Chair, Labor & Employment Practice Group
Frantz Ward LLP

Michael Lepro
Executive Director
JPMorgan Chase & Co

Vanita Marzette
Senior Product Manager - Wine and Spirits
Avery Dennison

John Reynolds
Retired - Watson Wyatt and Company

  Carrie Rosenfelt
SVP, Director Community Lending, Business Banking
Huntington Bank

Jocelyn Rosnick
Policy Director
ACLU of Ohio

 Omid Sattarian
Senior Vice President/ Private Client Advisor
Bank of America

 Fatimah Satterwhite
Hospital Contract Manager
United Health Care Group

Tiffany Short
Director, Culture & Organizational Effectiveness

Melanie L. Webber
Fisher Phillips

Shanelle Smith Whigham
SVP & Director, Community Relations & Corporate Initiatives

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