I am an experienced leader in the global and domestic social sector, with experience in process improvement, higher education, workforce and community development, human development, philanthropy, and organizational development. I champion solutions to strengthen independence and expand life opportunities for disadvantaged people while emphasizing engagement and innovation to achieve goals. I have proven success in connecting ideas, resources, and stakeholders in diverse communities to advance social change.
As Chief Operating Officer of JEVS Human Services, a multi-faceted social services nonprofit in the Philadelphia region, l oversaw the organization's wide-ranging service delivery functions that annually connect over 25,000 area residents with supports in the areas of employment and skills training, vocational rehabilitation, recovery services, adult residential and day services, and in-home personal care. Previously, I directed the Skills for America's Future program at the Aspen Institute, an employer-led policy initiative that worked to identify and champion solutions that improve the competitiveness of the United States workforce and improve economic opportunity for American workers. And before that, I served as Vice President of Operations at the Ford Foundation, responsible for overseeing grants administration, information technology, NY headquarters operations, and overseas operations. I joined the Foundation as a grant maker in the workforce development field.
Earlier in my career, I worked for a variety of non-profit organizations. My experience includes program design and management in the workforce development arena; capacity-building, training, and technical assistance for community development corporations; affordable housing development and commercial revitalization projects; community organizing; and trade association management.