We are excited to introduce the Workforce Systems Leadership Program 2020 cohort! These participants will be using New York City as their classroom to explore the changing workforce development landscape, drive innovative practices, and collaborate to improve the workforce system for low-income NYC residents seeking employment and career advancement opportunities.

Dalsie Andrade

Director of Employer Engagement and Partnerships, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development

Theodora Boguszewski

Project Manager, Perch Advisors

Alex Breen

Director of Growth and Innovation, Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center

Shermira Busby-Forrester

Director, Business and Industry Workforce Training, New York City College of Technology/CUNY

Ana Chapman

Director of Adult Learning, Queens Public Library

Miles Gamble

Citywide Section 3 Manager, NYC Department of Small Business Services

Angelina Garneva

Vice President, Policy and Special Initiatives, NYC Employment and Training Coalition (NYCETC)

Courtney Granger

Vice President of Programs, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow

Gyasi Headen

Director of Workforce Development, Osborne Association

Jerome Joseph

New York Executive Director, America Needs You

Keisha Katz

Director of Workforce and External Partnerships, Reel Works

Jessica Kemper

Director of Industry Engagement, Career and Technical Education, NYC Department of Education

Hyunjin Kim

Senior Advisor, NYC Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity

Dana Lennon

Senior Director, Research Foundation of CUNY/Hostos Community College

Alissa Levine

Director of Workforce Development Programs, CUNY Kingsborough Community College

Brian Licata

Member Relationship Manager, Staten Island Chamber of Commerce

Debra Means-West

Director, Knowledge Management and Network Development, World Education Services, Global Talent Bridge

Abe Mendez

Managing Director, New York, Per Scholas

Karen-Michelle Mirko

Director, Employment and Graduate Services, The HOPE Program

Regina Napoleon-Lindsey

Executive Director, Workforce Development, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Chauncey Nartey

Managing Partner, Adult Learning Leaders Institute

Noel Parish

Vice President, K-12 Partnerships, HERE to HERE / CareerWise New York

Matthew Phifer

Vice President of Education & Employment Services, Henry Street Settlement

Alberto Roldan

Deputy Director of Community Affairs, NYC Department of Consumer Affairs

Raisa Schwanbeck

Associate Director, School Design, NYC Department of Education

Fernando Snowden-Lorence

Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Ian Straughter

Assistant Vice President, Workforce Development Partnerships, NYC Economic Development Corporation

Hannah Weinstock

Senior Director of Workforce Development, LaGuardia Community College


Generous funding support for WSLP has been provided by Ira W DeCamp Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mizuho USA Foundation, NYC Department of Small Business Services, and Solon E. Summerfield Foundation.