We are excited to introduce the Workforce Systems Leadership Program 2021 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.

Daniel Agosto

Director of Workforce Programs, Phipps Neighborhoods

Ayosike Akingbade

Career Prep Coach, Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Maricela Brea

Director of Workforce & Inter-Government Relations, NYC Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

Kimsue Bryan

Workforce Development Coordinator, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Natalie Bryan

Assistant VP Workforce Development, Goodwill NYNJ

Sara Chapman

Director of Education & Career Services, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation

Aaron Covarrubias

Program Manager, NYC Department of Small Business Services

Josue De Paz

CEO & Co-founder, First Tech Fund Inc

Jennifer Dillon

Vice President of Workforce Development, The Doe Fund

Amy Furman

Director, Break Through Tech

Stephany Garcia

Manager of Partnership and Community Engagement, JobsFirstNYC

Micah Gertzog

Associate Director, CUNY

Bethany Goldszer

Director of Development & Partnerships, The Bronx Charter School for Children

Danielle Hayman

Site Director, Braven

Shawn Hegele

Director of Fundraising and Evaluation, Brooklyn Workforce Innovations

Lowell Herschberger

Director of Career and Education Programs, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Bryan Lozano

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Per Scholas

Brynn McCormick

Assistant Vice President of Workforce, Commonpoint Queens

Allison Messina

Vice President of Workforce Development, Project Renewal

Herlande Moise

Deputy Director, Grant Associates Inc

Katherine Peabody

Director of Partnerships, Hot Bread Kitchen

Sabeen Pirani

Senior Director of Learning & Consulting, Workforce Professionals Training Institute

Michael Salazar

Senior Director of Workforce Innovation, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow

Kimberly Scelta

Strategic Operations Manager, STRIVE

Brandon Slaughter

Director of 9-16 Educational Partnership, HERE to HERE

Joel Thomas

Senior Director of Economic Empowerment, Urban Resource Institute

Jeanie Tung

Director of Business Development and Workforce Partnerships, Henry Street Settlement

Nakita Vanstory

Director of Recruitment and Admissions, The Hope Program and Sustainable South Bronx

Lenese Vergara

Assistant Director of Job Generation, NYCHA


Generous funding support for WSLP has been provided by Ira W DeCamp Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mizuho USA Foundation, NYC Department of Education, The Pinkerton Foundation, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.