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Debra L. Caplan
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Debra L. Caplan
412-552-7090
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Matt Aelmore
Program Evaluation Manager
Matt Aelmore

I have been a Partner4Work since June 2016.

My favorite partners are Sam and Dave.

I Partner4Work because we are an ally for the people of our region. 

412-932-2958
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Jack Bailey
Quality Assurance Assistant
Jack Bailey

I've been a Partner4Work since August 2017.
My favorite partners are Penn & Teller.
I Partner4Work because I am passionate about individuals working together for positive change.

412-932-2953
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Crystaline Barger
Summer Youth Employment Coordinator
Crystaline Barger

I’ve been a Partner4Work since April 2017.

My favorite partners are Rosie & Villa.

I Partner4Work because I love making connections and filling gaps.

412-552-7093
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Nate Broadus
Youth Program Coordinator
Nate Broadus

I’ve been a Partner4Work since June 2017.

My favorite partners are Raph and Mikey (because nobody wants to be Leo or Donny).

I Partner4Work because I believe that we have a duty to partner, collaborate and create in order to provide increasingly substantial life opportunities to those in our communities and region.

412-552-7090
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David Conway
Youth Programs Coordinator
David Conway

I've been a Partner4Work since May 2016.

My favorite partners are Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart.

I Partner4Work because there is nothing more fulfilling than empowering others to reach their full potential.

412-932-2944
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Sid Dash
PULSE Fellow
Sid Dash

I've been a Partner4Work since September 2017.

My favorite partners are my mom and dad.

I Partner4Work because I believe in fostering community growth through local initiatives that promote education and create jobs.

412-552-2950
Kattia Delizin
Assistant Controller
Kattia Delizin

I’ve been a Partner4Work since May 2017

My favorite partners are Shawn and Gust.

I Partner4Work because of the work environment. There's no utopian workplace, but working with others who are passionate about a case and motivated by purpose is undoubtedly a unique environment. The work brings a whole new element to 9-to-5.

412-552-7092
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Ryan Dodson
Accounting Clerk
Ryan Dodson

I’ve been a Partner4Work since August 2017

My favorite partners are Marcus and Dom.

I Partner4Work because we help people in our community find their careers. 

412-932-2940
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Carolyn Ford
Contract Administrator
Carolyn Ford

I've been a Partner4Work since April 2014.

My favorite partners are Frick and Frack.

I Partner4Work because I find the work challenging, enjoyable, and it provides me an opportunity to grow and make a difference.

412-932-2959
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Ray Herron
Chief Financial Officer
Ray Herron

I've been a Partner4Work since July 2016.

My favorite partners are Scooby Doo and Shaggy.

I Partner4Work because I am part of a dedicated team that provides the necessary resources to our community, which enables positive job growth in our entire region.

412-552-7092
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Katrina Kadisevskis
Adult Program Coordinator
Katrina Kadisevskis

I have been a Partner4Work since September 2017.

My favorite partners are Mulder & Scully

I Partner4Work because expanding access to meaningful economic opportunity is key to poverty reduction.

412-932-2948
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Markisha Kennedy
EARN/ Work Ready Manager
Markisha Kennedy

I’ve been a Partner4Work since July 2017.

My favorite partners are Martin & Gina

I Partner4Work because I love to build relationships that encourage the growth and development for residents in the City of Pittsburgh.

412-932-2941
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Lenny Kistler
Youth Programs Coordinator
Lenny Kistler

I’ve been a Partner4Work since August 2016.

My favorite partners are Simon and Garfunkel.

I Partner4Work because I believe that education and employment are two of the most impactful ways we can empower today’s youth. 

412-932-2946
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Vera  Krekanova Krofcheck
Chief Strategy and Research Officer
Vera Krekanova Krofcheck

I’ve been a Partner4Work since November 2006.

My favorite partners are Winnetou and Old Shatterhand.

I Partner4Work because I believe communities can thrive only when people have good jobs.

412-552-7095
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Edgar Largaespada
Research Fellow
Edgar Largaespada

I’ve been a Partner4Work since August 2016.

My favorite partners are Mulder and Scully.

I Partner4Work because I believe that if people have family-sustaining employment, then families, businesses, and our communities will thrive. 

412-552-7087
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Markese Long
Community Engagement Specialist
Markese Long

I’ve been a Partner4Work since April 2017.

My favorite partners are Rick & Michonne.

I Partner4Work because it is a great way to connect communities with opportunities.

412-552-7096
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McCrae Martino
Chief Program Officer
McCrae Martino

I've been a Partner4Work since March 2015.

My favorite partners are David and Donna.

I Partner4Work because I want to help people in our community thrive.

412-552-7094
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Jesse McLean
EARN Supportive Services Coordinator
Jesse McLean

I’ve been a Partner4Work since July 2017.

My favorite partners are D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

I Partner4Work because members of my community are heavily affected by trauma, and it's important for me to guide those who may not know where to find help.

412-932-1954
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Dillon Moore
Director of Policy
Dillon Moore

I’ve been a Partner4Work since May 2014.

My favorite partners are Han and Chewie.

I Partner4Work because I believe in the value of a career and working together to help others achieve it. 

412-932-2956
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Jennifer Niedermeyer
Accounting Coordinator
Jennifer Niedermeyer

I’ve been a Partner4Work since August 2011.

My favorite partners are Mickey and Minnie.

I Partner4Work because I enjoy being part of an organization that identifies strategic partner relationships and works together to provide positive outcomes in Youth and Workforce programs. 

412-552-7089
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Jennifer Pajewski
Board Relations Manager
Jennifer Pajewski

I’ve been a Partner4Work since September 2010.

My favorite partners are Gatsby and Daisy.

I Partner4Work because I want to see the region and its people continue to thrive for generations to come.

412-552-7098
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Nathan Petrillo
Communications Manager
Nathan Petrillo

I’ve been a Partner4Work since September 2017.

My favorite partners are Marty and Doc.

I Partner4Work because forming partnerships to overcome workforce challenges will produce long-term benefits for our region.

412-932-2949
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Liz Pham
Senior Accountant
Liz Pham

I have been a Partner4Work since August 2017.

My favorite partners are Meredith Gray and Christina Yang.

I Partner4Work because of the positivity it brings to the people and its communities. Making the future bright!

412-932-2947
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Susie Puskar
Director of Youth Innovation
Susie Puskar

I’ve been a Partner4Work since December 2013.

My favorite partners are Calvin and Hobbes.

I Partner4Work because building economic opportunity for all Allegheny County residents strengthens our community and helps us achieve more than we ever could alone. 

412-552-7099
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Laura Saulle
Director of Pittsburgh Works
Laura Saulle

I’ve been a Partner4Work since April 2016.

My favorite partners are Key and Peele.

I Partner4Work because Helping people find meaningful jobs at family-sustaining wages is one of the most powerful ways we can effect long-lasting change in our community.

412-932-2955
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Andy Smith
Director of Adult Programs
Andy Smith

I’ve been a Partner4Work since May 2017

My favorite partners are chocolate and peanut butter.

I Partner4Work because I believe everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and afforded the opportunity to improve their lives.

412-932-2957
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Katrina Steinley
Research Fellow
Katrina Steinley

I’ve been a Partner4Work since June 2017.

My favorite partners are .Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

I Partner4Work because I am passionate about understanding gaps, barriers, and opportunities in the workforce so we can help the community grow and thrive.

412-932-2957
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Rebecca Young
Business Partnerships Manager
Rebecca Young

I’ve been a Partner4Work since September 2016.

My favorite partners are Aragorn and Arwen.

I Partner4Work because creating sustainable career pathways is one of the surest ways to fight poverty and inequality.  

412-932-2945
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