Who We Are

Founded in 1997, the New York City Employment and Training Coalition is the voice of New York’s workforce development community. We are the largest city-based workforce development association in the country with over 220 members providing jobs for over 600,000 New Yorkers.

Our members create jobs and connect underserved New Yorkers — primarily New Yorkers of color, New Yorkers with low- or moderate-incomes, New Yorkers with multiple barriers to employment, and New Yorkers who have been left out of the growing economy due to systemic and historic marginalization — to opportunities so they can support their families and give back to their communities.

Team Members


Gregory J Morris
Chief Executive Officer


Stephanie Birmingham
Director of Community and Operations


Board of Directors

Officers + Executive Committee

Jennifer Mitchell (Interim Chair), Executive Director, The Doe Fund

David Garza (Secretary), President and CEO, Henry Street Settlement

Valerie Payne (Treasurer), Executive Director, Rebuilding Together NYC

Aaron Shiffman, Executive Director, Brooklyn Workforce Innovations

Kathleen Culhane, Consultant


Ben Thomases, Executive Director, Queens Community House

Christopher Watler, Executive Vice President, Center for Employment Opportunities

Dr. Darlene Williams, President and CEO, Union Settlement

Darren Bloch, CEO, Greenwich House

David Meade*, Executive Director, Building Skills NY

David Nidus, Executive Director, Andromeda Community Initiative

Debbie Roman, Managing Director, Per Scholas

Faith Wiggins, Director, Homecare Education Fund, 1199SEIU Training & Employment Funds

Hannah Weinstock, Senior Director of Workforce Development, LaGuardia Community College

Helen Kogan, Executive Director, Metro, NPower

Janelle Farris, President and Executive Director, Brooklyn Community Services

Eileen F Reilly, Consultant

Jerelyn Rodriguez, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Knowledge House

Katy Gaul-Stigge, CEO, Goodwill Industries of New York and Northern New Jersey

Keith Rasmussen, Executive Director, Seedco

Kilsys Payamps-Roure, Executive Director, Braven in New York City

Lakythia Ferby, Technical Advisor, International Rescue Committee

Leslie Abbey, CEO, Hot Bread Kitchen

Mike Dunne, Northeast Director, Equus Workforce Solutions

Paula Bailey*, Executive Vice President, Grant Associates

Shari Krull, Executive Director, StreetWise Partners

Wayne Ho*, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chinese-American Planning Council

*Chair of a Board Committee

Past Board Chairs

Julie Shapiro, The Door

Kathleen Culhane, NEW

Kelly Richardson, Per Scholas

Phil Weinberg, Strive

Randy Peers, Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow