Our staff and board represent the communities we serve. We are always striving for equity, inclusion, and diversity in every way, at all levels at EMERGE. 

Lena Abdelal

Project Assistant

Mohamed Ali

Senior Director of Workforce Programs
Meet Mohamed

Shukri Ali

Employment Counselor

Aaron Ash

Program Manager
Meet Aaron

Britani Baker

Coordinator of Workforce Programs

Omar Bashir

Employment Counselor

Gina Best-Smith

Accounting Consultant

Tony Blakey

ReEntry Case Manager

Michael Breazile

Retail Sales, Furnish Office and Home

William Breazile

Lead Warehouse, Furnish Office and Home

Richard Bushway

Production Lead Apprentice

Elijah Charalampopoulos

Production Manager
Meet Elijah

Marvin Clark

Workforce Coach

Nina Coleman

Financial Wellness Coordinator

Casey Cordell

Production Lead, Second Chance Recycling

Kersten Dehler

Training Coach

Shawn Dolan

General Manager, Second Chance Recycling

Ed Donoghue

Facilities Lead, Second Chance Recycling

Kait Ecker

Data Reporting Specialist

Kevin Engdahl

Executive Vice President of EMERGE Enterprise & Operations
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Deqa Essa

Vice President of Finance & Administration
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Linda Garay

Senior Accountant

Tom Gibson

Director of Training and Education
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Sherry Glanton

Director of MFIP
Meet Sherry

Renisha Gray

Internship Coordinator

Danci Greene

Manager of Data, Reporting, and Evaluation
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JaTuan Griffin

MFIP Manager

Aisha Haji-Mumin

MFIP Education Navigator

Larry Harris


Katherine Helander

Communications Specialist

Evan Hromada

Data, Reporting, & Evaluation Support Staff

Sue Jaqua

General Manager, Furnish Office and Home

Larcell Mack

Restore Coordinator

Samia Mahmud

Employment Counselor

Terra Mayfield

Vice President of Programs
Meet Terra

Vincent Millender Jr.


Khadro Mohamed

Workforce Coach

Salma Mohamed

Workforce Coach

Cheri Moseman

Workforce Coach

Martin Mounger

Senior Custodian

Kathy Munson

Accounting Support, Furnish Office and Home

Ahmed Nur

MFIP Manager

Jill Pearson-Wood

Vice President of Advancement
Meet Jill

Gervaise Ramsey

Production Lead, Second Chance Recycling

Joan Reamer

Administrative Assistant, Nielsen Metal Manufacturing

Jordynne Rogers

Employment Counselor

LaMalena Saengdara

Accounting Manager

Lalise Sai

Workforce Coach

Laila Said

MFIP Case Aide

Katherine Shane

Grants Officer

Kenrick Shell

Operations Manager

Jeffrey Shockley

Training Coach

Sue Simmons

Payroll and Benefits Coordinator

Amal Siyad

Employment Counselor

Kris Solz

Director of Human Resources
Meet Kris

Tayler Stokes

Training Coach

Alan Stovall

Program Manager

Veronica Tucker

Training Coach

Sydney Velez

Marketing & Communications Manager
Meet Sydney

Kira Wagner

Employment Counselor

Will Wallace

Youth Programs Director
Meet Will

Amaal Warfa

Employment Counselor

Mike Widhalm

Operations Manager at Nielsen Metal
Meet Mike

Joe Williams

Employment Counselor

Anthony Williams

MFIP Education Navigator

Gregory Winter

Turret Punch Operator/Fabricator, Nielsen Metal Manufacturing

Mike Wynne

President & CEO
Meet Mike

Sara Yueill

Administrative and Facilities Manager