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Susan YulePresident & CEO
In her role as President & CEO, Susan Yule brings over 30 years’ experience as a senior leader from both business and non-profit organizations. Her extensive knowledge and success in the workforce development field along with her recent leadership role for an international non-profit organization align well with the mission and direction of growth for Career Collaborative. She has served on the boards of several professional organizations including the Utah Technology Council and served as Chairman of the New England Minority Supplier Development Council. Susan currently is on the Board of Trustees for Bridgton Academy. Susan holds an undergraduate degree in English from Bates College in Maine and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education from Harvard University in Massachusetts.
Nancy Vescuso Vice President of Workforce Development
As the Vice President of Workforce Development Nancy has overall responsibility for all of the services Career Collaborative offers. She and her team not only provide services for our job seekers but also work with employers and volunteers. Nancy has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles creating and managing programming that helped organizations and their employees’ to grow including Fidelity Investments, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Systems Engineering Inc., the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, and her own management consulting business. Nancy is committed to helping people break through the cycle of poverty by securing careers, not just jobs, which can sustain a family. Nancy holds a BS from Emerson College, a ME from Boston University in International Educational Development and an MA from Michigan State University.
Maggie LynchEmployment Counselor
Maggie first joined Career Collaborative as a volunteer in 2016, then joined the staff in 2017. Being a newcomer to the country herself - similar to many of our participants - she truly appreciates the impact and importance of the organization’s mission. Maggie holds a B.A. in Psychology, and prior to joining us she worked as a recruitment consultant, hiring for leading international companies. Now she is excited to be part of the team as an Employment Counselor, helping low-income individuals find continuous employment.
Scott MatthewsCareer Coach
Scott brings his experience working in government, and a passion for career counseling to Career Collaborative. His interest in career counseling developed during his time at Boston College, specifically wanting to work with individuals to form career goals and navigate issues in the workplace. Scott was drawn to Career Collaborative due to its commitment to help low-income individuals find stable full-time employment. Originally, from upstate New York, Scott has a background in government, helping individuals interact with federal agencies, and finding resources in the community. Most recently, Scott graduated from Boston College with his M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, where he was a member of a research team focused on the psychology of working; especially about and how work and poverty impact mental health.
Louise CabralAdmin. Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator
Originally joining Career Collaborative in 2012 as a volunteer Receptionist, Louise has quickly grown to be an integral part both the administrative and program teams. Her strong background in customer service and more than 30 years in the music industry provides valuable experience towards her role as receptionist and Administrative Assistant. Louise is Career Collaborative’s Volunteer Coordinator serving as the primary coordinator for training and scheduling the volunteers.
Trevor has worked in staffing, financial planning, and recruiting for over a decade. As a career coach, he utilizes his skills in talent acquisition and training in the longer-term coaching relationships he forms with Career Collaborative participants. Trevor was drawn to Career Collaborative for its commitment to the community and its success in assisting un- and under-employed adults get quality jobs. As a native of Boston, he has seen firsthand the consequences of the widening income gap and is excited to be in a position to make a direct difference.
Kheisha comes to Career Collaborative with a background in working as a life/career coach with the prison population. Her interest in Career Coaching developed when she first started volunteering with Concord Prison. During this time, Kheisha was able to talk to inmates to identify their passions and skills that would lead to a successful transition once they were released. With her background in Drama Therapy, Kheisha loves helping individuals find their strengths, and then be able to show them off through storytelling. Coming to Career Collaborative, Kheisha looks forward to expanding her interest into helping individuals retain their jobs, and achieve their goals.
In her role as Career Collaborative’s Workforce Development Program, Kristan Fitah oversees program recruitment, planning, implementation, curriculum, and volunteer teacher development. Kristan, who holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from St. Michael’s College in Vermont, is an exuberant teacher and a passionate advocate of social justice. She has over 15 years of English language teaching experience, 13 years of experience in Workforce Development, and over a decade of adult education program management experience. She is thrilled to join the team at Career Collaborative helping low-income participants move into satisfying careers and reach self-sufficiency.