OBT Staff

Senior Leadership Team

Liliana Polo-McKenna

Chief Executive Officer

Dani Smejkal

Vice President, Programs & Impact

Janet Tsakos

Vice President, Administration

Bryant Lee

Vice President, Finance

Courtney Granger

Vice President, Programs & Organizational Learning

Program Leadership

Rebekah Cross

Senior Director, Development

Katya Zaitseva

Senior Director, Workforce Innovation

Emily Hills

Director of Outreach & Community Partnerships

Alice Goncalves

Director, Educational and Career Advancement

Yanni Deconescu

Director, Strategic Initiatives

Robin Blanc

Director, College Access Program

Terri Saucier

Director, Employment Services

Caroline Iosso

Director, Community & Government affairs

Georgia Trim

Director, Adult Education & Literacy Program

Mary Cosme

Director, Immigration Services

Racquel Forrester

Director, Web Design & Coding Program

Susan Gambale

Director, Math Curriculum and Instruction
Sunset Park

Wayne Small

Director, YAIP Bed-Stuy

Jackie Ordonez

Director, OBT Programs, Jamaica

Jessica Cuttone

Director, Youth Programs – Sunset Park

Peter Cruz

Director, Youth Programs – Bushwick

Jacqueline M. Harris

Assistant Director, OSY Programs – Bushwick

Kelsey Reenstra

YAIP Plus Manager

William Ortiz

Site Administrator/ Senior Counselor, Bushwick

Administrative support

Laurent Oliva
Retention Specialist, Innovation Lab
loliva@obtjobs.org

Elsa Taveras
Program Associate, Bushwick
etaveras@obtjobs.org

Daniel Veliz
Marketing Coordinator/Executive Assistant
dveliz@obtjobs.org

Priscilla Chery
Retention Specialist
pcherry@obtjobs.org

Natalie Camacho
Program Associate, Bed-Stuy
ncamacho@obtjobs.org

Saida Mitchell
Youth Coordinator, Jamaica
smitchell@obtjobs.org

Christopher Zambrana
Program Associate
czambrana@obtjobs.org

Joan Kanarkiewicz
AELP Coordinator
jkanarkiewicz@obtjobs.org

Arlene Ortiz
Immigration Services Case Specialist
aortiz@obtjobs.org

Edixia Perez
Accounting Associate
eperez@obtjobs.org

Teresa Porter
Senior Youth Coordinator, Bed-Stuy
tporter@obtjobs.org

Marcia Ramlal
Retention Specialist, Bushwick
mramlal@obtjobs.org

Iyeshia Redrick
OSY Clerical Counselor/MAA Retention Specialist
iredrick@obtjobs.org

Miguel Colon
YAIP Manager, Jamaica
mcolon@obtjobs.org

Jose Hernandez
Community Outreach Specialist
jhernandez@obtjobs.org

Cynthia Soto
Program Associate
csoto@obtjobs.org

Eric Petersen
Development & Evaluation Manager
epetersen@obtjobs.org

 Stephanie Guzman
Program Associate, Jamaica
sguzman@obtjobs.org

Elizabeth Tavares
Adult Training & Outreach Specialist, BWRC
etavares@obtjobs.org

Amarilis Torres
Youth Counselor, Bed-Stuy
atorres2@obtjobs.org

Sophie Tsororos
Administrative Service Coordinator
stsororos@obtjobs.org

Gail Smith
Senior Program Associate, Innovation Lab
gsmith@obtjobs.org

Azalie Gonzalez
Program Associate
AGonzalez@obtjobs.org

Glendaly Mejia
Program Associate
gmejia@obtjobs.org

Maribel Gonzalez
MAA Youth Coordinator
mgonzalez@obtjobs.org

Stephanie Tossas
Program Associate
stossas@obtjobs.org

Instructors

Robert Quirindongo
Vocational Skills Instructor
Sunset Park
rquirindongo@obtjobs.org

Anthony Magnotti
Business English
Sunset Park
amagnotti@obtjobs.org

Junior Johnson
Business Math
Bushwick/Williamsburg
jjohnson@obtjobs.org

Matthew Soto
Assistant Instructor
Innovation Lab
msoto@obtjobs.org

Allyn Wong
YALP Instructor
awong@obtjobs.org

Lindsay Wolff
YAIP, Job Readiness/Vocational Skills
Bushwick/Williamsburg
lwolff@obtjobs.org

Niger Brown
MCIF Head Instructor
Bushwick Workforce Resource Center
nbrown@obtjobs.org

Eloy Ortega
Web Design & Coding Instructor
Innovation Lab
eortega@obtjobs.org

Melinda Peter
Program Associate
mpeter@obtjobs.org

Victoria Espada
Program Associate
vespada@obtjobs.org

Randolph Archbald
Senior Vocational Instructor
Jamaica
rarchbald@obtjobs.org

Harry Reyes
HSE
Jamaica
hreyes@obtjobs.org

Shornell Alexis
Program Associate
salexis@obtjobs.org

Horace Simmonds
HSE Instructor
BWRC
hsimmonds@obtjobs.org

Counselors

Angela Saifi-Iturralde
Counselor
Innovation Lab
asaifi@obtjobs.org

Vicki Savage
Counselor
Sunset Park
vsavage@obtjobs.org

Stephanie Cethoute
Case Worker
Jamaica
scethoute@obtjobs.org

Luis Diaz
Career Readiness Counselor, YAIP Plus
ldiaz@obtjobs.org

Janeira Polanco
YALP Counselor
jpolanco@obtjobs.org

Wanda Sanchez
MSW
Bushwick/Williamsburg
wsanchez@obtjobs.org

Traci Prevost
Retention Specialist/Youth Counselor
tprevost@obtjobs.org

Debora Young
Child Care Navigator
dyoung@obtjobs.org

Shante Tiffany King
OSY Counselor
sking@obtjobs.org

Jessicka Duran
Youth Coordinator
jduran@obtjobs.org

Corporate Recruiters

Lourdia Augustin-Joseph
Work Readiness Instructor/Internship Manager, Sunset Park
laugustin-Joseph@obtjobs.org

Pablo Sierra
Senior Workforce Manager
Sunset Park
psierra@obtjobs.org

Nichole Briggs
Work Readiness Instructor/Internship Manager
nbriggs@obtjobs.org

Tammy Griffith
tgriffith@obtjobs.org

Serrina Goodman
sgoodman@obtjobs.org

 Alexis T. Santiago
Job Readiness Instructor/Junior Recruiter
asantiago@obtjobs.org

Roheem Bibbins
rbibbins@obtjobs.org