Meet our board of directors who provide invaluable leadership, governance and support of our work

Jill Hyland

Senior Manager

Partnership for Public Service

Board Chair

Plinio Ayala

President and Chief Executive Officer

Per Scholas

Penny Cagan

Managing Director

MUFG Union Bank

Blake Foote

Workforce Development Consultant

Patricia J. Jenny

Vice President for Grants

The New York Community Trust (retired)

Colin Mincy

Chief People Officer

Human Rights Watch

Karen-Michelle Mirko

Director Employment and Graduate Services

The HOPE Program

Joan D. Rosenthal

Managing Director

JP MorganChase (retired)

Board Vice Chair

Raabia Shafi


Raabia Shafi Consulting

Lailany Sierra

Executive Director, HR Readiness


Board Vice Chair

Gotham Gazette Op-Ed by Sharon Sewell-Fairman, WPTI Executive Director - "A Critical But Too Often Ignored Piece to New York City’s Economic Recovery"READ HERE