Experience and Accomplishments 

Program officer, Ford Foundation, consultant to foundations and government agencies, evaluator and program developer.

Partial list: 

Foundations: Hazen, Edna McConnell Clark, Matsushita/Panasonic, Vocational Foundation, Gund, Needmor Fund, DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, Braitmayer, Astor, Edward E. Ford

Government: U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, and Justice, National Commission for Employment Policy, Congressional testimony, taxation, labor, and education policy.

Policy groups Mondale Task Force on Youth Employment (wrote Classrooms and Workplaces, published by U.S Departments of Education and Labor, Safe Schools, U.S. Department of Justice) Taxation, education and employment/training policy committees of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Corporate leadership: Co-founded Hearth Management Group (d/b/a Pierce Kennedy Hearth, 1985-1996, fastest growing management services company in CT and New England, Starting with 2 employees (1985) the company grew to over 450 employees $13 M annual revenues, and #51 on the 1990 INC. Magazine list of 500 fastest growing private companies in the U.S.

Developed and launched private sector programs in immigration and employment, Federal Empowerment Zones and state Enterprise Communities.

Evaluation: Evaluated (Interfaith Nutrition Network,The INN, covering Long Island, NY, and Ice Hockey in Harlem (NYC). Evaluated grants for foundations (Ford, Hazen, Matsushita, Panasonic)

Designed and funded a nationally prominent high school without walls, City As School (NYC), replicated in 17 states and foreign countries. 

Team member that created the national Panasonic Foundation School Partnerships and Ford Foundation National High School Recognition Programs. 

Executive Director: Led coalition that designed and extended Federal Targeted Jobs and Work Opportunities Tax Credit programs. Led National Employment Opportunities Network. Founded, funded and managed successful multi-million dollar welfare-to-work program, Network for Employment Opportunities (NYC).