Experience and Accomplishments
Program officer, Ford Foundation, consultant to foundations and
government agencies, evaluator and program developer.
Hazen, Edna McConnell Clark, Matsushita/Panasonic, Vocational
Foundation, Gund, Needmor Fund, DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund,
Braitmayer, Astor, Edward E. Ford
U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, and Justice, National Commission
for Employment Policy, Congressional testimony, taxation, labor, and
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.
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
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).