Meet the team working for you.

The Partnership is comprised of workforce development, fiscal and administrative professionals whose experience and dedication improve services, reduce costs and support job creation and economic development across the county-wide workforce system.

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The Partnership’s Leader – Karin M. Norington-Reaves

CEO, Public Servant, Philanthropist

Karin M. Norington-Reaves is a lifelong public servant with more than 25 years of experience in education, law, advocacy, community, and workforce development. In 2012, Karin became the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (The Partnership) upon her appointment by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

As CEO and change agent, she led the merger and restructuring of three diverse workforce systems into what is now the nation’s most extensive workforce system managed by a non-profit administrative agency. Karin leads The Partnership’s mission to ensure that “every person has the skills to build a career and every business have the talent it needs to compete in a global economy.”

She oversees the administration of federal, state and philanthropic funds and the creation of effective programs that assure alignment between the skills demanded by a changing economy and those offered by the region’s labor force. She also works to generate both private and public funding to expand the services available throughout Chicagoland. In her tenure, The Partnership has raised nearly $50 million in diverse funds, including a $10.9 million grant awarded by the Walmart Foundation – the most significant gift in the history of the foundation.

Team Leaders


Al-Khatib, DenaCareer Connect AdministratorEmail Dena
Anderson, TerryExecutive AssistantEmail Terry
Balcsik, MichaelDirector of AccountabilityEmail Michael
Batey, MarionBusiness Relations SpecialistEmail Marion
Bentley, RayChief Community OfficerEmail Ray
Brannigan, KathleenBusiness Relations SpecialistEmail Kathleen
Brooks, LaTonyaSpecial Projects CoordinatorEmail LaTonya
Bustamante, TheresaFiscal Executive AssistantEmail Theresa
Caldwell, TinaCareer CoachEmail Tina
Camargo, MariaProgram MonitorEmail Maria
Cannon, MichaelReentry Navigator Email Maria
Carlson, DannyProgram MonitorEmail Danny
Chrisman, SherriBack to Work 50+ Career CoachEmail Sherri
Chevali, KristenProgram CoordinatorEmail Kristen
Cody-Robinson, TonyaBusiness Relations SpecialistEmail Tonya
Cody-Turner, AudreyAdministrative Assistant/ ReceptionistEmail Audrey
De Luna, OscarFiscal AccountantEmail Audrey
Elliott, ThadiusFiscal MonitorEmail Thadius
Francis, ReneeFiscal MonitorEmail Renee
Gee, TommyIT/ Network AdministratorEmail Tommy
Gonzalez, AwildaBack to Work 50+ Career CoachEmail Awilda
Gonzalez, PedroNetwork/Database TechnicanEmail Pedro
Gonzalez, SergioDigitial Literacy TrainerEmail Sergio
Gonzalez-Chaidez, ZaidaProgram CoordinatorEmail Zaida
Gordon, SheliaHR SpecialistEmail Zaida
Greene, JoannaProject ManagerEmail Joanna
Haag, JosephProgram MonitorEmail Joseph
Hall, GladysCompliance Monitor/ Equal Opportunity OfficerEmail Gladys
Herrera, GloriaProgram CoordinatorEmail Gloria
Herron, KaLeighStaff AccountantEmail Gloria
Ho, WingmanControllerEmail Wingman
Hogan, AnneOccupational Training ManagerEmail Anne
Huerta, TaniaVoucher CoordinatorEmail Tania
Jackson, JayneManager of Construction InitiativesEmail Jayne
Jackson, TamikaDigital Marketing &
Communications Manager
Email Tamika
Ko, CaroleProgram MonitorEmail Carole
Kozak, RenataAdministrative AssistantEmail Renata
Leslie, Phaedra M. Director of Business Relations & Economic DelevopmentEmail Phaedra M.
Lewis, MarisaBoard LiaisonEmail Marisa
Lewis-Weaver, SarahProgram MonitorEmail Sarah
Marshall, DannyCareer CoachEmail Danny
Martin, CarrieContract SpecialistEmail Carrie
Martinez, GregProgram DeveloperEmail Greg
McCorkle, StephanieExecutive AssistantEmail Stephanie
Moore, PatriciaBusiness Relations SpecialistEmail Patricia
Mota, JoseAssistant ControllerEmail Jose
Muldoon, CoryExecutive Project ManagerEmail Cory
Ore, GabrielaOccupational Training CoordinatorEmail Gabriela
Ortega, IreneProgram MonitorEmail Irene
Ortiz-Rivera, SylviaLegal/Executive AssistantEmail Sylvia
Perez, FranciscoReentry NavigatorEmail Patti
Prado, PattiRegional ManagerEmail Patti
Ramirez, Jesus Communications Coordinator Email Jesus
Randle, DoraRegional ManagerEmail Dora
Revilla, RosarioAccountantEmail Rosario
Robertson, DonProgram MonitorEmail Don
Santacaterina, AmyDirector of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act ProgramsEmail Amy
Sheffey Rawlings, IllonaCAO/ General CounselEmail Illona
Silo, MyrnaAccounts Payable StaffEmail Illona
Spencer, SallieDigitial Literacy TrainerEmail Sallie
Strom, ChrisFiscal MonitorEmail Chris
Swanson, DavidBusiness Relations SpecialistEmail David
Syed, MalihaContract CoordinatorEmail David
Taylor, SharonFiscal AccountantEmail Sharon
Terry, JanExecutive AssistantEmail Jan
Tirado, EfrenAccountantEmail Efren
Trejo, PilarRegional ManagerEmail Pilar
Vizueta, VictorBusiness Relations SpecialistEmail Victor
Volz, LoraineHuman Resource ManagerEmail Loraine
Walton, MichaelField Operations ManagerEmail Michael
Whatley, TrinaRegional ManagerEmail Trina
White, KitProgram DeveloperEmail Kit
Williams, JasmineProgram DeveloperEmail Jasmine
Zhu, TerriProgram DeveloperEmail Terri