New York City
Debbie Beeber is the Executive Director for Madison Strategies Group. A graduate of New York University, Debbie is a veteran of the Xerox Corporation and later the Xerox Foundation, running the successful Fall United Way Campaigns for nearly a decade. Over her career, she has served in sales, quality management and human resource roles. At MSG, Debbie works to increase public awareness of the organization and develop key strategic relationships.
Paul Soobryan is the Director of Finance & Administration in the New York City office and has over 17 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to joining MSG, he was the Director of Finance and Administration at the Hispanic AIDS Forum, a mid-sized not-for-profit organization in New York City where he was responsible for a broad range of financial, accounting, tax, audit, administrative, and human resources matters. Preceding that, he was the Director of Fiscal Infrastructure Services at Bailey House, another not-for-profit organization in New York City where he provided fiscal infrastructure capacity building services to assist other not-for-profits in developing and maintaining effective financial management and administrative systems. Paul has a BS in Accounting and is a New York State licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Alex Holt is the Director of Programs for the Career Directions and Career Connections programs in New York City. Prior to joining MSG in 2012, Alex worked as a Job Developer at CAMBA where he connected high school students to paid internships as part of the New York City Department of Education’s Learning to Work Initiative. He has also served as a Teacher and After-School Program Director at Chase Collegiate School in Waterbury, Conn. He received a Bachelor’s of Arts from Brown University and a Master’s in Teaching from Manhattanville College.
Yomaly Suero is the Senior Career Advisor for the Career Directions program, where she works closely with job-seekers to provide one-on-one coaching and resume assistance, lead workshops, and conduct outreach to partner organizations. Yomaly previously served as a staffing firm recruiter and in-house recruiter for 5 years at a variety of businesses. Several years ago, she decided to switch to the non-for-profit sector to help more people find employment by sharing her HR insight with those who needed it the most. She is currently pursuing her degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management.
Tameka Reynolds is the Manager of Training for both the Career Directions & Career Connections programs. She conducts rigorous recruitment processes, leads workshops, incorporates life-coaching techniques, and collaborates with colleagues on training and job development to support employment and retention. Tameka has over eleven years experience in business management and development and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Communication with an emphasis on Social Marketing and Psychology.
Alexandra Vega is the Community Programs and Operations Specialist for Madison Strategies Group. With her background in community organizing and IT, she started as a participant in the Career Directions program and joined the staff as a Career Advisor in August 2016. One year later, Alexandra moved into her current role where she leads enrollment for all new candidates and works closely with community partners concerning reporting and program updates. In addition, Alexandra collaborates with our Director of Programs on MSG-NYC’s use of technology and data reporting to achieve program outcomes- including managing our Salesforce database system and leading digital literacy initiatives. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in IT.
Cassandra Martin-Himmons is the Navigator for the CareerLift program at Madison Strategies Group. In her role, Cassandra assists the employees of one of MSG’s employer partner organizations, Managed by Q, in navigating their way through any of life’s challenges that may impact their ability to work. Cassandra is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in both social services and healthcare. She has often worked as an advocate for the community and in previous roles has acted as a liason who bridges the communication between the community and service providers, both locally in NYC as well as abroad. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University.
Debbie Ann Williams-Smith is the Career Development Coach. In her role, she assists candidates with action planning for personal and professional development; as well as utilizes psychometric assessment aimed at identifying career tracks that can be pursued over the long term. She has over 10 years experience in both human services and administration and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Career Development.
Karen Pennington is a native Tulsan and a graduate from Oklahoma State University. Karen has spent her professional career focused on new business development, account management and as a small business owner. She has a passion for helping Tulsans secure high-paying jobs with benefits and helping business gain access to a pipeline of quality employees.
Rachel Griffin is the Operations Coordinator for Transportation Connections WorkAdvance (TCW). In this role, she oversees the reporting of program goals, database management and applicant intake. In addition, she develops and maintains relationships with TCW’s many community and faith-based organizations in order to obtain referrals and to provide additional resources for TCW customers. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Tulsa.
Sara Ostin is the Career Readiness Trainer for Transportation Connections WorkAdvance. She trains TCW customers on a wide range of topics including creating a professional resume, job interviewing, business communications and teamwork. Sara brings an extensive background in customer service and retail management to Transportation Connections WorkAdvance. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a concentration in Social Media Marketing from International Academy of Design & Technology.
Eric Stephen is a Career Readiness Trainer for Tulsa Community WorkAdvance. He trains TCW clients on a wide range of topics including creating a professional resume, job interviewing, business communications and teamwork.
Rodney Wilson is the Lead Career Advisor for TCW. He is focused on providing quality customer service, career advisement and advancement coaching to TCW customers. Rodney is responsible for ensuring the Career Services team meets their goals in regards to customer job retention and engagement. Rodney previously spent eight years at a local university where he served in a variety of student support and administrative positions. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Problem-Based Learning.
Angela (Angie) Vigil is a Career Advisor with Transportation Connections WorkAdvance. Angie is committed to providing her customers with excellent one-on-one career advisement, job advancement coaching and continued professional development. Angie also manages a variety of advanced training cohorts to ensure that participants successfully complete technical skills training and obtain relevant employment. Angie is bi-lingual in Spanish and English and brings over 10 years of customer service and account management experience to the TCW team.
A.J. Bovell is the Intake Administrative Specialist at Transportation Connections WorkAdvance. In addition to a wide variety of administrative and support tasks, A.J. provides support to applicants and customers by conducting applicant orientation, administering assessments, scheduling interviews and directing customers to appropriate services. A.J. holds an associate degree in Graphic Design from ITT Technical Institute. He brings extensive experience in customer service, sales and shipping and receiving to the Transportation Connections WorkAdvance team.