Our Team of
Professionals

Meet Our Team

Chong-Anna Canfora

Executive Director

Colleen Sullivan

Deputy Executive Director

Annette M. Donnelly

Contract Manager


Dylan Jordan

Human Resources Director


Ken Toll

Training Director


David Rowden

Finance Director


Courtney Towsley

Human Resources Specialist


Payton Ferris

Digital Director


Jillian Dutch

Graphic Designer


Aaron Pelo

Communications Director


Southwest Michigan

Our world-class experts in Southwest Michigan are ready to serve you in the Kalamazoo, Three Rivers, Coldwater, and Battle Creek areas.

Sam Dougherty

Director of Operations, Southwest

Blaine Farr

Program Manager

Sandy Payne

Program Technician III


Julie L. Gregory

Program Technician III

Michelle E. Fowler

Program Technician III


Karen Knox

Career Coach


Megan Tappenden

Career Coach


Nikki Lumsden-Romeri

Career Coach

Brianna N. Ward

Career Coach


Tina Ferguson

Career Coach


Trent Bronsink

Career Coach


Southeast Michigan

Our Southeast Michigan experts are ready to serve you in the greater Detroit area in our Highland Park office.

Kevin Weeks

Director of Operations, Southeast


Sherry White-Harrison

Program Manager

Beverly A. Hogan

Case Manager


Kenneth Miller

Business Services Representative


Regina Jones

Business Services Representative

Bethany Smith

Program Assistant


Vanessa Morrer

Greeter


Freddie Kelly

Case Manager


Training Division

Our Training Division team serves every area of Michigan, maintaining active partnerships with apprenticeship programs across the state to ensure our pre-apprenticeship training programs provide the most up-to-date training and development.

Walter Lodes, Jr.

Director of Apprenticeship


Kiah Esaw

Access for All Program Manager


Ron Merritt

Senior Case Manager


Si’Eirria Edmonds

Lead Recruiter


Daniel Mahoney

Case Manager


Theresa Olvera

Case Manager


Shandra Dunn

Recruiter


Angela Haynes

Recruiter


Courtney Alexander

Recruiter


Errin Whitaker

Case Manager


Ivy Chandler

Case Manager


Rayonte Bell

Recruiter 


Vanessa Lee

Case Manager


Instruction Division

Our graduates are the best prepared in their field. That’s because our classroom instructors partner with retired skilled tradesmen and women with first-hand knowledge of what it takes to succeed in the skilled trades workforce. Our classroom is in the field, so our students perfect their new talents in a safe and structured environment.


JoAnn Bailey

Instructional Designer


David Gregory

Instructor


Malik Rollins

Instructor


Tyrese West

Instructor


Zachary El Amin

Instructor


Theodore Spencer

Instructor


John Perkins

Instructor


LaTasha Smith

Instructor


Carol Cool

Instructor


Larry Tolbert

Instructor


Linwood Bailey

Instructor


Jim Dravenstatt-Moceri

Instructor

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Our mission is to combat economic and environmental injustice by connecting the unemployed or underemployed with the training and resources necessary to find gainful employment and transition Michigan to a cleaner, greener economy.

The Michigan Workforce Development Institute is affiliated with the Michigan State AFL-CIO.

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