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Executive Leadership

Patrick Clancy


President and CEO

H. Patrick Clancy possesses more than 20 years senior level experience developing and managing Career and Workforce Development programs. As President and CEO of Philadelphia Works, the City’s Workforce Development Board, he directs all aspects of the organization, providing strategic guidance for investments in solutions and services to grow Philadelphia’s economy.

Prior to his time leading Philadelphia Works, Clancy served as Special Advisor on Employment and Training Programs for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, where he oversaw the implementation of an $80 million Welfare to Work program across the Commonwealth and helped to draft the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan for the US Department of Labor. He also advised the PA Secretary of Human Services on all employment and training issues regarding TANF recipients.

Clancy’s experience is rooted at Philadelphia Works, having spent nearly 15 years in various roles-including seven years as Vice President of Training Programs-with the former Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation (PWDC). After his time with PWDC, Clancy led strategic planning and development of 16 Industry-Sector Partnerships across Southeastern Pennsylvania, connecting employers, unions and community colleges in order to create cost-effective training programs.

Clancy received his Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and Management from LaSalle University. He also received a Certificate in Project Management from Pennsylvania State University. He currently serves as a board member of the Wanamaker Institute of Industries, a Trustees of the Board for Community College of Philadelphia. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Organization, National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, the Society for Human Resource Management and membership on the Workforce Development Council of the US Conference of Mayors.

Patrica B.

Patricia Blumenauer

Vice President, Operations and Data

Michael J.

Michael Joynes

Vice President, Government and Community Relations

Sheila Boornazian

Sheila Boornazian

Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

Zach H.

Zachariah Hughes

Controller And Leader of The Finance Division

The board meetings of Philadelphia Works are open to the public. If you would like to attend, we ask that you register in advance. To RSVP for an upcoming Philadelphia Works board meeting, email [email protected]

Meetings are held at the Philadelphia Works, Inc. office located at 1617 JFK Boulevard, 13th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (unless otherwise noted).

To learn more about our work, you may also download Board Meeting Briefing Books which include workforce system performance and strategy documents, board meeting minutes and committee reports.

December 2022 Board Briefing Book

Upcoming Board Meetings

Zoom links will be available to the public 48 hours before each event.

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Board Officers

Daniel K. Fitzpatrick

President, Citizens
Bank Of PA/NJ/DE

Steven Scott Bradley

President And CEO, Bradley & Bradley Associates Inc.

Patrick J. Eiding

President, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO

April Walker

Senior Vice President, Customer Success, Salesforce

Note: The Board of Directors for Philadelphia Works is appointed by the mayor of Philadelphia.

Board Members

Michelle Armstrong

Executive Director, Office Of Career & Technical Education, School District Of Philadelphia

Emily Bittenbender

Managing Partner, Bittenbender
Construction Lp

Shari Brightful

Acting District Administrator, Philadelphia County, Pa Office Of Vocational Rehabilitation

Manny Citron

Chief Of Staff, Mayor’s Office Of Labor

David Crossed

Managing Partner, Navigate Corporation

Brigitte F. Daniel Esq.

Executive Vice President, Wilco Electronic Systems Inc.

Donald Generals

President, Community College Of Philadelphia

Peter Gonzales

President & Ceo, Welcoming Center For New Pennsylvanians

Ed Grose

Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association

Stephanie Kosta

Vice President, Freedom Region Comcast

Edward Krawczyk

Administrator, Int’l Association Of Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Jac

John Lasky

Chief Human Resources Officer, Office Of Workforce Development, Temple University Health System

Richard Lazer

Deputy Mayor For Labor, Office Of Mayor James F. Kenney

James Nichols

Assistant Regional Director, Bureau Of Workforce Partnership And Operations

Douglas I. Oliver

Vice President Of Government & External Affairs, Peco – An Exelon Company

Kimmel Proctor

Chief Executive Officer, Beyond Literacy

Susan Schonfeld

Executive Director, Community Integrated Services

Jasmine Sessoms

Senior Vice President Of Corporate Affairs, Hilco Redevelopment Partners

Sarah Steltz

Vice President, Economic Competitiveness, The Chamber Of Commerce For Greater Philadelphia

Christina Wong

Director/Producer | Comcast Campus Content, Comcast Technology Center

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