Mr. Hogan is the founder and CEO of TeenForce, a social enterprise dedicated to solving the youth employment crisis by meeting the hiring needs of business. Mr. Hogan also co-chairs the Opportunity Youth Partnership effort in Santa Clara County as part of a Collective Impact initiative inspired by the White House Council on Community Solutions and the Aspen Institute. He was recognized as a Champion of Change by the Obama Administration in 2013 for TeenForce’s work on youth jobs initiatives. He had a successful 24 year career in the mortgage industry, including as a founding partner and CEO of Princeton Capital in Los Gatos. He retired from the mortgage industry in 2007 and earned an MBA from Santa Clara University in 2009, where the TeenForce concept represented his final project. He has a BA in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Jenee Fortier is Project Manager in charge of our Career Mentoring and Outcomes Management programs. Jenee has a bachelor's degree from Ohis State University and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Boston University.
Kelsey is TeenForce’s Staffing Manager. She leads the day-to day operations and is responsible for maintaining relationships between youth and businesses. It is Katee’s proactive and hands-on approach to community outreach that is responsible for TeenForce’s successful collaborations with business clients and neighboring organizations. Kelsey brings significant experience in the staffing industry, along with her passion for youth development. She has a bachelor's degree from CSU Sacramento.
Joy Natwick is a staffing specialist with TeenForce who brings a combination of education and work experience ideally suited to her role. Joy has a MS in counseling and clinical health psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. And she has previous staffing experience with The Dubin Group. Joy plays an instrumental role in facilitating successful job placements for youth and building TeenForce partnerships within the community.
Julie Berkovatz is the Program Manager for our South County branch, serving Gilroy and Morgan Hill. Julie brings with her a unique set of experiences and knowledge related to youth development and the foster care system. Prior to TeenForce, Julie worked extensively with foster youth as a mentor with the Guardian Scholars Program at San Jose State University and California Youth Connection. Her optimism and ability to formulate lasting relationships with youth has been an asset in expanding TeenForce’s work with the foster youth community. Julie is responsible for leading the Goodwill High School Program and supporting efforts to provide employment opportunities for South County youth. She received her Bachelors in Communication Studies at San Jose State University, and is an active supporter of the California Youth Connection (CYC).
Aryton is a staffing specialist in our San Jose office. He graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor's degree in political science. While at SJSU, Aryton worked part-time for three years as a Peer Advisor in the career placement office. This was great preparation for his duties at TeenForce. Aryton@teenforce.org
Kevin is the accounting and HR generalist for TeenForce. He also contributes with marketing and social media support. Kevin is completing his BA in communications at Santa Clara University in 2014. Kevin has deep TeenForce roots, having been our second official hire in 2010. Kevin helped paint, wire and provided general set-up for the original TeenForce site in Los Gatos.
Claudia Rossi is the regional manager for business development in South County. Claudia is a member of the Morgan Hill Unified school board.
Miriam Torres is manager of our office serving Southern San Mateo County. This office is located within JobTrain and works extensively with youth from East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven communities.