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            John Hogan
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. 
   Johnhogan@teenforce.org


Jenee Fortier
Jenee is the Program Director for Career Mentors, and will also be responsible for TeenForce's outcome and performance reporting. Jenee has Bachelors' degrees from Ohio State University in Spanish and Middle East Studies and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Boston University, with a certificate in Human Services Management. She previously worked for the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance as a grants manager for the federal Victims of Crime Act grant, and also has experience working with urban, low income youth in both Boston and Columbus, OH.
   Jenee@teenforce.org







Kevin Cross

Kevin is the accounting and HR Specialist for TeenForce, and he also contributes to marketing and social media. Kevin is currently completing his BA in Communications at Santa Clara University, with emphases in Sports and Media Communications. Kevin has deep TeenForce roots, having been our second official hire in 2010. He helped paint, wire and provided general set-up for the original TeenForce site in Los Gatos. Kevin grew up in Santa Clara County, and has over 350 hours of volunteering among multiple local volunteer and non-profit organizations. 
   Kevin@teenforce.org

 




Kelsey McNichol

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.      
   Kelsey@teenforce.org 

 





Joy Natwick
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.
    Joy@teenforce.org








Aryton Oliver
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










Julie Berkovatz

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 recieved her Bachelors in Communications Studies at San Jose State University and is an active supporter of the California Youth Connection (CYC).  Julieberkovatz@teenforce.org









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
Miriam Torres is manager of our office serving South San Mateo County. This office is located within JobTrain and works extensively with youth from East Palo Alto and the Belle Haven communities. For the past 10 years Miriam has been an advocate of underserved youth, mentoring and connecting youth and their families to community resources is one of Miriam's greatest assets. Miriam recieved her A.A. in Sociology from Cañada Community College and transferred to the University of California Santa Cruz where she completed her Bachelors in Community Studies.
   Miriam@teenforce.org




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Address: 1080 N. 7th Street, San Jose, CA, 95112
Mailing Address: 344 Bean Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030