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For more than two decades, Maher & Maher has delivered tailored solutions to government agencies and commercial clientele. We are distinguished from our competition by our commitment to working with our clients in the capacity of a reflective and responsive partner. We are driven by our client’s vision, needs, and goals, and all of our consulting solutions embody that focus.

Our team offers the unique combination of deep staff development subject matter expertise, and far-reaching experience in a wide variety of staff development delivery vehicles, technical assistance strategies, and related organizational supports.

We use the latest tools and technology, including interactive web-based communications, as well as custom-developed technology solutions, to tackle your most important project challenges. We take what we learn from every project and integrate it into future solutions.

Meet some of our team:

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Amy Young Senior Consultant

Amy leads several of our key program initiatives for our Federal Workforce Solutions Practice in DC. She brings to the team extensive policy and program experience with over 10 years in the workforce development field. Most recently, Amy served as the Unit Chief for specialty…

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Anne Tillema Events Planner

Anne Tillema has 15 years of experience running organizations and guiding them through periods of transition and growth. In 2013, Anne launched her own consulting business focused on fundraising, operations and event planning for small and mid-sized Millennial nonprofit organizations. She has helped numerous organizations develop…

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Arnie Richter Senior Advisor

Arnie Richter has served in a variety of roles for the firm since 2001, most recently transitioning from a full-time role directing the state and regional practice, to a part-time position as a Senior Advisor on state and regional projects. He is currently working…

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Beth Brinly Vice President of Workforce Innovation

Beth Brinly, our Vice President of Workforce Innovation, has significant experience leading large planning initiatives for local, state, and regional workforce, education and economic development collaboratives.  She is currently coaching three Workforce Innovation Fund grantees and facilitating regional sector work in South Carolina.…

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Bob Jacques Director of Business Operations

Bob has over 20 years of experience in corporate management across diverse industries, including Energy, Performing Rights, Human Resources, and Training & Development.

In his role as Director of Business Operations, Bob is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the…

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Bradley Roller Analyst

Bradley's professional experience in public affairs encompasses work in campaign field organizing and fundraising, policy analysis, media communications and government relations. Prior to joining the Maher & Maher team, Bradley worked for the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association where he worked as a liaison…

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Brandon Carter Analyst

Brandon comes to Maher & Maher with a firm understanding of workforce development initiatives and strategies from his experience at the local workforce level.   He is specializing in the training of ETA staff and providing technical assistance during the WIOA implementation. …

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Callie Murray Project Manager

Callie is a Project Manager with over ten years of experience working on federally-funded consulting projects, most recently for ICF at the Office of Justice Programs.  Her primary area of expertise is designing and delivering national technical assistance, and she successfully managed the…

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Carrie Yeats Director, State & Regional Workforce Solutions

Carrie Yeats is the Director of the State and Regional Workforce Solutions Practice.  She has extensive experience leading large planning initiatives for local, state, and regional workforce, higher education, and economic development collaboratives and has held progressively responsible roles in economic and workforce…

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Catherine Baker Director of Learning Solutions & Chief Learning Officer

Catherine Baker is the Director of the Private Sector Practice, and Chief Learning Officer at Maher & Maher.  She has more than 15 years of experience consulting with clients to better workplace learning and development strategies−ensuring organizational alignment, employee engagement, and performance…

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Cheryl Robbins Web Development & Documentation Specialist

Cheryl has more than 15 years of experience working with Adobe products and has been a beta tester for new Photoshop CS releases, a supported Adobe software reviewer, and an instructor in advanced Photoshop and Illustrator techniques.  Since joining Maher & Maher, she has…

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Christina Herzog Senior Analyst

Christina has over six years of experience in workforce development and government administration. Prior to joining Maher, she served with the New Jersey State Workforce Investment Board, known as the State Employment and Training Commission (SETC), in projects focusing on State Workforce Alignment, Business…

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Christy Montgomery Senior Analyst

Christy has over 10 years of experience in workforce development and government administration.  Since joining Maher & Maher in 2015, she has served as the senior analyst for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Implementation and Technical Assistance initiative with the U.S. Department…

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Erin Audia Instructional Designer

Erin is assigned to our Instructional Design team.  Erin brings 12 years of course design and development experience to our team, and has expertise in developing courses and training materials for both ETA and private clients. Throughout her career, Erin has designed curriculum using…

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Gary Gonzalez Multimedia & Virtual Learning Consultant

Gary’s extensive experience with multiple virtual learning platforms and deep understanding of how multimedia can be leveraged to make the end user’s learning experience richer, has positioned him to be the principal virtual event consultant for Maher & Maher at…

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Gina Wells Senior Analyst

Gina has over 15 years of experience in workforce development, public policy, organizational development and change management.  As a member of the Maher & Maher team, she serves as a senior analyst on projects related to customer-centered design, system alignment and integration, work-based learning,…

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Gretchen Sullivan Senior Consultant

Gretchen has over 15 years of experience in workforce development.  Since joining Maher & Maher in 2007, she has supported a number of the firm’s key projects for the federal government; state and regional organizations, and other clients in the workforce development and…

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Jen Chingwe Project Manager

Jen Chingwe comes to Maher & Maher from Rutgers University where she was an instructional designer and doctoral candidate in the Design of Learning Environments. Her current dissertation research involves best practices in facilitating e-learning interaction and problem-solving in communities of practice. She has…

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Jen Jacobs Online Training Specialist

Jen graduated with a B.S. in Business Management from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She brings to Maher & Maher a versatile skill set including experience in customer service, business administration, and working with non-profit organizations. She works collaboratively with the Department of…

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Jennifer Pirtle Senior Consultant & Program Manager

Jen leads several of our key program initiatives for our Federal Workforce Solutions Practice in DC. She brings to the team 20 years in the workforce and economic development field. Most recently, Jen served as the Older Worker Unit Chief in ETA’s Office…

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Jonathan Payne Project Manager

Jonathan Payne has over 8 years of experience in project design and management, and group facilitation methodologies from a wide range of technical assistance and community development positions.  Prior to joining the Maher & Maher team, Jonathan worked for the Department of Labor&rsquo…

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Judy Paccione Office Manager

Judy brings a diverse work experience to Maher & Maher, including over 20 years in the areas of office management and accounting.    As Maher & Maher’s Office Manager, she is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable,…

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Julie Juliano Senior Accounting Specialist

Julie has over 20 years of experience in accounting working for a wide range of companies from small business startups to Fortune 500 corporations.  Prior to joining Maher & Maher, Julie worked as an Accounting Manager/Executive Assistant.  Her background also includes working as…

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Kate Najdzinowicz Human Resources Generalist

Kate came to Maher & Maher with 20 years of experience in the corporate and manufacturing Human Resources environments, primarily in the pharmaceutical industry.  Kate’s work experience includes employee relations, benefits, recruiting, compensation, company stock plan administration, affirmative action plan development and…

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Kathleen Cashen Senior Consultant

Katy has over 25 years of varied experience working in the publicly funded workforce system, working both at the state and national levels, focusing on policy development, legislative reform and best practices.  She as a strong working relationship with the executive and line staff…

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Kathleen Sweeney Senior Consultant

Kathy has a thirty-year-plus history as a leader and innovator in public and nonprofit workforce, education and economic development services in Minnesota.

Since joining Maher & Maher in 2014, she has supported the firm’s projects for the federal government, and state…

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Kristine Dolin Learning Strategist

Kristine Dolin has over 20 years’ experience in developing and managing training programs and curricula for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, workforce readiness programs, and non-profit organizations. She has expertise in analyzing, designing, and developing training that is motivating, engaging and includes learners at all…

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Laura Casertano Online Training Specialist

Laura graduated with a BA in Hospitality Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She brings to Maher & Maher a versatile skill set including experience in hospitality, customer service, and business development. She works collaboratively with the Department of Labor and Employment and Training Administration…

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Layli Oliver Project Manager & Senior Analyst

Layli brings to Maher & Maher her background in communications, public policy, and strategic planning. Previously, Layli worked at the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development on a number of high-profile projects, including the New Jersey Talent Networks, LWD’s engine…

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Linda Lawson Senior Consultant

Linda manages several of the firm’s workforce training and technical assistance projects under contracts with the U.S. Department of Labor, other federal agencies, and intergovernmental organizations.

With over 20 years of experience in workforce development, human services, and adult education…

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Lynn Bajorek Senior Consultant

Lynn Bajorek is a senior analyst with fourteen years of experience supporting continuous improvement across all levels of the public workforce system. Lynn came to Maher & Maher from the Michigan Works! Association, where she provided technical assistance and support to local Michigan Works!…

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Margaret Lamb Sr. Knowledge Manager & Documentation Specialist

Margaret Lamb has over 16 years of extensive experience with Maher & Maher.  Having worked in varied capacities throughout her tenure, she currently fills the role as Senior Knowledge Manager.  With her expert level proficiency in several desktop publishing and Microsoft Office software…

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Matt Musante Assistant Project Manager

Matt graduated in Spring 2014 from Dickinson College with a BA in International Business & Management and minors in Spanish and Economics. This past Spring at Dickinson, Matt was part of the Eco-E Path Mosaic, in which he worked with a small team of students…

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Monica Melville Project Manager

Monica specializes in virtual event management, including virtual meetings and webinars.  She also has experience in managing the development of interactive web-based training courses and Communities of Practice.  Monica currently manages projects for a variety of clients including the American Association of…

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Morgan Easter Analyst

Morgan Easter currently serves as an Analyst supporting the implementation of the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Morgan supports the technical assistance initiative with the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities …

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Patricia Jones Instructional Designer & eLearning Developer

Patricia Jones is an instructional designer and eLearning Developer with over twenty-five years of experience in educating adults in the corporate world. Since her arrival at Maher & Maher, she has designed and developed online courses for prominent clients such as Cox Communications, TD…

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Patty Kosowsky MOS, Documentation Specialist & Knowledge Manager

Patty has been with Maher since 1999. Patty brings 20+ years of experience in the area of desktop design; developing marketing, documentation and training materials; and technical and process documentation. She is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist and offers an extensive knowledge of a variety of…

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Paulette Francois Senior Consultant

Paulette Francois is a high-energy, senior-level leader with over 17 years of experience in the workforce arena as well as an influential change agent who possesses the insight, vision, and technical know-how to inspire scores and garner impressive results.  With extensive experience in Workforce…

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Rebecca Livingston Director of Federal Workforce Solutions

Rebecca Livingston is the Director of Federal Workforce Solutions and is responsible for leading Maher & Maher’s workforce training and technical assistance projects under contracts with federal agencies and Non-Government Organizations. Rebecca’s expertise lies in developing national technical assistance…

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Richard Chen Director of IT & Web Solutions

Richard oversees the firm’s technology initiatives for its Commercial, Federal, and State & Regional practices.

Over his career in information technology, Richard has built a strong reputation helping clients gain competitive advantages by leveraging information technology to achieve greater flexibility…

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Richard D. Maher President & CEO

Richard D. ("Rick") Maher is a veteran of the human resources industry, and a recognized leader in the fields of managing organizational change and the strategic management of human capital. As President & CEO of Maher & Maher, Rick is responsible for setting the…

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Richard Maher, Jr. Web Administrator

Richard D. Maher Jr. has been working with Maher & Maher for several years, expanding his knowledge base through hands on experience. During his time with the company, Richard has attained a working knowledge base of web design and administration. Through his work with…

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Robin Gwathney Consultant

Robin L.R. Gwathney is a consultant with 20+ years comprehensive experience in program/project development, implementation and evaluation. She has 15 years’ experience with research and analysis; survey development and analysis; and training. Gwathney has worked with local, state, federal and national organizations including…

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Sara Melton Assistant Project Manager

Sara Melton currently serves as an Assistant Project Manager supporting workforce development initiatives with the US Department of Labor.

Before joining Maher & Maher Sara worked with a non-profit providing educational programming to underserved communities throughout the US and Puerto Rico. …

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Scott Estrada Performance Analyst

Scott Estrada serves as a Performance Analyst for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program (TAACCCT).  In that role Scott works with grantees to ensure that the performance reporting requirements of the TAACCCT grant are met. The metrics reported…

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Silvia Middleton Senior Analyst

Silvia is a senior analyst with over seven years of experience across various levels of state workforce development.  She came to Maher & Maher from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, where she managed and supported programs such as the Workforce…

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Susan Duffin Senior Consultant

Susan has 30 years of experience supporting workforce systems. Since joining Maher & Maher in 2013, she has worked on projects on behalf of federal, state and local workforce clients. Her key areas of expertise are distilling complex information into clear, easy-to-follow summaries and developing tools…

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Susan Tartaglino Senior Project Manager

Susan offers more than 20 years of professional experience in project management. 

A member of the Maher & Maher team for 16 years, Susan’s expertise lies in her ability to develop an understanding of customer’s needs and to take…

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Terri Lonowski Senior Consultant

Terri brings to projects over 25 years of quality professional workforce development and education experience.  Since joining the Maher & Maher team in 2014, she has served as a Lead for the Office of Regional Management Real-Time Technical Assistance initiative; Coach for the Customer Centered…

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Todd Cohen Director, Strategic Initiatives

Todd Cohen is a national thought leader, strategist and program manager in the areas of higher education, workforce and economic development. He has over fifteen years of experience working with community colleges, industry associations, workforce boards, and economic development organizations to align services to…

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Wanda Wright Performance Analyst

Wanda currently serves as a Performance Analyst on the Maher & Maher team, supporting the Office of Workforce Investments for the Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation Fund grant program. Her previous experience includes work as an analyst on several Federal grant projects…

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Wendy Russell Project Manager

Wendy is Project Manager and for the Maher’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Implementation Technical Assistance project.

With over three decades’ experience in federal educational and workforce program development, she brings skills in technical assistant facilitation and collaborative…

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Wes Peterson Digital Communications Associate

Wesley’s experience with digital learning platforms and knowledge of users' learning needs has positioned him to be the Digital Communications Associate for Maher & Maher at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Wes joined Maher from the FDA's CFSAN…