St. Philip Neri Family Center
Ms. Autumn Winfield is the Director of Operations for St. Philip Neri Family Center and Employment and Training Services. She started her career with Catholic Charities Corporation after working over 20 years in the Human/Social Services field with the underserved populations of NYC. She joined Catholic Charities, with the belief in an unconventional approach to develop and assist the workforce population and disadvantage communities of Cleveland Ohio, by offering customized sector-based training, career development solutions, and family development services throughout Cuyahoga County.
Under her stewardship, she has since developed over four successful employment programs with State and Local funders which has lead to financial independence for their clients, and the overall economic growth of our City’s governmental agencies, and businesses. The employment programs have received the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Services Facility certification and are also certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide vocational employment services to Cuyahoga County residents. Autumn implemented new programs and services at the St. Philip Neri Family Center that serve over 1500 families and help the residents of the St. Clair/Superior community to thrive.
Ms. Winfield holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Nonprofit Administration from John Carroll University and a Bachelors Degree in Human Services from Metropolitan College of New York. She is also certified as a Family Development Counselor from Cornell University.
Ms. Patricia Jackson is the Program Assistant and Office Manager for St. Philip Neri Family Center and Employment and Training Services. Ms. Jackson has 24 years experience in Customer Service & Banking Management. Prior to Catholic Charities, she worked with the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland under their Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). In her current role Ms. Jackson manages the day to day office activities, the Prime Time Senior program and assist with employment services. Ms. Jackson has spearheaded St. Philip Neri Family Center special events for the senior program, retention services and Community Christmas Shoppe.
Ms. Jackson has a passion for helping others and strives to succeed in motivating, empowering, and encouraging people she meets in the community.
Jacquelyn Hicks is the Human Service Worker – Emergency Services. Ms. Hicks has several years experience assisting individuals and families of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Ms. Hicks has worked in factories, as an apprentice in Sheet Metal and Heavy Equipment Operator. Previously, she has worked with Head Start as an Assistant Teacher. She fostered 20 or more children in the past. She enjoys volunteering her services in various capacities.
She was board member for CCH/S – Assistant Secretary, National Rep for CCH/S, SPN Head Start (PTO) Vice President, Chair person for St. Thomas Aquinas (PTO), Rep. for CCOAL (Concern Citizens Organized against Lead), Volunteer for American Red Cross Disaster Services / Tutor, volunteered as a Ward Secretary and Patient Feedings at V.A and Mt. Sinai Hospitals.
She is dedicated and passionate about helping others in need. If that’s not enough, she coordinates and handles all of our center events. At the same time she juggles the life of parenting four children.
Employment and Training Services
Ms. Angelique Shy is the Program Director for the Employment and Training Services program. She began her journey with Catholic Charities St. Philip Neri Family Center as an Administrative Assistant for Sector Based training. The opportunity presented itself for Angelique to become Business Development Specialist and she embraced the opportunity. Currently she works with the entire Employment and Training staff to assist job seekers with excellent employment opportunities. One of her main task and goals is to forge partnerships with local businesses and provide a gateway that links our consumers directly to the employer. This is accomplished through various resources such as Job Club, Career and Resource Fairs, and Community Based meeting. An additional opportunity presented itself for Angelique and she was offered the position of Program Director which she gladly accepted with open arms. She continues to remain with the team and strives to increase participation and build services for the consumers we service throughout Cuyahoga County.
Angelique brings to Catholic Charites her Bachelors in Urban Studies/Public Administration from Cleveland State University as well as over 10 years’ experience in Operation Management, Customer Service, Contract Negotiation, and Vendor/Client Relations. Ms. Shy has a passion for helping other by cultivating others and turning their passion into purpose.
Mr. Mouyad Abduljabar is the Employment and Training Coordinator for the Employment and Training Services program. Mouyad has a background in Business Management, Human Resources and Graphic – Web Design. Prior to joining Catholic Charities, he was responsible for training and capacity development with several international agencies. He began his career with Catholic Charities in 2013 as a Job Readiness Instructor and quickly advanced to his new position. Currently he assist job seekers with developing an employment plan, clarifying educational and career objectives, igniting thinking skills, workplace skills, and providing a high level of interviews skills, job placement, work adjustment and job retention services. Mouyad developed several trainings that included “Job Readiness (JRT)”, “Hardware Assembling (HAT)” and Computer training. He also developed and manages the ETS website, event fliers, booklets, E-newsletters and brochures.
Mouyad holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management Administration from Al Mustansiriya University.
An important aspect of his life is his family… (wife and two active sons!!)
LaShana Bolden is an Employment Coordinator for the Employment and Training Services department. She possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Service Management and she will graduate with her Master of Education in June 2014.
Ms. Bolden provides services to consumers with multiple barriers to make them employable. Ms. Bolden has worked in the Social Service field for over 10 years and she stated that she loves what she does. Ms. Bolden started as the facilitator for the Young Parent Program until the program ended. Ms. Bolden has a passion for helping others and her motto is “ Always find the positive in a negative situation”.
Carlotta Rhym is the Secretary for the Catholic Charities Employment and Training Services (ETS). She came to Catholic Charities Employment and Training Services as an AARP volunteer. After 10 months of volunteering, she became a Catholic Charities Employment and Training Services employee.
Carlotta has an Associate of Arts degree in Human Services Management (HSM) and is five classes away from receiving her Bachelor’s of Science degree (in the same field), which she plans on completing this year.
Carlotta is very passionate about being of service to others, especially the homeless population and those who feel as if they do not have a voice to speak for themselves. Whenever the opportunity presents itself, she enjoys giving a smile and lifting-up the spirit of everyone she comes into contact with. For over 20 plus years she has worked in the area of being of service to others (Case Management, Block Club and Church Volunteer, etc). Two of Carlotta’s favorite motto’s are “Never judge someone unless you’ve walked a mile in their shoes,” and “But for the grace of GOD, there go I.”
Torrionna Wright joined Catholic Charities in August 2018 as the Vocational Employment Specialist for Employment and Training Services. Ms. Wright provides vocational employment services to specialized populations including individuals with their first psychotic episode.
Prior to joining Employment and Training, Ms. Wright was the Employment Assistant for Oriana House Inc. in Akron Ohio. Her responsibilities included assessing and assisting ex-offenders with obtaining proper documentation and supervising daily activities of clients along with assisting with job placement services.
Ms. Torrionna Wright is highly knowledgeable and experienced in working with special populations. Her experience in social work equips her with skills to assist individuals with employment challenges such as mental health, substance abuse and developmental disabilities.
Ms. Wright’s goal is to meet the consumers where they are at and help them enhance their skills to become more productive citizens in society.