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Interim Executive Director’s Biography

Diane PabichDiane Pabich is the Interim Executive Director for the DC WIC, where she is responsible for directing the District’s publicly funded workforce system. Diane has been recognized for successfully managing economic and workforce development programs funded through the Workforce Development System and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Prior to joining the DC WIC, Ms. Pabich served as Acting Executive Director for the state of Maryland Governor’s Workforce Investment Board.

While in Maryland, Ms. Pabich facilitated the development of the state’s industry sector strategies and secured $2.5 million dollars in funding for implementing innovative business centered initiatives. Ms. Pabich also led the re-design of Maryland’s One-Stop delivery system, moving towards a performance driven model centered on an integrated customer-centered flow of services to individual job seekers through the American Job Center. Ms. Pabich has Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore and Bachelor’s degree from Chapman University.

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Email: [email protected]

Executive and Senior Staff

Rosalyce Broadous-Brown, Program Analyst

Rosalyce Broadous-Brown serves as the WIC staff Program Analyst.  In this role she provides policy and regulations research and analysis in support of WIOA implementation.  Prior to joining the WIC, Mrs. Broadous-Brown served as a program analyst with government consulting firm Maher Maher, in the Department of Labor's Office of Policy Development and Research (OPDR), working with the Division of Strategic Planning and Performance to provide policy and regulations research, analysis, and drafting support for WIA and WIOA initiatives.  Mrs. Broadous-Brown is a graduate of both Carnegie Mellon and George Mason University, where she received a BS in Decision Science and an MA in Arts Management, respectively.

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Email: [email protected]

Jeanna FortneyJeanna Fortney, Career Pathways Coordinator
Jeanna Fortney is the Career Pathways Coordinator at the WIC. She is coordinating efforts of the District’s Career Pathways Task Force to ensure all DC residents have access to pathways which lead to sustainable employment.  Prior to joining the WIC, Jeanna worked as a consultant for the Department of Labor on WIOA implementation and also managed the American Job Center in the Reeves Building during her time with the Department of Employment Services.  She has experience directing several workforce initiatives within WIA Youth and summer jobs programming, the Senior Community Services Employment Program, and the National Farmworker Jobs Program.  Jeanna holds a Master’s in Social Work from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s in Sociology from American University.

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Email: [email protected]

Anika Holmes, Workforce Intermediary Program Manager

Anika Holmes is the Workforce Intermediary Program Manager at the WIC. She was formerly with CareerSource Central Florida and served in various positions within the business services team, including as the Business Services Manager and Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives & Business Services.  In these roles she was accountable for the design and implementation of leadership development initiatives, grant management and oversight, merger integration activities, program management and fiscal monitoring, and led all business services and communication activities. Anika was instrumental in transitioning the organization from WIA to WIOA as well as guided the organization through an OIG audit and a high risk designation.  A native of New Jersey, Anika earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and a Master Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University.  She is a Certified Sterling Examiner and a Certified Workforce Professional.

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Email: [email protected]

Lauren Scott, Program Manager

Lauren Scott is a Program Manager at the WIC. Prior to joining the WIC, Lauren worked on employment, labor, and workforce-related matters in both the public and private sectors, including on the staff of former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions where she assisted in the development of policies that promote financial security for working families and the passage of groundbreaking legislation, including the Workforce Innovation and Investment Act. Lauren received her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law and B.A. in Advertising from Iowa State University.

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Email: [email protected]