Our Staff

Cito Vanegas, President & CEO

Cito Vanegas has been with NEW Solutions since 1997, bringing three decades of non-profit experience and an unwavering passion for serving the aging workforce. As President and CEO of NEW Solutions, Cito provides leadership, direction, and commitment to ensure the success and expansion of experienced worker programs throughout the United States. He graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a BS in Business Administration, followed by the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in 1993. He later earned an MBA from George Mason University and a Nonprofit Executive Management Certificate from Georgetown University. In 2023, Cito was awarded a Public Leadership Executive Certificate from Harvard Kennedy School. Cito lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife and two children.

Kathleen Branch, Chief Operating Officer

Kathleen has considerable executive-level experience in nonprofit program development and implementation, and a history of building relationships with diverse audiences at the local, state, and national levels. Prior to joining NEW Solutions in 2016, Kathleen worked for seventeen years for the National School Boards Association (NSBA) as the Director of National Advocacy Services and Programs. She has a BS in Communications from Ohio University and a Master of Education degree from George Mason University. Kathleen is also Certified Association Executive (CAE) and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Linda Holiman, Chief Financial Officer

Linda Holiman is the Chief Financial Officer of NEW Solutions. Prior to joining NEW Solutions in 1998, Linda worked at a regional public accounting firm as an auditor focusing on not-for-profit organizations. Linda has extensive experience in individual and corporate income tax preparation. As CFO and a key decision maker, she ensures NEW Solutions’ compliance with Federal rules and regulations and is responsible for the organization’s budget. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Linda is also a Certified Association Executive (CAE).

Lisa Lee, Managing Director of Programs

Lisa joined NEW Solutions in January 2024 as Managing Director of Programs. She is a dedicated professional with 18 years’ non-profit experience managing federal disaster recovery, refugee and immigration, senior employment, and foster grandparent programs. Lisa earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Southeastern Louisiana University, a Master of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University, and is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She is a native of south Louisiana and enjoys the outdoors, spending quality time with her family, and exploring new destinations through travel.

Barbara Bronislawska, Director USDA ACES, ESP & EWP Programs

Barbara joined NEW Solutions in May 2001. She oversees the operations of the ACES, ESP and EWP Programs for the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Economic Research Service (ERS), Agriculture Research Service (ARS), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) at the Department of Agriculture. She holds a B.S. degree from Trinity University and an MBA from American University. Barbara also received the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification in December 2020.

Bridget Farley, Director EPA SEE & FWS ESP Programs

Bridget oversees the EPA Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Experienced Services Program (ESP) and most recently, the U.S. Geological Survey’s ESP Program. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from The George Washington University and an M.P.S. in Strategic Human Resources from The University of Denver.

Kristopher Jones, Director DOI ESP and DOL SCSEP Programs

Before joining the NEW Solutions team in October 2023, Kris gained over 12 years of grant finance experience in roles ranging from Budget Specialist to Interim-CFO. He earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas Little Rock while working as a grants accountant followed by 3 years directing state workforce development grants and staffing the Arkansas Workforce Development Board. He has 3 years’ experience as a Project Manager and Process Engineer, is a Certified Government Finance Manager (CGFM), Project Management Professional (PMP), and sits on the Arkansas Bar. Kris enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife of over 15 years, two daughters, and son.

Tammie Reynolds, Director of Field Operations

Tammie began her work with us as a Recruiter in the Eastern Field Office before moving to Rochester, NY to manage operations for the three field offices. Ms. Reynolds earned a B.A. from State University of New York and loves working at an organization where she can make a difference.

Kate O'Dell, Senior Program Manager, DOI

Kate brings over 10 years of project management and outreach experience with the government. She has an extensive background in program management, environmental policy, regulatory development, training, and compliance for federal agencies. Kate is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a M.A. in Geography and a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy.

Tim Forbert, Program Manager, NRCS

Tim is a Senior Recruiter and Human Resources Professional with over 15+ years of full cycle recruiting experience supporting corporations, the Department of Defense, and state and local government agencies. Tim completed a Certificate Program in Human Resources Studies from Cornell University and attended De Anza College in Cupertino, California where he majored in Business and Computer Science. When he is not serving as a bridge between experienced workers and federal agencies, Tim enjoys being outdoors with his wife and 2 Siberian huskies or training for his next running or cycling race.

Dorothy Mackendrick, Program Manager, BLM

Dorothy Mackendrick joined the staff of NEW Solutions in March 2023 as a Program Manager supporting the Experienced Services Programs. Dorothy has 20+ years of non-profit management experience in the arts and higher education. She began her career in Los Angeles where highlights include coordinating educational programming for an exhibit on the life and science of Albert Einstein and launching a new grant program with LA County to support non-profit organizations using the arts to strengthen their programs. She has extensive budget building and operations management experience and loves untangling complicated situations. Dorothy is a graduate of Wellesley College and has an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Holly Pardue, Program Manager, FWS

Holly has joined NEW Solutions as a Program Manager supporting the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Experienced Services Program. Prior to NEW Solutions, she served as a Director for Habitat for Humanity. She holds a B.S. in Social Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and has worked with mission critical non-profit organizations for over 20 years, 12 of which were dedicated to workforce development. Holly is a native of South Florida and loves being outdoors and traveling with her husband and three children.

Adela Rexhepaj, Program Manager, SCSEP

Adela is a seasoned nonprofit professional with over fifteen years of experience who joined NEW Solutions in January 2021.. She has spent the last eight years in the workforce development space, specializing in federal grant management and transforming process and financial strategies into solutions that drive efficiency. Prior to her current role, Adela was an executive leadership team member, where she managed a budget of $22 million. Prior to entering the field, she provided legal assistance to immigrants and worked on immigrant rights issues, including workforce development and immigration reform with diverse political groups. Adela holds a B.A. in Political Science from Westminster College and a J.D. from Hamline Law School, where she focused on administrative law. Her educational background and her practical experience have equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks that impact the nonprofit sector and federal grant management.

Mei Lee Strom, Program Manager, REE

Mei Lee started as a recruiter before becoming the REE Assistant Program Manager in April 2021. She has over 20+ years of full cycle recruiting and human resources experience in the legal industry and has an extensive background in recruiting for law firms. Mei Lee is a graduate of George Washington University with a B.A. in Journalism. In her spare time, Mei Lee enjoys riding her horse, travel, taking in all that Washington, DC has to offer, and attempting to play a passable round of golf without embarrassing her friends.

Sandy Skrien, Program Manager, USFS

Sandy joined our team after a 42-year career in the US Forest Service as the National Wilderness Program Manager. She began her career on the Superior National Forest writing wilderness permits, working as a wilderness ranger, winter and summer trails crews, and YCC crew leader. Sandy then spent 20 years on the Tongass National Forest working in two large visitor centers and on two districts as recreation, wilderness, land and minerals staff officer. She has a BS in Biology from St. Cloud State University. Sandy’s lives in Minnesota with her husband Wayne and yellow labs Cedar and Juniper.

Elika Rafi, Manager of Field Operations

Elika Rafi joined NEW Solutions as a Program Coordinator in January 2022. She has a background in supervisory roles where she was responsible for daily operations and ensuring compliance in her previous workplace. Elika hopes to utilize her work ethic and to immerse herself in NEW Solutions especially because their mission is something that she loves, to help where she can. Traveling, and meeting new people from different backgrounds are some of Elika’s interests.

Gael Thompson, Assistant Program Manager

Gael’s background includes advertising consulting, sales, marketing, recruiting and office management in a variety of industries. She is passionate about helping people and organizations form strong relationships. In her spare time, Gael enjoys playing golf with her husband.

Mary Vigil, Assistant Program Manager, NRCS

Mary joined NEW Solutions after working 30 + years with Colorado State Government, including work as an HR specialist in the Department of Natural Resources. Mary understands the inner workings of government and natural resources and has a background in onboarding, developing policy and procedures, drafting position descriptions and job analysis. She is a native of Colorado and loves to build relationships with experienced workers and the programs that need them.

Kristin Langhammer Kokalis, Assistant Program Manager

Kristin is a Assistant Program Manager with the Department of Interior Programs. She has a background in both education and HR, but always dreamt of working at a non-profit organization. Kristin’s passion for job comes from helping her grandfather elevate his technology skills so he could keep working. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her daughter, her mom, and her dogs.

Frank Brannon, Assistant Program Manager, BLM

Frank Brannon joined the staff of NEW Solutions in February 2024 as an Assistant Program Manager supporting the Experienced Services Programs for the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management. He holds degrees in Physics (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) and in Art (University of Alabama) and has provided previous support to grants and agreements with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy. He has lived in Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, New York, and Virginia, and enjoys gardening, running, bonsai and opera.

Delma Johnson, Lead Recruiter/Program Specialist, EPA and FWS

Delma has been with NEW Solutions for over 20 years. She began as a Payroll/AP Specialist and later became a Recruiter/Program Specialist for the Eastern Field Office. During her tenure, Delma has witnessed the growth of the organization and always strives to provide the utmost in customer service to our Enrollees and clients.

Heather Brunner, Senior Recruiter/Program Specialist

Heather joined the NEW Solutions team as a Senior Recruiter/Program Specialist in September 2023. She has over 15 years of experience in the human resources field, mostly working with non-profit and social services organizations. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. In her free time, she loves to watch sports, especially football, and spend time with her cats and dogs.

Lynn Dang, Senior Recruiter/Program Specialist

Lynn has accumulated over 10 years of professional experience in the field of recruiting, with a focus on higher education, talent acquisition, HR, and business development. She is proud to work for NEW Solutions because of the organization’s mission to help experienced workers. In her free time, she enjoys spending it with her husband and kids, her two golden retrievers, and experiencing new foods.”

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Tonya Scott, Senior Recruiter/Program Specialist, BLM and NPS

Tonya has over 10 years of progressive human resource experience including employee relations, training & development, strategic planning, and business consulting. She has worked in a variety of industries, including non-profit, health, education, and aerospace. She holds a MBA with a concentration in human resources. In her spare time, Tonya enjoys reading business articles, writing stories, traveling, and watching documentaries.

John Davenport, Recruiter/Program Specialist, USFS

John joined the NEW Solutions team in April 2021 as the Program Assistant for the Forest Service Program. John brings 10+ years of Information Technology experience and strong customer service experience to the FS ACES Program. In his free time, he enjoys working on cars and grilling for family and friends.

Connie Dismuke, Recruiter/Program Specialist, NRCS

Connie has over 15 years of customer service, sales, full-cycle recruiting, training, conducting seminars, and recruiting events. Her mantra is to be a difference maker while pursuing her passion for encouraging others. She enjoys interior design and spending time with her grandkids and binge-watching HGTV.

Jane Gornall, Recruiter/Program Specialist, NRCS

Jane is a Recruiter/Program Specialist supporting the Western Field Office. She has over 20+ years of HR experience including recruiting, talent management, employee engagement and training. Jane has a BS in Business Administration and Human Resources from Indiana Wesleyan University. In her free time, she likes fishing, spending time with family and friends, traveling, and watching scary movies.

Alison Cheung, Recruiter/Program Specialist, NRCS

Alison brings over 15 years of experience in talent acquisition and human resources. She holds a B.S. in Communication Studies. In her downtime, you'll likely find Alison listening to an audiobook, reading an e-book, or creating a Minecraft world with her kiddo.

Tierra Smith, Recruiter/Program Specialist, EPA

Tierra joined NEW Solutions in August 2023 as a recruiter for the SEE Program. Her passion for connecting talented individuals with meaningful opportunities has driven her successful career in talent acquisition over the last seven years. Outside of her professional life, Tierra enjoys traveling, practicing her culinary skills, and cherishing quality moments with family and friends.

Gwyn Williams, Recruiter/Program Specialist, USFS

Gwyn Williams joined NEW Solutions in February 2024 as a Recruiter/Program Specialist. Gwyn has over 25 years of recruiting experience across many fields, including healthcare, construction, and non-profit. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles. Gwyn and her husband reside in Lakewood, Colorado and love spending time with family and friends and enjoy traveling in their spare time.

Denise Brumfield, Recruiter/Program Specialist, USFS

Denise became a member of the NEW Solutions team in April 2024, taking on the role of Recruiter/Program Specialist. With more than 18 years of experience in the field of recruiting, she brings a diverse background in agency, corporate, and RPO settings. Denise holds a master's degree in Leadership and Human Resource Development from LSU. When she's not immersed in her professional endeavors, Denise finds joy in exploring new destinations, organizing events, and creating lasting memories with loved ones.

Mindye Mannel, Recruiter/Program Specialist, REE

Mindye is the Recruiter/Program Specialist for the REE Team. She is responsible for the full recruitment process as well as onboarding and enrollee program oversight. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville with both a bachelor’s degree in guidance and counseling and a master’s degree in educational psychology. Mindye has over 15 years of experience in talent acquisition and more than 10 years working in the non-profit sector. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, watching ice hockey, being outdoors and her dogs Mojo & Boogie.

Karen Smith, Program Specialist, REE

Karen joined the NEW Solutions team in October 2023 as the REE Program Coordinator. Karen has worked in the public and private sector in many capacities with a strong background in business administration and process improvement. Karen has an Associate of Applied Science Degree from the University of Montana. Karen is native of Montana where she grew up on a ranch that instilled in her a good work ethic and teamwork. Karen lives in a southwest Montana town with her husband Ed. She enjoys everything outdoors, including camping, floating, kayaking, swimming, and just spending time with family and friends enjoying life. She also enjoys traveling, photography and cooking – which her husband appreciates.

Tatiana Ostrovskaia, Program Coordinator

Tatiana joined NEW Solutions as a Program Coordinator in July 2023. She has over 10 years of diverse experience working as an entrepreneur and in business operation roles for global and non-profit companies. Tatiana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management and Human Resources from the University of Washington. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest and creating art.

Bonnie Calvert, Program Specialist, NRCS

Bonnie joined the team in 2014 after championing for the older workers as a SEE Enrollee Administrative Assistant for seven years at the EPA National Enforcement Investigation Center (NEIC) Laboratory in Denver. Bonnie’s diverse background includes bison ranching and owning a manufacturing company that provided parts and services to the U.S. Department of Defense and NASA. Bonnie is a Colorado Native who loves the outdoors but does not ski!

Nerissa Harris, Program Specialist, USFS

Nerissa joined the NEW Solutions team in May of 2023 working with the Forest Service Program as a Program Specialist. She brings with her 15+ years in customer service, process development, documentation, and recruitment. Nerissa has a degree in Computer Information Systems from Alabama State University and several certifications that align with her career passions including Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Data Analytics. In her free time, Nerissa enjoys gardening, volunteering with her sorority, and traveling.

Liz Soch, Program Specialist, BLM and NPS

Liz Soch works part time as a Recruiter/Program Specialist in the South-Central Field Office. She has a B.A. in History from the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to joining the team, Liz was a Social Studies teacher for 30 years. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and working in her garden.

Ana Portillo, Program Assistant, EPA and NRCS

Ana joined NEW Solutions in December 2021 as the Program Assistant for the Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services (ACES) Program with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Ana brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, management and customer services in technology and real estate. Ana is a native of Washington D.C. and studied at The George Washington University. In her free time she enjoys traveling, watching movies and spending time with friends and family.

Isa Welch, Director of Finance

Isa (pronounced Lisa, no L) joined NEW Solutions in April 2023 as a Director of Finance and brings 25 years of experience in accounting, project management and financial analysis across multiple industries. Isa graduated from the Florida State University earning a BS in Accounting, holds a Lean Six Sigma Certification and earned her MBA from Fitchburg State University. In her spare time, Isa enjoys cycling, pickleball, gardening, reading and spending time near the water

Keith McBean, Senior Grants Analyst

Prior to joining the team in 2010, Keith spent 10 years working for the University of Maryland, College Park as Business Manager and Director of Administration in grants management. He currently oversees financial and analytical reporting for the ACES Program. Keith has a B.S. in Finance and a Masters in Accounting & Info Technology from University of Maryland University College and remain a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA). Keith is proud to work for an organization that is inclusive and encourages excellence.

Mina Tanna, Senior Financial Analyst

Mina joined NEW Solutions as Grants Accountant in May 2016. She was promoted to Senior Financial Analyst position within six months. She brings considerable experience and expertise in finance and accounting functions to the team along with outstanding leadership, teamwork, organizational, and customer service skills. Prior to joining NEW Solutions, she worked for the American Red Cross in Biomedical Finance, Business Planning & Analysis Department. Mina is a graduate of George Washington University with a M.S. in Project Management and has a B.S. from MVM Science College. She is proud to work for an organization with such a unique mission which provides opportunities for experienced workers and values their skills and experience.

Jessica Huang, Lead Accountant

Jessica began her career in consulting and software development, but later transitioned to accounting and administration. She has 15 years of payroll processing, accounting, and office management experience in the IT sector. Jessica has an M.P.S. in Sustainable Urban Planning from the George Washington University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. She enjoys board games and puzzles and is passionate about waste reduction.

Jessica Lengkong, Associate Accounting

Prior to joining at NEW Solutions, Jessica worked for National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation for over 10 years as a credit analyst in the Credit Risk Management group. She is a graduate of College of William and Mary and earned a B.S. in Accounting. Jessica is excited to be a part of an organization that promotes age-diverse workforce through expanding employment opportunities in government agencies.

Linda Jones, Lead Accounts Payable Specialist

Linda brings considerable accounting experience in the nonprofit industry. Prior to joining NEW Solutions, she worked as an Accounts Receivable Specialist at Community Health Charities and served as an Accounting Analyst (Contractor) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the Natural Resources Conservation Services. Linda also worked for IBM Corporation/PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting. Linda is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Accounting. She also completed the Federal Government Certificate Series at George Mason University.

Daniel Bersoma, Senior Accounts Payable Specialist

Daniel worked in non-profit organizations for over 14 years, including Experience Works, Inc. and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts as an accountant and accounts payable specialist. He graduated Strayer University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Outside of work, he enjoys spending some quality time with family and watching basketball.

Julia Hunt, Manager - Grants Accountant

Julia has over 17 years of experience in financial management, working in a variety of accounting and financial analysis roles at different organizations. She was directly responsible for administrating federal and non-federal awards, and held management roles in non-profit organizations such as National Endowment for Democracy, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Experience Works. Julia holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from George Mason University. In her free time, she enjoys listening to audiobooks, hiking and cooking for her family and friends.

Andrea Vigil, Lead Grants Accountant

Andrea joined National Experienced Workforce Solutions (NEW Solutions) in April of 2021 as a Grants Accountant for the Forest Service, ACES program. Andrea has 14+ years of diverse accounting experience, the past 11 years she worked as a Grants Accountant, where she is fulfilling her passion for helping others.

Jim Zalenski, Principal Grants Accountant

Jim has over 30 years of experience including accounting, project management and financial analysis in several industries. Most recently Jim worked in the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) area in the aviation industry and after a long career in telecommunications at MCI. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Bucknell University and MBA from the University of Michigan.

Scott Sweatman, Lead Grants Accountant

Prior to joining NEW Solutions, Scott worked as a Grant Accountant for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and has over 15 years of experience in non-profit accounting and operations management. He has earned the designation of Certified Grants Management Specialist. Scott is also a member of the National Grants Management Association, serves on the membership committee and volunteers on the Certification Council Nominating Committee. Scott resides in Rustburg, VA with his wife and three sons and enjoys playing disc golf and watching crime dramas.

Yung Joo, Senior Grants Accountant

Yung has 40 years of experience in accounting and financial reporting functions in three non-profit organizations such as Experience Works, Inc., National Trust for Historic Preservation, and American Automobile Association. Yung holds a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics from Seoul National University and a high school teacher certificate in South Korea. She also completed the Grants Management Certificate Program at Management Concepts. Yung is very grateful to work for an organization that cares about staff and experienced workers.

Aleth Almelor, Payroll Director

Aleth Almelor joined NEW Solutions in October 2010 as Payroll Specialist. In December 2017 she was promoted to the position of Payroll Director. Prior to working at NEW Solutions, she worked for an international logistics company as a payroll coordinator.

Eileen Stewart, Lead Payroll Specialist

Eileen has over 25 years of experience in payroll, accounts receivable, and billing at Progressive Nursing Staffers, a temporary nursing agency. She graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Business Administration. Eileen enjoys traveling, hiking, and skiing.

Linae Ravenscroft, Senior Payroll Specialist

Linae joined NEW Solutions at the beginning of February 2024 as a Senior Payroll Specialist. She has over 12 years of payroll experience working with government contractors, construction companies as well as trucking companies. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and 3 children.

Rachel Coffman, Payroll Specialist

Rachel joined NEW Solutions as a Payroll Specialist in April 2024. She is an Arkansas native with over 15 years of experience in the payroll field, focusing on invoicing, accounts payable, commission, and sales tax. Rachel holds a degree in Business Management from Harding University.

Liz Martin, Controller

Liz joined New Solutions in May 2024. She brings over 20 years of accounting experience and oversees the operations of the accounts payable and accounting teams. Liz started her career in public accounting and later moved to private industry working with both for profit and not for profit entities. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and graduate of Baker University in Baldwin City, KS. Liz spends her free time with her kids, volunteering, enjoying the outdoors and playing soccer.

Jennifer Peacock, Human Resources Director

Jennifer has more than 30 years of diverse experience in human resources ranging from consulting to corporate HR leadership. She is a specialist in compensation, benefits, recruitment, compliance, HRIS, performance management, data analytics, reporting, and employee relations. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Towson University and a master’s degree in business administration from The Johns Hopkins University.

Lauren Murphy, Senior HR Generalist

Lauren has several years of diverse experience in Human Resources. She is a specialist in compliance, HRIS, performance management, data analytics, reporting, and implementing efficiencies across the board that streamlines processes. Lauren has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources from The University of Colorado.

Nina Larson, Benefits Manager

Nina joined NEW Solutions in May 2021. She started her career in HR by traveling with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey for five years, 2 as an HR Generalist. She has an additional 11 years of experience in benefits and workers’ compensation management in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Nina graduated with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Beloit College, has a Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®) certification, and is working on her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) certification.

Reza Rafi, Operations Director

Reza has over 25+ years of senior level operational and financial leadership experience with nonprofits and accounting firms. For the past 16 years he has worked as an instructor for George Mason University and the University of Phoenix. Reza served as the Chief Operating Officer at NEW Solutions from 1996 – 2004 and as the Manager of Finance and Administration for the SEE Program at AARP. Reza has a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA in Finance.

Nelson Elvir Torres, Operations Assistant

Nelson Elvir Torres joined the NEW Solutions team as the Operations Assistant in February of 2024. Prior to joining NEW Solutions, Nelson worked for the National School Boards Association for 28 years. During his tenure at NSBA he held numerous positions, including, Customer Service Coordinator, Docutech Operator, Meetings and Conference Coordinator as well as Office Services Manager. Nelson has extensive experience in office management, property management, customer service as well as mail/printshop/front desk room operations.

Patricia Blakey, Senior Staff Recruiter

Pat joined NEW Solutions in February 2023 as a Staff Recruiter for corporate positions. She has over 15+ years of experience in full-desk recruiting, marketing, business development, consulting, and coaching. Pat is passionate about connecting people. She believes in bringing the best process possible for all involved in job placement. As a Colorado native, Pat enjoys walks/hikes in nature, spending time with friends and family, playing various sports, the arts, writing, cooking and is an avid Colorado Avalanche hockey fan.

Amelia Webster, Business Analyst

Amelia spent 40 years in the world of Oil and Gas, starting in geophysics and moving continually upstream into data management, product architecture, and business process. Now she brings that analytical mindset to help NEW Solutions build the most effective processes, workflows, and tools to execute on its mission. A long-time Colorado resident, Amelia loves to garden, hike, play percussion and sing with community ensembles, spend time with family, and travel with her husband.

Matt Albright, Senior Communications Specialist

Matt Albright brings a unique blend of talent and experience to his role as the Senior Communications Specialist at NEW Solutions. In Matt’s 25-year career in communications he has found success in multiple facets of the field including radio, television, public relations, and government affairs. He has received awards and accolades for his work as a public speaker, ad writer, videographer, and short film director. Prior to joining the NEW Solutions team, Matt served as the Executive Director of a Colorado based veterans nonprofit.

Mukta Kori, IT Project Manager

Mukta Kori is a seasoned IT professional with 15 years of experience in networking, security, and technical project management within Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Holding a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The George Washington University, Mukta brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. With a strong background in IT infrastructure and project management, Mukta is adept at navigating complex technical landscapes and delivering impactful solutions to clients.