Please join us in welcoming our newest Steering Committee members:
Robin Boggs, Director, US Corporate Citizenship, Accenture
Robin Boggs is the Director, US Corporate Citizenship, for Accenture, a leading global professional services company. In this role, Robin is responsible for outcomes from the company’s signature community investment programs, via a portfolio of pro bono projects and cash grants. She also oversees all employee engagement programs for approximately 50,000 US employees in 32 locations. In addition to her Accenture responsibilities, Robin also serves on the board of the Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals and is a member of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Education, Employment and Training Committee.
Prior to her Corporate Citizenship role, Robin spent 13 years leading human performance and customer relationship management projects for Accenture clients in telecommunications and public service. She’s been active many local community initiatives during her Accenture career and spent a year on pro bono projects for the Homeless Prenatal Program in San Francisco and Points of Light in Atlanta.
Before joining Accenture, she spent five years in nonprofit sales, business development and program execution. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, History and Drama from Queens University of Charlotte and a Master’s degree in Shakespeare Studies from the University of Birmingham (England), which she earned during a year as a Rotary Foundation Scholar. Outside of work, she serves as a board member of Heartbound Ministries in her home town of Atlanta, Georgia, and recently retired from volunteering with Happy Tails Pet Therapy after 13 years.
Elizabeth Cheung, Senior Program Officer, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Westlake Village, CA (Los Angeles Area)
Elizabeth Cheung oversees the workforce development portfolio for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The primary focus of the grantmaking is to build career pathways for opportunity youth in the hospitality industry in New Orleans while promoting systems change to help all young people in the city. Her areas of interest are empowering communities to make decisions for themselves and prioritizing the voices of people with lived experience in her grantmaking. She has a BA from UCLA in Public Policy and East Asian Studies and a Masters from USC in Public Policy, but her heart will forever belong to UCLA.
Monica Munn, Senior Director of the WES Mariam Assefa Fund, World Education Services
New York, NY
Monica Munn oversees philanthropic strategy and initiatives at World Education Services (WES), including leading the WES Mariam Assefa Fund – which works to enable immigrants and refugees to access quality jobs and accelerate their pathway to economic mobility in the U.S. and Canada. Most recently, Monica served as the Director of Economic Development at the Union Square Partnership, a community-based organization in NYC, where she was responsible for neighborhood and economic development, sustainability, and community engagement programs. She previously was a program officer at The Rockefeller Foundation, where she managed strategy development, strategic planning, and grantmaking for several of the Foundation’s global jobs, workforce development, food, and energy initiatives. Earlier in her career, Monica worked at Next Street, an urban economic development advisory firm, and at Citigroup, where she supported new product development, competitive intelligence, and due diligence for internal acquisitions and divestitures.
Joshua Winter, Director, Skills and Employability, Microsoft
Joshua Winter leads workforce development efforts on the Microsoft Philanthropies Skills and Employability portfolio. His work is focused on ensuring people unreached and displaced by technology are equipped with the computing and AI skills to be employed in the digital economy. Central to this work is creating a skills-based labor market in which life-long learning is valued. Throughout his career, Joshua has been driven by the pursuit of equity. Joshua has spent his career working in strategy development, program implementation and management in the workforce development and education sectors.
Most recently, Joshua led strategy for the New York City Department of Education creating its new theory of action to ensure all of the district’s 1,600 schools provide an equitable and excellent education to every one of its 1.1 million students. Prior to that, he implemented innovative workforce development initiatives at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City in Boston, and at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
Joshua began his career as a counterperson at Dunkin Donuts and later went on to join Teach for America as a middle school math teacher in the Bronx, NY. Joshua has served as a board member of The Workforce Development Corporation of New York City and was a founding board member of Camp Starfish, a non-profit camp dedicated to working with children with psychological and learning disabilities. He is a graduate of University of Vermont and holds an M.B.A from Boston University.
Jennifer Zeisler, Senior Director, Career Readiness, ECMC Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
Jennifer Zeisler oversees the strategy for a portfolio of grants committed to improving postsecondary career and technical education outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds. She brings experience working with university students, government officials, foundation and business executives, university administrators, and nonprofit leaders through her previous position at the Clinton Global Initiative where she helped individuals and organizations implement new, specific, and measurable programs, projects and initiatives. Jennifer also brings strategic planning, program development, and monitoring and evaluation experience as a result of her time with the United States Peace Corps as both a volunteer and recruiter. Other previous employers include a small arts-based nonprofit organization, a public hospital, a regional association of grantmakers, community and family foundations, and higher education institutions.
She holds an MA in philanthropic studies and an MA in public administration in nonprofit management from Indiana University, and a BS in communications from Old Dominion University.
In addition, Tameshia Bridges Mansfield – a Program Officer focused on Family Economic Security – joins us as the new representative of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on the Workforce Matters Steering Committee. Tameshia’s rich experience includes serving as a program officer at the Polk Bros Foundation, board service with the Chicago Jobs Council and Women Employed, and providing leadership on state and national policy initiatives during her time at PHI. Tameshia has a MSW in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and degrees in Political Science and Women’s Studies from Stephens College.
We also wish to express our deep gratitude to two of our leaders who are rotating off the Workforce Matters Steering Committee this year: Paula Sammons of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Derrick J. Meeking, previously with the United Way for Southern Michigan and now with the Detroit-based Empowerment Plan. Thank you for your service!