Service. Our Passion, Mission & Vocation for Nearly 40 Years

E&ES was founded in 1983 by Jack Fitzpatrick. Jack knew having a good job built human dignity and empowered individuals. He recognized that was vital to building thriving communities.

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101,345
Job placements.
1,700 +
Families work with us each year to map out & achieve their goals.
4,186
Businesses have worked with our team to source new talent & pursue training for staff.
$1 for $5.24
For every $1 invested in E&ES’ WIOA programming, we offer a return of $5.24.
Employment & Employer Services (E&ES) Chicago's Leadership Team.

E&ES Leadership Team

Larry Fitzpatrick

President & CEO
For nearly 35 years, Larry has overseen an array of workforce development & human service programs at E&ES. In 1987, he joined E&ES & has held a variety of roles & responsibilities with the organization during his tenure. In 2010, Larry assumed the role of President & CEO. He leads a staff team of more than 170 operating out of 20 locations in Chicagoland, offering vulnerable individuals & families services that help them achieve their goals, become more self-sufficient, & ultimately, strengthen local communities.
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Michele Croswell

Senior Vice President
Michele has led E&ES' Finance & Administration Department for more than 25 years, ably managing the organization’s accounting functions. Michele oversees all fiscal matters, working in collaboration with E&ES’ partners to ensure programs are operating efficiently and maximizing the benefits our customers receive.
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Deborah Wright

Senior Vice President
Deborah has been an integral part of the E&ES team for more than 30 years, holding a variety of positions where she honed her expertise in workforce development. Deborah currently oversees all E&ES programming funded through the federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), available at American Job Centers.
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Anissa' Jones

Senior Vice President
Anissa' joined E&ES in 2006 to offer services through E&ES’ human services programming. Anissa’ now oversees all human services programming E&ES delivers, notably the FamilyWorks program, as well as several workforce programs available to Chicago Housing Authority families.
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Isa Melon-White

Vice President
Isa oversees operations at the Southwest American Job Center at Daley College, supervising staff, ensuring program performance, & taking the lead on facilitating and strengthening partnerships with organizations & local service delivery partners. Isa has been with E&ES for more than 30 years.
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Steve Ericksen

Director
Steve joined E&ES in 2010 to oversee the Information Services Department & advance technology at E&ES to promote the efficient operation of programs. He & his team work closely with E&ES’ partners to ensure the organization’s programs interface with program-specific databases and reporting mechanisms.
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Megan Reid

Director
Megan joined E&ES in 2012 to take the lead on communications, development and advocacy at E&ES. She oversees the team responsible for advancing E&ES’ communications strategies to help raise awareness of E&ES services and maximize community resources available those the organization serves.
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LuTonda Baumgardner

Director
As the Director of Human Resources, LuTonda is responsible for partnering with E&ES’ Leadership Team and Management Team to drive strategies that attract, develop, and retain talent. During her tenure, which began in 2019, LuTonda helped establish E&ES’ Leadership Development Program to cultivate leaders within the organization.
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Dan Perusich

Director
Dan joined E&ES in 2020 to take the lead on building relationships with business & industry partners to strategically address the workforce needs of employers. Dan also supervises E&ES’ On-the-Job Training programming in the Western Suburbs, including offices in Will County & the tri-county region of Kane, Kendall & Dekalb counties.
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Jonathan Fitzpatrick

Director
Jonathan joined E&ES in 2020 to help drive continuous improvement and efficiency in programming. Jonathan applies his background in supply chain, logistics, and data analysis to further E&ES’ strategic goal to use data to track impact and drive decision making.
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E&ES Management Team

Amelia Vega

Program Manager
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Cassie Vinson

Associate Center Director
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Charles Townsend

Center Director
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Cindy Reyes-Padjen

Employment Manager
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Diana Flores

Associate Center Director
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Dyla Rojas

Quality Assurance Manager
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Emily Bradley

Center Director
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Erica Williams

Associate Center Director
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Erika Haynes

Program Manager
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Ernest Castle

Program Manager
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Jenice Fuller

Program Manager
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Jennifer Annen

Senior Clinician
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Kurt Miller

Center Director
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Marshall Garner

Program Manager
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Nicole Thomas

Program Manager
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Rosa Marquez

Associate Center Director
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Ruben Muñoz

Program Manager
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Ted Pratt

Budget & Finance Analyst
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Valerie Echols

Assistant Vice President
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Victoria Jackson

Program Manager
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Quality Assurance Specialist

Summary of Responsibilities: Maintain complete and accurate records on program participants and program activities for the Summer Youth Employment Program(SYEP).

Education Required

·      Must have a High School Diploma or GED

·      Preferred Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college/university OR related experience

Work Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm *Evenings & Weekends as needed.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the SYEP Program Manager and works in collaboration with the E&ES staff.

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What’s a Rich Text element?

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Quality Assurance Specialist

Summary of Responsibilities: Maintain complete and accurate records on program participants and program activities for the Summer Youth Employment Program(SYEP).

Education Required

·      Must have a High School Diploma or GED

·      Preferred Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college/university OR related experience

Work Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm *Evenings & Weekends as needed.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the SYEP Program Manager and works in collaboration with the E&ES staff.

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SYEP Lead Program Coordinator

SYEP Lead Program Coordinator

Education Required

Work Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm *Evenings & Weekends as needed.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the SYEP Program Manager and works in collaboration with the E&ES staff.

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SYEP Program Coordinator

SYEP Program Coordinator

Education Required

·       High School Diploma or GED

·       Preferred Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited College/University OR related experience 

Work Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm *Evenings & Weekends as needed.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the SYEP Program Manager and works in collaboration with E&ES staff. The Program Coordinator will work closely with Trainers to foster active youth participation during worksite and programming experiences.  Will work closely with Worksite Managers to ensure worksite conditions and requirements are met.  Will also maintain positive relationships with Chicago Housing Authority staff and partner agencies.

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Helpdesk Coordinator

Helpdesk Coordinator

Education Required

High School Diploma/GED required  

Bachelor’s Degree in technical field preferred. 1-2 years of relevant experience or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.

Work Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evenings and weekends as needed.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to Director of Information Services.

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Youth Career Coach

Responsible for recruiting eligible youth participants, providing career coaching and training, and assisting youth with obtaining employment.

Education Required

Bachelor’s degree preferred OR 2-3 years of related experience.

Work Hours

Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Position requires the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Reporting Relationships

This position reports to the Center Director or Program Manager and works in collaboration with E&ES staff.

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Program Manager

Program Manager

Education Required

Master’s degree preferred from an accredited College/University OR related experience.

Work Hours

Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Position requires the ability work on evenings and weekends as needed.

Reporting Relationships

This position reports to the Senior Vice President for assigned program.

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Career Coach

Responsible for recruiting eligible participants and providing career coaching and training to all participants as well as assist them with obtaining employment.

Education Required

Bachelor’s degree preferred or 2-3 years of related experience.

Work Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm *Evenings & Weekends as needed.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Center Director or Program Manager and works in collaboration with E&ES staff.

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Family Coach

The Family Coach is responsible for providing Family Centered Coaching services engaging and enrolling families into agency services.

Education Required

· Bachelor’s degree preferred or 5 years related experience.

Work Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm*Evenings & Weekends as needed.

Reporting Relationships

· Reports to the Program Manager and works in collaboration with E&ES staff.
· Will also maintain effective relationships with Chicago Housing Authority staff and partner agencies.

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Associate Career Coach

We are looking for a workforce development professional! At E&ES, we specialize in making an impact on the communities we serve by providing the expertise, tools, and resources people need to build their careers.

Education Required

College degree and/or related experience preferred.

Work Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm *Evenings & Weekends as needed.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Associate Center Director/Program Manager and works in collaboration with E&ES staff.

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Wellness & Trauma Specialist

We are seeking talented individuals who will be a part of our efforts to effectively provide employment and training services. If you have experience conducting intake assessments, eligibility determinations, and program orientations and workshops, this could be a great fit for you.

Education Required

College degree and/or related experience preferred.

Work Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm *Evenings & Weekends as needed.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Associate Center Director/Program Manager and works in collaboration with E&ES staff.

E&ES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.

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