Board of Directors

Homero A. Villarreal: Chair Executive Committee

James Lisher: Vice Chair/Treasurer

Carol Labore: Secretary

Heriberto Cajigas

Victor Fuda

Wayne M. Gura

Sharon Martinez

Hannah Mikesell


Scott K. Wilderman, President & CEO


Scott K. Wilderman is the President and CEO of Career Resources, one of the nation’s leading non-profit workforce development organizations.Scott has considerable experience in both the private and the non-profit sectors. After earning a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, he worked in human resources at General Dynamics in the Electric Boat Division. He subsequently became the Training Manager at Advest Financial Services, and moved into the non-profit sector through his interest in working with disadvantaged youth.Scott joined Career Resources after holding senior management positions at the Community Renewal Team in Hartford. He has nearly twenty-five years of experience in the workforce development system, where he has developed excellent working relationships throughout New England.Scott is highly skilled in building community investment in collaborative ventures as seen through his work around re-entry and job training across the state.


He currently serves as the board chair for the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition and is a member of the board for the Connecticut Patriot Guard Riders and Connecticut United Way. Some of Scott’s notable successes are as founder of the Bridgeport ReEntry Roundtable along with the merger of the STRIVE programs throughout Connecticut.


Scott lives in Westbrook, Connecticut with his wife Lisa and their two daughters, Morgan and Amanda. When not working, he enjoys riding his Harley and gardening.

Anne Carr, Vice President of Operations


Anne serves as the One-Stop Operator in Hartford under a contract with Capital Workforce Partners. With over twenty years of experience in the employment and training field, Anne is well-versed in WIOA and TANF regulations. She served on the Service Provider Committee of the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission, and on the People to Jobs Transportation Task Force and is a past president of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness. Anne began her career in the non-profit sector as a case manager in Hartford’s Stewart Kinney Men’s Homeless Shelter and is committed to making American Job Centers an option for the entire community. Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Connecticut State University. Anne shares her home with her wife, Sue, two domineering cats and two spoiled dogs.

Dan Braccio, Community & Business Relations


Dan grew up in Port Chester, NY and has lived in Bridgeport with his wife Patricia for the past 30 years. Dan spent almost 27 of those years as an employee of The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Inc. where he served as the Director of Adult Services and The Council’s CO-OP Center reentry program. During that time, Dan became Co-Chair of the Bridgeport Reentry Collaborative which was co-founded by Career Resources’ President/CEO Scott Wilderman in May 2007. Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University and a Master’s degree from Fordham University. He began working as Director of Business and Community Relations at CRI on July 1, 2016.

William Clark, Director of STRIVE Connecticut


In February 2017, Dr. William Clark joined Career Resources Inc. (CRI) as the Director of STRIVE Connecticut. He is responsible for the operations of the program and its outcomes. Prior to joining CRI, Dr. Clark served as the Director of Workforce Solutions Collaborative of Metro Hartford. During his tenure, he raised over $2 million in grant funding, helped 50% of job seekers served earn an occupational skill certification in the healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation sectors, and assisted 60% of participants obtain a good job with family sustaining wages. Prior to joining Workforce Solutions, Dr. Clark served as Director of Special Projects for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Economic Opportunity where he was responsible for over $4.5 billion of Economic Opportunity Plans (EOPs), ensuring supplier, employment, and job seeker diversity for major construction projects. Dr. Clark holds a Doctor of Strategic Leadership degree from Regent University and a Masters of Leadership Development degree from Penn State University.

Angela Pellegrino, Grant Director, Grants and Development


Angela works to secure public and private funding for CRI’s programs, while developing and maintaining relationships with funders and supporters. Born and raised in Connecticut, Angela returned to her home state in 2015 after working in Washington, DC for 15 years. During this time, she worked for an NGO that implemented international exchange, training, and development programs for the federal government. Angela worked primarily on State Department-sponsored exchange programs for up-and-coming professionals from around the world. She has a B.A. in Comparative Government and Italian Studies from Wesleyan University, and an M.A. in International Development from American University. Angela lives in Shelton with her husband and three children.

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CRI Headquarters American Job Center

Southwest-Bridgeport/ Everyone Works

STRIVE Bridgeport Youth Career Advancement VITA

50 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604

American Job Center Southwest –

Stamford Satellite Office

141 Franklin, 2nd Floor StreetStamford, CT 06905

(203) 353-1702

American Job Center Southwest –

Derby Satellite Office

101 Elizabeth Street Derby, CT 06418

(203) 734-3443

(203) 732-3156 (Fax)

STRIVE Hartford

20-28 Sargeant Street

Hartford, CT 06105

(860) 560-0378

(860) 560-0403(Fax)

American Job Center Northwest -Waterbury

249 Thomaston AvenueWaterbury, CT 06702

STRIVE Waterbury Opportunities Industrialization Center

(OIC)77-79 Bishop StreetWaterbury, CT 06704