Board Members

James Lisher, Chair

Victor Fuda, Vice Chair

Michael Stayman, Treasurer

Roger McKenzie, Secretary

Lucy Baney

Jill Brennan

Kam Cheung

Craig Donovan

Elizabeth Dupont

Richard Dupont

Crystal Engram

Toni Harp

Christopher Kunhardt

Rev. D. Stanley Lord

Ilsa Marrero

Sharon Martinez

David Scaramozza

Mark Soycher

Mark Thorsheim

Administration

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 the 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.

Angela Pellegrino-Grant

Chief Operations Officer

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.

Rob Herbert

Sr. Vice President of Business Development and Re-entry Affairs

Rob grew up in Plymouth, Connecticut and is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Re-entry Affairs for Career Resources. Over the last twenty years, Rob has worked the full spectrum of social services positions, including Mental Health and Addiction Services, Law Enforcement, Probation, and Prison Re-entry. Prior to joining CRI,  Rob was the Senior Job Developer and Media Spokesperson for the State of Connecticut’s STRIDE program, which was a statewide workforce development program for returning citizens. He has built longstanding relationships with the business community as well as various media outlets, non-profits, and state agencies.

As of January 2018, Rob replaced Dan Braccio as the Bridgeport Re-entry Council’s chairperson and also serves on the advisory board for the Bridgeport Mayor’s Initiative for Re-entry affairs (MIRA). In the fall of 2018 Rob was chosen to serve on the Criminal Justice committee of Governor Lamont’s transition team.

In 2020 Rob joined the policy planning committee of the Connecticut Reentry Collaborative and also joined the faculty of UConn’s Encore program.

He has lived in Naugatuck with his wife Katie and daughters Amaya and Brooklyn since 2011. In his downtime Rob is an avid sports fan and can be found traveling the Connecticut Wine Trail or vacationing in Cape Cod.

William Clark

Vice President of Workforce Readiness and Strategic Initiatives

As the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Workforce Readiness at Career Resources (CRI), Dr. William Clark spearheads the workforce development and training portfolio’s growth. Utilizing his talent for innovative strategic planning, he has advanced performance, expanded program outreach, and increased revenue. He directs research efforts for new and cutting-edge initiatives to advance the mission and strategic positioning of Career Resources to be the leader in workforce development. Some of his projects include CRI’s recently launched Entry Point Staffing and the integration of technology applications within CRI’s workforce development training portfolio, increasing productivity and efficiency.

Prior to joining CRI, Dr. Clark served as the Director of Workforce Solutions Collaborative in Hartford, CT, and prior to that as Assistant Managing Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity for the City of Philadelphia.

Dr. Clark is an inspiring lecturer at multiple universities and the author of several books on nonprofit and church leadership, including Leadership Development in Your Church and Sustainability: Developing a Sustainable Faith-Based or Nonprofit Organization. He is also the author of several insightful personal development books, including Leverage: Taking Advantage of Your Right-Now to Build Your Tomorrow. Dr. Clark rounds out his dedication to his many social and community initiatives as the lead pastor of Living Faith Church in Hartford CT, where he continues to inspire and motivate his congregants.

Dr. Clark holds a Doctor of Strategic Leadership from Regent University and a Master of Leadership Development, and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree from Penn State University.

Daniele Turner

Vice President of Operations (Southwest)

New to the leadership team, Daniele joined Career Resources in 2007 and serves as the One-Stop Operator in the Southwest. Born and raised in New York, Daniele started her career in workforce development in 2001 at Volunteers of America Greater New York. She then moved to Connecticut in 2007. Daniele is well-versed in WIOA and TANF regulations, and has over 15 years of experience in both transitional housing and employment and training education. She holds a B.A. in Human Services from Metropolitan College of New York. Daniele lives in Bridgeport with her significant other and four children.

Kathy Maness

Vice President of Operations (Northwest)

Kathy was born in Belleville, IL and grew up in Waterbury, Connecticut.  She was educated in the Waterbury Public Schools and Mattatuck Community College.  Kathy has worked in the Employment and Training field for 45 years.  She worked her way up the career ladder through various positions in Employment Development.  Her goal is always to help people succeed in becoming productive and self-sufficient members of society.   Kathy has extensive experience and knowledge of WIOA policies and procedures.  She is very active in her church and enjoys working with the people in the community.  Kathy has been blessed with a daughter, son in-law and 2 grandsons

Locations

Career Resources Headquarters

1000 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Southwest American Job Center

Bridgeport Comprehensive Job Center
2 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 333-5129

Stamford Satellite Office
141 Franklin, 2nd Floor Street
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 353-1702

Derby Satellite Office
101 Elizabeth Street
Derby, CT 06418
(203) 734-3443
(203) 732-3156 (Fax)

Northwest American Job Center

Waterbury Job Center
249 Thomaston Ave
Waterbury, CT 06702
(203) 574-6971

Danbury Job Center
185 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 730-0451

Torrington Job Center
59 Field Street
Torrington, CT 06790
(860)-496-3500

Residential Work Release

Isaiah House I
112 Clinton Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Isaiah House II
120 Clinton Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Isaiah House II
341 Clinton Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Mary Magdelene House
405 Clinton Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Coming Soon!
1037 Sylvan Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06605