Meet our Staff

The WSM team is dedicated to providing:

  • Leadership on all workforce issues leading to economic competitiveness in Montgomery county.
  • Services to Local Businesses to help them grow and expand improving the economic well-being of the county.
  • Guidance to individuals looking to start or continues their career path.
  • Training that leads to skill development and job readiness.

Executive Team

Ellie Giles, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer
(240) 641-6731
David Buonora
Chief of Staff
(240) 641-6732
Annette L. Gantt
Director of Operations
(240) 641-6735


Will Jawando
Director of Summer R.I.S.E.
(240) 753-0244
Danielle Verbiest
Director of Community Engagement
(240) 641-6733
Cynthia Grissom
Director of Talent Development
(240) 641-6736


Ashante Abubakar
Director of Business Solutions
Lauren Davis
Social Media Strategist & Content Producer
Andrew B. Sherman
Information Technology Systems


Paul Leider
Information Technology Systems


Emerald Fuller Director Wheaton
Avis Hall Administrative Coordinator Wheaton
Ashura Goines Business Services Rep. Wheaton
Delana Hill Reports Coordinator Wheaton
Dung Parker Career Specialist Wheaton
Angie Reyes Career Specialist Wheaton
Fred Chandler Re-Entry Specialist Wheaton
Samantha Gross Training Coordinator Wheaton
Siye Tekeste Career Specialist Wheaton
Fatima Hebron Resource Specialist Wheaton
Tracye Webb Workshop Instructor Wheaton
Akoss Schuppius Follow Up Coordinator Wheaton
Alfred Taylor Career Specialist Germantown
Deborah Noza Career Specialist Germantown
Marvin Hall Resource Specialist Germantown
Keaira Johnson Resource Specialist Germantown
Laura Arias Case Management Specialist Germantown
Mary Saxon-Clipper Re-Entry Specialist Germantown
Sean Wright Business Services Rep. Germantown
Mikkia Cordle Workshop Instructor Germantown
Ingrid Pineda Administrative Assistant Germantown


Aldith D. Campbell Program Director Silver Spring
Alexia T. Jones Account Manager Silver Spring
Kathleen Powell Trainer & Education Specialist Silver Spring
Jonathan Copeland Community Outreach Coordinator Silver Spring
Winnola Chesney Case Manager Silver Spring
Benjamin Gray Strategic Operations Coordinator Silver Spring

Montgomery County Correctional Facility – Reentry Program

Alisa Smedley Program Coordinator Boyds
Donna Rojas Program Specialist Boyds
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