Employ Prince George’s Leadership

Our Leadership Team

Meet the people who help bring our vision to life.

Assisting jobseekers with gaining the skills to meet their desired career goals is difficult when other needs get in the way. That’s why the support of partners, community members and other community resources is so important.

Walter Simmons
President & CEO

Jeffrey Swilley
Chief Program Officer

Lisa Barber
Chief Administrative Officer

Jeffrey Dufresne
Chief Financial Officer

Marcita Bentley-Pinkston
Director, Youth Services

Patricia Blackwell
Director, Job Seeker Services

Portia I. Hurtt
Director, Policy & Compliance

Yolanda Tully
Director, Youth Career Connect

Andrea Williams
Director, Performance & Data Quality

Ingrid Harrison
Manager of
Outreach & Communications

Vernice González
Manager, American Job
Center Largo,

Jamie N. Gunnell
Manager, American Job
Center Community Network

Edna Owens
Community Network Liaison

Jennifer Ricks
Manager, Knowledge Equals Youth Success