OUR TEAM

No matter where we come from, we believe in working toward positive, sustainable, and system-wide change.

To empower people striving to improve their lives, Forge City Work’s staff, and volunteers bring passion, drive, and commitment to our work.

OUR STAFF

JOHANY BEDON
Manager of Annual Giving
johany@forgecityworks.org
JULIE BERGERON
Opportunity Youth Program Manager
julie@forgecityworks.org
JOCELYN CERDA
Program Coordinator
jocelyn@forgecityworks.org
LUZ CONDE
Office Manager
luz@forgecityworks.org
CARLA DOMINGO
Workforce Development Trainee Support and Employment Navigator
carla@forgecityworks.org
GENA GOLAS
Head Baker & Kitchen Manager
gena@kitchencafe.org
BECKY McGUIGAN
Culinary Business and Training Manager
becky@forgecityworks.org

ALYSON PERRI
Catering Sales Manager

alyson@kitchencafe.org

BARBIE PRINCE
Catering Sales Assistant

barbie@kitchencafe.org

MAYRA RIVERA
Hartford Public Library Café Manager

mayra@kitchencafe.org

RUBY VANGUILDER
Junior Sous Chef

ruby@kitchencafe.org

CARY WHEATON
Executive Director
cary@forgecityworks.org

BOARD AND ADVISORY COUNCIL

Chair
Jahn Marie Surette
The Hartford

Vice Chair
Jason Rojas
Trinity College

Secretary and Treasurer
Aimee Hendrigan
Melville Charitable Trust

Arunan Arulampalam
Updike, Kelly & Spellacy

Sara Batchelder
Retired Clinical Social Worker

Mishone Donelson
Horizon Technology Finance

Josh Durand
Lincoln Financial

Rich Hollant
co:lab

Marge Marchak
Hartford Health Care

Ruth Melville
Melville Charitable Trust

Michaela Mitchell
State of Connecticut

Kenya Rutland
KJR Consulting

Raymond Smithberger
Seedership

Maggie Willard
Retired, Hartford Foundation Grants Officer

Nancy Wheeler
Emeritus Board Member, WheelerConnect