Our nimble and highly efficient team joyfully applies its diverse experience and unique perspective of the workforce development landscape to deliver tangible results

Trina Fleming Chief Executive Officer
Recognized as a proven leader in the non-profit, private and public sectors, Trina serves as the organization’s guiding force for fiscal responsibility and relevant, actionable solutions to meet the rigors of the evolving marketplace. With over two decades of leadership and capacity building experience, including nine years of service as WHW’s Chief Operations Officer, she aptly applies her well-honed skills for forward momentum impact.
Trina’s Bio
Yumiko WhitakerChief Development Officer
Yumiko is responsible for WHW’s development and capacity efforts. She brings a big picture mindset, keen attention to detail and a solid track record of success to the bustling workforce development non-profit. A people and community first leader, she is continually inspired by the unique stories of those who endeavor to build bright futures for themselves and others.
Yumiko’s Bio
Brenda Walters
Brenda WaltersProgram Director
“My passion for helping people to find great jobs stems from 20 years of experience working with women and men who feel helpless and hopeless because they are not able to support their families. Having a job that will pay the rent, put food on the table, provide healthcare and enable children to complete their education is critical in so many ways. My greatest satisfaction is supporting our job seekers, one by one, in overcoming the barriers that keep them from achieving financial security.”
David Vevia
David VeviaProgram Manager
“I am driven by assisting others in developing the skills they need to be successful. And successful people generally have a growth mindset, continually learning new things to improve themselves. That is why my passion and my calling is to help train others. I am continually inspired by WHW job seekers and their willingness to step outside of their comfort zone in order to learn what they need to know to improve their lives and pivot into a new career.”
Ginger Juarez
Ginger JuarezRetail Manager
“Since the day I stepped into WHW as an Intern, I have been impressed with the organization’s collaborative, fast-paced and motivating culture, focused on one thing – helping people get jobs! It brings me much personal satisfaction knowing that every dollar I help raise through managing WHW’s social enterprise, Deja New, goes directly to moving lives forward. I am grateful to be part of a team which is invested in continuous professional and personal growth and in making a lasting impact on the community.”
Ana Ruiz
Ana RuizProgram Coordinator
“My parents always taught me to value the opportunity to go to work. A good job meant stability and security. Now I have the honor of helping others learn to showcase their skills and obtain a good job so that they will have that stability and security. As a WHW workforce development professional, I am fulfilled knowing that I am making a difference in in someone’s life each and every day. The work that we do at WHW is changing my life, the lives of our job seekers and the community as a whole.”
Alma Ubina
Alma UbinaOperations Assistant
“It has always been important to me to dedicate my time and talent to a meaningful cause. When I first came to WHW as an intern, it was obvious that the organization was singularly focused on helping job seekers successfully enter the workforce, and I wanted to be part of what they were doing. Today, whether I am working one-on-one with job seekers, assisting in educational programs or managing back office details, I know that everything I do is helping someone get a job. It makes me proud to be part of a team that is not just mission focused, but is mission driven.”
Lizette Barajas
Lizette BarajasOffice Assistant
“I am passionate about WHW’s mission because the skills and resources we provide help our job seekers have a better life. Whether I am assisting job seekers with answering a simple question or spending time helping them put together a brand new resume, I know that I am making a difference. I started with WHW as an Intern, then moved to being a volunteer and now I am a team member and I can truly say that I have seen WHW touch and change the lives of many job seekers. We are making lives better, one at a time!”

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