Kelly Tessitore, Vice President of Advancement

Kelly is responsible for the strategic management of JVS’s foundation and governmental relationships, as well as policy work on federal workforce development issues and their implications at the state level. She advances JVS’s vision of connecting public assistance recipients to skills and training opportunities through programs such as SNAP Employment & Training. She serves on the National Advisory Panel on Safety Net and Skills Policy for the National Skills Coalition.

Kelly began her career at JVS in the 1990s as a volunteer translating for Russian-speaking refugees. She has since designed and operated numerous employment, training, and adult education programs serving diverse populations, in addition to working in development and in finance.

Kelly holds a B.A. from Harvard University.


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