Kira Khazatsky, Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer, Kira is responsible for the quality and operations of JVS programming, the Welcome Center, facilities and IT. She oversees the programmatic leadership that reinforces JVS’s mission and values and demonstrates the agency’s commitment to our customers, clients and students. Working closely with the CEO and the executive team, Kira defines and implements the agency’s strategic plan and mission.

A Russian immigrant herself, whose family sought out JVS’s services in the 80’s, Kira began her career at JVS in 2003 as a workplace instructor and marketing assistant. Subsequent roles have included Director of Business Services, Director of Academic and Workplace Training and Vice President of Academic and Workplace Training.  In her VP role, Kira worked with the state’s top employers as well as public and private funders to identify, design, and implement critical workforce development services, including the Adult Diploma Pathway, Bridges to College, and Business Services.

Kira received her B.A. from Clark University and an M.A. in Adult and Organizational Learning from Suffolk University.