Meet Your Dedicated 'PATH TO EMPLOYMENT' Tour Guides
Operation ABLE is proud and honored to welcome Marian Walsh to the organization as President and CEO. Marian has had great experience as a Massachusetts State Senator and Representative, Public Affairs Consultant and Leadership Coach. She served as the Chief Administrative Officer in the Suffolk County Attorney’s Office. Marian is the author of “Run: Your Personal Guide to Winning Public Office”, an award winning nonpartisan book.
Marian strongly believes that a committed intention, thoughtful strategy and effective collaborative partnerships will lead to both short and long term successes in Workforce Development.
Julie A. Fazio - Executive Assistant to the President and CEO Operation ABLE
Julie is the Executive Assistant to the CEO at Operation ABLE. She joined Operation ABLE in March 2019. She brings over 20 years of experience supporting C-Level executives. Prior to joining Operation ABLE, she worked at Associated Industries of Massachusetts where she was the Assistant to the CEO.
Mark Gyurina - Chief Program Officer
Mark joined the staff as Chief Program Officer in 2008. He manages the employment and training programs and is responsible for new program development, developing partnerships and collaborations, and writing grant proposals.
Richard Ludwig - Chief Financial Officer
Rick joined Operation ABLE as Chief Financial Officer in 2014. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, financial reporting, budgeting, financial forecasting, project management and process improvement in the management of large and small enterprises. He served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Chicago 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid.
DEDICATED EXPERTS: PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
MISSION DRIVEN STAFF
A staff with HEART!
William (Bill) Nadler - Sr. Training Specialist, Corporate Workforce Onsite & Offsite, 617-542-4180 x142
Bill is the Senior Training Specialist and Office Technology Administrator. Bill teaches Microsoft Office computer skills to students in many in-house training programs as well as performing corporate training for incumbent workers at various locations throughout the greater Boston area.
Dave Bassett - ABLE SCSEP Director, 617-542-4180 x132
Dave joined Operation ABLE in March 2017 and is responsible for working with the four regional managers to deliver work experience and job search training services to mature workers from Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester counties in Massachusetts, as well as throughout New Hampshire.
SUFFOLK COUNTY, 55 and UP
METRO WEST, NORFOLK & WORCESTER COUNTIES, 55 and UP
Karen Sowsy - SCSEP Regional Manager - Norfolk, Metro West & Worcester Counties, phone: 617-302-2731, fax: 617-542-4190
Karen earned a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Boston University and worked in the mutual funds area for 17 years. After so many years in the world of finance, she wanted to change careers to make more of a direct impact in helping people.
In 2014, Jill started as the Employment Specialist for (Western) Middlesex County, based in Framingham, and became the Area Program Coordinator in 2017. Prior to this, she taught English as a Second Language to adults.
ESSEX & MIDDLESEX COUNTIES, 55 and UP
NEW HAMPSHIRE, 55 and UP
In 2018 Kristin was promoted to Region Manager from Program Manager, a post she held since 2009 covering New Hampshire’s Southern and Seacoast regions and joined Operation ABLE in February 2017.
Charlie Birchmeier - SCSEP Area Program Manager - Hillsborough and Strafford counties, NH, 603-206-4405
Charlie Birchmeier is the SCSEP Area Program Manager, covering Hillsborough and Strafford counties in New Hampshire. He has almost 17 years of experience in the non-profit sector, including his most recent position as Senior Manager of Employment Services with The Moore Center. During that time he focused on employment, acting as a subject matter expert for the Association of People Supporting Employment (APSE).
Kathryn Brown - SCSEP Area Program Coordinator - Cheshire, Sullivan and parts of Hillsborough and Grafton Counties, NH, 603-860-0841
Kathryn Brown is an Area Program Coordinator for Operation ABLE in Cheshire, Sullivan and parts of Hillsborough and Grafton Counties in New Hampshire.
Louise is a Berlin, NH native and has taken ‘reinventing one’s self’ to a whole new level. Her career has spanned across various industries and geographies as a restaurant owner; independent insurance Agent/Broker; Adjuster and more. Though, being a mother, grandmother and great grandmother makes her prouder than any career success ever could.