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.
DEDICATED EXPERTS: PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
MISSION DRIVEN STAFF
A staff with HEART!
Roderick L. Kersey - Case Manager/Internship Coordinator for Skills2Work and Medical Office Training Programs
Roderick works closely with students to provide “wraparound” support services to all skills training program participants – which includes internship agency recruitment and student placement coordination.
Joe works closely with Operation ABLE’s Leadership and Program Management team to develop marketing/communications strategies and programs to reach key audiences. In close partnership with the organization’s digital/marketing consultant, he also oversees OA’s online and social media presence. Joe has recently taken on additional responsibilities for annual fundraising programs and donor database development, as well as outreach and relationship management with Operation ABLE’s highly valued Employer Partners.
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.
Remembering Our Dear Friend & Colleague
March 10, 1946 – February 8, 2021
Steve was our celebrated Job Developer for our Skills2Work & Medical Office Training programs. He was also the driver behind the resurgence and notable success of ABLE's Employer Advisor Committee.
Thank you Steve... we love you. We will miss you.
“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Virtual tribute to Steve can be found here.
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
Robert Bonds - SCSEP Program Assistant, Quincy 617-459-9183
ESSEX & MIDDLESEX COUNTIES, 55 and UP
William "Bill" Bolan- SCSEP Program Assistant, Andover, 617-777-5360
Barbara Newman- SCSEP Program Assistant, Lowell, 978-805-4815
Kathy Spinelli - SCSEP Program Assistant, Lawrence 978-825-7253
Florence Williams - SCSEP Program Assistant, Satellite SCSEP Office in Gloucester, Rockport, MA, 617-785-9925
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.
*SCSEP is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Operation ABLE administers the SCSEP Program in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcester counties in Massachusetts and in most of New Hampshire through a DOL national grant and a Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs state grant.