Staff and Leadership

Consortium for Worker Education
275 7th Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 647.1900

Barry L. Feinstein
Chairman, CWE Board of Directors

Joseph McDermott
Executive Director

Martin Oesterreich
Deputy Executive Director, Operations

Deborah Buxton
Deputy Executive Director / Workforce Education and Training

Craig Walker
Deputy Executive Director / Finance

Noreen Reilly
Deputy Executive Director / Administration

Glenda Williams
Senior Director / Jobs to Build On

Raymond O'Kane
Director, Labor Relations

Kit Ling Choi
Director/ Education

Jean Cusomano
Executive Assistant to the Director

Rebecca Lurie
Director /Green Jobs Initiatives

Beverly O'Donnell
Director / Development and Grants Management

Navon Lindo

Deborah Allen
Budget Director

Tarmo Kirsimae
Director / Child and Healthcare Initiatives

John K. McDermott
Executive Assistant to the Chairman / Communications

CWE Board of Directors


Chairman - Barry Feinstein

President / Executive Director - Joseph McDermott,

Treasurer - James Conigliaro, Executive Director, International Association of Machinists District 15

Secretary - Edgar Romney, Vice President Workers United

Vice Presidents

Jack Ahern, Business Manager, Local 30 International Union of Operating Engineers

Stuart Appelbaum, President, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union

Raglan George, Executive Director, Association of Federal, State and Municipal Employees District 1707

Julie Kushner, Regional Director, United Auto Workers Region 9-A

Gary LaBarbera, President, Greater NYC Building and Construction Trades Council

Edward Malloy, President, New York State Building and Construction Trades Council

George Miranda, President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 16