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NYATEP Statement 

On behalf of the NYATEP Board of Directors and NYATEP staff, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend, Executive Director, and leader, Melinda Mack.

Our hearts are broken.

Words cannot express the sadness and grief that we are experiencing.

Our thoughts are with her entire family, especially her husband Andrew and her children: Lucas, Amelie and Emmeline.

We will be announcing information as the family wishes/it is released.

The Board of Directors of NYATEP has appointed current Deputy Director Therese Daly as NYATEP’s Interim Executive Director to continue Melinda’s legacy of strength of the organization. 

The NYATEP Board of Directors has set up a Memorial Scholarship Fund to carry on Melinda’s workforce development empowerment for all New Yorkers. More information will be forthcoming for those wishing to donate.



Launched in the late 1970s, NYATEP was founded by a small group of professionals dedicated to collaborating to increase the effectiveness of federally funded workforce programs. In the last 40 years, the organization has grown to be New York’s statewide workforce development association. Our members help more than a million New Yorkers achieve good or better jobs through job training, education, economic and workforce development. NYATEP is a membership based, 501c3 non-profit, intermediary that provides leadership, vision, and advocacy for a thriving workforce development network across New York State. 

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NYATEP provides a voice to the workforce development community by advocating for systems change that will foster and promote economic mobility at the federal, state, and local policy levels.


NYATEP increases the knowledge-base and efficacy of the workforce system by providing best-in-class training to create opportunities for advancement and exposure to evidence based practices that will strengthen and enhance the delivery of services.


NYATEP promotes progress to continuously improve the state's systems and local practice by providing cutting-edge research and piloting initiatives so it is ahead of the curve in providing workforce services. 

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