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Interim Executive Director
Therese Daly most previously was a Vice President for Mercury Public Affairs and worked out of Albany and New York City’s office. She brings a track record of accomplishments in the political, transportation, and financial sectors. Therese’s background includes a decade of experience with strategy development, business development, sales, communication, public relations and government relations.
Prior to joining NYATEP, Therese served as the Director of Correspondence in Senate Majority Leader, Andrea Stewart Cousins’ office. In this role she oversaw all direct correspondence and facilitated office communications between lobbyists, constituents, advocacy groups, and individuals as well as covid response, and special events to name a few.
Earlier in her career, Therese worked at New York Public Transit Association, handling their communications, legislative and advocacy efforts as well as their annual conference. Therese was drawn to transportation from her prior work as a commodities trader on the Chicago Mercantile Market.
Therese received a B.A. in political science from Siena College and has been the recipient of awards for her advocacy efforts and leadership such as Nominee for Forbes 30 under 30, YWCA Resourceful Woman Award, A Siena Saint Who Don’t Sit On The Sidelines, Friends of Recovery 2022 Recovery Community Spotlight Award Recipient. Therese was most recently featured on City and State’s 2022 40 under 40 as part of a feature on the best and the brightest of Albany and was just named a Rising Power Player in New York State by Politics NY and AM Media.
Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications
Megan Farry is the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications at the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP). In this role, she works to support and connect workforce resources throughout the Western New York region, develop and deepen relationships with national best-in-class providers, and oversee NYATEP’s communication efforts. In her previous role with the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Development Consortium, Inc., she was responsible for developing and executing career pathway training programs. Megan is a seasoned marketing and communications professional with experience spanning a variety of industries including commercial real estate, manufacturing, and multinational workforce solution firms. She holds a Communications degree from the State University of New York College at Fredonia.
Chief of Staff & Corporate Development
Molly Tocin is the Operations and Corporate Engagement Manager at the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP), a nationally recognized, leading nonprofit membership organization in the field of workforce development. She continues to grow the organizational corporate engagement in membership, fundraising and training capacities. Molly has had a successful career in development as she has continually raised funds for three leading capital region organizations and municipalities. Throughout her career, Molly has raised funds for educational workforce development in the arts for Proctors Collaborative, large scale free public concert series for the City of Albany Special Events department and pushed heart and brain health through advocacy with the American Heart Association. She has worked continuously with local and national organizations to raise awareness and highlight important causes that affect so many! Molly is a graduate of SUNY Albany with a degree in History and minor is Education as well as a wife and mom of 2 strong and independent little ladies.
Director of LevelUp
Joelle Monaco is passionate about educating others from a People First Principle; an organization's employees are their most valuable asset — each with their own experiences, assets, and purpose. Joelle's expertise expands over thirteen years in organizational development with over eight years in the mental health field.
Joelle has extensive experience in assessment, planning, directing, and training enhancements for people and organizational success, working with more than 1,500 individuals annually through creative sessions, training and development, and consulting. These experiences have provided Joelle with professional opportunities to build the skills and abilities required to lead teams and empower individuals to achieve professional and organizational goals while fostering a people-first approach.
Joelle is a current lecturer for SUNY Albany's Professional Adult & Continuing Knowledge department and has been a trainer for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for over six years. Additionally, Joelle currently sits on the board of directors for the New York State Public Health Association.
Joelle received her MBA and BS in Psychology with a minor in Education from the University at Albany, New York.
When Joelle isn't at work, Joelle enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring new restaurants and shops, and meeting new people!
Event and Training Coordinator
Adrienne Ceneviva is the Training and Events Coordinator at the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP). In this role, she leads the coordination and planning for NYATEP hosted trainings, special events, and meetings. In her previous role as a Community and Events Planner, she was responsible for creating and fostering relationships with local organizations and businesses. Adrienne has experience planning events of all kinds, and creating marketing and promotional materials. She holds a Marketing degree from Siena College in Loudonville, NY.