Lisa Baragar Katz
Executive Director

Lisa Baragar Katz is Executive Director of the newly-formed Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) of Southeast Michigan.  WIN is a consortium of 7 Michigan Works! Agencies and 8 community colleges formed to create a comprehensive and cohesive talent system that provides regional employers with the talent they need for success.

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Al Lecz
Director, Employer Strategies (advanced manufacturing)

Alan (Al) Lecz is Director of Employer Strategies in the newly formed Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan.  In this role, he works with regional employers, as customers, to understand their workforce talent needs and connect them with resources and services available through WIN partnerships and stakeholders.

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Tricia Walding-Smith
Project Manager, Research & Policy

As Project Manager, Tricia helps develop WIN data products, including quarterly workforce reports and specialized data requests. Her role focuses on collecting, analyzing, and disseminating real-time labor market intelligence to inform workforce and education providers and policy development.

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Dorothy Brown
Team Coordinator, Administration & Communications

Dorothy is the Team Coordinator of the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN). She has over 5 years’ experience in administrative roles, and more specifically dealing with social media and case management.

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David Palmer
Director of Business Partnerships

David Palmer is the Director of Business Partnerships at the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) for Southeast Michigan. His work is focused on supporting WIN’s occupational cluster strategy in Southeast Michigan for the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Green Mobility, and Information Technology.

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Colby Spencer-Cesaro
Research Director

Ms. Cesaro works with educational institutions and employers on a variety of projects including best practices for employer engagement with workforce training institutions, management of big data to understand the connection between job posting practices and actual hiring, and using data to help institutions quantify their economic value.

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Sarah Sebaly
Strategic Pathways Manager

Sarah manages the projects related to career pathway development. Much of her current work focuses on developing a replicable process for career pathways, starting with the retail and hospitality sector in Detroit.

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Kristie Kabacinski
IT Talent Specialist

Kristie earned a Master of Social Work from Wayne State University, and her undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University. Kristie has delivered and managed multiple service programs; including: Job Training Partnership Act, Workforce Investment Act and the Federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program.

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Lisa Gordon
Career Liaison

Lisa Gordon is the Career Liaison for the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN). In alignment with WIN’s Youth Strategy, Mrs. Gordon coordinates resources for high demand occupation clusters, career pathways work, and post-secondary training and educational programs for students and families.

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Hector Acosta
Research and Policy Junior Analyst

Hector Acosta is a Research & Policy Junior Analyst at Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN). He works directly with the Director of Research and Director of Business Partnerships on a variety of projects. Hector assists with WIN’s quarterly reports, ALMMII supply and demand analysis, MAGMA green mobility research and employer outreach, and fulfilling specialized data requests. He is well-versed in data analytics and technical writing. Hector is native to Cleveland, Ohio and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan where he studied history and economics.