Dion Willis, Program Manager 

Dion comes to CareerWork$ from the YWCA of Seattle. He started as an intern, worked his way to a Job Training Instructor before becoming a Career Navigator for all three markets. Over his seven years at YWCA, Dion has taught various job readiness workshops, life skills curricula and has assisted numerous participants in starting their career journey while providing motivation to become the best version of themselves. Dion serves as a key support liaison to new and existing CareerWork$ training partners, providing curriculum and instructional support, as well as representing the program across the country to constituents while supporting the team in achieving its national expansion. In his spare time, Dion enjoys listening to and creating music. Born in Chicago, he is an avid Seattle Seahawks fan and takes pride in giving back to his culture. 

dion@careerworkstraining.org

Latoya Edmond, National Director  

Latoya helps expand our career training programs and deepen our impact in markets across the United States. A proud Philadelphia native, Latoya brings over 15 years of experience in workforce development. Prior to joining CareerWork$, Latoya served as the Vice President of Workforce Development & Economic Innovation for Philadelphia OIC, a training partner of CareerWork$ BankWork$ program, where she managed over $2.5 million annually in public/private agency grants and contractual funds while overseeing the organization’s workforce development initiatives and partnerships, including the BankWork$ program.

Latoya also serves as an Advisory Committee Member for the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Group, Executive Team member of the Workforce Professionals Alliance, Board Member and Governance Chair of The Wardrobe and is a 2020 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange alum. Latoya holds a master’s degree in Management & Leadership and Public Administration from East Stroudsburg University and Certificate in Non-profit Administration from Temple University. Outside of work, Latoya finds joy in dedicating time to her son.

latoya@careerworkstraining.org

Ranko Fukuda, Managing Director 

Ranko is responsible for working with vocational training partners, employer partners, and community stakeholders to ensure CareerWork$ programs are maximizing their impact in markets across the country. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Ranko spent 12 years with Capital One Financial, honing her Project and Program Management skills in strategy and operations roles, and also managed the Bank’s charitable giving program. Her tenure at Capital One ended unexpectedly when the Great Northeast Earthquake and Tsunami affected her home country of Japan, and she moved to Japan temporarily to help aid in disaster recovery with All Hands Volunteers. Upon her return to the US, Ranko moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector to leverage her professional skills in making a difference in underserved communities. She is also a passionate advocate of animal welfare and volunteers her time with rescue organizations and fosters homeless pets.

ranko@careerworkstraining.org

Ruby Sloan, Sr. Program Manager 

Ruby’s journey with CareerWork$ started in 2012 when she graduated from the Seattle BankWork$ program and started her career in banking as a teller. With the training, she received while in the program, she stood out as a top performer and work her way up to a Sr. Relationship Banker position in commercial banking. Wanting to give back to the program that changed her life, she became a Career Navigator with Seattle BankWork$ expansion into Pierce County. Ruby serves as a key support liaison to new and existing CareerWork$ training partners, providing curriculum and instructional support, as well as representing the program across the country to constituents while supporting the team in achieving its national expansion. In her spare time, Ruby enjoys taking road trips with her husband and children, exploring natural attractions, and tasting new food from different cultures. 

ruby@careerworkstraining.org