President and CEO of Odle Management Group, LLC, Ms. Odle is a 28-year veteran in the workforce development business and a recognized leader in the field of youth and employment training. Her notable work has been in support of the nationally-recognized Job Corps program. Her uniquely broad perspective on workforce development services; thorough knowledge of employment training, human resources, and government contracting; and effective management approach is viewed by many industry leaders as exceptional.
The United States Department of Labor (DOL)/Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has acknowledged her work throughout the years through various recognition programs. She developed a broad perspective on workforce development services, employment skills training, marketing, academic and occupational training for youth; contract administration, mentoring and assessments. She has also served in several National Office of Job Corps Program's Performance and Measurement Workgroups.
The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has also recognized her entrepreneurial accomplishments under the Small Business Development and 8(a) Programs. Ms. Odle was presented the national SBA 100 Initiative Award in August 2011.
Vice President, Finance and Administration
Mr. Clare Peterson is Vice President, Finance and Administration for Odle Management Group. He has over 22 years of finance and administration experience in Government contract arena. Over eleven (11) of these years were garnered working under the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps Centers in Utah and Texas.
In his current capacity with Odle Management, Mr. Peterson is responsible for the finance and administration functions that support ODLE-operated contracts. In addition, he is in charge of maintaining accounting systems that provide the accurate measurement of the company and contracts’ financial status, job costs, budget management and indirect expenses.
Mr. Peterson provides technical support and training of corporate and contract staff on finance, administration and property management. He is also responsible for conducting monitoring visits and plays a vital role in corporate assessments of projects on finance and administration.
Mr. Peterson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Prior to his Job Corps career, he was a Senior Accountant and an Internal Auditor with United Savings Bank in Ogden, Utah, followed by an employment stint with the Internal Revenue Service in Ogden, Utah.
Vice President of Job Corps Operations
Ms. June Rentas has over 16 years of Job Corps experience with 12 years in leadership roles. Currently, Ms. Rentas serves as Odle Management’s Vice President of Job Corps Operations overseeing all operations and management staff of Job Corps Centers operated by Odle Management.
Previously, Ms. Rentas has served as the Center Director for the Long Beach Job Corps Center and Inland Empire Job Corps Center, where she was responsible for the entire operations of the government contracts within a 6-year span. Ms. Rentas also held the position of Job Corps Program Executive Director for another Job Corps operator for three years. In this position, she provided administrative oversight to three Job Corps Centers with a combined student population of 1,000.
Ms. Rentas earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Workforce Education, Training, and Development from Southern Illinois University, and Master of Science Degree in Human Resources form Chapman University. Ms. Rentas is a Retired USAF Master Sergeant.
Executive Director, Human Resources
Ms. Elsa Schwenker, Executive Director of Human Resources for Odle Management Group has over 16 years experience in human resources management with ten (10) of these years dedicated to Job Corps.
In her current position, Ms. Schwenker is responsible for recruitment and selection, staff training and development, employee benefits and payroll, employee relations, Affirmative Action, and development of policies and procedures relative to Human Resources in support of corporate and existing contracts. She also provides proposal- support, research and technical assistance and is a member of the Corporate Assessment Team.
Ms. Schwenker is a graduate of Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.
Mr. Joe Kovac joined the Odle Management Corporate staff in early 2011 and serves as the Company Comptroller. Mr. Kovac is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial statements, the annual independent audit and Financial Information System. He also oversees all of the corporate finance staff.
Mr. Kovac is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has over 30 years experience in financial management. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University.
Prior to his employment with Odle Management Group, Mr. Kovac was a Chief Financial Officer for several companies operating within varied industries, including food services, hospitality, retail and transportation. In this capacity, Mr. Kovac had the responsibility for all finance, tax, budget, treasury, administrative and forecasting functions, including the development of breakeven models, KPI’s and system process mapping.
Technical Support and Training Manager
Ms. Karen Haines is Odle Management's Technical and Training Support Manager. She has over 23 years of Job Corps experience both at the center and corporate levels. She provides technical assistance to Odle Management's contracts in Education and Training and provides management of technical proposals, center operating procedures, center plans, annual reviews and renewals.
Within her Job Corps career, Ms. Haines served as a Director of Compliance and Training and was responsible for assisting project sites in maintaining PRH compliance, training and support for operations in compliance with Department of Labor and management directives.
Ms. Haines was affiliated with the Phoenix Job Corps Center in various management and academic positions including Manager, Vocational Training and Manager, Academic Education involving responsibilities for training both Basic and Vocational Education and Union Pre-Apprenticeship training for management and basic education, vocational instructors, union instructors and clerical staff.
Ms. Haines has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education, Speech and Drama from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. She also has a Masters of Arts Degree from Lewis & Clark College in Communications. Ms. Haines has also obtained credits towards post-graduate studies in Special Education at Arizona State University in Tempe Arizona.
Technical Support and Training Manager
Rhenita Kinney is Odle Management’s Technical Support and Training Manager and has over fourteen years of Job Corps experience gleaned from increasingly responsible positions in the Job Corps Outreach, Admissions and Career Transition Services arena. Ms. Kinney has also served as the Acting Project Director for various OA/CTS contracts which Odle Management operates.
Prior to joining Odle, Ms. Kinney was the Customer and Market Operations Manager for a public affairs firm where she was responsible for leading, directing and managing strategies, initiatives, and programs that focus on enhancing Job Corps customer and market operations through “directed” student services. She provided program analysis and management, staff development and training, customer satisfaction, strategic planning and connectivity with the internal and external Job Corps community. Ms. Kinney experience includes establishing smooth transitions for the job contract efforts and ensuring contract compliance with the DOL policies and procedures in addition to human resources functions and acting as the liaison between contractor’s project offices, corporate staff and line staff to develop a positive work atmosphere.
Ms. Kinney obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work and her Master of Science Degree in Public Administration.
Technical Support and Training Manager
Ms. Sandra Collins is a member of ODLE Corporate Team as Technical Support and Training Manager and is designated as the Corporate Data Integrity Liaison. She conducts regular data integrity assessments of all Odle Management Job Corps Centers. She has 15 years of Job Corps experience with the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. She supervised the Academic, Career Technical, Career Counseling, Career Preparation, and Career Transition areas from July in 2005 to March 2008; the Records Department from November 1999 to June 2005; and started her Job Corps career as a teacher in Clerical Occupations in April 1993.
Ms. Collins is directly-assigned to the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center, providing Outcome Measurement Systems training to all center staff on an ongoing basis; data integrity assessments and follow-up of Center Operating Procedures’ implementation; monitoring of operations and assisting in the development of community linkages with state, schools/universities, and community businesses.
Ms. Collins has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Berea College in Kentucky.
Human Resources Assistant
Ms. Andrea Miller serves as the Human Resource Assistant for Odle Management Corporate Office. She provides assistance to the Corporate Human Resources Office and serves as a liaison for all employees with regard to payroll and benefits questions. She is responsible for processing payroll for all Centers, OACTS contracts and the Corporate office.
Previous work history consists of working in fast paced and busy call centers in positions as Customer Service Representative, Union Steward and Human Resources Administrator/Generalist.
Ms. Miller has a Paralegal Degree and finds employment law interesting and very challenging.
Executive Project Director, Michigan OA/CTS
Ms. Colleen Austin is Odle Management's Executive Project Director for the Michigan Outreach, Admissions (OA) and Career Transition Services (CTS) contract based in Detroit, Michigan. She has more than 18 years of experience as a professional manager. She manages multiple staff and students under the Michigan OA and CTS contract. As a superior leader, she provides excellent strategies that yield respectable results.
Prior to joining Odle Management under the Job Corps Division, she worked as an Employment Supervisor for Advance Employment. She was responsible for coordinating employment services with more than 85 businesses during her tenure. Previously, she worked with the Michigan Office of Employment and Training as the Jackson County Coordinator.
With a strong knowledge of both recruitment and working with at-risk-youth, Ms. Austin has received countless awards and accolades for exceptional statistical performance in the Job Corps Community. Ms. Austin is a dedicated community supporter and has volunteered for United Way Make a Difference Day, Walk for Warmth, Hospice 10K run, Jackson County Parks Daffodil Day, and Jackson Public Schools, (HOSTS) Helping one Student to Succeed. She also served on the Detroit Metro Promise Task Force, Community Action Policy Advisory Committee and was a founding committee member of the former Shared Youth Vision Committee, under the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth.
Ms. Austin has a Masters of Science Degree in Management from Minot State University.
Project Director, Nebraska OA/CTS
Ms. Michelle Olson is Odle Management's Project Director for Nebraska Outreach, Admissions (OA) and Career Transition Services (CTS) based in Omaha, Nebraska. She effectively manages multiple staff and offices in the state of Nebraska.
Ms. Olson’s career includes 12 years of Job Corps management experience. She is an excellent leader who has received countless awards for exceptional performance in the Job Corps Community. She currently serves as the Youth Services Chair for the state of Nebraska Workforce Development Executive Committee as well as the Job Corps representative for the Governor’s State Workforce Investment Board.
Ms. Olson is a superior strategist who has maintained a Top 25 ranking for the Nebraska OA/CTS contract. She has also been instrumental in providing leadership and training for a low-performing contract which has steadily climbed up the rankings. She also has expertise in contract transition procedures, development of contract proposals, corporate contract assessment, and development of corporate operating procedures and the implementation of effective management information systems.
Ms. Olson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Northern Iowa.
Project Director, Arkansas OA/CTS
Mr. Kenneth Summerville serves as Odle Management’s Project Director for the Arkansas Outreach, Admissions and Career Transition Services contract. He manages multiple offices and staff throughout the state. He has 18 years of Job Corps experience, garnered from varied progressively responsible positions in Little Rock, Albuquerque and North Texas Job Corps Centers, before returning home to Arkansas.
Mr. Summerville is also a well-known motivational speaker and is actively involved with community agencies who work with youth throughout Arkansas in an effort to assist today's youth in enrolling in Job Corps and reaching their maximum potential.
Mr. Summerville is a former member of the United States Air Force and he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Henderson State University in Arkansas.
Center Director, Long Beach Job Corps Center
Ms. Mitra Vazeen has twelve years of Job Corps experience. Prior to her current position as Center Director at Long Beach Job Corps Center, she served as the Corporate Technical Support and Training Director with Odle Management Group.
Prior to her employment stint with Odle Management, Ms. Vazeen was the Center Director at the Bamberg Job Corps Center in Bamberg, South Carolina. Prior to Bamberg Job Corps Center, she was the Employment Services Director at Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center in Reno, Nevada where she was responsible for Outreach, Admissions and Career Transition Services for the state of Nevada. Ms. Vazeen started her Job Corps career at Tongue Point Job Corps Center in Astoria, Oregon in 2000, as a Career Counselor and also held the position of Vocational Training Manager.
In 1998, Ms. Vazeen earned a Master of Arts degree in Education from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass-Media Communication from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. Ms. Vazeen has previous youth training that includes teaching credentials of K-12 in the public school systems and teaching credentials in college level classes. She was a language instructor and taught Persian at Peace Corps.
Center Director, New Orleans Job Corps Center
Mr. Michael Fernandez, Center Director, has over 14 years of Job Corps experience in a management capacity with the New Orleans Job Corps Center. Just prior to his position as Center Director, Mr. Fernandez was Finance and Administration Director for the New Orleans Job Corps Center and his career includes twenty (20) years of experience in financial operations and contract administration. He is responsible for the center operations of the non-residential career training program of 225 students.
Mr. Fernandez has provided commitment to the students and staff of the New Orleans Job Corps Center and works closely with community leaders to promote the Job Corps program. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of New Orleans.
Center Director, Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center
Ms. Deborah Burchell has 36 years of financial and business experience with 12 years of Job Corps related experience. Ms. Burchell is the Center Director of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center in Louisville, Kentucky. She also held the Center Director positions at Roswell Job Corps Center in New Mexico and at the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. She previously served as the Administration Director for the North Texas Job Corps Center, after completing consulting work for varied Job Corps contractors.
Key accomplishments of Ms. Burchell as a Center Director include her exceptional understanding of the Outcome Measurement System (OMS); her ability to forecast OMS performance by managing student pools and inventory; implementing effective program offerings that result to positive student outcomes by using the National Office goals and contract’s model-based goals and the rolling calendar as performance benchmarks.
Ms. Burchell has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Management from Morehead State University.