Ces brings 20 years of experience in training and development to her position, including leadership development, Employment First strategy development, and non-profit management. She designs, implements and manages employment training and technical assistance projects that increase employment opportunities and outcomes. She holds certifications as an Executive Coach by the Hudson Institute and a Somatic Executive and Leadership Coach by the Strozzi Institute. She is a past board member of the Community Employment Alliance, National APSE, and the National APSE Foundation. Ces was also a member of the Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Psychology/Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Oregon. Ces lives in Bellingham, WA, where she enjoys sailing in the San Juan Islands, golfing, camping, and spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs.