Mark Elliott, President, brings more than 25 years of experience in senior positions in the public, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. He founded Mobility in 2007 and led the development of the organization’s program with the Army’s Wounded Warriors, impact evaluations of Year Up, Project QUEST, and LISC’s Centers for Working Families, and program guidance for the ACE Initiative, a nine-site demonstration of Washington’s I-BEST program. He served as Deputy Budget Director of the City of New York under Mayors Koch and Dinkins; was a program officer at the Ford Foundation responsible for economic development and housing portfolios; and was executive vice president of Public/Private Ventures where he launched P/PV’s efforts in the workforce development field and managed its communications department. As part of that work, Mr. Elliott led the development and evaluation of several national demonstrations including Bridges to Work, Fathers at Work and the Sectoral Employment Impact Study. Mr. Elliott is the author or co-author of several publications including Nine Year Gains, Building Credit Where It’s Needed, Partnerships for Skills Gains, and Stimulating Opportunity. He serves on the Executive Committee of New York City’s Workforce Development Board.
Anne Roder, Vice President for Research and Evaluation, brings more than 20 years of experience conducting research on programs that seek to improve individuals’ employment, income, and financial security. She currently directs multiple evaluations of programs that provide training, job placement assistance, and other services to help individuals advance in the labor market and achieve financial stability. She formerly served as senior policy researcher and director of labor market research at Public/Private Ventures, where she managed the research on numerous national initiatives, including evaluations of sectoral employment programs and job retention and advancement programs. She is author or co-author of several publications, including First Steps on the Road to Financial Well-Being on Financial Opportunity Centers, Sustained Gains on the impacts of Year Up, Stimulating Opportunity on subsidized employment programs, and Targeting Industries, Training Workers, and Improving Opportunities on the outcomes of nine sectoral employment programs. Anne holds a Master of Arts degree in public policy from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD in sociology from Temple University.