Senior Staff

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 Building Credit Where It’s Needed, Stimulating Opportunity, Sustained Gains, A Promising Start and Labor Market Leverage. He serves on the Executive Committee of New York City’s Workforce Investment Board.

Anne Roder, Vice President for Research and Evaluation, has more than 10 years of experience conducting evaluations of workforce development programs, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. She currently directs two multi-site evaluations of youth employment programs, including an implementation study of MY TURN and a study of the outcomes and impacts of Year Up. Ms. Roder formerly served as senior policy researcher and director of labor market research at Public/Private Ventures, where she managed the research on numerous national, multi-site initiatives, including the Sectoral Employment Initiative, Bridges to Work and the State Workforce Policy Initiative, as well as several New York City-based efforts. She is co-author of several reports on efforts to help less advantaged adults attain family-sustaining wages, including Investing in Low Wage Workers, Seeking a Sustainable Journey to Work, Gearing Up and Promoting Opportunity. Ms. Roder holds a Master of Arts degree in public policy from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in sociology from Temple University.