Atlanta CareerRise Staff

Meet the Atlanta CareerRise Team!

Cinda Herndon-King
Director

Cinda Herndon-King, Ph.D. is the Director of Atlanta CareerRise, and has led the project since its inception in 2011. Prior to this, she established an education and workforce development program at Georgia Bio, a life science trade association, including an industry partnership that provided training to frontline employees, and supported middle school, high school and technical college programs.

Before to moving to Georgia, Cinda worked extensively in the technology-based economic development arena in Ohio and Pennsylvania. She received a B.S from Clemson University, a Ph.D. from the Oak Ridge Graduate School of the Biomedical Sciences, and was a postdoctoral fellow at The Pennsylvania State University.

Heather Evans
Assistant Director

Heather Evans joined Atlanta CareerRise as Assistant Director in 2015. Previously Heather worked with Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers, where she proudly served as an AmeriCorps State & National Program Facilitator in Valdosta, GA. After AmeriCorps, Heather served Goodwill and the local community in various workforce development and volunteer capacities, and ultimately relocated to serve as Career Services Manager, where she led the opening of the first Goodwill Career Center in Carrollton, GA. Heather is a certified NCDA Global Career Development Facilitator and holds a B.A. in Sociology & Anthropology from Valdosta State University.

Helen Slaven
Healthcare Industry Partnership Consultant

Helen Slaven has over 15 years of experience in workforce development, engagement and transformation. In her roles as chief learning officer, educator and organization development consultant, she has helped to create and lead numerous workforce efforts across healthcare organizations in Miami, Atlanta and New York City. Her skills include project development and management, evaluation, training, facilitation and strategic planning. In her role as Healthcare Industry Partnership Manager, she leads the Atlanta CareerRise healthcare training efforts. Helen holds a doctorate degree in Leadership and Adult Learning with a specialization in Human Resource Development from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL.

Atlanta CareerRise

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