An enthusiastic leader with a passion for the mission, Tianay Amat brings more than 20 years of experience as an educator and administrator to her new role as President & CEO of Cincinnati Works.
Tianay spent the previous 5 years as Deputy Superintendent and then Interim Superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools, where she led a district with 65 schools and 36,000 students. During that time, CPS students demonstrated academic improvement, increased graduation rates and more students were prepared to enter college and the workforce.
She previously worked as a teacher, administrator and principal in multiple districts across different communities and socio-economic backgrounds. That diverse leadership experience has informed her core belief that through collaboration and compassion, we can empower job-seekers to thrive in an ever-evolving workforce.
Tianay holds a Master of Science in Education from the State University of New York and a Master of Science in Education Administration from the University of Cincinnati.
- Peggy Zink, Outgoing President & CEO
- Mike Cheney, Chief Financial Officer
- Sharlene Finkelstein, Administrative Services Manager
- Mary Bennett Brown, Senior Director of Human Resources
- Karen Sieber, Vice President of Philanthropy and External Relations
- Matt Mooney, Vice President & General Manager of Workforce Connection
- Rayshun Holt, Beacon of Hope Program Manager
- Christina Armstrong-Cattani, Director of Employer Partnerships
- Miranda Millard, Employer Relations Lead
- Jennifer Bennett-Phillips, Workforce Coach Supervisor
- Calista Hargrove, Vice President of Workforce Development
- Terri Wilson, Director of Member Education
- Nick Jones, Virtual Designer & Facilitator
- Glenna Parks, Director of Coaching Services
- Leslie Kish, Director of Workforce Development Operational Excellence
- Lisa Mauthe, Director of Financial Wellness
- Adam White, Director of Employment Services
- Jacque Edmerson, Director of Clinical Services (TriHealth)
- Alyssa Beck, Legal Coordinator (Ohio Justice & Policy Center)