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DCS is honored to be the East Liberty Chamber's 2020 Minority Owned Business of the Year Recipient.
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Danielle Davis, Ph.D.
Founder & President, Davis Consulting Solutions

Dr. Davis is driven by a deep passion to play a leading role in community economic development. She has experience in planning, developing, and overseeing programs, procedures & policies to increase DBE participation in over $800 million in procurement, services, and construction processes. Dr. Davis leads DCS’ multi-generational talent management services which averages over 400 prospects per year that either improve their skills, overcome barriers, or access job opportunities. She previously helped leverage social capital to increase the capacity of the Choice Neighborhood Grant service network by 20% as part of a $62 million affordable housing and revitalization project. Her work has included corporate, governmental, nonprofit, and faith-based organizations, as well as extensive volunteer service. Dr. Davis, her team and the network of DCS Associates stand ready to help you achieve higher levels of performance and productivity.

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Marco Kornegay
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Kornegay utilizes his thirty-year career experience to assist with strengthening our operational capacity through planning, directing, and implementing business development initiatives.  His nearly twenty years in healthcare which includes senior management work in Medicaid Managed Care, Uninsured, and vulnerable populations uniquely fit the core service delivery of DCS.  He has been intricately involved in working on policy issues to reach and more appropriately serve Medicaid recipients in need of job readiness skills through workforce development programs, uninsured populations to find a medical home and employment, and returning citizens in making successful transitions into their communities. Mr. Kornegay, under the leadership of the CEO, ensures the implementation of a diversity-led, industry-focused business and workforce development system. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, and matriculated in a one-year Leadership Development Program for minority managers at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, Washington, DC campus

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Vanessa Bartee
Office Administrator

Ms. Bartee provides administrative support to DCS. She has expertise in government relations. Previously, she worked in the Federal Government for 33 years, starting out in Customer Service and progressing through the ranks. In government service, she was responsible for responding to Congressional inquiries and handling Problem Resolution cases when proper channels were unable to resolve issues. She advanced to Department Manager, responsible for 9 supervisors with teams of 18-20 people per team. Ms. Bartee is a past president of AIM, The Association for Improvement of Minorities in the Internal Revenue Service, which assists employees with personal development, career advancement, and providing service to the community. She continues to enjoy volunteering in her community. She holds an Associate Degree in Specialized Business in Computer Management from ICM School of Business.

Denise Hill

Denise Hill
Business Administrator

Ms. Hill’s role is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the operations of the organization under the leadership of the President and CEO. She has worked diligently and tirelessly in service to enhance and elevate the lives of children and families in her 30+ years of experience. Her work history includes contributing to programs in Allegheny and Butler Counties as both teacher and administrator. She is a national presenter in the field of early literacy. In her previous position she was a part of the administrative team that earned a five-star rating from the National Urban League. She has partnered with Allegheny County Health Department, UPMC, University of Pittsburgh, and the Salvation Army to ensure social deterrents of health in the various communities were addressed. Ms. Hill has organized and presented community programs for employment and children and families. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Carlow University and her Early Childhood CDA from Penn State University.

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Deborah Knox
Project Assistant

Deborah Knox as Project Assistant for DCS, helps the team in a variety of ways including the small business programs, business development, outreach, community planning, workforce development, diverse business compliance, and general administration. She specializes in project coordination, writing, graphic design, and community engagement specifically with architects, engineers, urban planners and contractors. Recent projects with DCS include a strategic planning partnership on behalf of the City of Pittsburgh, Department of Planning and supporting the Community Planning Consulting initiative for the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh in the Glen Hazel. Her efforts helped with community engagement to conduct a survey and facilitate workshops to determine future uses for its Recreation Center. She was the coordinator for the new $202M Multimodal Center at Pittsburgh International Airport. Since 2016, Deb has been the logistics planner and community outreach liaison for Deb has a bachelors in Biological Sciences with a minor in health education from San Francisco State University.

Leah Massey

Leah Massey
Workforce Case Management Coordinator

Ms. Massey is her position is responsible for ensuring the effective communication, coordination, and integration of job seekers in the DCS pipeline as they are prepared for client engagement, interaction, and placement. A key function of her role is to support the Community2Work® program and Workforce Outreach Specialist (WOS) to ensure weekly targets of candidates are “workforce ready”. Leah works directly with the team to ensure that candidates identified for potential placement who have barriers require extensive coaching become “workforce ready”. Her background is extensive in the areas of serving others along with our community. She has a host of relationships and resources that can support job seekers as the prepare for employment. More information to come about Leah.

Michael Foley

Michael Foley
Data Coordinator

Mr. Foley leads our efforts in managing and reporting data for all programs and operations. He has many years working with data and technology. All of this allows him to be an integral part of identifying the right systems, capturing data, and organizing it to help DCS properly tell our story and increase transparency. Previously, he was the lead business intelligence report developer and universe designer using multiple tools. His experience and certifications in business intelligence platforms such as Actuate Workbench Developer, ASP Developer, and SAP Business Objects Reporter and Developer will help drive outcomes for DCS.  His background  includes Oracle, DB2, MS Access, VBA, Tableau and OLAP reporting, along with SQL and PL/SQL scripts which covers all areas of the Software Development Life Cycle. Mr. Foley is an alumnus of Carlow University with a Magna cum Laude Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Management.

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Shimira Williams
Digital and Data Consultant

Shimira specializes in helping DCS with managing, coordinating, and overseeing different data for reporting, demonstrating community impact, recruitment and outreach tracking, and evaluating projects. She is a grassroots innovator working as a social entrepreneur to build digital citizens of all ages through play and productivity. Williams is the founder of Productive Play, a data management and digital literacy consultancy where she utilizes 20 years of experience to help businesses retool their operations and extend learning opportunities with the power of technology. Williams’s vision for technology seeks to improve people’s ability to communicate and collaborate and to allow people to focus on the human-to-human connection. Her passion is revolutionizing routine data management tasks into meaningful milestones for reporting and storytelling. She consults with DCS to help us transform our digital ecosystem, community engagement, and business operations.

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