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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.

Marco Kornegay

Marco Kornegay
Interim Business Administrator Consultant

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
Administrative Assistant

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.

Lamara Patrick

LaMara Patrick
Workforce Case-Management & Marketing Coordinator

Ms. Patrick’s role 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. She ensures that candidates identified for potential placement that have barriers, requiring extensive coaching to become “workforce ready”. Her previous roles of Title III Secretary, Transporter, Administrative Assistant, and Information Desk Clerk has positioned her to supply a clear plan of action(s) needed for the success of prospects. These roles included administrative duties and supportive services for real estate firms, Title III offices of a local community college, and information desk of Jefferson Regional Medical Center giving her the experience with vulnerable populations and handling confidential data. With a social work major in her previous studies at Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), she brings her passion for empowering others to DCS.

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Ron Hart
Professional Coach and Resume Expert

Mr. Hart has been in the business of crafting resumes for job seekers and providing overall job finding assistance since 2008. He draws on his background in sales management, marketing, and operations developed through a successful career in the steel industry. He has traveled extensively nationally and internationally in these roles. His current work includes supporting, encouraging, guiding, and challenging employment candidates. His expertise includes developing a personal marketing plan, networking, interviewing, choosing and using references, using LinkedIn, and understanding the role of independent recruiters. He uses his own information collecting processes and is guided by his definition of an “awesome resume,” derived from his vast experience. Mr. Hart holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Industrial Management) from Ohio University.

Shimira Williams

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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