Meet the dedicated team at Project HIRED

Sharon Winston

Executive Director

Sharon is Project HIRED’s dynamic, results-oriented CEO. As a proud 20+ year supporter and volunteer, including six years of leadership as board chair, Winston is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of Project HIRED and giving direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy and its annual goals and objectives.

Michelle Miller

HR Director

Michelle is responsible for overseeing both strategic and day-to-day direction of  HR goals, coaching and developing people managers, and partnering with leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives. She is passionate about helping others, and enjoys the challenges and rewards of managing all aspects of human resources for Project HIRED!

Jihan Ahmad

Career Counselor

Jihan is Project HIRED’s newest staff member and our current Career Counselor. She brings over a decade of nonprofit experience and a passion for helping others to achieve their best potential. In her role as Career Counselor, Jihan works one-on-one with clients to help them identify life and career goals, learn the skills necessary find and maintain independent employment, and provides guidance as they start their new job.

Kathy Nguyen

Staff Accountant

With us since our founding, Drew Carlyle is one of our veteran team members. They bring their years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.

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Jerry Nettle

Job Matcher

Jerry started his career journey as a job seeker through Project HIRED's Client Services program Originally, he participated in our Client Work Experience Program, which is an administrative skills training opportunity. He joined our team as receptionist in 2015. Since then, he has taken on the role of job matching for our clients - where he diligently works with each client to find suitable job leads they can apply for!