Colleen Paletta serves as Goodwill of Greater Washington’s Chief Mission Services Officer. In this capacity, Colleen is responsible for the planning, management, and evaluation of all job training and employment programs which includes maintenance of Goodwill’s CARF accreditation, development of strategic partnerships and collaborations, and expansion of Goodwill’s training centers and campuses.
Colleen brings over 10 years of education and non-profit experience to Goodwill. Before assuming leadership of the workforce development division in 2006, Colleen served as the Community Collaboration Coordinator of Goodwill’s affiliate WORC (Workforce Organizations for Regional Collaboration). Prior to her role at WORC, Colleen held a fellowship at Anacostia High School’s Law and Public Service Academy in Washington D.C. and served as a high school teacher and Director of Community Services at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, Illinois.
Colleen holds a Masters in Public Administration from The George Washington University and a Bachelors in History, Theology, and Faith, Peace and Justice studies from Boston College.