With over 23 years of management experience in entrepreneurial-focused nonprofits, I have a unique understanding of nonprofits, government and small business needs. I enjoy helping organizations in the startup phase and have expertise in acquiring government, state and local contracts and grants. Supervising employees and project management are both my skills and my passion.
There are tremendous benefits and social impact that gainful employment has for people with disabilities, youth, seniors, veterans and others with barriers to employment. I provide diversity awareness coaching and training on working with these groups.
My first experience running a vocational rehabilitation program was Phoenix Enterprises in Concord, CA. After working at Phoenix for over 8 years, I went on to grow two partial hospitalization programs: St. Luke’s in Union City and Bridge To Wellness in San Francisco. Later, I founded and directed Hire-Ability, a program of RAMS, a non-profit in San Francisco and created businesses such as Café Phoenix that provided training to people with disabilities while providing a revenue stream for the organization. After 13 years at RAMS I went on to consult, become an Independent Service Provider for the California State Department of Rehabilitation. During this period, I entered into the startup world by establishing Thrive-Ability, LLC which later became Uvesti. I am actively involved in workforce development through my involvement with BACED. As Co-Chair, I work to help professionals join forces through efforts such as the annual Workforce Development Summit.
You may contact me at: Daniel’s business email