Khamali Brown, Director of Special Projects, SEAT Center
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Be a go-getter. Learn not only what is on your job description but anything related to what you do to make yourself more valuable. Volunteer for additional projects to get to work with different people, learn additional skills, and get your name out there. Earn your reputation as someone who gets things done and brings solutions to the table.
My superpower is being an encourager. I love people. It energizes me to encourage or uplift someone. To help them see their gifts, realize their potential, and feel really good about themselves.
Khamali earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Utica College. For almost 10 years, she worked for the NYS Department of Health, AIDS Institute coordinating and promoting statewide trainings. As an entrepreneur, she was a consultant in sales, marketing, and training with over
15 years of business experience mentoring and coaching individuals to achieve their goals. Khamali is a certified Dale Carnegie Instructor and has worked with professionals and corporate teams building skills in professional presentations, coaching, communication, and leadership. In 2020, she accepted the Director of Special Projects position at the SEAT Center in Schenectady. The SEAT Center works alongside young people to share access to resources, connections to businesses, and opportunities to find meaningful work.
About the SEAT Center
The SEAT Center connects underrepresented Capital Region young people to meaningful work through our array of programs and services, creating a SEAT at the table in their community. Meaningful work matters! Yet, far too many of our youth face massive obstacles that block their access to prepare for and find work. Many youth feel that they are out of hope and out of options. When you feel you have nothing to live for, you have nothing to work toward. Their mission is to provide transformative educational and workforce experiences that create a sense of purpose and hope in our communities and connect business to real-time solutions. Connect with the SEAT Center!
Director of Special Projects
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Denise Anderson, Manager, Talent & Human Resource Operations
Denise loves helping people and organizations find their perfect fit —whether that is helping someone find a dream job or scoping out what role a company needs to fill and finding the right person for them. In her spare time, she likes to keep physically active and this year has competed in two sprint triathlons. Denise has 2 teenagers and has logged many miles over the years following them around the country to watch them compete in their sports events. When she is able to be at home on the weekends, she enjoys being on her boat, especially during the summer.