NJCA Staff Members

The National Job Corps Association is located at:

1023 15th St. NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005

All of our staff can be reached by phone at (202) 216-0217.

LaVera L. Leonard, Ed.D.  x 423
Responsibilities: Overall association management, strategic partnerships and policy development/execution

Aaron Grau, Esq.  x 402
Executive Director
Responsibilities: Association management, strategic development, strategic communications, Job Corps expansion, government relations, strategic partnerships and policy development/execution

Trish Jones  x 417
Responsibilities:  Appropriations outreach, Job Corps expansion, NJCA events, staff liaison for the Friends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus, the NJCA Government Affairs Committee, Secretary for the NJCA Board of Directors

Brendan O’Hara  x 406
Responsibilities:  NJCA Star Program, Strategic Partnerships, NJCA website, NJCA webinars, NJCA membership, Friends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus,  professional development

Anand Vimalassery  202-618-0217
Responsibilities:  Policy development, DOL and administration outreach, Workforce Investment Act reauthorization and other legislative initiatives, staff liaison for the NJCA Operators Advisory Committee, grassroots coordination, membership communications

Tim Ford x 425
Responsibilities: NJCA Strategic Partnerships