Jana Conine, Chief Executive Officer
Hi everyone, thanks for visiting our website. I’ve worked for Goodwill of Wyoming for 20 years ( 9 of those as CEO) and am proud to be a part of this wonderful organization. My background is in rehabilitation services and that’s been a huge help in our efforts to use our retail stores to provide worksites for people with disabilities. As an organization we are committed to utilizing donated items that are sold in our stores to benefit the people of Wyoming. Be assured that when you donate and shop at Goodwill of Wyoming, revenues stay in Wyoming and are focused on services and supports for people in need.
Cindy Hamilton, Director of Community Programs
I came to Goodwill Industries of Wyoming in 2014 after working for Casey Family Programs for 15 years. Quickly after coming to Goodwill we were able to be obtain Chafee Independent Living contracts. We started serving one county and now serve 15 counties throughout Wyoming. When you donate and/or purchase things at our Goodwill stores you are helping us recycle hope. By that I mean all the money made from our stores is directly reinvested in programs for vulnerable populations in communities in Wyoming. For instance, in Cheyenne we are starting a new program for kids of incarcerated parents (KIPP). With your help we have hired a full time case manager to assist youth and families stay connected when a parent in incarcerated. We also employ numerous staff through the Experience Works program. I am proud to say that being a part of Goodwill allows me to create, implement and sustain programs that would not exist otherwise. I obtained my bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota and my Masters of Social work from the University of Wyoming. Thanks for your support!
Angie Harrison, Chief Financial Officer
I am extremely proud to be the Chief Financial Officer for Goodwill of Wyoming. I have been with Goodwill for nearly 18 years and it has been a pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful organization who provides retail stores, donation centers, quality services for both youth and adults and employment opportunities for people with disabilities throughout the State of Wyoming. It is a truly rewarding career to know that at the end of each and every day, our Wyoming Goodwill touched the lives of so many. Thank you for your generous support of our Goodwill mission which is to help people with disabilities and disadvantages reach their goals and improve their quality of life through learning and the power of work.
Michelle Ornelas, Director of Mission Services
I have been at Goodwill Wyoming for almost six years in helping to provide services and supports to people with disabilities. Prior to coming to Goodwill, I worked as a case manager for youth and families involved in foster care, guardianship, or adoption. It has been a pleasure working for such a great organization who truly believes in providing quality and respectful services to all. Seeing the positive impact the services, staff, and our communities have in the daily lives of those in need or with disabilities never gets old. This is done in partnership with you and through your donations.
Patina Prado, Day Hab & Supported Living Program Manager
Hi, I’m Patina Prado and I have now been working with Goodwill of Wyoming for just over a year. I am currently the Program Manager of our Habilitations Services overseeing our Day Habilitation Services, Supported Living Services, and our Individual Habilitation Services which is with our youth. All of our Habilitation Services provide individuals the opportunity for personal advancement and knowledge based upon their capability and needs through fun activities and experiences.
Kim Upton, Office and HR Manager
I came to Goodwill Industries of Wyoming, Inc. the beginning of March, 2017 as the HR Manager and Office Manager. With an extensive background in Education and Psychology, and Business and Human Resources I help staff our retail locations and our day-hab programs with the very best people. We are committed to our Wyoming communities and dedicated to our clients and customers. We strive to give you the best experience at each of our locations. Without you and your generous support we could not have expanded our services into other Wyoming cities and into new realms.
Marc Viste, Director of Information Technology and E-Commerce
Heya! I’ve officially been with Goodwill for 2.5 years, but have helped with Goodwill’s technology needs for a number of years. I’ve worked with technology since I was a young teen due to my father’s influence and career, and have continued that tradition throughout my own career. I’m an IT guy through and through. From networking and security to pushing Goodwill as a whole to new technologies, I am here to help Goodwill better serve our community and support our services!
Christy Wyler, Director of Development
I am very excited to be the newest member of the Goodwill Wyoming Team as the Director of Development! I served on the Board of Directors for over 8 years and served as the Board Chair three times. Watching Goodwill expand their retail operations and provide more services to clients in Wyoming each year has been very rewarding. My focus will be marketing and assisting in the development of programs and services throughout the organization. My hope is to further educate Wyomingites about the benefits of supporting your local Goodwill and increase our revenue so we can expand even more unique and beneficial programs, services and jobs to those right here in Wyoming!