Staff

Bryan Wilson is the Director of WDQC, a project of National Skills Coalition (NSC). Previously, Bryan was State Policy Director for NSC, leading efforts to assist state-based coalitions and policymakers in the development of specific policy proposals. Through the State Workforce and Education Alignment Project (SWEAP), he helped states develop data tools to inform workforce policy. Bryan joined NSC in 2013.
 
For much of his career, Bryan was the deputy director of Washington state’s Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, which oversees both the state’s workforce development and career and technical education programs at the secondary and postsecondary levels. He also held policy posts in the Washington state governor’s office and in the state House of Representatives.
 
Bryan holds a doctorate degree from Rutgers University, a masters from the University of Oregon, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
 
Jenna Leventoff is a Policy Analyst for WDQC. She leads WDQC's state policy advocacy, offers technical assistance on state data system development and use, and researches best practices. 
 
Before joining WDQC in 2015, Jenna was an Associate at Upturn, where she analyzed the civil rights implications of new technologies. Earlier in her career, Jenna served as Manager and Legal Counsel of the International Intellectual Property Institute, leading the organization’s efforts to utilize intellectual property for international economic development. Jenna has also held internships with the American Civil Liberties Union Washington Legislative Office and Senator Sherrod Brown.
 
Jenna holds a J.D. and a bachelor's degree in political science and English from Case Western Reserve University. 
 

Christina Lindborg Peña is a Policy Analyst for WDQC, leading our work on selected federal policy initiatives, including recommendations for the Commission on Evidence-Based Policy. 

Prior to joining WDQC, Christina served as an analyst and program manager with the British American Security Information Council, where she addressed nuclear arms control and transatlantic security. She also worked with the Overseas Development Council and was a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow with the Federation of American Scientists.

Christina holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and political science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

 

Andy Van Kleunen is Chief Executive Officer of the National Skills Coalition, which he founded in 1998 as The Workforce Alliance in collaboration with leaders from the workforce development and philanthropic communities. Andy has led the Coalition to become a nationally recognized voice on behalf of a diverse array of stakeholders, building upon his experience as a community organizer, a policy analyst, and a practitioner-advocate with roots in the workforce field. He oversees all aspects of the Coalition’s efforts, including building alliances with new partners as well as advising state and federal policy initiatives.
 
Andy is the author of multiple publications in the areas of workforce policy, healthcare policy, and urban community development. He is a recognized expert on state and federal workforce policy, regularly cited in such leading national publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today.
 
Prior to founding the Coalition, Andy was Director of Workforce Policy for the national Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, where he worked with employers, unions and client advocates to improve job quality and training for low-wage workers within the nation's long-term care sector. Andy also spent over 14 years in community organizing and development efforts within several of New York City’s low-income and working-class neighborhoods.
 
Andy holds a master’s degree in urban sociology from the Graduate Faculty at the New School for Social Research, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and honors studies from Villanova University.