Liza M. Ochsendorf
Liza Ochsendorf is the Director of Employment & Training for Warren County, NY. She oversees the county operations of WIOA Title I programs in the Warren County Career Center and works closely with local and regional partners to address barriers to employment such as child care, housing, transportation, skill deficits, etc. Her work in addressing local industry needs has led to stronger private-public sector partnerships to problem solve collaboratively for short and long-term solutions to workforce challenges. Liza has 14 years of experience working in urban education in Washington, DC where she oversaw Life Skills programs and was instrumental in implementing restorative practices to build community and improve student outcomes. Trained by Restorative DC, Liza’s success in transforming school culture and building staff buy-in has now led to using restorative practices to create and sustain a positive workplace culture, retain employees, and promote community collaboration. She served as a member of the Warren County Police Reform and Reinvention Stakeholders Team and values her partnerships with law enforcement and community-based organizations. She continues to work closely with the Warren County Sheriff’s Department to enhance employment programming for individuals currently incarcerated and incorporate restorative work into existing practices and trainings with law enforcement officers. Liza is a graduate of Syracuse University and resides in Glens Falls where she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Tri-County United Way, the Executive Board for the Saratoga-North Country Continuum of Care, the Capital Region Youth Advisory Board, Capital Region Women United, and the Park Theater Foundation Board.