Lakythia Ferby, Executive Director of STRIVE New York

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Lakythia joined STRIVE in 2013 as Vice President of Programs, bringing extensive experience in the workforce development field. In 2018, she was promoted to Executive Director of STRIVE New York. Prior to joining STRIVE, Lakythia served as Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Employer Partnerships at New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA), where she oversaw the establishment and growth of employer relationships throughout the city for HRA’s welfare-to-work programs. She has held a variety of leadership positions in New York City’s workforce development community, including Director of the Workforce1 Career Center in Brooklyn for Goodwill Industries of New York and Northern New Jersey and Director of Performance Management at Arbor Education & Training/New York Job Partners. 

Lakythia holds a Masters in Public Health from the Boston University School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia.