Our Team

Barb Clapp, CEO

Barb Clapp joined Dwyer Workforce Development as CEO in 2021. A successful entrepreneur and national business leader, Clapp was the founder and CEO of Clapp Communications, an international communications company that she sold in 2019 with the goal of taking her expertise into the nonprofit world. Barb has received numerous awards for her leadership. Committed to give a voice to the voiceless, Barb shares the Dwyer family’s passion for building stronger communities through workforce development and improving senior care.

Barb Clapp CEO

Barb Clapp, CEO

Barb Clapp joined Dwyer Workforce Development as CEO in 2021. A successful entrepreneur and national business leader, Clapp was the founder and CEO of Clapp Communications, an international communications company that she sold in 2019 with the goal of taking her expertise into the nonprofit world. Barb has received numerous awards for her leadership. Committed to give a voice to the voiceless, Barb shares the Dwyer family’s passion for building stronger communities through workforce development and improving senior care.

Lisa Chamness, Mission Advancement and Program Manager

Lisa Chamness joined Dwyer Workforce Development as the Mission Advancement and Program Manager. She came from another non-profit workforce development program, Second Chance, Inc. Lisa started as the Business Development Manager and then as Director of Donations: both worked to provide people, material, and the environment with a second chance. Previous to Second Chance, Lisa worked as an experienced sales and marketing manager at several large banking corporations.   At Dwyer Workforce Development, Lisa is responsible for partner management and will advance programs to support the organization’s strategic direction as well as expand mission advancement.

Lisa Chamness, Mission Advancement and Program Manager

Lisa Chamness joined Dwyer Workforce Development in February 2022 as the Mission Advancement and Program Manager. She came from another non-profit workforce development program, Second Chance, Inc., where she worked as the Director of Donations and Acquisitions and Business Development Manager for the past five years. Lisa is an experienced sales and marketing manager with a diverse background in the financial services industry as Director of Client Relations at Bay Harbor Wealth Management, Account Manager at Toyota Financial, and Senior Personal Banking Officer and Marketing Manager at MBNA America. At Dwyer Workforce Development, Lisa is responsible for partner management and will advance programs to support the organization’s strategic direction as well as expand mission advancement.

Teressa Turner, Operations Coordinator

Teressa Turner serves as Operations Coordinator for Dwyer Workforce Development. Within the nonprofit organization, Teressa is responsible for case management of Dwyer Scholars and relationships with training partners.  In addition, Teressa handles all office management and scheduling.  Her career experience includes working in NFP for 12 years— seven years with Allegheny East Conference, which is a religious organization, and five years with People Encouraging People, which works with the acutely mentally ill. Teressa has also been with CFG Bank for seven years.

Teressa Turner, Operations Coordinator

Teressa Turner serves as Operations Coordinator for Dwyer Workforce Development. Within the nonprofit organization, Teressa is responsible for case management of Dwyer Scholars and relationships with training partners.  In addition, Teressa handles all office management and scheduling.  Her career experience includes working in NFP for 12 years— seven years with Allegheny East Conference, which is a religious organization, and five years with People Encouraging People, which works with the acutely mentally ill. Teressa has also been with CFG Bank for seven years.