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Improving Senior Care Through Workforce Development

Dwyer Workforce Development is a nonprofit healthcare workforce development program that provides comprehensive support – including job training and placement services, need-based wraparound services, and case management – to individuals who lack opportunity and aspire to pursue a career in the healthcare industry, helps alleviate the severe healthcare workforce shortage, and improves the lives of seniors.

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Why Focus on Improving Senior Healthcare?

The U.S. population is aging rapidly, and more jobs caring for seniors are being created every day — a lot more. However, supply cannot keep up with demand and the majority of long-term care facilities have reported staff shortages, which can decrease the quality of senior healthcare. By focusing our workforce development efforts on the senior healthcare industry, we’re creating lucrative and long-term career opportunities for individuals who lack opportunity and aspire to pursue a career in the healthcare industry, reducing healthcare staff shortages, and improving senior care – all in one.

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Seniors will outnumber

children by 2034

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94% of nursing homes

need staff now

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6th fastest growing job

in the U.S.

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About the Dwyer Family

Dwyer Workforce Development was launched by Jack and Nancy Dwyer, and their daughters, Emily Dwyer Dillon and Kelsey Dwyer Baker, in 2021 as part of the family’s commitment to giving back to their communities.

As Owner and Founder of Capital Funding Group and CFG Bank – two companies with a strong presence in the healthcare market – Jack has seen firsthand the hardships those in the nursing profession face and the need for improved senior care. 

About the Dwyer Family

Dwyer Workforce Development was launched by Jack and Nancy Dwyer, and their daughters, Emily Dwyer Dillon and Kelsey Dwyer Baker, in 2021 as part of the family’s commitment to giving back to their communities.

As Owner and Founder of Capital Funding Group and CFG Bank – two companies with a strong presence in the healthcare market – Jack has seen firsthand the hardships those in the nursing profession face and the need for improved senior care. 

Dwyer Family
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“We are committed to creating programs that inspire healthcare workers to reach their goals and will help end the effects of poverty and inequality.”

Jack Dwyer, Founder

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“We are committed to creating programs that inspire healthcare workers to reach their goals and will help end the effects of poverty and inequality.”

Jack Dwyer, Founder

Barb Clapp CEO

Meet Our CEO: Barb Clapp

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. Committed to giving a voice to the voiceless, Barb shares the Dwyer family’s passion for building stronger communities through workforce development and improving senior healthcare. Barb has received numerous awards for her leadership, including The Daily Record’s Most Influential Marylander and Most Admired CEO.

“Our organization will provide comprehensive support to individuals with barriers to employment, help alleviate a severe healthcare workforce shortage, and improve the lives of seniors.”

Barb Clapp, CEO

Barb Clapp CEO

Meet Our CEO: Barb Clapp

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. Committed to giving a voice to the voiceless, Barb shares the Dwyer family’s passion for building stronger communities through workforce development and improving senior healthcare. Barb has received numerous awards for her leadership, including The Daily Record’s Most Influential Marylander and Most Admired CEO.

“Our organization will provide comprehensive support to individuals with barriers to employment, help alleviate a severe healthcare workforce shortage, and improve the lives of seniors.”

Barb Clapp, CEO

Our Board

Daniel Baird, President

Christopher Boesen, Vice President

Daren Cortese, Secretary

Patricia Gibson, Treasurer

Nicole Kaufman

Clifton Porter

Barb Clapp, ex-officio

Our Partners

Dwyer Workforce Development partners with organizations specializing in workforce development  education and training of individuals to grow their skills and develop the tools needed for success  and senior healthcare to bring our vision to life.

In addition to our partnerships in the workforce development and senior healthcare industries, we also partner with other programs and organizations to provide need-based wraparound services, such as stipends and support for housing, childcare, transportation and more, case management support and scholarship opportunities to participants  or Dwyer Scholars.

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