Katrina Hayes, Program Manager/Instructor
An expert in Talent Acquisition and customer experience, Katrina brings a valuable business perspective to Columbus Works. Her expertise with the workforce in the entry level and skilled trades industries results in delivery of an excellent participant experience and value added services provided our employer partners. Katrina also bring years of experience in the financial services industry serving as a Personal Banker with Huntington National Bank, where she crafted solutions designed to meet the unique needs of each individual client. She is also an experienced corporate trainer, and brings an energy and perspective to the classroom that learners find refreshing.
Katrina is a native of central Ohio and is engaged in her community in many ways, including volunteer work for local non-profit organizations. She is excited to bring Columbus Works to her community and neighbors. Katrina enjoys spending time with her husband and family, and is active in sports such as softball and volleyball.
Art Gray, Employment Coach
Art brings nearly 25 years of business and community service experience to the Columbus Works team. Art is a proven and respected community leader, and is an expert in serving residents of under-served neighborhoods in Columbus, including those experiencing poverty, trauma, and substance abuse. Art is a graduate of the prestigious DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative, and is an an expert on the needs of opportunity youth and creating collaborate partnerships, Art has a proven track record of innovative solutions, delivering results that change lives and communities. For ore than 20 years,
Art has lead business units delivering production on-time, leading people, managing budgets, quality assurance, and customer experience. Art and his family live in Columbus, and are actively engaged in service to their community..
Kela Davis, Life Coach
Receiving her Master of Arts degree in Life Coaching from Liberty University, Kela has dedicated her time and energy in helping adults and youth reach their God-given potential. She has extensive years of experience working with women in need of divorce care, mentoring men in the justice system who are looking to start over, and adolescents in need of encouragement and guidance. She currently volunteers as a mentor/coach at Alvis, Inc. where she coaches men transitioning back to society after being incarcerated. She is also a mentor at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio where she works one-on-one with an adolescents to help build character, confidence, and a motivation to succeed.
Kela Davis has 5+ years working in the talent recruiting industry. She has spent 10 years volunteering at juvenile detention centers, county jails, reentry facilities, and rebuilding impoverished communities. When she is not in the field, she enjoys spending time with her daughters, meeting new people, and spending time with family and friends.
Autumn Cox, Intern
Autumn Cox is a senior majoring in Business Management with a focus on Human Resources Management, at Cedarville University, in Cedarville, OH.. Autumn's internship experience at Columbus Works includes applying LEAN business principles to the Columbus Works framework, including Process Mapping, and creating Standard Work. Autumn also utilizes reporting and BI analysis relative to service efficacy and results. She also delivers regular news and updates to our Member community. After graduation, May 2018, Autumn intends to work in business in the field of Human Resources, with an interest in organizational effectiveness.
A native of Michigan, when she is not studying, Autumn enjoys travelling with friends, and participating on student community service teams.