Sheila Solomon Rudd
Co-Executive Director/Director of Client Services
As the founding Executive Director of TBJL in March, 2010, Sheila has nearly 30-years of experience as a volunteer leader for community organizations. As a graduate of SUNY Binghamton with a BA in anthropology and linguistics and additional work in graduate level non-profit management at Gratz College, Sheila has worked professionally as a program administrator, a seminar planner and instructor, and a marketing consultant.
She is the former Director of Berger Jewish Community High School in Tampa and has held numerous volunteer positions, including Chair of the Community Russian Resettlement Committee where she led the Tampa Jewish community effort to resettle Russian refugees providing housing, jobs, and other social service needs.
Sheila takes pride in her ability to capture a vision and make it into a reality, and she has a passion for making a difference in people’s lives.
Co-Executive Director/Director of Development
Leah has dedicated her career to working toward the betterment of the quality of life and equal access for all people as an executive manager, legislative advocate, and communications professional. She has extensive experience serving various vulnerable populations in the nonprofit and governmental sectors.
Before joining TampaBay-Job-Links, Leah served as the Florida Communications Director for Enroll America, a national organization whose mission is to maximize the number of Americans who enroll in and retain affordable health coverage. Prior to that, Leah served as the Chief Executive Officer/Advocacy Director of Florida CHAIN – Florida’s leading consumer healthcare advocacy organization.
Leah was the Press Secretary for 1199SEIU FL, a health care labor union, and she spent five years as the Communications Director for the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR). FCHR is the agency that enforces the state’s civil rights laws and works to prevent discrimination through education and outreach. She also served as the Public Affairs Liaison for the March of Dimes, Florida Chapter.
Leah holds master’s degrees in Public Administration/Policy and Social Work from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Florida.
Robyn is a Communication and Career Strategist with more than 20 years of experience. Robyn works with individuals to identify and pursue the best work opportunities for their career, and to prepare them to network, interview, and negotiate in the most successful way. Her expertise also includes understanding individual thinking styles, which enables her to coach clients to recognize the style of others during the job search process.
For more than a decade, Robyn worked with three major outplacement firms: Drake Beam Morin (DBM), Right Associates, and Lee Hecht Harrison, designing and leading workshops, working in large-scale career centers, and providing individual coaching and counseling services. She currently serves as a Career Strategist and training facilitator for TampaBay-Job-Links.
Robyn began her career as a Human Resources Training and Development professional, later branching out into Career Transition services as well as communication and presentation skills training. She is a certified practitioner of the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
Robyn holds a Master’s Degree from Wesleyan University and was an adjunct faculty instructor at Cornell University’s School of Management in New York City for fifteen years. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and Business & Professional Women.
Robyn is co-author of two books about branding: BrainBranding ~ Activate the Brain…Stimulate Your Brand and BrainBranding – The Manual. Both publications provide hands-on tools and techniques to create a distinctive and memorable personal or business brand.
Amy Cleveland is a professional career strategist, facilitator, and trainer with specialties in personal development and career management.
Amy has trained over 3,000 employees, managers, and team leaders in organizational management and personal development. She has led over 500 workshops for hourly, exempt, and executive clients in a full spectrum of industries and environments. She is known for her high energy, attitude, and enthusiasm.
In addition, Amy works nationally with companies and individuals as a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) administrator and facilitator specializing in team building, management/leadership training, and self-development. She is also a practicing Personal Trainer certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is the owner and instructor of a fitness/step aerobics franchise.
Amy received her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Millersville State University, Millersville, Pennsylvania.
Bob Barry has been a career strategist with TampaBay-Job-Links since June 2014. He is also a Personal Success Coach who owns his own business, On Point Coaching Solutions, LLC. In addition, he works as an independent contractor and Sr. Career Consultant for Mullin International, a global, career services company, helping candidates through career transition. His entire professional career has been driven by the need to help others to achieve their goals. He has worked in the Tampa Bay area for over 24 years, fulfilling his personal vision – to make a difference to the individuals he helped and the organizations he served, bringing both to new heights of success.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Nikki earned an associate degree in Office Technologies/Word Processing from SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill, New York and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Nikki spent 14 years at Rockwell Collins, Inc., an international aviation electronics company, where she worked her way from Senior Administrative Assistant to Software Engineer.
Karin Smith, CAP-OM
Executive Administrative Assistant
Karin has been an administrative professional for over 20 years and attained the Certified Administrative Professional-Organizational Management designation from the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). She began her career after earning an Associate of Occupational Studies (Secretarial Studies) from The Berkeley-Claremont School in New York, NY. She later earned an Associate of Science in Business Management and a Bachelor of Science in Legal Assisting from St. John’s University in New York, NY.
Her broad range of experience includes Senior/Executive Administrative Assistant positions with firms in various industries and departments in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area, Gaithersburg, MD and Tampa, FL, among them Avon Products, Inc., Fusion UV Systems, Inc., and Tindale-Oliver & Associates, Inc. She served on various committees and the Board of Directors of the City Center Chapter of IAAP from 2007 through 2014.