Our Vision

 

Alternate Perspectives Inc helps create a world where people respect themselves, respect others, respect their communities and strive for excellence.

Our Mission

We provide new ways of thinking, to create new ways of doing for our employees, clients and communities and we are guided in our work by our values of Accountability, Performance, and Integrity.

Dr. Jennifer Wild

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Wild has a Doctorate of Education in Human Resource Development from The George Washington University, a Masters of Education from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University.

Dr. Wild has designed national training programs and organizational change endeavors and developed learning partnerships, organizational assessments, workshops, seminars, and conferences for educational institutions, industry and government.

Her work has taken her from Alexandria, Egypt to Yokohama, Japan. In addition, Dr. Wild has been an Adjunct Professor in Human Resource Development and Management Science at The George Washington University and has taught at the Marymount University’s School of Business Administration in Virginia. Dr. Wild is a certified Executive Coach. She was an International Advisor to the Youth Employment Summit Campaign, was past President of Executive Women International (DC Chapter), and was a Board Member of the prestigious Embassy Series of Washington, DC. Dr. Wild is a seasoned Organization Development (OD) practitioner with over 25 years of experience. Her most significant accomplishments, however, are as businesswomen. Prior to founding API, Dr. Wild was co-founder of three successful companies: Wild Consulting, Women in Leadership and Learning (WILL), and Applied Technology Systems Inc. (ATSI.) As President of ATSI, she helped grow the company from a six figure support contractor for the Department of Labor’s Office of Job Corps to a 30 million dollar Job Corps center operator with over 500 employees. As a part of this endeavor she coached not only external clients from various organizations, but also her own executive staff. Her OD and business expertise brings a unique advantage to her executive coaching skills.

 

Alternate Perspectives, Inc. is the culmination of her business savvy and experience and a reflection of her personal motto: “Do well and do good.”

 

She is also an avid equestrian and enjoys time with her horses Rosa Isabella (Rosie) and Joker’s Wild (Joker) in Leesburg, Virginia.

William "Bill" Matteo

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Matteo has worked in the Job Corps program for 30 years in various capacities at both the center and corporate levels. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and a Master’s degree in Counselor Education from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. Mr. Matteo began his Job Corps career in 1984 as an academic instructor at the Keystone Job Corps Center in Drums, PA. Since then, he has held progressively responsible positions at the supervisory, managerial and director levels, including Manager of Academics and Social Development, Deputy Director of Programs, Director of Career Development Services, and Center Director.  Mr. Matteo’s Job Corps corporate experience includes the positions of Manager of Education and Training, Director of Programs and Marketing, and Director of Job Corps Operations. He has acquired a wealth of experience in the design, development and implementation of center training and career development services, the formulation and implementation of operational policies and procedures, financial management, program performance management, business development, marketing and procurement.

Over the last eight years, Mr. Matteo has played a key role assisting the National Office of Job Corps as a project director and support contractor in program development, working on a number of major national initiatives and efforts. He served as Project Director for the National Office of Job Corps’ Student and Staff Training Support contract, a five-year, multi-million dollar project to support the development and implementation of a Standards-Based Education and Training System, a major, systemic transformation of the program’s pedagogy and delivery system. In this position, he managed and provided quality control for a team of high-level staff, consultants, and subcontractors spanning the areas of: research and analysis; strategic planning; development of educational standards, curriculum, and assessments; and staff training and professional development. 

Kathleen Mikitko

Chief Financial Officer

 

Ms. Mikitko has over 25 years of accounting and financial expertise.  Her breath of experience includes both the private and public sectors.  Ms. Mikitko continuously helps the company carve its path toward growth and success.  She is a friendly, high-performing and deeply analytical leader who has a passion for both financial discipline and creativity.  Prior to joining Alternate Perspectives, Inc, Ms. Mikitko was a controller at Business Information Technology Solutions and Accelligence/A-T Solutions.

 

Her talents include financial controls, auditing, processes, policies, proposal costing, financial planning and analysis.  She is an integral part of API corporate staff and is admired by her reports and colleagues. 

Lyn Dockter-Pinnick

Vice President of Job Corps Operations

Born on a farm in western North Dakota to parents who had never been able to complete high school themselves, Lyn has always valued education and the way it can change people's lives. She has devoted her entire professional career to education and to providing opportunities and educational services to the historically under-served. Lyn has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Minot State University and a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of North Dakota.

 

Beginning her twelve-year teaching career as an English teacher at the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in Dunseith, North Dakota, Lyn also worked at Minot State University as a Counselor before going to work at Fort Berthold Community College in New Town, North Dakota. Of her seven years at Fort Berthold, the final two were as President of the college.

 

Lyn has worked in Job Corps for approximately twenty-five years, of which ten were at the Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center where she served as the Center Director. As Vice President of Operations with MINACT, she delivered capable oversight to centers in the Atlanta, Dallas and San Francisco Regions. Most recently, Lyn provided expertise to Jackson Pierce Public Affairs as Director of Corporate Strategic Development and Innovation, while also overseeing Job Corps operations for Jackson Pierce.

 

Lyn brings a wealth of experience in Job Corps Operations and in ensuring quality services are provided to Job Corps students. 

Ashley Godin

Director of Human Resources

 

Ms. Godin has worked in the Job Corps program since 2016 and is new to the API Corporate family.  Ms. Godin graduated from Westfield State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management as a Sankofa Scholar participant, and a Health Sciences Associates Degree from Goodwin College.  She just recently became a recognized SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) member and is soon looking to obtain her SCP (Senior Certified Professional) Certification.

 

Ms. Godin thoroughly enjoys working in all aspects of the API office and the small business environment it embraces. Growing up she found herself in many environments where helping others was a prominent focus point.  From volunteering on the local Emergency Services Ambulance Agency as a medical provider, to becoming involved with the Fire Department her family are all actively a part of; the engrained sense of service for others above self in her community helped format her perception of accountability and core values.

 

She would often tell you that she never picked Human Resources, but rather Human Resources picked her.  Her career experiences ranged as she balanced her continued education. Starting as a Receptionist, to becoming a Waterfront Director as a Lifeguard Supervisor and Certified Swim Instructor, grew into more sensitive Administrative support rolls in various office environments have all collectively assisted in her growth as a strong and focused leader.  Of the many humbled lessons, she learned throughout those years, understanding how to appropriately represent high – level staff and interface with people in many environments shaped her ability to develop professionally.

Ms. Godin feels most reward in enjoying what truly drives and motivates her to be a better professional in succeeding with a team environment.  She takes great pride in her work and looks forward to growing with API as it moves into its successful future.