As principal of Compass Policy Strategies LLC, Janine Kaiser provides oversight and technical assistance to the Cuyahoga County Workforce Funders Group, an initiative for which the Fund serves as the fiscal agent. Prior to this, Janine led the development of the strategic framework for the talent initiatives defined by the Cleveland Innovation Project, and served as the Fund’s Director of Job Preparation.

Janine hails from Buffalo, New York (another great city on the rise in the Great Lakes region), and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Case Western Reserve University. She holds a master’s in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley. Before returning to Cleveland, she lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she led an independent consulting practice. Janine enjoys running, hiking and climbing, and in her free time you can most often find her playing with her twin daughters.