Leadership Team

Renée Cardwell Hughes

Renée Cardwell Hughes

President & CEO

Renée Cardwell Hughes is a highly experienced executive with a focus on strategy, leadership development, and change management.

Prior to joining Philadelphia OIC, she was CEO of The Hughes Group where she led a team of business advisors who helped the employees, management, and Board internalize, own, and execute their Mission and Values by revitalizing their corporate culture.

Aisha Dennis, M.Ed.

Aisha Dennis, M.Ed.


Aisha Dennis is the Chief Operating Officer at Philadelphia OIC. She directs, administers, and coordinates the internal operational activities of the organization in accordance with policies, goals,and objectives established by the President/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Board of Directors. Aisha leads and directs the following functions and/or business units: operations, human resources, information systems, and building management.

Aisha works alongside the CEO in the development of organization policies and goals that cover operations, and growth of the functions and/or business units.

Latoya Edmond

Latoya Edmond

Vice President of Workforce Development & Economic Innovation

Latoya Edmond currently serves as the Vice President of Workforce Development & Economic Innovation for Philadelphia OIC.  She also oversees the organization’s workforce development strategy and partnerships focused on training participants to receive the skills needed to obtain and retain 21st Century jobs.

Will Davison

Will Davison

Vice President of Marketing & Communication

In his current role, he serves as Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development nonprofit organization that impacts 1,500 individuals from impoverished communities in Philadelphia annually. Will is responsible for developing and implementing the communications & marketing strategies to advance the company’s brand identity and donor engagement. He oversees the branding and communications for four adult workforce programs and an alternative accelerated high school.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Atif Bostic

UpLift Solutions, Inc.

BoarD Chairman

Tiffany Newmuis


1st Vice Chair

William A. Carter III

Gilbane Construction (Retired)

2nd Vice Chair

Adé Lawal

Express Employment Professionals



William Bergman

Temple University

Sabrina M. Brooks


Michael Cooper

Leonardo Helicopters

Gregory L. DeShields, CHO, CHE

PHL Diversity

Sheila Ireland

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Shamyune “Shammy” Jones, Esq.

Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority

Andrew J. Michal, CPA


Richelle D. Payne

Hurst & Leigh Communications Group

Sherman Smith, Esq.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Frank Tait

Executive Leaders

Lawrence F. Williams II

NRM International

V. Amanda Witts, Esq.

Eckert Seamans