Shelia Ireland

Shelia Ireland

President & CEO

Sheila Ireland has 25+ years of managerial experience leading transformational change in human resources, training, organizational development and workforce development at the grassroots, local and state levels.  Sheila is known for developing programs that improve organizational performance and achieve bottom-line results.  She recently served as the Deputy Secretary, Workforce Development, at PA Labor & Industry overseeing PA’s public workforce development system by leveraging 650+ employees statewide and a $270M+ budget focused on growing Pennsylvania’s workforce and increasing access to well-paying jobs. In September 2022 she moved to lead one of Philadelphia’s most historic nonprofits Philadelphia OIC as its next President and CEO.

Aisha Dennis, M.Ed.

Aisha Dennis, M.Ed.

Chief Operating Officer

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.

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


Shamyune “Shammy” Jones, Esq.

Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority



William Bergman

Temple University

Sabrina M. Brooks


Gregory L. DeShields, CHO, CHE

PHL Diversity

Sheila Ireland

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

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