Mary Jensik is a certified public accountant with over 30 years of experience in auditing and accounting services in the public, private and governmental sectors.  Her experience includes directing and supervising the audit of all federal funds received by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Since 20012, Ms. Jensik has worked as a consultant to nonprofit organizations and small to medium size

for profit businesses providing services that include:  budgeting, financial planning and reporting, payroll, sales and tax preparation.

Ms. Jensik maintains a QuickBooks professional certification to better ensure that clients that utilize QuickBooks can maximize their accounting information.  Prior to becoming a consultant, she worked for 10 years with Price Waterhouse Coopers as a Senior Manager where she was responsible for business assurance and advisory services for clients in the health care, nonprofit and governmental industries in the Central Pennsylvania marketplace.  In this position, she conducted financial, compliance and operational audits, planned engagement manpower requirements, prepared presentations to board of directors and senior management, prepared and reviewed financial statements and management reports and identified opportunities to improve operational and financial results. 

Ms. Jensik also worked for 10 years with the Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General as the Director of the Bureau of Federal Audits where she was responsible for performing the single audit of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Ms. Jensik is proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and QuickBooks.  She is a graduate of Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Accountants.  Email:

Stuart Bass is the founding Director of the Keystone Development Partnership, a non-profit created by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO in 2005.  He is a graduate of the National Labor College with a Master’s Degree in Organization Development and certification as a trainer for the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator®.  In 2001, he helped start the Keystone Transit Career Ladder Partnership that included 32 public transit agencies and 23 unions.

He managed the statewide Partnership,which subsidized training for thousands of Pennsylvania transit workers over a ten-year period.  The Partnership paved the way for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 234 to negotiate a Joint Apprenticeship Council.  In addition to the worker training programs, He helped start the SEPTA-TWU summer youth program for Philadelphia high school students to shadow transit mechanics.

In 2006, the PA Department of Labor & Industry awarded KDP funding to replicate the Transit Partnership for Pennsylvania’s electric, gas, and water utilities.  He also administered PA Department of Labor & Industry grants for KDP to form and manage Industry Partnerships for employers and unions in the manufacturing, logistics, transportation, and hospitality sectors.  KDP provides project management for Local Workforce Investment Board programs and private foundations grants.   From 2010 to 2013, Stu served as consultant to the Transport Workers Union Local 234 as Project Manager.  In that position, he helped start a campaign for transit worker and rider safety on SEPTA.  He also helped form Contract Action Teams to build coalitions with the community.

During 29 years with SEPTA, he served 15 years as a Transport Workers Union Local 234 representative including nine years as a Section Officer, two years as an Accident Reduction Coordinator, and two years as a Business Agent.  Prior to his current career, Stu worked as a certified welder for 20 years. 



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John Tkach, KDP Director of Projects, specializes in Pennsylvania Industry Partnership (IP) workforce development projects since 2005. He is currently working on the New App: Making It In America building an innovative multi-firm, labor-management manufacturing apprenticeship, training, and referral (or “21st century hiring hall”) system that provides a ready supply of qualified workers and production supervisors when companies need them. 

John also manages the Northeastern Pennsylvania Advanced Manufacturing/Diversified Materials IP under contract with the Poconos Counties Workforce Investment Board.  His responsibilities include participation and facilitation of IP meetings as well as sessions focused on skill gap analysis, curriculum and training development, finances, strategic planning, and future funding opportunities.  John works with employers, both union and non-union, in several industry sectors including Pennsylvania Public Transportation, Logistics and Transportation, Advanced Manufacturing, Building and Construction, and Pennsylvania Utilities. John’s responsibilities include ensuring that grant funded projects operate within guidelines, on schedule, and within budget.  Local Workforce Investment Boards acknowledge the success of the projects and John's program management.

John has successfully formed labor/management committees that pledge to work together effectively in a non-hostile atmosphere. The purpose of the labor/management committees is to focus on workforce development projects while agreeing to avoid all divisive issues including grievance, disciplinary, and collective bargaining agreement topics.

John worked at the Port Authority of Allegheny County for over 25 years in the fleet maintenance and the logistics and transportation departments.  He also served 19 years in appointed and elected positions for the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85.  John has completed several Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service training sessions including “Consensus Decision Making” and “Committee Effectiveness” training.   Email:


Risë Enoch, Contract Manager for the Keystone Development Partnership since September 2007,oversees KDP contracts, Memoranda of Agreements, prepares Request for Funds,and maintains documentation of program activities.  Ms. Enoch interfaces with funding agencies and Workforce Investment Boards concerning reporting, invoicing, and other administrative and programmatic issues. She ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and restrictions. 

Ms. Enoch has over 37 years of employment with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry and has served in many managerial capacities with her previous position as a Workforce Development Analyst 2.  She has gained extensive experience working with Local Workforce Investment Boards and workforce development programs Pennsylvania.  Her experience includes, but is not limited to: budgeting, audit resolution, property management, and program monitoring, developing policy, and procedures for workforce development program and special initiatives, as well as overseeing the Statewide On-Line List of Eligible Training Programs/Providers.  Email: