CODI’s SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Prior to coming to CODI, he spent 24 years in the Hotel Industry moving from the casinos into a General Manager’s position in a full service hotel company. He was responsible for multi-million dollar budgets for Operations, Payroll, and Purchasing expenses as well as Major Capital Improvement Projects. His many years in management has gained him experience in Marketing, Retail, Food & Beverage, Multi-Property Management, and Recruiting. While working full time in the casino industry, Kurt also founded and operated his own job search company, (www.acjobs.com) specializing in employment recruiting for the hotel, restaurant and tourism industry in South Jersey.
Kurt was born in Paterson, NJ, grew up in Rhode Island and returned to NJ in 1985.
The youngest of 6 kids, Kurt had a sister, Karyn, now deceased, who was developmentally disabled. And, his brother Jack has Bipolar Disorder.
Kurt says, “I realize there is a higher power in my life that placed me at CODI. Having experienced it on a personal level with my family members, I understand some of the struggles our consumers face on a daily basis.” “I am truly blessed to be able to help our consumers become more independent through employment”.
He is the father of 3 , Kara and twins, Kyle and Emily. He lives in Sweetwater, NJ.
He enjoys his family, the beach, fishing, crabbing, all outdoor activities and loves to cook.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then earned his Doctorate in Ministry in Counseling. He has worked as a therapist in Atlantic County, a Crisis Worker at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, NJ and at local churches implementing youth ministries (particularly with adolescents), counseling and leadership development programs.
Presently, Bruce is the Vice-President of Organizational Employment Services at CODI. He oversees the Outsource Center and Adult Training Services (ATS). Both programs are designed to assist individuals with disabilities to acquire job skills and life skills to further their independence and gain employment in the local community. In the past several years, a Secure Document Shredding business and an Auto Detailing business have grown out of these programs.
Bruce finds working with individuals with various disabilities extremely rewarding and inspiring.
In 2006, she became CODI's Office Manager, in 2008, Executive Assistant/Office Manager, and in 2016, Executive Assistant.
She is an active volunteer with Atlantic County Office of Emergency Management, Grace Beyond Our Doors Food Pantry in Northfield and Sojourn Community Church in Egg Harbor Township.