Employment For Seniors Staff
CAROL A. VENTRESCA, PH. D.
As the Executive Director of Employment For Seniors, Inc., Dr. Carol Ventresca has brought her experience in career advising and adult education to help Central Ohio mature job seekers discover the many opportunities available to them. Over the past four years she has enhanced services and programs for EFS clients and local employers who understand the value of a mature, experienced workforce.
Carol served the State of Ohio and The Ohio State University in a variety of positions, focusing on educational programs for adults, and the academic and career advising of students, ranging in age from 18 to 80. She directed various programs in the Office of Continuing Education at Ohio State, focusing on workforce development, the increase of special academic programs for non-traditional students, and the promotion of lifelong learning in Franklin County. Carol also served on the administrative staff of the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, and provided assistance in human resources and training functions for Liqui-Box Corporation.
A life-long Columbus resident, Carol earned a Bachelor's degree from Otterbein University in Psychology and Sociology. She received a Masters in Sociology, and earned a doctorate in Sociology and Business, concentrating on organizational behavior and design, from The Ohio State University.
Carol believes her primary role as director is to advocate and support the thousands of senior job seekers in our community. By increasing employers' awareness of this highly skilled and experienced talent pool, Carol hopes to successfully meet the needs of our many clients while supporting economic growth in our city.
Client and Volunteer Outreach Associate
Faye Pointer joined the Employment For Seniors team in October of 2016 as the Client and Volunteer Outreach Associate. Faye is the primary contact for current and new EFS clients, explaining agency services and scheduling initial registration appointments. She also coordinates the volunteer counselors' daily schedule to ensure excellent and consistent service to all clients of Employment For Seniors.
Faye also provides registration assistance to those interested in participating in EFS programs, such as our “Job Seekers” workshop series, as well as supporting daily office needs.
Faye previously worked for American Electric Power. During much of her 30-year tenure, she served as a Marketing and Customer Service representative, responsible for managing between 30-40,000 commercial and residential customers’ energy needs.
Faye is a graduate of Franklin University; she earned a Bachelor’s degree as well as an MBA in Business Administration, with a focus on Management and Leadership. Faye is originally from Columbus and is married to Larry Pointer; their family includes a son and a daughter.
Employer Outreach Program Coordinator
Barbara is pleased to bring to EFS over 20 years’ experience in the local business community as the President/Owner of Management Recruiters of Columbus. Her extensive experience working with Central Ohio companies will bring a new level of outreach for EFS. She also has many years’ experience with various retailers and is a graduate of The Ohio State University. Barbara anticipates that her knowledge, networking and enthusiasm will benefit our EFS clients by furthering the employment opportunities available to them.