Leena is a Human Resources Consultant with Ewing Consulting with twenty-five years in Public Service and Public Program management and implementation experience within state, Los Angeles and Orange Counties and federally funded agencies. She began her professional career with the Department of Labor, in administration and operations of the federally funded Job Training Partnership Act (ACT) and most currently with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA). Within that scope, Leena developed and secured funding for numerous grants and funding opportunities, including Actions in Career Transition (ACT) and Senior Employment Services (SET) programs as well as the state funded Employment Training
Panel program (ETP), in which she presented several times to the state panel on training of incumbent workers and developing customized training to transition laid off workers into high demand and higher paying positions. Leena has presented at state and national conferences on publicly funded programs and services in Human Resources and Workforce Development, including the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) and has been certified as a nationally recognized workforce training and development consultant.
Leena is currently serving as a Board member for the YWCA, where she is working with cities and the counties of both Los Angeles and Orange to develop community and collaborative resources for at-risk youth, single parents, domestic violence victims as well as indigent seniors in need of healthcare services. Collaborative partnerships developed have allowed for leveraging of funds, staff resources and program supports. Leena is also serving on the City of Fullerton’s Commission on Energy Resource and Management and working with city leaders to recruit and hire the new generation of public employees to serve residents.