Workcred Welcomes Dr. Talisa J. Jackson as Senior Manager of Programs


Workcred Welcomes Dr. Talisa J. Jackson as Senior Manager of Programs

Workcred, an affiliate of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has selected Talisa J. Jackson, Ph.D. as senior manager, programs. In this newly created role, Dr. Jackson will partner with Workcred’s executive director, governance leadership, and partners to develop and implement projects aligned with the organization’s goal to examine workforce credentialing issues and needs.

Dr. Jackson is a recognized leader of cross-functional teams, noted for her skills in communicating topics to diverse audiences. During her most recent role as a learning program manager at Capital One, she developed and led delivery of virtual competency training for more than 1,500 engineering and cyber employees, and co-founded and supported a diversity, equity, inclusion, and leadership forum. She also designed and implemented a collaborative curriculum map for program managers.

Previously, Dr. Jackson held roles at the Center for Inclusive Computing and the National Science Foundation. She also has experience as an elementary school teacher and has volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Dr. Jackson obtained her Ph.D. in Science Education from George Mason University, and holds a M.Ed. in Reading Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a B.S. in Elementary Education from East Carolina University.

"Dr. Jackson has an impressive resume that reflects her ability to lead large-scale training initiatives and programs, and a track record that demonstrates success in working with diverse audiences,” said Dr. Roy Swift, executive director, Workcred. “We are excited to welcome her in this new capacity, and for the value that her unique skillset will bring to Workcred's growing team and mission."

About Workcred

Workcred, an ANSI affiliate organization formed in 2014, is committed to strengthening workforce quality by improving the credentialing system, ensuring its ongoing relevance, and preparing employers, workers, educators, and governments to use it effectively. Led by executive director Roy Swift, Ph.D., the organization's vision is a labor market that relies on the relevance, quality, and value of workforce credentials for opportunities, growth, and development. Dr. Swift, a retired U.S. Army colonel, previously served as ANSI's chief workforce development officer and senior director of personnel credentialing accreditation programs.