Executive Bios

Janece Smoot Kleban, CFRE

Vice President, Development, Goodwill of Greater Washington

Janece Smoot Kleban, CFRE, VP Development

Janece Smoot Kleban serves as Goodwill of Greater Washington’s Vice President, Development. Janece joined Goodwill in 2012 as the Director of Development and was promoted to Vice President in 2013. She and her team raise sustainable funding in support of Goodwill’s mission from individual, corporate, and foundation partners.



Josh Wallish

General Counsel & Corporate Compliance Officer, Goodwill of Greater Washington

Brendan Hurley, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Josh Wallish is Goodwill of Greater Washington’s General Counsel and Corporate Compliance Officer. In that role, his primary responsibilities include negotiating and managing contracts, providing employment and other legal advice to the management team, and overseeing and implementing Goodwill of Greater Washington’s corporate compliance program.



Colleen Paletta

Vice President of Workforce Development, Goodwill of Greater Washington

Colleen Paletta, Vice President, Training & Employment Services

Colleen Paletta serves as Goodwill of Greater Washington's Vice President of Workforce Development. In this capacity, Colleen is responsible for the planning, management, and evaluation of all job training and employment programs which includes maintenance of Goodwill's CARF accreditation,  development of strategic partnerships and collaborations, and expansion of Goodwill's training centers and campuses.



Jeff Cole

Chief Information Officer, Goodwill of Greater Washington

Jeff Cole, Chief Information Officer

Jeff joined Goodwill in January 2008, bringing with him over twenty years of management and leadership experience.

Previously, Jeff spent five years at Capital One, where he was a three-time winner of the prestigious Circle of Excellence award. Jeff was the Business Information Officer for their $15 billion internet banking business, and played a critical role in several large-scale IT infrastructure initiatives. Prior to that, he spent six years in the telecommunications industry with MCI and Cable & Wireless, and eleven years in banking with First Virginia Banks, Inc.



Dave Sullivan

Vice President, Donations & Retail Sales, Goodwill of Greater Washington

Dave Sullivan, Vice President, Donations & Retail Sales

Dave Sullivan is the Vice President of Donations & Retail Sales at Goodwill of Greater Washington (GGW).

Dave is responsible for planning, organizing and administering all aspects of the nonprofit agency's donated goods and retail operations.



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