New York Nonprofit Media

August 13, 2015

On Board: Union Settlement Appoints New Director of Adult Education
New York Nonprofit Media

Union Settlement Association, the oldest and largest social service provider in East Harlem, today announced the appointment of Oilda Martinez to the position of Director of Adult Education. In this role, Ms. Martinez will oversee all of Union Settlement’s adult education services and programs, including English classes for Speakers of Other Languages, and Basic Education and High School Equivalency courses for English speakers and for Spanish speakers. In addition, the Adult Education program offers counseling and advocacy for young people eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and an intensive job readiness program for individuals seeking to become Home Health Aides. Education is central to Union Settlement’s mission and role.

“We are delighted to have Oilda Martinez join our team,” said David Nocenti, Executive Director of Union Settlement. “She has tremendous experience and stature in the Adult Education field, and her expertise and dedication will be invaluable to the East Harlem community. ”

“I feel very grateful to have the opportunity to be part of the Union Settlement team. I feel this is a great opportunity to give back to the community,” said Oilda Martinez.

With over three decades experience in the education and administrative fields, Ms. Martinez brings a multitude of knowledge managing a diverse range of education programs, with expertise in curriculum development and assessment, enrollment management, relationship building with key internal and external stakeholders, oversight of budget and revenue streams, supervision of faculty and staff across multiple sites, workforce training and development, and student mentoring.

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