Evelyn Fernández-Ketcham

Evelyn Fernández-Ketcham

Evelyn Fernández-Ketcham
Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Since 2013, Ms. Fernández-Ketcham has been Executive Director of the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Division at Hostos. During her tenure as Executive Director of Workforce Development, Ms. Fernández-Ketcham has helped secure and manage over $13 million dollars in grant money for programs from the Department of Labor/Employment & Training, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Department of Youth & Community Development, and Capital One.

Before coming to Hostos, Ms. Fernández-Ketcham held executive leadership roles at the New Heights Neighborhood Center, JobsFirstNYC and the New York City Department of Education. She holds board-appointed positions at the NYC Water Board and at the Office of Children & Family Services as an advisor to the Commissioner and is a board member of the Dominican Studies Association. Previously a task force member of the NYC Young Adult Task Force, NYC Employment & Training Coalition Legislative & Youth Committee, Campaign for Tomorrows Workforce GED Campaign, and NYC Re-envisioning Group. Ms. Fernández-Ketcham was one of eighty women nationwide (from over 3,000 applicants) to win The White House Project Leadership Training Program Women Rule! A collaboration between O Magazine, the White House Project and OPEN from American Express. She is a recipient of the Columbia University Community Impact David Joyce Award for commitment to public service and the Leadership in Advancing Civic Literacy from the Close Up Foundation.

Ms. Fernández-Ketcham holds esteemed academic appointments as an adjunct and as a lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work, the Yeshiva University, and CUNY in The Heights of Hostos Community College.

Ms. Fernández-Ketcham is a licensed clinical social worker, a Ph.D. candidate of Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She holds a Master of Science from Columbia University School of Social Work and a B.A. in Psychology from Marymount College.