Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Tyra Mariani, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Opportunity@Work
Charissa Raynor, Executive Director, Healthcare NW Training Partnership, Service Employees International Union
Moderated by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic
Jared Bernstein joined the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in May 2011 as a Senior Fellow. From 2009 to 2011, Bernstein was the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class, and a member of President Obama’s economic team.
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Tyra Mariani is the Managing Partner of Opportunity@Work, a civic enterprise based at New America in Washington DC, which aims to re-wire the U.S. labor market in ways that enable more Americans to achieve upward mobility in the job market and workplace, to facilitate collective investment by employers to develop the talent they need to succeed and grow, and to scale up promising innovations which unlock the potential of all people for higher-value, meaningful work as a source of economic opportunity and national competitive advantage.
Charissa is the Executive Director of SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership (Training Partnership) – a nonprofit school founded to provide training and workforce development services to more than 40,000 Home Care Aides across Washington annually.