Cathy Juntunen

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Cathy Juntunen

Name: Cathy Juntunen Return Path Position: Recruitment Coordinator Career past life (What did you do?): Before taking time off to raise my two children, I was the Human Resource Manager at American Medical Response (AMR). AMR is a national ambulance company headquartered in Colorado. How long were you out of the workforce? 14 years Return Path role (What do you do each day?): After some training, I now source and recruit…

John Bortscheller

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee John Bortscheller

Name: John Bortscheller Return to Work Internship position (and company): Associate Account Executive (sales department) for ReadyTalk Career past life (What did you do?): I was a corporate account manager, selling data network systems for Verizon Business. How long were you out of the workforce before entering the Return to Work program? I was out of the workforce for more than 7 years to take care of my two young…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Swati Udas

Name: Swati Udas Return to Work Internship position (and company) Software Engineer Career past life (What did you do?): Software Developer How long were you out of the workforce before entering the Return to Work program? I was home for 2 years with my newborn daughter. What was your experience trying to find a job before the program? It was challenging to get back in the flow of things. I…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Kalin Rollings

Name: Kalin Rollings Return to Work Internship position (and company): I started at a customer care role at ReadyTalk through their return to work program supported by Path Forward. Career past life (What did you do?): I worked at an athletic club for eight years prior as a general manager. I then had my son and took some time off with him. When I decided to come back, I wanted…

Krista Rogers

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Krista Rogers

Name: Krista Rogers Return to Work Internship position: Customer Experience Researcher, Return Path What did you do before you took a career break?: I started my career as a coordinator at National Geographic Television. I later joined a start-up research company where I conducted stamp research for the U.S. Postal Service. I went on to manage a team of researchers that provided all the visuals for Discovery Channel’s online magazine. After…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Kim Poletti

Name: Kim Poletti Return Path position: Social Media/Content Marketing Career past life (what did you do?): I had two distinct careers–one in international affairs and one in the tech industry. I worked in Washington, DC and abroad for governmental, academic, and nonprofit organizations in both program manager and international conference coordinator roles. My second career began with a master’s degree in engineering. I managed teams of software engineers upgrading internal and external websites…

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Marina Groothuis

Name: Marina Groothuis Return Path position: Marketing Manager, Return to Work program Career past life (What did you do?): I was and continue to be a yoga teacher. My most recent professional experience (from way, way back) was in traditional direct marketing customer acquisition and retention. How long were you out of the workforce? I was out of the traditional office workplace for 12 years. For the last six years, I…

TriciaSlovacek

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Tricia Slovacek

Name: Tricia Slovacek Return Path position: Software Engineer in the Data Pipeline group Career past life (What did you do?): I have experience as a weather modeling and verification software engineer, magnetic recording I/O firmware engineer, and I/O control systems software engineer. How long were you out of the workforce? 11 years Return Path role (What do you do each day?) I work on the Data Pipeline team, a group responsible for…

Janelle Pelletier

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Janelle Pelletier

Name:  Janelle Pelletier Return Path position: Service Delivery Support Coordinator Career past life (What did you do?):  Before I took time off to raise a family, I was an IT systems engineer specializing in HP-UX, systems management and data protection. Prior to that, I worked as a chemical engineer with an environmental consulting firm in air quality compliance and total chemical management. How long were you out of the workforce?  I…

Pamela Adams

A New Way to Return to Work: Spotlight on Returnee Pamela Adams

Name: Pamela Adams Your Return-to-Work Position: User Experience (UX) Designer at Return Path (2016) *Update: Pamela is now working as Customer Success Manager at Envysion, Inc. Before you left the workforce, what was your career like?: I started my career as a television producer for numerous outlets including ABC News. I took a break from working to focus on starting a family. During this time, I focused my creativity in graphic design,…