Our Team

NSITE is led by a diverse team of professionals with decades of experience in the disability community and workforce development. Drawing on their extensive knowledge and experience, NSITE professionals guide organizations through the staffing process and help people who are blind, visually impaired, and/or veterans find opportunities that are a perfect fit for their talents.

Dr. Jonathan Lucus

Executive Director

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Jonathan has more than 18 years of workforce development experience supporting people with disabilities, immigrants, and other underserved populations. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and State Department, the European Union, and numerous countries on workforce issues, including serving as a State Department fellow advising the Egyptian Parliament and several ministries on implementation of national disability workforce initiatives. His contributions to migrant workforce integration and training programs have been recognized by the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees as an international best practice. Currently working on a doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, he holds an executive master’s degree in leadership from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Marianne Haegeli

Director, Learning and Leadership

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Marianne has more than 15 years of experience as a Learning and Leadership Development professional with engagements in nonprofit, public, and private sector environments. Prior to joining NIB, she initiated and managed start-up and ongoing immigration information operations for the U.S. Department of State worldwide and led learning and leadership development programming for the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. Most recently, she led operations and innovation efforts of professional learning services for the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. Marianne holds a Master of Arts in Intercultural Communications from the University of Maryland.

Doug Goist

Program Manager, Workforce Development

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Doug, who has 14 years of experience in the field of disability employment, works with corporate partners at the intersection of advanced technology and employee performance. He has an executive certificate from the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management Multi-Dimensional Leaders Institute; a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Wake Forest University and is a certified Department of Defense-certified GS-1102 Defense Procurement and Acquisition Contract Specialist. In addition, Doug served seven years on the Alexandria (Virginia) Commission on Persons with Disabilities, including serving as vice chair and transportation chair, and is in his sixth year as a goalie for the Team USA national blind ice hockey team.

Troy Collett

Business Development Manager

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Troy joins NSITE from the Division of Blind Services for the state of Florida where he served as a business consultant developing workforce initiatives between employers and BVI candidates. An entrepreneur and partner in a small business, he also serves as an ambassador for the Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. Troy graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and earned a Master of Business Administration from Florida Gulf Coast University.

Rikki Howie

Specialist, Workforce Initiatives

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Rikki has more than 20 years of experience in learning management systems, project management, training facilitation, reporting, database organization, succession planning, and applicant tracking. Rikki holds a Bachelor of Science in English and Communications from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a Project Management Certificate and an Consulting Skills Certificate from ATD. In her spare time, she is an avid Director, Performer, Producer, Choreographer and Diversity Consultant for Theater community and Professional theater with over 100 shows under her belt.

Maurice Crittendon

Senior Specialist, Talent Acquisition

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Prior to joining the NSITE team, Maurice worked in events and meetings at National Industries for the Blind (NIB), where he led efforts to secure an accessible event platform for the organization’s first virtual Training Conference and Expo. Maurice also has experience in the recruiting field, focusing on diversity and inclusion. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Rex Boateng

Specialist, Learning and Development

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Prior to joining NSITE, Rex Boateng had worked with young low vision students in Assistive Technology assessment and training over a 3-year period in various volunteering positions. As NSITE’s Learning and Development Specialist, Rex works closely with the Learning and Leadership team in the operation of NSITE’s online courses. He provides services including online learning platform support and Assistive Technology consulting, and assistance in the candidate enrollment process. Rex has a Master’s degree in Assistive Technology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.