Leadership of Education Training Center, Inc.
Leadership and Board of Directors
President and Executive Director
Joel David Lesses, MS MS
Joel David Lesses is President and Executive Director of Education Training Center, Inc. and his work experience is in education, psychology, and counseling for people marginalized by trauma, addiction, and psychological distress. He is deeply vested in addressing the effects of mental health distress and its marginalization including, incarceration, homelessness, and institutionalization. Joel is dedicated to reframing mental health distress as a potential spiritual marker and existential opportunity. He holds dual Master of Science degrees from University at Buffalo in Rehabilitation Counseling and Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Epidemiology. He can be reached by email.
Heather Bourn serves as the Vice President of a family-owned business for the past 25 years. Following her college years, Heather worked in the environmental consulting industry. She also lived for a time in New York City. For the past 25 years, Heather has lived in Rochester. She holds a degree in Biology with a minor in Comparative Areas from Duke University.
Chris Brown-Hall, MA
Chris Brown-Hall, co-owner and CEO of Allwel for the past 25 years. Chris holds a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling, and completed University at Buffalo's School of Management Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. Chris’ serves on both the New York State Alliance of Medicaid Waiver Providers and Education Training Center, Inc. Board of Directors.