Our Team

Our Team

Kevin Davis

Chairman and Founder

Kevin Davis is the Founder and Chairman of First Workings. Originally from London, Mr.Davis graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury, (UK) with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government and was awarded an MA in International Relations from NYU in 2011. Mr. Davis ran one of the world’s largest listed derivatives brokerages, Man Financial, and retiring after a quarter of a century in London’s City and New York City’s Wall Street. Mr. Davis is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Chloe Mullarkey

Executive Director

Chloe Mullarkey is the Executive Director and founding Program Director of First Workings. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from NYU Steinhardt and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Prior to First Workings, Ms. Mullarkey served as a College Advisor at a high school in the Bronx with the NYU College Advising Corps. Her career has been focused on helping NYC youth achieve their full potential academically and professionally.


Cindy Guan

Program and Operations Manager

Cindy Guan is the Program and Operations Manager at First Workings. Cindy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Harvard University, and double Master of Education/Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Columbia University Teachers College. She has worked in youth services in various capacities, ranging from one-on-one counseling and case management, to consulting with schools and nonprofit organizations.


Yasmin Sanders-Fathi

Corporate Engagement Manager

Yasmin Sanders is the Corporate Engagement Manager at First Workings. Yasmin earned two Bachelors of Arts Degrees from Loyola University Chicago in International Studies and Environmental Studies with a focus on Environmental Justice. Prior to joining our team, Yasmin worked in college and career access with high school youth in Chicago. Yasmin is passionate about workforce development, equitable access and sustainable community development.


Norma Gonzalez

Program Intern

Norma Gonzalez is a first year Master’s student at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Norma has two main loves: education and health related disparities. She has worked in health disparities programing, education, and public health. Norma has conducted her own qualitative research focusing on support strategies of Mexican/Mexican-Immigrant parents. Once finished with her Master’s in Public Health, Norma will be continuing her education and pursue a PhD or Ed.D in education.


Our Board

Dr. Eyal Shemesh

Jeffrey A. Lipsitz

Kevin R. Davis

Susie M. Davis