Who We Are
Jack Lyden is a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant who spent his military career leading in the aircraft maintenance field. Throughout his military and civilian careers, he has found success through developing talent, encouraging high level performance and helping people find their best place. Jack is a man of faith and believes that when you are in the place God has planned for you, you will thrive. No matter who you are, if you bring your best, we can help you succeed.
Jack has held positions in the Veteran employment field as a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and as Community Employment Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Veterans Health Administration. Jack holds a master’s degree from the University of La Verne in Business Organization Management and recently acquired the six-sigma black belt.
Brian Harkins is a United States Marine Corps Veteran and a retired Pittsburgh Firefighter. As a Marine at Camp Lejeune, Brian worked at the Joint Public Affairs Office and deployed to Central and South America in 1986 after earning a bachelors degree in journalism from Point Park College in 1984. Brian serves as PHV’s Employment Specialist.
Kaluunda Taylor is a retired Air Force Veteran with over 20 years of leadership experience. Throughout his career he was highly regarded and respected within the chain of command for skillfully influencing and impacting the careers and lives of other airmen. He brings that experience with him to PHV where he connects with local employers who want to hire veterans.
Mr. Rossi attended the University of Pittsburgh and obtained a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors provide guidance, insight and resources to improve employment outcomes. He was a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor since 1997. Later he became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2002, providing vocational counseling, consulting and research services to individuals, rehabilitation providers, medical professionals and businesses.
James began providing employment services to service members and veterans in 2008. “They encounter a whole different set of barriers resulting in higher unemployment and underemployment”. Focusing on each person and providing individualized vocational direction, guidance, and counseling breaks down some of those barriers to establish relationships integral to career development.
Mr. Rossi served two terms as a Director of the Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. Prior to one term as president. He continues to be a regular presenter at Rehabilitation Counseling Seminars.
Michele Fallet has been instrumental in helping her husband, a veteran of the United States Navy, grow his handyman business. During a 20-year career with Brentwood Bank, Michele worked in various capacities, with her last role as Information Systems Specialist. Michele is active in the veteran community as the President of the VFW Post 1810 Auxiliary and as the VFW Auxiliary District 29 Sr. Vice President & the Veteran and Family Support Chairperson. She has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in business management. Michele is applying her expertise in an administrative and development capacity with PHV.