Staff


Shelley Cadamy, Executive Director of Workforce Tulsa

Shelley Cadamy has worked in the Economic Development field for twenty years. Prior to joining Workforce Tulsa, she worked in economic development roles for the Oklahoma communities of Broken Arrow and Edmond as well as serving as the Oklahoma Department of Commerce's first Business Intelligence Officer. She also served as the Business & Entrepreneurial Services Coordinator for Francis Tuttle Technology Center where she assisted start-up as well as existing small businesses in strategy development.

Shelley earned a BA in Art History followed by a Master’s in Regional & City Planning, both from the University of Oklahoma. 

Shelley has served several boards and is a graduate of several leadership programs including Leadership Oklahoma City and Leadership Tulsa. She is a member of the Inaugural class of the Journal Record’s “40 Achievers Under 40” and of the OKCBiz “40 Achievers under 40.”  She was named one of the “50 Women Making a Difference” by the Journal Record in 2009 and a Tulsa Shock “Women of Admiration” in 2012. She is the adoptive mom of three and is a passionate advocate for foster/adoptive issues.

Contact: scadamy@workforcetulsa.com or (918) 595-8824.

 

Nicole Cue, Monitoring, Compliance and Outreach Manager for Workforce Tulsa

Nicole Cue came to Workforce Tulsa in 2010 through a work experience program facilitated by Women in Recovery, an intensive outpatient treatment and prison diversion program focused on eliminating the cycle of intergenerational incarceration. After spending more than twelve years lost in the whirlwind of addiction, she benefited greatly from her involvement with Women in Recovery and proved herself quickly at Workforce Tulsa. She was hired permanently by Workforce Tulsa in July 2012 and was promoted to her current position in 2013.  Most recently, she was honored as a 2014 Journal Record Achiever Under 40.

Nicole currently attends Tulsa Community College, working towards her Business Management Associates degree and hopes to ultimately obtain a Master’s in Business Management. She has previously served as the Vice President of the Circle of Life Board, which is a Women in Recovery Graduate-created and led board.  Nicole also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and has helped build four houses for low-income individuals.

Contact: ncue@workforcetulsa.com or (918) 595-8913

Cherie Stierwalt, Manager of Youth Strategy

Cherie Stierwalt joined Workforce Tulsa after over twenty-five years in public administration working with Non-profits, Federal, State, County and Tribal governments and their stakeholders. Her background in Criminal Justice and Youth Programs gave her a wide range of experiences in developing policy and programs especially for youth development.  She has been Director for the Department of Defense's Youth Challenge Program in Oklahoma, Community Sentencing Executive Director/Chief Probation Officer, Warden for both adults and juveniles, Instructor, Volunteer Coordinator for Army Community Service, and Associate Editor for a national trade magazine.

Cherie has served and worked with several non-profit boards and volunteer agencies including the Victim's Impact Panel for Oklahoma and Comanche counties, Lawton's Boulevard of Lights, Oklahoma and Kansas's Law Enforcement Torch Run, and Thunderbird Youth Foundation.

In 1987, Cherie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Political Science/Law Enforcement and is an avid volunteer for Special Olympics.  

Contact: cstierwalt@workforcetulsa.com or (918) 595-4661

Julie Sorrels, Manager of Operations, Workforce Tulsa

Julie Sorrels joined Workforce Tulsa on September 12, 2013. She was a participant in the Women in Recovery Program, an intensive and comprehensive outpatient treatment program designed as an alternative to female incarceration, from which she graduated in December, 2013.

Julie was also a participant in the Lindsey House program. The program provided her and her teenage daughter with a safe place to live as they transitioned from a history of situational homelessness to self-sufficiency. She has since become a homeowner and currently serves on the Lindsey House Board of Directors.

The Tulsa Area United Way awarded Julie with the 2017 Live United Spirit Award in recognition of her passion, heart, advocacy, and volunteerism.

In 1997, Julie graduated East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Social Work Degree. She worked as a Child Welfare Specialist at the Tulsa County Department of Human Services for over ten years.  In the summer of 2013, she participated in a pilot program started by Women in Recovery in partnership with Tulsa Community College’s Second Chance Program. She subsequently obtained an Information Technology - Business Computer User Certificate of Achievement and was named on the President’s Honor Roll.  She is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the workforce Tulsa team, and looks forward to rebuilding a career founded in helping others.  

Contact: jsorrels@workforcetulsa.com or (918) 595-8921. 

Kyle Smith, Interim Program Director

Kyle Smith, Project Director for Workforce Tulsa, is responsible for day-to-day management of center operations and the development and direction for all aspects of hard to serve populations including justice involved customers, veterans, customers with disabilities and older workers.

Kyle joined Grant Associates Inc. in 2014, as an Account Manager where his responsibilities included but were not limited to forecasting employer needs to create customer-client relationships.  As the lead Account Manager for the Justice Involved program, Kyle successfully placed 92 candidates into employment in 4 months (64 were justice involved participants).

Prior to joining Grant Associates, Kyle worked in the pharmaceutical industry developing an invaluable amount of sales training from some of the world’s most successful companies, such as Pfizer, Ventiv Health, Maxim Health and Enterprise Rent A Car.  He has documented recruiting, sales training and sales management certifications.

Kyle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Wilberforce University.  He also has noteworthy experience in project management, territory and account management, customer relations and career development. 

Contact: ksmith@workforcetulsa.com or 918.796.1242.