Our Staff

  • Joani McCormack - Client Services Manager

    Joani's outreach since she started with Express PittWest in 2014 has been focused on relationships. She is a connector. In today's world she is focusing on our candidate engagement and how we, Express PittWest can help the candidates navigate the process; upskill, relearn and market themselves professionally all the time.

    After a 20+ year career in Medical Office Management, Joani made the move to Express Employment Professionals. First as a Staffing Consultant and later as the Client Services Manager. Joani enjoys meeting our clients and connecting them with our associates and keeping them abreast of the latest educational offerings from Express Employment Professionals! It is all about making the connections, finding the talent, and more! Skilled in Human Resources, Sourcing, Customer Service, Sales, and Recruiting.

    Joani is proud to call Pittsburgh her home and enjoys supporting the community as an FBLA Judge for the Beaver County Career and Technology Center, serves on the Advisory Board of Parkway West Career and Technology Center's Welding Program, is an Ambassador to The Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce and is a mentor to a Syrian refugee family through Hello Neighbor. She also supports (or volunteers) with many non-profits close to her heart including 412 Food Rescue, The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Hope Grows, Bridge to Home Animal Rescue, The Salvation Army, Family Resources, and more.

    In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and her pooch Harley, gardening, cooking, baking, entertaining and the Pittsburgh arts scene.

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    Cathy Matko - Business Developer

    Cathy has been with Express since November of 2021 functioning as our business developer. Cathy focuses on building and maintaining relationships. She attends many networking and recruiting events to ensure she is making proper connections. Cathy’s communication strength is helpful to our expert recruiters who service light industrial, professional, and office services.

    Before Cathy started working with Express, she had 10 years’ experience working in Employment services, 11 years in tour and travel sales, and 17 years in the hospitality industry. Her background and skillset make her a perfect fit for her role.

    When Cathy is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, golfing, creating stain glass, and making acrylic pour paintings. Cathy volunteers her time to give back to her community with organizations such as UPMC and Family Hospice. She also is a community ambassador.

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    Annette Rascati - Office Support

    Annette is our resident expert on servicing our INTERNAL customer – the associate. She is our go-to person for all support and operational items. She processes payroll, manages worker’s compensation and unemployment claims. Annette also is the liaison to many of our recruiting partners.

    Annette began working with Express Employment Professionals in February of 2008. Before working with Express, she worked for Ductmate Industries and Asko Manufacturing in various capacities in customer service, engineering, and as a liaison between sales, engineers, manufacturing, and other divisions. 

    Annette volunteers in many capacities at St. Thomas A. Becket Parish and at the Jefferson Hills, West Allegheny, and Crafton Libraries. She is a member of St. Lucy's Auxiliary.

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    Michelle Camp - Employment Specialist

    Michelle became employed with Express in the beginning of 2022. She is our employment specialist working directly with both the associates and companies in Allegheny County. The industrial workers are her primary focus. Michelle’s main role is to research job openings to then conduct either in person or phone interviews to properly assign the associates. She then ensures the placement was successful by following up with the associate and or client.

    Michelle’s previous work history involves working in recruiting, administrative, and office settings. She uses the skills acquired from those positions to help her adequately recruit and place employees in positions where they are best fit.

    In Michelle’s spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family. She is the Vice President of the Beaver Local Cheer Boosters. In addition, Michelle is also an Alpha Xi Delta Alumni at Kent State University.

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    Kela Stinson - Front Office Coordinator (Robinson)

    Kela is our front office coordinator in the Robinson office working directly with the associates. She conducts phone interviews to initiate the onboarding process. Kela is learning about our company and soon will began to place associates for the light industrial book of business. Along with that, she also facilitates the office daily workflow activities.

    Prior to working with Express, Kela obtained over 20 years of experience working in the customer service industry. She brings her obtained skillset and knowledge from her previous years of work here to Express ensuring that every encounter she has with the associates is a pleasant one.

    When Kela is not in the office, she loves to spend quality time with her family and friends. She lives by the motto that every day is a good day!

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    Commercial/Light Industrial Division

    Tamiko "Miko" Bailey - Sales Manager

    Miko has led the Commercial Team with placements YTD 2020 and initially is tops on our Leader Board for 2021. She can connect associates to our many clients in the Beaver County area with ease.

    Miko previously worked with Express Employment Professionals in the Scranton office as a Staffing Consultant for over 2 years before moving to the West area. Miko joined the Express Pittsburgh West team in 2015 and has successfully brought her abilities and experiences in staffing to better help our associates’ and clients’ needs. She also uses her communication skills and knowledge of the business world as a Customer Service Representative for the state of Ohio.  Miko has completed Social Service courses at Wilberforce University and is a Certified Presenter from the Benefits Rights Information (BRI). 

    In Miko’s free time, she enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures as well as spending time with her family and friends. Miko supports The Franklin Center and Professional Outfitters of Aliquippa and New Brighton. She also partners with CareerLink for job outreach, training, and placement.

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    Mike Phillis - Skilled Trades Employment Specialist

    Mike brings 15 years of experience in recruiting and sales. He is currently leading the Skilled Trades Division. Mike started working with Express in July 2020 and has proven his dedication to building relationships with his clients and associates. Mike’s technical knowledge and former on-the-job learning contribute to his match-making success for our clients with skilled trades’ needs. Mike simply excels in customer service and his expertise is recruiting potential candidates from a variety of sources, prescreening, interviewing, coordinating client interviews, and placing candidates into the workforce.

    In Mike’s spare time he plays drums for a band called “Sundog Remains” and thoroughly enjoys making music. When he’s not at work or playing drums, you can find Mike on his boat fishing!

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    Tora Rudy - Front Office Coordinator (Monaca)

    Tora is currently our front office coordinator at our Monaca recruiting office where she aides in providing support for Mike and Miko. She is a pivotal communicator. Tora continuously proves her dedication towards her associates ensuring she is effectively building relationships. She has a niche for connecting with light industrial and skilled trades candidates here at Express. Tora loves a good challenge. In addition, she possesses a flair for bridging the gap and making connections with the recruiting specialists and applicants.

    Prior to working at Express, Tora obtained 3 years of experience in management and customer service. She also held a position as a heat operator working in a production setting. She loves to utilize her skills, experiences, and knowledge gained from her previous work endeavors at Express.

    In Tora’s free time she enjoys traveling, exploring, and making memories with her children.

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    Express Alumni We Are Proud Of:

    Alumni: Ashley Green: Now working with our client St. Moritz in Human Resources.
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    Ashley was our Commercial and Semi-Skilled Employment Specialist from 2018 through May 2021.


    Robinson:
    6200 Steubenville Pike, Suite 102 & 201, Robinson Twp., PA 15136

    Monaca:
    699 Pennsylvania Avenue, Monaca, PA 15051