Our Story

Who we Are

Clothes That Work is a grassroots non-profit that has been providing professional clothing, image counseling and training for job seekers in Montgomery County since 1998. More than 38,000 men, women, and independent teens have benefited from the services provided by Clothes That Work. Through the ongoing support of donors, funding partners, individuals, corporations and foundations we have been able to make a real difference in the lives of many people.

We partner with local organizations that refer clients in need of interview clothing to aid in the transition to self-sufficiency. In addition to providing interview appropriate clothing and training on how to dress for work, we also conduct seminars, give interviewing tips and coach on exhibiting appropriate professional behavior. By focusing on the skills our clients need to be competitive in the interview process, we help instill the confidence necessary to succeed.

About US




Our visionary founders include Kym Yahn, Linda Lombard, Mary Colegate, Mary Sue Kessler, Helen Jones-Kelley, Paula MacIlwaine, Elaine Johnson, Carol Prewitt, Pat Rider, Bonnie Langdon, Pat Robinson, Lee Armstrong Lumpkin, Chris Olinsky, and Nita Yates.


Joanie Krein


Graduation Alliance

Chris Garrity


Merrill Lynch

Peggy Seboldt


Retired, Catholic Social Services

Melissa Cutcher

Immediate Past President

Technology First

Holly Wiggins

Vice President

Community Volunteer

Joshua Schierloh

Member at Large

Sebaly Shillito & Dyer

Gail McCreight

Member at Large

Huntington Bank


David E. Bowman

The Ohlmann Group

Carrie Brunello

11th Hour Staffing

Caresse Drake

First Financial Bank

Lamonte Hall

City of Dayton

Gloria Hurwitz

United Church Homes

Mary Ann Kabel

AES Ohio

Mark Mazer

MS Consulting, LLC

Teresa Parker

Sinclair Community College

LaPearl Logan Winfrey

Retired, Wright State University


Cindy Garner Executive Director

cindy garner

Executive Director

Cindy Garner Executive Director

Deb Briganti 

Director of Finance & Business Development

Cindy Garner Executive Director

Asia Fuqua

Director of Marketing & Events

Laura Hart

Laura Hart

Director of Education and Outreach

board of trustees

Melanie troxell

Mobile Outreach Program Manager

Cindy Garner Executive Director

Jennifer wilburn

Manager of Inventory and Boutique Operations

board of trustees

Teresa Evergin

Inventory and Boutique Associate 

Cindy Garner Executive Director

Nick Eddy

Operations & Volunteer Manager


Frequently Asked Questions

Clothes That Work takes great pride in being the beneficiary of tremendous support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and community partners. We know that you have many options when making philanthropic decisions, and we are committed to excellent stewardship of your investment by following the highest standards of ethical fundraising. We never share or sell lists or personal information about our donors, and we believe in total transparency with regard to the designation of the organization’s funds.
Past Annual Reports
AFP Donor Bill of Rights
AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards

NEWS & updates

Click here to see our new newsletter! It includes a client spotlight and updates about the Clothing and Coaching Program, the Workplace Image Institute and the Luxe Boutique.