SETA Directors

Kathy Kossick — Executive Director

Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA)
(916) 263-3800

Kathy Kossick has seen the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA) grow from a $16 million budget in 1984, when she became the Chief Fiscal Officer, to a current budget of $88 million. She became the Executive Director in 1997. Kathy has advocated for leveraging community resources both internally and externally. SETA has been an active partner in the Capital Area Investment Zone, which developed a seven county, 23-site One Stop Career Center system. She also serves on the Sacramento Workforce Investment Board and is an active board member on the Sacramento County First 5 Commission. Under her tenure, SETA has received a workforce partnership award from the National Association of Workforce Boards and the National Hammer award from the National Partnership for Reinventing Government.


Roy Kim — Deputy Director

Workforce Development SETA/Sacramento Works, Inc.
(916) 263-3800

Roy Kim is the Deputy Director of Workforce Development for the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency and Sacramento Works, Inc., the local workforce investment board. He oversees the planning and implementation of workforce development programs targeting job seekers and employers and creates community partnerships to strengthen the Sacramento Works Job Center system. He leads a team of dedicated workforce development professionals who provide training, education, social services and job placements services to over 50,000 youth, adults and dislocated workers per year.

Roy cares deeply about building a collaborative workforce development system that ensures self-sufficiency and upward mobility for job seekers and results in a highly skilled workforce to meet the hiring needs of local employers.


Denise Lee — Deputy Director

Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA)/Children and Family Services
(916) 263-3800

Denise Lee is the Deputy Director of Children and Family Services with the SETA Head Start/Early Head Start Program. SETA serves more than 5,100 children and families county-wide. Denise has been with SETA for more than 18 years working in a variety of capacities including administration, grant writing, monitoring, technology and education/special education and mental health. Before joining the Head Start team, she taught in public elementary school in San Jose, California and overseas in Madrid, Spain.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the California Head Start Association and attended the Johnson and Johnson Head Start Management Fellows Program at the University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Business in 2006. Denise earned her Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach in 1989 and her Master’s degree from University of California, Davis in 2001.