Senior Management Team

Kurtis Palermo

Kurtis Palermo

Director of Program Operations and Employment, Roca Baltimore

Kurtis Palermo

Kurtis (Kurt) is the Director of Program Operations and Employment of Roca Baltimore. Before relocating to Baltimore Kurt served as the Assistant Director at Roca Springfield in Massachusetts. Prior to Roca, Kurt was the Recreation Director for a summer youth program in Northampton, MA as well as serving as both an Assistant and Head Wrestling Coach at Belchertown High School.

In February 2013 Kurt began with Roca through an AmeriCorps fellowship program and eventually transitioned into numerous roles at Roca Springfield. He is highly committed to working with community and criminal justice partners, and local organizations in order to best serve young people.  Kurt is devoted to his work with young people and understands that change is possible.

Kurt earned his M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University and his B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina Charlotte.