TWU Local 100 - NYCTA TUF



Meet the Staff


Charles JenkinsCharles Jenkins Acting Director


Charles Jenkins began his career with the New York City Transit Authority in 1988, as a Machinist in the Turnstile Department. Shortly after becoming employed with NYCTA, Charles quickly became an activist with the union as a Shop Steward and has been an Elected Officer in the Maintenance of Way Department, for the past 20 years.

Charles always understood the value of training, and the importance of keeping up with new technology. Upon becoming an officer, one of his major victories was receiving training for himself as well as his co-workers so they were able to stay abreast with technology, as new electronic equipment replaced old mechanical equipment.

In 2013 Charles joined TWU Local 100 Training and Upgrading Fund as the Step Apprentice Coordinator. In August 2014, Charles was appointed Acting Director of both the Training and Upgrading Fund and Child Care Fund. Since then, Charles has used his vast knowledge and experience to revamp Step Program the gate way to a career change by successfully completing a 3 year apprenticeship program & passing a Civil Service test.

Charles has a strong passion for helping others, and being the voice for those that may not have the courage to speak up for themselves. As the Acting Director of the Training and Upgrading Fund and Child Care Fund Charles is able to use his wealth of knowledge to enhance both the TUF & CCF Funds.

Jennifer DoddJennifer Dodd Director of Administration and Business Operations


Jennifer Dodd joined the Training and Upgrading Fund and Child Care Fund in 2016 as the Director of Administration and Business Operations. With her experience in trust fund and operations management, she brings her knowledge to help drive the daily functions and long-term goals of the funds. She previously worked for the Committee of Interns and Residents, the largest national housestaff union for physicians-in-training. There she served as a grantmaker and coordinator of the financial and strategic operations of a $5.5M trust fund. She also served as the Director of Operations for the ProCure Cancer Foundation where she managed all grantmaking, communications, and daily operations for the foundation. Prior to becoming a grant administrator, she worked as a health care professional specializing in community health education and promotion with the American Cancer Society, YWCA of Brooklyn, and New York City Early Intervention Program. Jennifer is an avid volunteer and actively involved in her community. She holds both a B.S. in Psychology and M.B.A. from Penn State University.

Jennifer Tennet-ArmourJennifer Tennet-Armour Administrative Coordinator - TUF


Jennifer has been involved with TUF since 2005 when she began interning in the Member Outreach Department. It was her love of interacting with the membership and assisting them to achieve their goals that motivated her to officially join the team in 2006 as an Administrative Assistant. Since then, she has consistently contributed by assisting to develop and administer new programs and helping members to achieve promotional opportunities. When she’s not assisting the membership, you can find her shopping, baking, spending time with her family, zip-lining, and enjoying life to the fullest!

Kristyl BlackKristyl Black Outreach Coordinator - TUF


In 2007 she entered the STEP program being the first graduate class of 2008. Kristyl entered the Elevator/Escalator as an Apprentice for 3 years, then became a Transit Electro-Mechanical maintainer. During the apprenticeship program, Kristyl continued her education at Mechanic Institute with an Associate in Electrical. She also went to CUNY for Electronic System Technician. August 2016, Kristyl joined TUF as an Outreach Coordinator. Her goals is to get member’s to look further than being an employee. Member should better educate themselves for a better future.

Sabrina J. BryantSabrina J. Bryant Program Coordinator


Sabrina Bryant is the Program Coordinator for the TWU Local 100 – NYCTA Training & Upgrading Fund. Prior to joining TUF, Sabrina worked for TWU Local 100 in the election department in 2006. She joined TUF in August of 2007 as a database assistant. With her dedication and hard work, she managed to climb the ladder and become the Program Coordinator for TUF. As a Program Coordinator, Ms. Bryant's role includes coordinating courses, advising members etc. She enjoys working with members as they are getting the education and training they need to climb their career ladder. Education and family is very important to Sabrina.

Kiewaun J. GayleKiewaun J. Gayle Program Assistant


Kiewaun Gayle came on board in the Accounting Department in 2012. During that time he was instrumental in servicing the members. Although he liked the accounting department, he has a gift with dealing with people and wanted to put it to use. In his current role as Program Assistant for the Training & Upgrading Fund, he gets to interact with the members daily and simply make them laugh. His interest in serving the membership is expressed in his exciting and enthusiastic approach to each individual. He also oversees the Transit Certificate Program. In his spare time he is an avid lover of music and enjoys all genres.