Our Mission

To provide fundamental life, education, and workforce skills that together form the building blocks for better lives.

Paxen Executive Team


Richard Semancik, Executive Director

With more than 15 years of expertise in business development, strategic planning, and contract management, Mr. Semancik organizes and oversees Paxen's day-to-day strategic objectives and activities. He also heads the company’s largest division, Customer Solutions. Prior to joining Paxen in 2010, Mr. Semancik served as senior vice president at G4S Youth Services, which acquired Sunshine Youth Services, a Tampa-based company Mr. Semancik co-founded in 2000. Under Mr. Semancik’s guidance, Sunshine Youth Services grew in nine years to become the second-largest provider of juvenile justice residential services in Florida, with six locations and 350 employees. Mr. Semancik holds a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida.


 Jonathan Zeigler, Vice President, Operations

Mr. Zeigler directs the instructional fidelity and growth of Paxen’s operations in a host of states ranging from Hawaii to South Carolina and north along the Atlantic coast. Mr. Zeigler maintains top-line responsibility for the instructional efficacy, financial health, and customer satisfaction of Paxen programs under his purview. Mr. Zeigler, who previously served as general manager of Paxen’s Florida, Georgia, New York, and South Carolina operations, carries a broad and deep understanding of Paxen’s programmatic operations. He also has served as a training manager, program manager, and in-school manager for Paxen in states as diverse as Florida, Hawaii, and South Carolina.


Lindsey Alf, Vice President of Finance

Ms. Alf brings 10 years of financial government contracting experience to Paxen where she liaises between Paxen’s operational team and Paxen’s corporate team.  She oversees all program finance activities, and the flow of data from those activities, as it corresponds to Paxen’s corporate finance goals and objectives and vice versa. Ms.Alf graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, and graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida where she received her MBA.  She worked as a finance professional at Harris Corporation following graduation before joining the team at Paxen in 2010.