Local Boards

Local Boards

The Local Board represents a wide variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout a local area.  Local Boards serve as a critical lynchpin in ensuring that workforce training and investments are aligned with the needs of a workforce area’s economy through the design, delivery, and oversight of the local workforce development system. In this capacity, some of the critical functions of the board are:

  • Works to develop a comprehensive and high-quality workforce development system by collaborating with its workforce, education, and economic development partners;
  • Serves as a strategic convener to promote and broker effective relationships between the Chief Local Elected Officials and economic, education, and workforce partners;
  • Develops a strategy to continuously improve and strengthen the workforce development system through an integrated and aligned workforce system;
  • Approves and submit on behalf of the Chief Local Elected Officials the local workforce plan.

Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board


About                   Meetings                   Members                 Policies/Reports


Mission:  The Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board serves as a catalyst, identifying and addressing the evolving business needs of Greater Phoenix by convening partners to provide customer-centric solutions and resources which offer employers access to a skilled workforce.

Vision:  Businesses will have access to world-class talent through a comprehensive, seamless system of partners that positions Phoenix as a global leader for economic growth.


The Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board (PBWDB) a local workforce development board, approved by the State of Arizona and charged with providing strategic guidance and direction for federal, state, and local workforce development funds and programs. The PBWDB oversees a network of public and private partners, to coordinate a cohesive strategy for talent development within the city.

Roles and Responsibilities 


Meet the Board


Travis Hardin, Chair


Communications Consultant, Wells Fargo

Travis Hardin is a native of Columbia, TN., and a Communications Consultant /Assistant Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank & Co. With more than 15 years of leadership experience, learning and sales development Travis continues to implement and execute initiatives which meet the needs of the community. Travis believes he is best served by not sitting back and counting his blessings but by sharing them. Travis lives in Laveen with his wife Sharkea and their daughter Nia. He received a BA from Aquinas College. Travis was elected to the Board in 2013.

Nick DePorter, Co-Chair


Senior Field Organizer, LinkedIn

Nick DePorter’s professional experience includes community relations, business development, strategic planning and higher education leadership. Nick currently works at LinkedIn serving as the Senior Field Organizer on the Policy and Government Relations team. Nick is responsible for partnering with companies, non-profits, education providers and governments to create economic opportunity for every member of the workforce.  Nick is also an elected Councilmember for the Town of Fountain Hills.

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Business Executive Director of HR-Community Delivery, Banner Health


Derek Anderson currently serves as the Sr Director of Recruitment at Banner Health.   He has been in his current role for 2 years, and possesses over 12 years of Human Resources Leadership Experience throughout his career.  Prior to working at Banner, Derek spent 10 years with Target Corporation, most recently as an HR Director.  He is a native to Arizona, and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Arizona State University.  

Daniel Barajas

Community College

Director, Industry Partnerships, Maricopa County Community Colleges

Daniel Barajas comes to the Maricopa County Community Colleges District from Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona where he was most recently the Dean of Career and Technical Education for his last seven years there - leading occupational academic programming, continuing education & workforce development, and academic support services.  Daniel spent nearly fourteen years at AWC during which time he was also an Associate Dean for Community and Educational Partnership, marrying educational opportunity to business and workforce need.  Daniel also spent nearly ten years in the Pima Community College system where he worked for the Center for Training and Development, along with other roles in the Student Services area.

In total Daniel brings twenty four years of post-secondary experience to job, collaborating with secondary, university, business and industry partners - in addition to economic development and one-stop systems. Daniel's formal education consists of an undergraduate degree in Business Management and Master's degree in post-secondary Educational Administration.  Daniel also brings State leadership experience through a diversity of roles, and has formerly served as the President of the Arizona Occupational Administrators Council (AOAC).

Since joining the Maricopa County Community Colleges District as the District Director for Community Partnership and Workforce Development in April of 2016, he has enjoyed affiliation with regional education and business and industry partners, with a recent appointment as Board Member for the Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board. 

Nick Bielinski


Direct Placement Services Manager, TEKsystems

Nicholas Bielinski currently serves as the Direct Placement Service Manager and Veteran Lead for the West & NW Region for TEKsystems. Prior to TEKsystems, he served in the United States Air Force as an Information Security Analyst within the National Security Agency. After the service he completed his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University, which he also served as the President of the Student Veterans Association. Now with TEKsystems he partners with companies in the Phoenix Market focused on Technology Delivery, Services and Training. In addition, he focus’ on Diversity & Inclusion for TEKsystems and involved with various veteran programs like the Pat Tillman Foundation here in Phoenix for TEKsystems.

Audrey Bohanan

Business - Health Care

Chief People Officer, Adelante Healthcare

Ms. Bohanan was privileged to join the Workforce Development Board in January of 2015.  She is currently the Chief People Officer Adelante Healthcare a Federally Qualified Community Health Center with 9 Health Centers  serving patients in Maricopa County. In this role she oversees all human resources functions for the organization. Her areas of responsibility include  recruitment , benefits, compensation, employee relations, training and employee development. Mrs. Bohanan received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and a Masters of Human Resources from Keller Graduate School of Management in Phoenix, AZ. She is a results-oriented Human Resource professional with extensive experience in the Employee Benefits Health Care industry. Prior to joining Adelante Healthcare she held leadership roles at Go Daddy and CIGNA Healthcare. Ms. Bohanan served in a variety of Director level roles from National Accounts, Quality, Customer Advocacy and Employee Benefits. These roles have strengthened her commitment to the health and wellness, recruitment, retention development of the workforce in the community we serve.

Kelley Coats

Kelley Coats

Business - Large Public Utility Director of Customer Operations, APS

Kelley is the Director of Customer Operations. In this role, she has responsibility for the customer service operations organization, including overseeing the handling of customer inquiries and interactions in the contact center, business offices, email and automated phone system. Coats began her career at APS in 2005 as a Program Manager in the Marketing department taking on roles with increasing responsibilities before moving into Customer Operations in 2012.  Prior to joining APS, Kelley worked at Omaha Public Power District. She currently serves on the board of Waste Not in addition to sitting on the City of Phoenix Business and Workforce Board. Kelley earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Arizona State University.


Andres Contreras

Andres Contreras

Community Based Organization

Vice President, Acquisition and Development, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Andres L. Contreras currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Social Services & Education and have direct oversight of Migrant and Seasonal Headstart/ EHS, Community Schools, Housing Counseling and Family Empowerment Services. Mr. Contreras possesses over 23 years of community focused non-profit and for profit program experience. He has worked with a variety of entities including schools, businesses, other nonprofit organizations, as well as local, state and federal government. His experience includes extensive involvement in strategic planning and program development in the areas of prevention, workforce develop-ment, elderly services, behavioral health, housing, child & family welfare, immigration ser-vices, emergency assistance, human resource, commercial development and acquisition provid-ing direct services and overall program over sight and leadership. Mr. Contreras has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services Management from the University of Phoenix and Master in Business Administration Degree from the Ken Blanchard School of Business at Grand Canyon University.

Jan Davis Vocational Rehabilitation Assistant Program Manager, AZ Dept. of Economic Security
Dept. of Employment and Rehabilitation

Rachel Galusha


Regional Recruitment Manager, Hyatt Hotels

Rachel grew up in Phoenix, moving here in 1976 when her dad took a position with AJ Bayless (now AJ's). She began her hospitality career 25 years ago as a server at Streets of New York on 44th Street and Camelback.  Her career with Hyatt Hotels began in 2007 with Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe at Lone Eagle Grille and she was promoted into Human Resources in 2012.  She returned to Phoenix in 2015 with Hyatt Regency Phoenix as the Recruitment Manager and now oversees Recruitment for Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, Andaz Scottsdale and Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Rachel is proud of the relationships she has built over the past 3 years with State, County and City community partners and loves to share the Hyatt culture with anyone and everyone!

She joined PBWD Board in 2018 and is excited to share input on what is needed to have a successful hospitality career!

Ali Gamero-Hernandez

Ali Gamero-Hernandez

 Employment Services

Phoenix Area Manager, AZ Dept. of Economic Security
Dept. of Employment and Rehabilitation

Ali Gamero-Hernandez serves as Program Manager with the Department of Economic Security, Reemployment Assistance Administration. Ali has oversight of the Title III Employment Service program supporting a variety of employment related activities including Veteran services and reemployment services to unemployment insurance claimants. In addition to serving the workforce and business community, she stays busy enjoying time with her husband and two children. Ali earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Grand Canyon University.

Stacie Garlieb

Stacie Garlieb

Small Business 

President, Successful Impressions LLC

Stacie Garlieb is the President of Successful Impressions LLC which assists students and working professionals with career search skills and supports businesses with candidate recruitment.  She is a national speaker and author who has presented on various career skills topics at collegiate and community based events. In collaboration with businesses in various fields, she recruits at public and private universities as well as community career fairs.  Over more than twenty five years, she worked in Fortune 500 organizations after earning her BS from ASU.

Malcolm Green

Business Executive Director, Arizona Manufacturing Partnership, Inc.

Michael Hale


EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Arizona Federal Credit Union

Michael Hale has been with the Arizona Federal Credit Union for 10 years.  In his current capacity, as the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, he is no stranger to strategizing the credit union advance as he previously served in various leadership capacities since 1975, including President and CEO of Andrews Federal Credit Union for over 12 years.  Mr. Hale’s hard work has been recognized numerous times in the industry as he has received many accolades and recognition in the community including a Bronze Star while serving in the U.S. Army.

Mr. Hale has a degree in Business Management and serves on many community organizations and professional boards and commissions.  He has been honored with a Scholarship in his name “The Michael Hale Scholarship- Leader, Mentor, & Friend” by the 100 Black Men of Phoenix and the Arizona Federal Credit Union.

“It is an honor to be a member of the PBWD Board in service to the community that I live and work in. I aspire to add to the Valley’s destiny of becoming a mecca for attracting, enhancing and retaining an increasingly productive workforce.  This will in turn attract more new business to the Valley and increase the commitment of our current businesses.   I’m confident that we can do this ethically, timely in a mutually beneficial way for our local constituencies (workforce, families business and government).”          –Michael Hale


Delbert Hawk

Delbert Hawk


President, IBEW Local Union 640

Delbert Hawk currently serves as the President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 640 in addition to being the Chairman and Labor Trustee at the Phoenix Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.

Delbert began his career as a Union electrician when he joined the Phoenix Electrical Apprenticeship program through I.B.E.W. Local 640. He graduated from the five year apprenticeship program in 2004 to become a Journeyman Wireman.  Soon after, he started working in the field and was quickly appointed as a Foreman, working for multiple contractors on high profile jobs here in Arizona, such as, Intel and APS.  In addition, he also spent two years teaching first and third year students enrolled in the I.B.E.W. Apprenticeship program.

In 2013, he was brought into the Local Union 640 Business Office as a Business Development Representative, and shortly thereafter, elected as the Local Union President in 2014.

Delbert was appointed as the State Political Coordinator for the I.B.E.W. 7th District in 2015, increasing his involvement in political events and activities. Other appointments include serving as a Trustee for the Local 640 Health and Welfare Fund and Pension Fund, plus several other State and Municipal affiliations such as: Arizona Town Hall, Alliance for Construction, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and Arizona Technology Council, just to name a few.

Delbert stays very active in the community and business sector, promoting the

I.B.E.W. Apprenticeship  program  and educating non-signatory  contractors  and workers about the benefits of becoming a member of the I.B.E.W.

Jeff Holly Labor SMART Local Union 359, Business Manager
Financial Secretary-Treasurer

Michelle Jameson

Michelle Jameson

Veteran Serving Organization
Older Workers
U.S. Vets - Phoenix - Director

Michelle is the Executive Director for U.S.VETS-Phoenix, a national leader in providing housing, employment and other critical services to veterans, in this position, she oversees the agency’s fiscal and program operations.  As a daughter of a Vietnam Veteran, Michelle understands the need and importance to provide a variety of supportive programs for veterans to ensure a successful and supportive integration into civilian life.  Michelle has extensive experience in executive-level management, non-profits and education.  She has served on a numerous boards working in support of homelessness, education, advocacy and employment.

Michelle holds a Master’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, and obtains an Arizona Principal Certification.  In her career she has worked as an Education Division Social Services Manager, a School Administrator where she was responsible for development, design and oversight of multiple school programs. Her other positions held include being a Biology & Physical Science Teacher, an Adult Basic Education Instructor and a Training Facilitator for the Family Literacy Network. Michelle currently is a Board Member on the Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board and is an active member of the following committees:  Maricopa Continuum of Care Committee, Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness Legislative Advocacy and the Unified Arizona Veterans.  


Jeff Kulaga

Higher Education Director of Business Development and Employer Relations
Jesus Love Adult Basic Education Executive Director, Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa

Beth Salazar

Beth Salazar


Non-Profit Managment Resource Development

Beth Salazar, Principal, Salazar Resource Development, works with non-profits of all sizes to expand their capacity for resource development through innovative program design and creative financial development.  In her 30 year career with YMCAs throughout the United States she was well known for her ability build strong boards and outstanding staff teams.  She is the treasurer for Planned Giving Round Table of AZ, has served as a volunteer mentor and guest presenter for the Arizona Community Foundation Endowment Building Initiative and currently shares her talents with SARRC, as their Planned Giving Manager.

Lorenzo Sierra

Lorenzo Sierra

Economic Development

Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Lorenzo Sierra is an award-winning, marketing professional. He is also a member of the Avondale City Council. He is a consultant at Segal, a human resources consulting firm. Lorenzo is a dedicated community servant who sits on several boards, including:

*The Maricopa Association of Governments Economic Development Committee

*The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


Lorenzo was named one of the 10 most influential minorities by the Phoenix Business Journal. He also made the Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list. Lorenzo is a graduate of Arizona State University.


Meetings PY 2017-2018

Full Board:

9am @ The Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center, 302 N. 1st Ave., 6th Fl

Executive Leadership Committee:

9am @ Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington Street, 20th Floor East

Meetings PY 2016-2017

Full Board
9 am @ The Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center, 302 N. 1st Ave., 6th Fl

Executive Leadership Committee
9 am @ Phoenix City Hall,  200 W. Washington, 20th Floor East

Meetings in 2018:

Click here for a downloadable calendar in PDF format

Meetings in 2017:

Continuous Improvement Committee: March 27, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18
12 pm @ The Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center, 302 N. 1st Ave., 6th Fl.

Business Engagement Committee: March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21
9 am @ The Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center, 302 N.1st Ave., 6th Fl.

Service Delivery Committee: March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, Decebmer 8
8:30 [email protected] The Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Center, 302 N. 1st Ave., 6th Fl

Advancing Youth Workforce: February 28, March 21, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 28, December 26
8:30 am @ various meeting locations.

Click Here for a printable PDF of the Calendar.

Board Ambassador Activity Tracker

For Board members only.

Workforce Arizona Council

The Workforce Arizona Council (Council) is the advisory board to the Governor on workforce matters. Appointed by Governor Ducey pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Council is comprised of leaders representing private business, labor, community-based organizations, the Arizona Legislature, local government and state agencies. It is responsible for carrying out the Governor’s strategic vision for the state’s robust workforce system.

Workforce Arizona Council Meeting Dates/Times

Policies and Reports

2016-2020 Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board Strategic Plan

2016-2020 Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board Strategic Plan Executive Summary




Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Policies 

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City of Phoenix



The Maricopa County Workforce Development Board is seeking New Board Members!  Consider Applying Today! (please click here)


About the MCWDB

The Maricopa County Workforce Development Board (MCWDB) was established to assist the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors as the Chief Local Elected Officials in strategic planning, oversight and evaluation of the local workforce development area, as well as to promote effective outcomes consistent with statewide goals, objectives and negotiated local performance.

The MCWDB receives its authority in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law on July 22, 2014 and is comprised of leaders representing the local area’s geographic and business demographics in private business and in the public sector. 

"[email protected] - Maricopa County connects job seekers to the needs of industry to ensure economic prosperity."


Our Board Members

Name Affiliation Title Representation
Angie Ferguson Northern Trust Senior Vice President/ HR Manager Business
Drew Thorpe Arizona Public Service Talent Acquisition Manager Business

Kelsie McClendon (Chairman)

Total Transit Corporate HR Manager


Mark Wagner The Hartford Vice President of Learning Business

Neal Dauphin

Contracted Driver Services Director of Sales


Robin Schaeffer

Arizona Nurses Association Executive Director Business
Thomas Jenkins Advanced Business Learning  Presidnet & CEO Business
David Drennon Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association  Executive Vice President Business

Carlton Brooks

American Culinary Federation Chef's Association of Arizona Current Past President Apprentice Chair Labor & Apprenticeship
Reid Graser Job Corps Admissions Project Director Youth Workforce
Shawn Hutchinson Phoenix Electrical Join Apprenticeship and Training  Training Director Joint Labor-Management Apprenticeship Program
Sally Downey East Valley Institute of Technology Superintendent/CEO Education
Marla Lazere AZ DES Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services Administrator


Charisse Sink AZ DES Vocational Rehabilitation VR Unit Supervisor Vocational Rehabilitation
Kelly Crawford Friendly House Inc. Director of Adult Education Adult Education & Literacy 
Randy Kimmens Maricopa County Community College District Associate Vice Chancellor Higher Education
Gregg Ghelfi Maricopa County IDA Business Development Officer Economic and Community Development

* Indicates dual membership with City of Phoenix WDB.


MCWDB Meetings

Maricopa County Worforce Development Board Notice Disclosure Statement

2017 - 2018 MCWDB Updated Calendar | 2018 - 2019 MCWDB Meeting Calendar

2017 - 2018 Agenda Item Deadlines | 2018 - 2019 Agenda Item Deadlines

Agenda Item Request Form

Consent Agenda Report Form


Minutes, Policies and Reports

MCWDB Bylaws

Open Meetings  Ch. 7 | Conflict of Interest Ch. 8

2016-2020 Strategic Local Plan

Maricopa County LMI

MCWDB Self-Assessment Progress

2018 Maricopa County LMI

Strategic Planning - Timeline | Needs Assessment Report | Goals & Vision  


Executive Committee:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Meeting Canceled

Friday, August 11, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Agenda | No Quorum

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - Agenda| Minutes

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, December, 20, 2017 - Meeting Cancelled

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, February 01, 2018 - AgendaMinutes

Friday, February 16, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes (Location change, please see agenda)

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes

Friday, April 27, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes (Special Phone Conference Meeting, please see agenda)

Monday, June 4, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes (Special Phone Conference Meeting, please see agenda)

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes

Friday, August 31, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes | Meeting Materials (Special Phone Conference Meeting, please see agenda)

Thursday, September, 13, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes | Meeting Matetials (Location change, please see agenda)


Full Board:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Meeting Canceled

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -   Agenda | Minutes 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Meeting Canceled

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes (Location change, please see agenda)

Wednesday, December, 20, 2017 - Meeting Cancelled

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes (Location change, please see agenda)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - Meeting Cancelled

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes

Wendesday, September 19, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes | Meeting Materials


Youth Committee:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Agenda | No Quorum (Location change, please see agenda)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - Meeting Canceled

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Agenda | No Quorum (Location change, please see agenda)

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes (Location change, please see agenda)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes (Location change, please see agenda)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - Meeting Canceled

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes  (Location change, please see agenda)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - Agenda | Meeting Canceled - lack of quorum (Location change, please see agenda)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes (Location change, please see agenda)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – Agenda | Minutes (Location change, please see agenda)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - Agenda | No Quorum (Location change, please see agenda)

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (Special Meeting) - Agenda | Meeting Canceled - lack of quorum

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - Meeting Canceled 


Governance Committee: 

Monday, June 4, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes


Nominations Committee:

Friday, September 15, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes 

Monday, October, 16, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes 

Friday, November 3, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Friday, January 26, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes

Monday, March 26, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes


MCWDB Workgroups:

Core Partner IFA Workgroup, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

One Stop Center Certification Workgroup, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes 

Local Board Certification & Self-Assessment Workgroup, Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes 

Core Partner IFA Workgroup,  Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Local Board Certification & Self-Assessment Workgroup, Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Strategic Planning Workgroup, Friday, November 3, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Local Board Certification & Self-Assessment Workgroup, Monday, November 6, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

Bylaws Workgroup, Tuesday, November 7, 20107 - Meeting Cancelled

Strategic Planning Workgroup, Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

One Stop Center Certification Workgroup,  Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Agenda | Minutes

MCWDB Video Project, Thursday, November, 07, 2017 -  Agenda| Minutes

Strategic Planning Workgroup, Monday, December 11, 2017 - AgendaMinutes

One Stop Center Certification Workgroup,  Thursday, January 11, 2018 - Agenda| Minutes

Bylaws Workgroup, Friday, January 12, 2018 - AgendaMinutes

One Stop Center Certification Workgroup,  Monday, February 05, 2018 - Agenda| Minutes

Strategic Planning Workgroup, Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes

Strategic Planning Workgroup, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes

Bylaws Workgroup, Wednesday. March 8, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes

NAWB Planning Session, Friday, March 16,2018 - Agenda | Mintues

Strategic Planning Workgroup, Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes

IT Solutions Workgroup, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Agenda | Minutes


MCWDB Meeting Notices:

Notice of Meeting One Stop Center Certification Workgroup at One Stop Center Locations, Multiple Meetings - Notice

Notice of Meeting One Stop Center Certification Workgroup at One Stop Center Locations, Multiple Meetings - Meetings Cancelled

Notice of Meetings of the IT Solutions Workgroup, Multiple Meetings - Notice  

          Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:00 a.m. - Meeting Notes

          Tuesday, May 29, 2018 11:15 a.m. - Meeting Notes

          Thursday, May 31, 2018 9:00 a.m. - Meeting Notes

          Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:30 a.m. - Meeting Notes

          Friday, June 1, 2018 1:00 p.m. - Meeting Notes

          Friday, June 1, 2018 2:30 p.m. - Meeting Notes

Notice of Meeting of the Maricopa County Workforce Development Board and the City of Phoenix Workforce Development Board (Meet and Greet) - Notice 

Notice of Strategic Planning Meeting of the Maricopa County Workforce Development Board - Notice | Meeting Notes




**For More Information and/or previous meeting documents, contact MCWDB Staff at: [email protected]

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND ACCESS: “The public must be allowed to attend and listen to deliberations and proceedings taking place in all public meetings, A.R.S. §38-431.01(A); however, Open Meeting Law does not establish a right for the public to participate in the discussion or in the ultimate decision of the public body.”

“Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.” “Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.” A sign language interpreter, alternative format materials, or infrared assistive listening devices will be made available within 72 hours’ notice. Additional reasonable accommodations will be made available to the extent possible within the time frame of the request. [email protected]: Maricopa County products and services are made available through federal funding provided by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA); serving Employers by aiding job seekers, adults, dislocated workers and youth.

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Workforce Development Board


The Workforce Development Board’s Strategic Vision for preparing an educated and skilled workforce inclusive of youth and individuals with barriers to employment in order to support the local area economic growth and economic self-sufficiency is to build economic success for business and workers through workforce development partnerships.

The Workforce Development Board Mission Statement is to facilitate business retention and growth by partnering with education, service agencies and the business community to empower individuals with skills that promote self-sufficiency.


Current Northeastern Arizona Innovative Workforce Solutions Workforce Development Board Members:

Board Member


Peggy, Belnap

Higher Education

Berry, Don


Buzan, Malissa

Workforce/Community Services

Byrne, Jeri


Christensen, Becky


Dean, Roxanne

Workforce/Job Corp

Flake, Elizabeth

Higher Education

Hart, Kelly

Wagner Peyser

Huddleston, Curtis


Jackson, Rickey

Adult Education

Joy, Glenn


Kakavas, Connie


Martin, Amy


Moore, Gary


North, Steve


Osborn, Deborah

Vocational Rehabilitation

Potts, Cliff


Smith, Ben


Sorensen, John


Stradling, Von


Williams, Steve



NEAZIWS Workforce Development Board is dedicated to demonstrating strong collaborating and leveraging resources to build the workforce necessary to meet industry and occupational demands.  To build a talent pipeline that meets the needs and expectations of business in the coming years.  




Pima County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) 2017-2018 Meeting Schedule

Pima County Workforce Investment Board

WIB Member Name Organizational Affiliation Member Title Category Represented

  Pima County In-Demand Industry, Industry Sector, or Subcategory Represented

Dr. Vaughn E. Croft, Ed.D Human Learning Systems, Inc./Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Business Community Liaison Business Professional Business Services-Business Management, Operations, Support
Mary E. Darling Darling Geomatics Chief Executive Officer Small Business Emerging Technologies and Infrastructure-Construction
Wilette C. Diggs Raytheon Missile Systems Human Resources Director Business Aerospace and Defense
Danielle Duarte Nesco Resource Tucson Professional, Engineering, and IT Branch & Business Development Manager Business Professional Business Services-Business Management, Operations, Support/Staffing and Recruiting
Molly Gilbert Campus Research Corporation/The University of Arizona, Tech Parks Arizona University and Community Engagement Director Business Education
Bruce W. Grant CBIZ Benefits and Insurance Services Benefits Consultant Business Health and Bioscience-Health Insurance
Cristina Castro Harrington Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc. Human Resources Manager Business Infrastructure-Utilities
Chris Hazen-Molina Heartfelt Workforce Owner/Executive Life Coach/Corporate Trainer/Consultant Small Business Professional and Business Services - Business Management, Operations, Support
Alexander "Alex" Horvath Tucson Medical Center Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer Business Health and Bioscience-Healthcare
Deron Johnson Southwest Gas Corporation Human Resources
Generalist II
Business Infrastructure-Utilities
Dorothy "Dot" Kret DK Advocates, Inc. dba Pak Mail President and Chief Executive Officer Business Logistics-Distribution
Aric L. Meares Azbil North America, BioVigilant Division Executive Vice President Business Health and Bioscience-Biotechnology and Optics
Marji Morris Tucson Electric Power Company Workforce Development & Talent  Acquisition Human Resources Program Manager
Business Infrastructure-Utilities
Jeannetta "Jaybee" Nickelson C3-CustomerContactChannels Senior Talent Acquisition Manager



Professional and Business Services - Business Management, Operations, Support
Jorge Rivero* ResCare-Jobs Workforce Services-Az, Inc./TANF Operations Manager Business Professional Business Services-Business Management, Operations, Support/Services and Solutions Provider
Paul Roughton,
WIB Chair
S and S Motorsports Owner Small Business Logistics-Transportation
Dr. Mark P. Vitale University of Phoenix Campus and Academic Director Business Education
Frank J. Watts, Jr. Military Contracts Senior Program Manager Business Aerospace and Defense
Jim Zarling Excel Mechanical, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Business Infrastructure-Construction and Natural and Renewable Resources-"Green" Occupations
Karen King Tucson Electrical Joint Apprentice and Training Center Training Director Workforce Registered Apprenticeship Program
Fabian Sandez Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Local 1912 President Workforce Labor Organization
Jacob Bernal Tucson Indian Center Executive Director Workforce Community-based Organization
Steve Freeman Linkages Regional Director Workforce Community-based Organization that has demonstrated experience and expertise in addressing the employment needs of individuals with barriers to employment, including organizations that provide or support competitive integrated employment for individuals with disabilities.
Kari Hogan Portable, Practical Educational Preparation, Inc. (PPEP, Inc.) Chief Administrative Officer Workforce Community-based Organization serving Individuals with Barriers to Employment, eligible Youth, and Out-of-School Youth
Ramon Serrato Serrato Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Workforce Community-based Organization
Brad McCormick Fred G. Acosta Job Corps/Human Learning Systems, Inc. Center Director Workforce Organization serving eligible Youth and Out-of-School Youth
Jay M. Slauter Tucson Youth Development, Inc. Executive Director Workforce Organization serving eligible Youth and Out-of-School Youth
Regina Suitt Pima Community College - Community Campus Adult Basic Education for College and Career Vice President Balance of who must be included WIOA Title II Adult Education and Literacy Activities
Lee D. Lambert, J.D. Pima Community College Chancellor Balance of who must be included Higher Education
Jan Lesher Pima County Administration Deputy County Administrator Balance of who must be included Governmental Entity and WIOA Title I Adults, Dislocated Workers, and Youth
Clarence Boykins Tucson-So Az Black Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Balance of who must be included Economic and Community Development Entity
Susan Hyatt Dumon Sun Corridor Inc. Vice President, Economic Development Balance of who must be included Economic and Community Development Entity
Lea Márquez Peterson Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President/Chief Executive Officer Balance of who must be included Economic and Community Development Entity
Juan Francisco Padrés City of Tucson, City Manager's Office Economic Development & International Trade Specialist Balance of who must be included Economic and Community Development Entity
Christopher Tafoya Arizona Department of Economic Security, Reemployment Service Administration Region IV Workforce Program Manager Balance of who must be included WIOA Title III State Employment Service Office under Wagner-Peyser Act
Mary K. Boegemann Arizona Department of Economic Security, Rehabilitation Services Administration Region II Program Manager Balance of who must be included WIOA Title IV Vocational Rehabilitation Services Programs
Dustin Williams Office of the Pima County School Superintendent School Superintendent Remaining of who are optional Education and Training Activities
Alan L. Storm, Ph.D Pima County Joint Technical Education District (JTED) Superintendent/
Chief Executive Officer
Remaining of who are optional Education and Training Activities
Jorge Rivero* Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/ResCare-Jobs Workforce Services-Az, Inc. Operations Manager Remaining of who are optional Governmental Entity representing Public Assistance Program

*Represent two categories

Pinal County - Local Board



To provide an environment for cultivating opportunities by using regional resources and partnerships to enhance the economy in Pinal County.


The creation of a quality workforce environment that connects jobseekers to employers.


[email protected] Pinal County Local Workforce Development Board Meetings click here

Board Members click here


Pinal County Local Board Membership

Name Company/Association Representing
Udo Cook (Chair) Abbott Nutrition Business
Carol Daniel (Co-Chair) Pinal County Federal Credit Union Business
Jackob Andersen Saint Holdings, LLC Business
Jack Beveridge Empowerment systems, inc. Business
Patrick Camuñez Pinal County Business
Kyle Gallo Bank of the West Business
Liz Harris Tuck Career Horizons Business
Patrick Johnson Danrick Builders, LLC Business
Lynn Parsons Coolidge Chamber Of Commerce Business
Chris Shoemaker Southwest Gas Corporation Business
Vacant   Business
Vacant   Business
Susan Aguilar Central Arizona College Education and Training
Dr. Jani Attebery Central Arizona College Education and Training
Mark Kolb Rehabilitation Services Administration (DES) Governmental and Economic Development
Tim Kanavel Pinal County Governmental and Economic Development
Sandie Smith Pinal Partnership Governmental and Economic Development
Richard Wilkie City Of Casa Grande Governmental and Economic Development
Michael Wisehart Arizona Department of Economic Security Governmental and Economic Development
Charlie Estrada United Steelworkers, USWA #915 Labor
Lana Chanda Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) Workforce
Lorena Gomez Phoenix Job Corps Center Workforce
Wilbur K. Freeman Jr. Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology (CAVIT) Workforce
Joan Moore Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens Workforce
Dean Van Kirk Arizona Pipe Trades Apprenticeship Workforce




Mission Statement: The [email protected] Arizona Board of Directors will lead the regional workforce development system and collaborate with all partners to help businesses and jobseekers prosper.

Vision Statement: Position our citizens and businesses for increased and sustained economic prosperity.

Values: Integrity, Self-Sufficiency, Respect, Teamwork, Initiative, Commitment, Individual responsibility for team success.



September 27, 2018 - Agenda  

June 20, 2018 - Agenda I Minutes

March 15, 2018 - Agenda I Minutes

December 14, 2017 - Agenda I Minutes

September 28, 2017 - Agenda I Minutes

June 22, 2017 - Agenda I Minutes

March 16, 2017 - Agenda I Minutes

December 15, 2016 - Agenda I Minutes

September 22, 2016 - Agenda I Minutes

June 22, 2016 - Agenda I Minutes



Name Company Position Representing Committee
Ron Curtis American Southwest Credit Union President Business Executive
Emery Silvester Arizona Electric Power Co-op Vice-President Business Executive
Doris Tolbert AVON Representative Secretary Business Executive & Finance

Jason Bowling 

Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative Treasurer Member Business & Labor  
Tony Boone City of Sierra Vista Member Economic Development  
Amanda Baillie Cochise County Member Business  
Jack Bauer AAG Reverse Mortgages Member Business  
Matt Bolinger Botanical Pharm Member Business  
Stephanie Michael AZ Department of Veterans’ Services Member Community Based Organization  
Kathleen Bullock Above Board Consulting Member Business  
Teresa Celestine DES Reemployment Assistance Administration Member State Programs  
Michael Crockett Eastern Arizona College Member Education  
Evonne Cummins-Martin STG, Inc Member Business  
Wendy Davis Cochise College Member Education  
Steve Garate Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc. Member Community Based Organization  
Mark Gallego UA Local Union #469 Member Labor  
David Howard Rehabilitation Services Administration Member State Programs  
Wick Lewis Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center Member Business Finance
Susan Morss Cochise College Member Adult Education  
Tim Taylor DRG Technologies, Inc. Member Business  
Mary Tieman Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce Member Business  
Michael Vetter Catholic Community Services Member Community Based Organization  


















Workforce Development Board Members

Workforce Development Board Accouncements

Name Title Affiliation
Maria Chavoya

Regional Manager Community Affairs

Mental Health and Primary Care Programs
Dave McDowell President/Owner Private Sector: President/ Owner
Ed Ford Representative of IBEW Local Union 387 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Magnolia Alonzo Adult Education Program Coordinator

Core Partner: Adult Education and Literacy Activites

Marisol Canales Principal/ Owner Technical/ Construction Civil Engineer
Judith Castro Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Core Partner: Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Daniel P. Corr President

Local Education Entity: Education and Training

Randal Etzler Chief Human Resources Officers Human Resources

Jesus E. Garcia

Administrator/Owner Home Care and Primary Care
Gilberto Gonzales Personal Recruiter Human Resources Department Defense Industry
C. Kevin Imes Staffing Manager Public High School District
Greg LaVann Sr. Vice President Economic Development
Rose Lugo Site Manager for Regional Claim Center Insurance Agency
Steve Miller Capt. Complex Staffing Manager Organized Labor Representative: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Michael Moyer General Manager Private Sector: Reta
Geoff Nance General Manager Private Sector: Manufacturing
Nancy Ngai Community Planning Coordinator Training Activities by Department of Housing by Urban Development
Sam Pepper President Caballeros de Yuma
Anne Powell Vice President/Executive Banking Relationship Manager Vice President/Executive Banking Relation
Tracy Shultz Vice President of Operations Vice President of Operations
Eulalia Tinoco Workforce Administration Supervisor for Yuma County Core Partner: Wagner Peyser Employment Services
Jenny Torres Economic Development Administrator Economic Development Sector
Tom Tyree Yuma County Schools Superintendent Local Education Entity: Education - Elected Official
Tony Zuniga Vice President/Managing Partner Vice President/Managing Partner
Thomas B. Lund Admissions Truck Driving School