NWPA WDB Committees 

 

Executive Committee

Responsibility/Authority: Authority to act on behalf of the full WDB when necessary; provides oversight to WDB Committees and support to WDB Chair; issue management; strengthens relationships with local economic development; works in conjunction with the fiscal agent to develop the draft LWDB budget and makes recommendations on the LWDB budget that is presented for the full LWDB for final approval    

Jason Hall, Chair

Dr. Ray Feroz, Vice Chair

Sherry Savoia, Second Vice

Richard Baumcratz, Secretary

Jill Foys, Treasurer

Joy Sherry

Staff Contact: Janet Anderson

               

Communications Committee

Responsibility/Authority: Develops and implements regional outreach and communication activities to enhance community awareness and understanding of the system network and its benefits

Jim Decker, Chair

Dionne Wallace Oakley

Tyrone Clark

Linda Schell

Staff Contact: Jackie Hamilton

 

Governance Committee

Responsibility/Authority: Assists the WDB by focusing on best practices for board development, compliance to WDB bylaws; assists in the review, updating and development of policies and procedures

Dr. Ray Feroz, Chair

Bob Cardamone

Dionne Wallace Oakley 

Gary Shaw

Mike Chevalier

Staff Contact: Deb O'Neil

 

Monitoring & Evaluation Committee

Continuously monitors best practices and current trends for innovative approaches and workforce system improvements.  Establishes goals and performance measures for the PA CareerLink® locations and program contractor(s); Reviews and makes recommendations on program contractor and PA CareerLink® performance; ensures quality standards are met

Jill Foys, Chair

Gary Shaw

Tyrone Clark

Brad Tisdale

Rich Krankota

Dr. Aldo Jackson

Dr. Ray Feroz

Carl Nicolia

Staff Contact: Brian Nottingham

 

Individuals with Employment Barriers Committee

Responsibility/Authority: Supports/advises the WDB in the establishment and delivery of services to individuals with employment barriers

Jack Hewitt, Chair

Charlie Heller

Caryl Unseld

Rich Krankota

Staff Contact: Brian Nottingham

 

Sector Strategies & Career Pathways Committee

Responsibility/Authority: Develops sector strategies and career pathway models that align with PA CareerLink® services using regional input, including industry partnerships, secondary and post-secondary education programs, and data-driven research from various sources; conducts assessment of current and future economic and demographic trends; develops protocols for increasing awareness of strategic workforce issues; conducts workforce research and labor market analysis to identify and close gaps in local/regional workforce resources

Dr. Aldo Jackson, Chair

Sherry Savoia

John Wingerter

Bob Cardamone

Joy Sherry

Caryl Unseld

Staff Contact: Deb O'Neil

 

System Design & Implementation Committee

Supports the WDB in ensuring that the PA CareerLink® system is flexible and entrepreneurial and includes a customer satisfaction process and an employer customer service process that is aligned with industry partnerships, as well as ensuring effective employer engagement and business services delivery

Jake Rouch, Chair

Patricia Sweny

Linda Schell

Gary Shaw

Staff Contact: Brian Nottingham        

 

Youth Committee

Responsibility/Authority: Supports/advises the WDB in the establishment and delivery of youth services; promotes career pathways and tangible opportunities for youth

Mike Chevalier, Chair

Charlie Heller

Jill Foys

Chip Folletti

Staff Contact: Deb O'Neil

 

Nominating Committee

Annually recommends a slate of nominees to the WDB for officer and Executive Committee appointment; annually reviews the PA CareerLink® partner member(s) of the WDB  

Dionne Wallace Oakley, Chair

Dr. Ray Feroz

Jim Decker

John Wingerter

Staff Contact: Janet Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

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