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Monterey County Workforce Development Board
Members 2016-17

Erik Cushman, WDB Chair Business Member,
Publisher, Monterey County Weekly
Mary Ann Leffel, WDB 1st Vice Chair Business Member,
Founding Principal, Veritas Associates LLC
Paula Calvetti, WDB 2nd Vice Chair Business Member,
HR Director, Hyatt Regency Monterey / Hyatt Carmel Highlands
Mary Adams America's Job Center of CaliforniaSM Partner,
WIOA Title I Programs, Monterey County 5th District Supervisor,
County of Monterey, Board of Supervisors
Wendy Brickman Business Member,
Owner, Brickman Marketing
Sandy Chamberlain Business Member,
Human Resources Manager, Central Coast VNA & Hospice
Harbhajan “Harvey” Dadwal Business Member,
President, Five Rivers Hospitality, Inc.
Al Davis Community Based Organization, Reverend, Retired, National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Cresencio Diaz Organized Labor,
President, Teamsters Union Local 890
Jay Donato Organized Labor,
Internal Organizer, SEIU Local 521
Yuko Duckworth America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM Partner,
Employment Program Manager, Employment Development Department
Sherry Farson Business Member,
Vice President, Wells Fargo Commercial Banking Office
Andy Hartmann Organized Labor,
Business Manager, Int'l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 234
Cesar Lara Organized Labor,
Executive Director, Monterey Bay Central Labor Council
Mimi Laurent America's Job Center of CaliforniaSM Partner,
Team Manager, Department of Rehabilitation
Willard Clark Lewallen Education, Post-Secondary,
Superintendent/President, Hartnell College
Steve MacArthur Organized Labor,
Business Manager, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 62
Salvador Munoz Business Member,
Architect, Munoz and Associates
Kimberly Schnader Business Member,
Vice President of Human Resources, Excelligence Learning Corporation
Lawrence Silva Business Member,
HR Director, Tanimura & Antle Fresh Foods, Inc.
Walter Tribley Education, Post-Secondary
Superintendent/President, Monterey Peninsula College
Brian Turlington Business Member,
Attorney, Folktale Winery & Vineyards

THE WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA) STATES THAT LOCAL MEMBERSHIP ON THE WDB SHALL INCLUDE:

  • At least the majority (51%) of MCWDB membership must be representatives of business in the local area who are owners, chief executives or operating officers of business or other business executives, including small businesses, business organizations, or human resources executives with optimum policy-making or hiring authority that provide employment opportunities in in-demand sectors or occupations as defined in WIOA.
  • At least one (1) representative of a local educational entity.
  • At least twenty percent (20%) of MCWDB members must be representatives of labor organizations.
  • At least one (1) member must represent a community-based organization with expertise in addressing the employment needs of populations with barriers to employment, including, but not limited to, those that represent or provide service to individuals with disabilities, veterans, WIOA eligible youth (including out-of-school youth), farm workers, homeless persons and immigrants.
  • At least one (1) member must represent an economic development agency, including private sector economic development entities and/or Small Business Development Centers.
  • At least one (1) member must represent the State of California Employment Service Office under Wagner-Peyser serving the local area.
  • At least one (1) member must represent programs carried out under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Membership may include other individuals or representatives of entities as the BOS may determine to be appropriate. A single member of the MCWDB may be appointed as a representative of more than one entity on the MCWDB if the individual meets all the criteria for representation in accordance with WIOA.
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