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The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board (Board) is part of a statewide workforce system which is business-driven, customer-centric, streamlined, and outcome-oriented. The Board carries out strategies and policies that support both the economic development mission(s) for the local area and the Virginia Board of Workforce Development’s (VBWD) goals. The Board sets policy for the local area, in compliance with broader state policy, and is the regional strategic convener, or acts in partnership with a designated regional convener, to address workforce development issues, including but not limited to WIOA activities.

The Board is led by committed business leaders who can ensure that the local workforce system is responsive to current and projected labor market demand, contains a broad range of partners needed to develop a comprehensive vision for the local workforce system, and focuses on strategic decisions, not operational management.

Board Members:

  • John Albert,  IBEW Local 50/VaAFL-CIO, Labor/CBO/Apprenticeship Sector
  • Devon Anders, InterChange Group, Inc., Private Sector
  • Patrick Barker, Frederick County Economic Development, Public Sector
  • Corey Berkstresser, Lee Hi Vesuvius, Inc, Private Sector
  • Kip Brannon, Howell Metal Company, Private Sector
  • Andrew Breeding, Sysco, Private Sector
  • Brian Brown, City of Buena Vista - Economic Development, Public Sector
  • Steve Burnette, Hollister Incorporated, Private Sector
  • James Campbell, New Country Organics, Private Sector
  • Carrie Chenery, Shenandoah Valley Partnership, Private Sector
  • Carolyn Clark, Berry Plastics Corporation, Private Sector
  • Jeanian Clark, Lord Fairfax Community College, Public Sector
  • Todd Cook, VA Dept. of Labor and Industry, Labor/CBO/Apprenticeship Sector
  • Nelson  Diaz, Telamon Corporation, Labor/CBO/Apprenticeship Sector
  • Steve Douty, Green Forest Surveys, Private
  • John Downey, Blue Ridge Community College, Public Sector
  • Rob Goldsmith, People Incorporated of Virginia, Labor/CBO/Apprenticeship Sector
  • Julie Goodlick, Virginia Employment Commission, Public Sector
  • Jackson Green, Goodwill of the Valleys – SCSEP, Labor/CBO/Apprenticeship Sector
  • Linda Hershey, Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce, Private Sector
  • George Homan II, Friendship Industries, Labor/CBO/Apprenticeship Sector
  • Kevin Hutton, Massanutten Technical Center, Public Sector
  • Samuel Insana, Neuman Aluminum Impact Division, Waynesboro, Private Sector
  • Tricia James, Edward Jones, Private Sector
  • Amy Judd, Lord Fairfax Community College, Public Sector
  • Gary Keener, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Public Sector
  • Bonnie Keppel, Sentara/RMH, Private Sector
  • Jerry Lewis, IBEW Local 26, Labor/CBO/Apprenticeship Sector
  • Jo Lee Loveland-Link, Volvox, Inc., Private Sector
  • Mike Lowe, Private Sector
  • Tomika Ferguson, James Madison University, Private Sector
  • Karen Parker, Creekside Market, Private Sector
  • Katy Parish, Waynesboro City Public Schools, Public Sector
  • Marco Pineda, VA Dept. of Labor and Industry, Labor/CBO/Apprenticeship Sector
  • Cynthia Roberts, Dept. for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Public Sector
  • Janice Shanks, Everbrite, Private Sector
  • Pam Snyder, Comsonics, Inc., Private Sector
  • Jeff Stapel, Shickel Corporation, Private Sector
  • Robin Sullenberger, SRI International, Private Sector
  • Jonah Windham, Vine Cottage Inn, Private Sector
  • Mike Wong, Harrisonburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority, Public Sector

The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board has responsibility for making the following critical decisions:

  • How best to organize the regional workforce system to most effectively serve the needs of current and emerging private sector employers and job seekers;
  • How best to provide comprehensive services to regional private sector employers;
  • How best to deploy available resources to achieve negotiated local performance accountability measures and build capacity for continuous improvement; and
  • How to expand the resource base and service capability through the development of strategic partnerships, an integrated service delivery system, and generation of additional public and private funding.

Related links:

Shenandoah Valley Chief Elected Officials Consortium

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