Board Committees

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Responsible for oversight of all functions. Membership is made up of the BWDB officers and Chairs of each of the committees. (*Please note, individuals listed in bold are BWDB board members)

  • Mayor Frank Ortis, Chair
  • Dr. Lisa Knowles, Vice Chair
  • Janet Wincko, Secretary / Treasurer
  • Dr. Ben Chen, Vice Chair of Legislative Affairs; (BWDB Chair, 2009 - 2010)
  • David Svetlick, Co-Chair Legislative Affairs
  • Michael Carn, Chair, Audit Committee
  • Gary Arenson, Chair, One Stop Services & Special Populations Committee
  • Joe Cobo, Chair, Employer Services Committee
  • Patricia West, Chair, Strategic Planning, Policy Development, Leg. Advocacy & Regionalism Committee
  • Gina Alexis Chair, Youth Committee
  • Pamela Sands, Member – (BWDB Chair – 2013-2014)
  • Frank Horkey, Member – (BWDB Chair – 2015-2016)
  • Marjorie Walters, Participant Representative
  • Dr. Abe Fischler, Chair Emeritus

ORGANIZATIONAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Goal is to coordinate membership nominating, bylaws, officers, Board structure and functions and CSBD human resource policy. (*Please note, individuals listed in bold are BWDB board members)

  • Dr. Lisa Knowles, Chair
  • Dr. Ben Chen
  • Mayor Frank Ortis
  • Gary Arenson

STRATEGIC PLANNING POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY REGIONALISM COMMITTEE

Goal is to be involved in all state and federal workforce development legislative or statewide administrative issues. (*Please note, individuals listed in bold are BWDB board members)

  • Patricia West, Chair
  • Dr. Ben Chen
  • Gina Alexis
  • Gary Arenson
  • Josie Bacallao
  • Michael Carn
  • Kristen Cavallini-Soothill
  • Joe Cobo
  • Dr. Lisa Knowles
  • Dave Svetlik
  • Francois LeConte

YOUTH COMMITTEE
Goal is to promote successful youth entry into the workforce through training, education and workplace experience that lead to self-sufficiency and advancement. (*Please note, individuals listed in bold are BWDB board members)

  • Gina Alexis, Chair
  • Dr. Ben Chen
  • Mildred Coyne
  • Ann Deibert
  • Cassandra Evans
  • Deborah Forshaw
  • Cynthia Sheppard
  • Patricia West
  • Mayor Frank Ortis
  • Enid Valdez

ONE-STOP SERVICES AND SPECIAL POPULATIONS COMMITTEE

Goal is to assist incumbent workers and employers in upgrading or updating the skills of current employees or assisting incumbent workers to acquire the education or training needed to secure a better job with better wages. (*Please note, individuals listed in bold are BWDB board members)

  • Gary Arenson, Chair
  • Audrey Ljung
  • Tom Mulligan
  • Mayor Frank Ortis
  • Cynthia Sheppard
  • Joe Simmons
  • Marjorie Walters
  • Dr. Carol Webster
  • Enid Valdez
  • Frank Horkey
  • Dr. Gertrudis Perez-Dusek

EMPLOYER SERVICES COMMITTEE
Goal is to provide a broad range of workforce information, job matching and employee training services customized to the needs of industry.

  • Joe Cobo, Chair
  • Carlos J. Arboleda
  • Kristen Cavallini-Soothill
  • Paul Farren
  • Francois Leconte
  • Janet Wincko
  • Steve Tinsley

AUDIT COMMITTEE
Goal is to review and recommend audit/monitoring firms and protocols and to report on progress to the Executive Committee.

  • Michael Carn, Chair
  • Carlos J. Arboleda
  • Gary Arenson
  • Dr. Ben Chen
  • Joe Cobo
  • Bob Swindell
  • Frank Horkey