BOARD GOVERNANCE

Napa, Marin, Mendocino and Lake counties have pooled their job-growth efforts to form the Workforce Alliance of the North Bay. 

BOARD MEMBERS & COMMITTEES

WORKFORCE ALLIANCE OF THE NORTH BAY: HISTORY

The Napa-Lake Workforce Investment Board (WIB) was formed in 2011. In 2017, the WIB combined with the Employment and Training Branch of Social Services in the county of Marin’s Department of Health & Human Services. Later that year the County of Mendocino joined the Alliance. The counties decided to merge for various reasons including common industries, labor pool and workforce and a desire to consolidate both the administrative and the planning functions from the three counties into a single governance structure.

Pursuant to a Joint Powers Agreement, the Counties, through their respective Board of Supervisors, agreed to the establishment of the Workforce Alliance of the North Bay (WANB), consisting of representatives from each geographical area. The Joint Powers Agreement specifies the roles and responsibilities for each party. The Board of Supervisors appoints members to the Alliance for two-year terms. The majority of members are from the business sector in each county. Economic development, education, labor, government and community-based organizations are also represented.

The role of the Advisory Committees is to oversee the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act funds that support the programs and services provided through a partnership of public agencies whose customers are businesses requiring support around workforce issues and job seekers requiring job search services and/or education and training.

The County Advisory Committees make recommendations to the Regional Workforce Development Board. The Regional Board approves and sends the recommendations to the Governing Board for final approval.

Workforce Alliance of the North Bay is grateful to the following individuals who have volunteered their time and talents to serve on our Boards and Advisory Subcommittees. If you are interested in joining one of our boards, please complete the Membership Application. To learn about the Workforce Board role, please watch this video created by the National Association of Workforce Boards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juAXERBRolM

GOVERNING BOARD MEMBERS

Supervisor Damon Connolly, Marin County

Supervisor John Haschak, Mendocino County

Supervisor Maureen Mulheren, Mendocino County

Supervisor Alfredo Pedroza, Chair of the Board, Napa County

Supervisor Jessica Pyska, Lake County

Supervisor Dennis Rodoni, Marin County

Supervisor Moke Simon, Lake County

Supervisor Brad Wagenknecht, Napa County

REGIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Susan Byrne, Marin Advisory Subcommittee Chair
Marin Sonoma Area Quality Leader
Kaiser Permanente

Frank Cuneo, Mendocino Advisory Subcommittee Chair
Director
North Bay Trades Introduction Program (NB TIP)

Jeri Hansen, Chair  
Principal
Jeri Hansen Company

Paul Hicks, Napa Advisory Subcommittee Chair
Professional Services

REGIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD MEMBERS

Bryan Avila
Co-Founder & CEO
Vintners Institute

Emilia Bartolomeu
Deputy Division Chief
Employment Development Department

Susan Byrne
Marin Sonoma Area Quality Leader
Kaiser Permanente

Frank Cuneo
Director
North Bay Trades Introduction Program (NB TIP)

Keith Dias
Business Representative
SMART Local #104

Robert Eyler
Dean, School of Extended & International Education
Sonoma State University
Chief Economist, Marin Economic Forum

Geovanni Flores
Apprentice Coordinator
Northern California Laborers Training Center

Marty Flynn
Principal
True North Strategies

Jeri Hansen
Principal
Jeri Hansen Company

Jason Henderson
Regional Banking Senior Manager
Vice President Southern Marin District
Wells Fargo Bank

Paul Hicks
Professional Services

Ken Lippi
Deputy Superintendent
Marin County Office of Education

Vincent (Vin) Smith
Community Development Director
City of Napa

Christy Smith
Dean of Career Education
Mendocino-Lake Community College District

Mark Van Gorder
Government Affairs
North Bay Pacific Gas and Electric Company

David Wayte
District Administrator
Department of Rehabilitation

Joanne Webster
President & CEO
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce

Cecilia Zamora
President
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin

LAKE ADVISORY SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS

Alan Flora
City Manager
City of Clearlake

Kevin Ingram
City Manager
City of Lakeport

Chris Mansell
General Manager
Lake Parts, Inc.

Laura McAndrews Sammel
Chief Executive Officer
Lake County Chamber of Commerce

Euline Olinger
Director
Mendocino-Lake Adult And Career Education Consortium
Mendocino College Ukiah Campus

Susan Parker
Interim County Administrative Officer
County of Lake

Kevin Reynolds
Director of Operations
Reynolds Systems, Inc.

Theresa Showen
Program Manager
Employment Services
Lake County Department of Social Services

Mary Wilson
Anthropology Adjunct
Lake County Campus
Woodland Community College

Jolee White
Talent Acquisition Manager
Adentist Health

MARIN ADVISORY SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS

Heather Bettini
Director, Economic Justice
Community Action Marin

Susan Byrne, Chair
Marin Sonoma Area Quality Leader
Kaiser Permanente

Omar Carrera
Chief Executive Officer
Canal Alliance

Keith Dias
Business Representative
SMART Local #104

Jason Henderson
Regional Banking Senior Manager
Vice President Southern Marin District
Wells Fargo Bank

Katheryn Horton
Director of Workforce Programs
College of Marin

Andrea Lackey
Manager
Employment Development Department

Ken Lippi
Deputy Superintendent
Marin County Office of Education

Bill Mueller
Founder
Lucid Automation & Security

Jaemi Naish
Director
Tamalpais Adult School

MaryAnn (Danyele) Perrine
Office Manager
Department of Rehabilitation

Miles Smith
Sales and Account Management Associate Partner
IBM

Mary Kay Sweeney
Executive Director
Homeward Bound of Marin

Joanne Webster
President & Chief Executive Officer
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce

Cecilia Zamora
President
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin County

MENDOCINO ADVISORY SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS

Frank Cuneo
Director
North Bay Trades Introduction Program (NB TIP)

Laura Liberty
Human Resources & Communications Manager
Factory Pipe, LLC

Tami Mee
Adult Education Manager
Education

Euline Olinger
Director
Mendocino-Lake Adult And Career Education Consortium
Mendocino College Ukiah Campus

Christy Smith
Dean of Career Education
Mendocino-Lake Community College District

Aimee Swearengin
Team Manager
Department of Rehabilitation

Dorianne Tanaka
Executive Director
Ukiah Valley Association for Habilitation

Jolee White
Talent Acquisition Manager
Adentist Health

NAPA ADVISORY SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS

Bryan Avila
Co-Founder & CEO
Vintners Institute

Cynthia Kasten
Consultant
Human Resources Consulting

Myles Davis
President
Myles Davis Electrical

Geovanni Flores
Apprentice Coordinator
Northern California Laborers Training Center

Marty Flynn
Principal
True North Strategies

Jeri Hansen, Chair
Principal
Jeri Hansen Company

Paul Hicks
Professional Services

Paula McCray
Employment Program Manager I
Workforce Services Branch
Employment Development Department

G. Anthony Phillips
Stage Technician
IATSE Local 16

Vincent Smith
Community Development Director
City of Napa

Elena Toscano
Program Manager
Adult Education Programs
Napa Valley Unified School District

Mark Van Gorder
Government Affairs
North Bay Pacific Gas and Electric Company