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Committees

Committees Committed to the Work

Workforce Board Lehigh Valley as a resource can only be as strong as the sum of its parts. That’s why we have a series of committees which help us develop and enforce policies and establish the resources to help Lehigh Valley employers and their workforce.

Have an interest in serving on one of our committees? Contact us to find out more information and learn about qualifications.

Find out more about our committees.

Executive Governance Committee

The Executive Governance Committee recommends priorities, goals, objectives, projects, and strategies to address the workforce development needs of the community and delegates actions approved by the WBLV to standing and special committees. This committee negotiates with the commonwealth on local performance measures, monitors performance outcomes, and ensures accountability and transparency of the workforce system.

Our Executive Governance Committee includes the Officers of the Board and Committee Chairs.

Chair

Laurie Hackett

Manager, Community Relations and Philanthropy
Air Products

Vice Chair

Keith Reynolds

President
Reynolds Business Systems, Inc.

Secretary

Jane Brooks

Regional Manager, Community Affairs
Highmark Blue Shield

Treasurer 

Stephen Patterson

Chief Lending and Credit Officer
Fleetwood Bank


Finance Committee

The Finance Committee maintains oversight of the WBLV spending plan and reviews program budgets, conducts fiscal and financial oversight of programmatic and administrative entities, analyzes strategic plans to determine fiscal impact, develops and recommends fiscal policies, procedures and processes, and reviews audit reports and financial aspects of program monitoring reports, making recommendations as needed.

Chair

Stephen Patterson

Chief Lending and Credit Officer
Fleetwood Bank

Member

Ann Bieber

President
Lehigh Carbon Community  College

Member

Laurie Hackett

Director, Community Relations and Philanthropy
Air Products

Member

John MacDonald

President
Allied Personnel Services


Workforce Solutions, Accountability, and Compliance

The Workforce Solutions, Accountability, and Compliance Committee assists with operational and other issues and solutions relating to the workforce delivery system including the provision of services to individuals within targeted populations and individuals with disabilities. The Committee provides leadership in: reviewing career services offered, education and skills training, delivering system policies, customer service satisfaction, and analyzing labor market data and workforce trends. The Committee also monitors performance accountability and certification of the one-stop delivery system.

Chair

Jane Brooks

Regional Manager, Community Affair
Highmark Blue Shield

Member

Heather Cardona

Supervisor, College Relations
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Member

Marybeth Ferguson-Williams

Assistant Regional Director
Bureau of Workforce Partnership and Operations

Member

Janice Komisor

CEO
ProJeCt of Easton

Member

Lisa Nesbitt

Executive Director
Northampton County Assistance Office

Member

Owen O’Neil

Executive Director
Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority

Member

Susan Storm

District Administrator
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation


Business and Public Policy Committee

Chair

Keith Reynolds

President
Reynolds Business System

Member

Paul Anthony

Business Manager/Financial Secretary
IBEW375

Member

Don Cunningham

President/CEO
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

Member

Mark Erickson

President
Northampton Community College

Member

Lorraine Faccenda

Plant Manager
LaFargeHolcim

Member

Jane George

Regional Affairs Director
PPL Electric Utilities

Member

James Irwin

Staff Representative
tAFSCME

Member

Carol Young

Vice President, Personnel
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Member

Susan Storm

District Administrator
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Member

David Wolff

Vice President
Kressler Wolff & Miller

Member

Michael Woodland

Co-Owner
Dan’s Camera City and FastSigns


Business Education Partnership Committee

The Business Education Partnership committee promotes collaboration between business and education to foster productive citizenship, lifelong learning, and employability for economic growth.

Agendas

Agenda for Monday, May 2

Chair

Chris Donigan

Senior Vice President Human Resources
B. Braun Medical Inc.

Member

Member

Laurie Hackett

Director, Community Relations and Philanthropy
Air Products

Member

Joseph Kovalchik

Superintendent
Northampton Area School District

Member

Kurt Landes

President and General Manager
Iron Pigs Baseball

Member

Sharon Scheirer

Sr. Coordinator, College Relations, Onboarding Employee Career Development
St. Luke’s University Health Network

Member

Portia Watkins

Office Manager
Gemini/KB Systems


Youth CareerFORCE Committee

The Youth CareerFORCE committee develops and implements a comprehensive youth plan targeting at-risk youth to coordinate services, training, and work-based learning, and monitors and measures effectiveness. The committee recommends policy to the Board for a comprehensive youth workforce program that ensures a full range of services and job opportunities, leverage resources, coordinates community services among education, and community-based organizations, recommends and reviews eligible youth service providers, and provides on-going leadership and support for continuous quality improvement, and develop innovative ideas focused on pipeline development.

Chair

Denise Maiatico

Meyer Jabara Hotels of the Lehigh Valley

Member

Danielle Adams

Chief Empowerment Officer, CPC, ACC< ELI-MP
Queen Suite LLC

Member

Member

Debi Rice

President
Fun-Nominal Events

Member

Timothy Mulligan

President/CEO
Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley

Member

Gregg Potter

Senior Labor Relations Consultant
Capital Blue Cross/LV Labor Council AFL-CIO

Member

Morten Rasmussen

Vice President, Operations Human Resources & Compensation
B. Braun Medical Inc.