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Workforce Development Board & Minutes

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The Sullivan County Workforce Development Board is a group of local business leaders who direct federal, state, and local funding for our local workforce development programs. They also oversee the Sullivan County Career Center, part of the American Job Centers, where job seekers can get employment information, find out about career development training opportunities and connect to various programs in our area. We rely on labor market information to develop sector strategies that focus resources on a particular high growth industry for our area, often involving skill training for local businesses.

Additionally, the Workforce Development Board, through the Center for Workforce Development can help businesses save training costs by connecting businesses that have similar training needs.

More than 50 percent of our board members must come from the business community and have representation from local community colleges and other training providers, as well as elected officials and workforce program leaders. This ensures that current skill needs of local businesses are communicated to relevant training programs.

2020 Minutes

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2019 Minutes

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Board Members

Robert S. Green - Board Chairman

President, Robert Green Truck Division
845-794-6161 or 845-794-0300

Jacob Lerner - Board Vice-Chairman

Irwin Siegel Agency, Inc.
845-796-3400

Judy Balaban – Board Secretary

President, Wellness Home Care
845-294-8364

Dory Alport – Treasurer

President, A. Alport & Son
845-434-7500

Gene Kelly – At Large

General Manager, Kristt Company
845-794-6639, ext. 217

Jim Boxberger

Owner, Monticello Farm Home & Garden
845-794-6457

Denise Burgio

Director of Human Resources, Sullivan/Orange ARC
845-796-1350, ext. 1302

 

Olga Campos

Training & Employment Director, Path Stone
845-341-2012 ext. 1001

Christoper Cerone

Field Representative/Recording Secretary, Laborers Local 17
845-565-2737

Dawn Ciorciari

General Manager/Director of Marketing, Bold Gold Media Group
845-794-9898

Stacy Cohen

Owner/Vice President, Catskill Distilling Company
845-583-3141

Roy Dalton

Center Director, Delaware Valley Job Corps Center
845-887-9061

Freda Eisenberg

Commissioner, Sullivan County Division of Planning
845-807-0536

John Emminger

Manager, NYS Department of Labor
845-807-0617

Loreen Gebelein

Director, Center for Workforce Development
845-807-0387

Tara Kammarada

HR Manager, Crystal Run Healthcare
845-796-5404

Christine Knickerbocker

HR Director, Rolling V Bus Corp.
845-292-1639

Peggy Marchese

Assistant Director, Center for Workforce Development
845-807-0595

Jay Quaintance

President, SUNY Sullivan
845-434-5750 ext. 4261

Angel Patella

Director of Counseling, ACCESS-VR
845-452-5393

Jamie Schmeiser

President/CEO, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce
845-791-4200

Richard Riseling

Owner, Apple Pond Farming Center
845-482-4764

Chris Schmidt

Owner, Schmidt's Wholesale
845-794-5900, ext. 8020

Susan Schmidt

COO and Assistant Principal, Sullivan County BOCES
845-292-0082

Raymond Stanishia

Business Agent, Teamsters Local 445
845-564-5297, ext. 116

Claire Taggart

VP of Human Resources, Jeff Bank
845-482-3241

Marcia Valdes

Director of Training, Shoprite Supermarkets Inc.
845-242-2698

Wendy Vogler

Employment Manager, Catskill Regional Medical Center
845-794-3300, ext. 3373

Donna Willi

Executive Director, Sullivan County Childcare Council
845-292-7166

 

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