WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) of Stanislaus County is a business led public body whose members are appointed by the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors to oversee activities funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The WDB is responsible for shaping and strengthening local and regional workforce development efforts to support small, medium, and large business job growth.

BOARD MEMBERS

Bill O’Brien

Bill O’Brien

Chairman

General Manager of O’Brien’s Supermarket, Inc.

Business

Cecil Russell

Cecil Russell

Vice-Chair

CEO of Sylvan Financial & Advisory Group

Small Business

Jennifer Shipman

Jennifer Shipman

Secretary/Career Development Committee Chair

Talent Acquisition Partner Relations Manager of The Wine Group

Business

Kris Helton

Kris Helton

Business Development Committee Chair

Business Partner of Barrett Business Services, Inc

Business

Ross Briles

Ross Briles

Owner of Funworks

Business

Margarita Cabalbag

Margarita Cabalbag

Employment Program Manager of Employment Development Department

Wagner-Peyser Employment Services

Dean Fadeff

Dean Fadeff

District Representative of Operating Engineers Local #3

Labor Organization

Mani Grewal

Mani Grewal

Board of Supervisors District 4 Owner of Various Commercial Businesses

Business

Scott Kuykendall

Scott Kuykendall

Superintendent of Schools of Stanislaus County Office of Education

Adult Education

Mary Machado

Mary Machado

Owner of Machado & Sons Construction Inc. Youth Development Committee Chair

Small Business

Doug Murdock

Doug Murdock

Youth: Employment, Training, Education

Apprenticeship Coordinator of Stanislaus County Manufacturing / Maintenance Joint Apprenticeship Committee

Youth: Employment, Training, Education

Maryn Pitt

Maryn Pitt

Executive Director; Manufacturers Council of the Central Valley

Business

Chris Savage

Chris Savage

VP of Environmental Health and Safety of E.J. Gallo Winery

Business

Doug Van Diepen

Doug Van Diepen

Project Manager of Paradigm Construction Management

Business

Greg Vincelet

Greg Vincelet

Training Coordinator of Central Valley Pipe Trades Local 442

Joint Labor - Management Apprenticeship Program

Ardria Weston

Ardria Weston

Staff Services Manager of California Department of Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Act and Philanthropic Organization

Jessica Hill

Jessica Hill

Board Member

Director of Community and Economic Development City of Modesto

Economic Community Development

Vacant

Vacant

Board Member

Joint Labor Apprenticeship Program

Vacant

Vacant

BOARD MEMBER

Business

Vacant

Vacant

BOARD MEMBER

Higher Education

CURRENT AGENDA

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UPCOMING BOARD MEETING

Date:
Monday, April 8, 2024
Time:
12:00pm-2:00pm
Location:
Self-Help Credit Union
900 Crows Landing Rd., Modesto, CA 95351

COMMITTEES

Business Development Committee

The Business Development Committee is dedicated to collaborate with businesses to ensure the creation and alignment of programs to address and resolve sector needs and advise the Stanislaus County Workforce Development Board with information and guidance in planning, providing, and promoting services to businesses in the community.

Current Agenda

Next Meeting: June 6, 2024 | Self-Help Credit Union | 900 Crows Landing Rd., Modesto, CA 95354 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Upcoming Meetings: September 5, 2024 | Self-Help Credit Union | 900 Crows Landing Rd., Modesto, CA 95354 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

For inquiries, contact Doris Foster at (209) 652-2458 or email fosterd@stanworkforce.com

Kris Helton

Committee Chair
Barret Business Services, Inc.
Member, Workforce Development Board

Jennifer Shipman

The Wine Group
Member, Workforce Development Board

Maryn Pitt

Executive Director; Manufacturers Council of the Central Valley
Member, Workforce Development Board

Tim Roos

Roos Tree Nursery

Jack Deliddo

Sierra Renewables

Billy Meyers

Myers Tow

Dillon Olvera

Beard Land Investment Company

Jason Maggard

Stanislaus County Office of Education

Shawn Hemiller

Paradigm Construction

Christine Schweininger

Executive Director, Valley Builders Exchange, Inc

Youth Development Committee

The purpose of the Youth Development Committee is to provide the Stanislaus County Workforce Development Board assistance with the planning, operational, implementation and performance activities related to the WIOA funded youth services being provided in the Stanislaus County workforce system. 

Current Agenda

Next Meeting: March 11, 2024 | 1:00pm-3:00pm | Self-Help Credit Union 900 Crows Landing Rd. Modesto CA 95351

Upcoming Meeting: June 10, 2024 | 1:00pm-3:00pm | Self-Help Credit Union 900 Crows Landing Rd. Modesto CA 95351

For inquiries, contact Sara Redd at (209) 581-6476 or email redds@stanworkforce.com

Mary Machado

Committee Chair
Machado & Sons Construction Inc.
Member, Workforce Development Board

Dallas Plaa

Stanislaus County Office of Education

Carmen Wilson

The Center for Human Services

John Bettencourt

Stanislaus County Department of Probation

Khoa Nguyen

Stanislaus County Community Services Agency

Fallon Ferris

Modesto City Schools

Nancy Martinez

Youth Designee

Robert (Bob) Housden

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Career Development Committee

The purpose of the Career Development Committee is to maximize opportunities to promote and support a workforce system in Stanislaus County dedicated to economic prosperity for all residents by providing training, education and opportunities for successful employment.

Current Agenda

Next Meeting: March 21, 2024 | Self-Help Credit Union Community Room 900 Crows Landing Rd., Modesto CA 95351 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Upcoming Meeting: June 20, 2024 | Self-Help Credit Union Community Room 900 Crows Landing Rd., Modesto CA 95351 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

For inquiries, contact Sara Redd at (209) 581-6476 or email redds@stanworkforce.com

Jennifer Shipman

Committee Chair
The Wine Group
Member, Workforce Development Board

Dr. Aubrey Priest

Committee Vice Chair
California State University, Stanislaus

Kris Helton

Barrett Business Services, Inc.

Ryan Kegley

Stanislaus County Veteran Services Office

Cecil Russell

Sylvan Financial and Advisory Group

Bonnie Acree

Ice Cream Company

Rachelle Barkus

Modesto City Schools

Timothy Burns

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department

Kevin Fox

Stanislaus County Office of Education

Johnny Garcia

Central Valley Latino Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Kari Knutson Miller

California State University, Stanislaus

Kendra Mitchell

International Rescue Committee

Richard Carnes

Modesto Junior College

Tiffani Burns

HealthForce Partners

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