Workforce Development Board

Minutes and Agendas

  • Reviews funding initiatives and makes recommendations to the Policy Board.
  • Members represent our entire region: businesses, organized labor, education and leaders/advocates for workforce development.
  • Strengthens our partnership with all stakeholders to address the workforce needs of our region.

Board Officers

  • Chair — Phil Blair, President, Manpower San Diego
  • Vice Chair — Omar Passons, San Diego Brewers Guild
  • Secretary/Treasurer — Jamie Latiano Jacobs, Catalyst Strategy olutions

Board Members

  • Andrew Berg, Executive Manager, National Electrical Contractors Association
  • Mary Burton, Vice President of Human Resources, Sea World
  • Erik Caldwell, Director of Economic Development, City of San Diego
  • Dr. Sunita Cooke, President, Mira Costa College
  • Carlos O. Turner Cortez, Ph.D., President, San Diego Continuing Education
  • Dennis DuBard, Manager, Public and Government Relations, General Dynamic, NASSCO
  • Shandon Harbour, President and CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Ed Hidalgo, Chief of Innovation & Engagement Officer, Cajon Valley Union School District
  • Matt Kriz, Political Director, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council
  • Tom Lemmon, Business Manager, San Diego County Building & Trades Council
  • Ky Lewis, Senior Vice President, Sharp Healthcare
  • Nick Macchione, Director – HHSA, County of San Diego
  • Mitch Mitchell, Vice President, SDG&E
  • John Ohanian, CEO, 2-1-1 San Diego
  • Althea Salas, Vice President of Human Resources, San Diego Tourism Authority
  • Sandra Shuda, Vice President of Strategy and Services, Watkins Wellness
  • Mark Starr, Director, Microsoft
  • Annie Taamilo, Deputy Division Chief, Employment Development Department
  • Marlene Taylor, President, Taylor Trim & Supply
  • Sammy Totah, Chief Operating Officer, Kaiser Permanente San Diego
  • Carmencita Trapse, Regional Administrator, Department of Rehabilitation
  • Michael Zucchet, General Manager, San Diego Municipal Employees Association