Workforce Development Board

Minutes and Agendas

  • August 17, 2017
    8–9:30 a.m.
  • October 19, 2017
    8–9:30 a.m.
  • December 07, 2017
    8–9:30 a.m.
  • Receives input and recommendations from the Adult and Dislocated Worker Committee and the Youth and Young Adult Committee.
  • 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 — Marlene Taylor, President, Taylor Trim & Supply
  • Vice Chair — Phil Blair, President, Manpower San Diego
  • Secretary/Treasurer — Omar Passons, San Diego Brewers Guild

Board Members

  • Richard Barrera, Executive Assistant and Secretary Treasurer, United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 135
  • Andrew Berg, Executive Manager, National Electrical Contractors Association
  • Mark Cafferty, President & CEO, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
  • 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
  • Lee Goodman, Former President & CEO, Jerome’s Furniture
  • Susie Harborth, Managing Director/Co-founder, BioLabs San Diego
  • Ed Hidalgo, Director of World of Work, University of San Diego
  • Matt Kriz, Political Director, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council
  • Jamie Latiano Jacobs, Senior Vice President People & Culture, Renovate America
  • 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
  • Steve Redding, HR Operations Manager, UPS - Southern California
  • Eric Robles, Director of Political and Legislative Affairs, United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care
  • Althea Salas, Vice President of Human Resources, San Diego Tourism Authority
  • Annie Taamilo, Deputy Division Chief, Employment Development Department
  • Krista Torquato, Senior Vice President, Bank of America
  • Carmencita Trapse, Regional Administrator, Department of Rehabilitation