Delivering innovative workforce development

We manage a variety of funding sources (public, private sector, and philanthropy) to implement targeted and measurable workforce development services throughout the San Diego County region. We are the local Workforce Development Board, designated by the City and County of San Diego.

Two boards provide oversight—the Consortium Policy Board and the Workforce Development Board (WDB). Meetings are open to the public.

WDB Agendas & Minutes   Policy Board Agendas & Minutes

Workforce Development Board

The WDB reviews initiatives and works closely with staff on committees and working groups. Members represent our entire region—businesses, organized labor, education and community leaders. This group strengthens our work with all stakeholders to address the workforce needs of our region.

Board Members
  • Risa Baron, Municipal Manager, Republic Services
  • Andrew Berg, Executive Manager, National Electrical Contractors Association
  • Christina Bibler, Director of Economic Development, City of San Diego
  • Phil Blair, President, Manpower San Diego
  • David Blake, Vice President of Administration, California Western School of Law
  • Danene Brown, Ph.D., Regional Consortium Chair, San Diego & Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association
  • Brigette Browning, Executive Secretary Treasurer, San Diego and Imperial Counties Regional Labor Council
  • Veronica Dela Rosa, Executive Vice President of Operations, San Ysidro Health
  • Matt Doyle, Ed.D., Superintendent, Vista Unified School District
  • Dennis DuBard, Manager, Public and Government Relations, General Dynamic, NASSCO
  • Taylor Eubanks, Recruiting Sourcer, Tesla
  • Shandon Harbour, President and CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Ed Hidalgo, Chief of Innovation & Engagement Officer, Cajon Valley Union School District
  • Brisa L. Johnson, Civic Engagement Manager Statewide, United Domestic Workers
  • Kevin Johnson, Training Director/CFO, San Diego & Imperial County Electrical Training Institute
  • Carol Kim, Director of Community Engagement, San Diego Building & Construction Trades Council (SDBCTC) Family Housing Corporation | Political Director, San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council 
  • Tom Lemmon, Business Manager, San Diego County Building & Trades Council
  • Jeff Noyes, District Administrator, Department of Rehabilitation
  • Kurling Robinson, Founder, Fōkcus
  • Mimi Rosado, Deputy, Corporate Programs, Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific
  • Althea Salas, Vice President of Human Resources, San Diego Tourism Authority
  • Ricky Shabazz, President, San Diego City College
  • Nancy Smith-Taylor, Director of Diversity and Workforce Management, SDG&E
  • Carmen Summers, Director of Sales, Microsoft Corporation
  • Annie Taamilo, Deputy Division Chief, Employment Development Department
  • Sammy Totah (WDB Chair), Chief Operating Officer, Kaiser Permanente San Diego
  • Rick Vaccari, Vice President of Investor Relations and Pensions (retired), Sempra Energy
  • Jeremy Vellón, Military Program Manager, Amazon Workforce Staffing
  • Michael Zucchet, General Manager, San Diego Municipal Employees Association

Policy Board

As the Workforce Partnership is a joint powers authority, the Policy Board is a partnership of the City and County of San Diego. Members include two County Supervisors, two San Diego City Councilmembers, and a community representative (currently the United Way of San Diego.) They appoint WDB members and receive recommendations from the WDB. In collaboration with the WDB, the Policy Board decides on a variety of funding decisions and priorities.

  • Monica Montgomery Steppe, Councilmember, City of San Diego
Vice Chair
  • Joel Anderson, Supervisor, County of San Diego
  • Nora Vargas, Supervisor, County of San Diego
  • Sean Elo-Rivera, Councilmember, City of San Diego
  • Jacob Richards, Board Member, United Way of San Diego County
  • Jim Desmond, Supervisor, County of San Diego
  • Stephen Whitburn, Councilmember, City of San Diego
  • Vivian Moreno, Councilmember, City of San Diego
  • Nancy Sasaki, CEO, United Way of San Diego County