Board Member Profile: Veronica Dela Rosa

January 3, 2022

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Veronica Dela Rosa is the executive vice president of operations at San Ysidro Health. Here Veronica tells us about her passion for workforce development.

Board Member Profile: Kevin Johnson

November 23, 2021

Kevin Johnson is the Training Director/CFO for the San Diego & Imperial County Electrical Training Institute with extensive experience working with electrical industry leaders to deliver the most thorough and relevant education in the industry.

Board Profile: Terry Kurtenbach

October 29, 2021

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Learn more about board member Terry Kurtenbach, the executive director of human resources for the San Diego Convention Center Corporation.

Board Member Profile: Ricky Shabazz

October 6, 2021

Dr. Ricky Shabazz currently serves as San Diego City College’s president and CEO. He specializes in enrollment management and cultivating institutional policies, processes and culture that provide personalized student experiences and improves student success. Here Ricky tells us about his passion for workforce development.

Board Member Profile: Mimi Rosado

September 3, 2021


Workforce Development Board Member Mimi Rosado is the deputy of corporate programs at the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific. Before her time at NIWC Pacific, she served as division head of corporate strategy and director of Total Force Movement with the US Navy. Here Mimi tells us about her passion for workforce development and her favorite part of being a board member.

Board Member Profile: Rick Vaccari

August 2, 2021

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Rick Vaccari retired as vice president of investor relations for Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services.

Board Member Profile: Annie Taamilo of the Employment Development Department

July 8, 2021

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In the 24 years that Annie Taamilo has been with the State of California, Employment Development Department (EDD), she has held a variety of assignments which have provided her with a strong background in Workforce Services programs and development.

Board Member Profile: Tom Lemmon of The San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council

June 7, 2021


Tom Lemmon currently serves as the businesses manager of The San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council. In this role, Tom manages the day to day operations of the Council and acts as its spokesperson. Here Tom tells us about his passion for workforce development.

Board Member Profile: Althea Salas of San Diego Tourism Authority

May 4, 2021

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Althea Salas currently serves as the VP of Human Resources overseeing the human resources function with the San Diego Tourism Authority. She is also the president of the San Diego chapter of the Society for Human Resources Managers. Here she tells us a little bit about her.

Board Member Profile: Ed Hidalgo of Cajon Valley Union School District

April 7, 2021

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Ed Hidalgo currently serves at the chief innovation and engagement officer for the Cajon Valley Union School District. Here he tells us a little bit about him.

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