THE BOARD

The Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, was formed by sixteen jurisdictions (Accomack, Caroline, Essex, Fredericksburg City, King George, King & Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northampton, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland) under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Workforce Development Board administers the federally funded employment & training programs which serve adults and youth from low income family (economically disadvantaged) and other eligible workers who have lost their jobs. The Workforce Development Area supports public/private partnerships involving local government, business and industry, labor, education and training institutions, employment services, and community support organizations.

Members on the Workforce Development Board are appointed by local elected officials to guide and oversee employment and training programs. Membership includes representation from business, education, organized labor, rehabilitation services, community-based organizations, Economic Development Authorities, and public employment services.

The Youth Council is appointed by the Workforce Development Board to guide and oversee the youth programs.

The staff of the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, is comprised of well trained workforce development professionals. It is their task to implement the policies and programs that the Board authorizes.

For more information please call 804-333-4048.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Our Executive Committee will consist of the Chairs of each of the committees and the LWDB Officers. It will set the legislative agenda for the LWDB, provide guidance, recommendations regarding the budget for the workforce development area, resolve any conflicts in recommendations between committees before any recommendation is made to the LWDB, address issues not assigned to any specific committee. It will review and approve items for inclusion of items for the LWDB agenda prior to LWDB meetings.

Dennis Parsons – Chair
Ken Knull – Vice Chair
Percy Pollard – Secretary/Treasurer
Deborah Warf – Member-At-Large
Marjorie Lampkin – Youth Council Chair
Deborah Warf – One-Stop Committee Chair
Steve Goodall  – Performance and Accountability Committee Chair
Jean Fraysse – Labor Market Committee Chair
Josh Gemerek  – Board Development Committee Chair

ONE-STOP COMMITTEE

Our One-Stop Committee will oversee MOU negotiations, and implementation of the agreements reached in the MOU. It will make recommendations to the LWDB regarding the WIOA adult priorities, definitions of self-sufficiency and attachment to the labor force for dislocated workers, additional core and intensive services not specified in WIOA but determined as needed in the local area, amounts and types of support services to be available to customers, will establish one stop certification criteria for full services, satellite, affiliate and networked one stop centers. Together with the elected officials, it will set criteria for inclusion of optional one stop partners in the one stop locations. It will oversee the consortium agreement between the agencies serving as the one stop operator.

Deborah Warf – Chair
Tracy Harrington
Martha O’Keefe
Rebecca Mann
Nikole Cox

LABOR MARKET COMMITTEE

Our Labor Market Committee will make recommendations to the LWDB regarding employer services, localization of labor market information, approval of courses of training based upon labor market information, approval of courses of training based upon labor market information for which ITAs will be granted. It will be responsible for the development of a marketing and public relations strategy. It will make recommendations regarding exceptions to ITAs such as for OJT and Customized Training and such other exceptions as are allowed under WIOA and an appropriate for the local area. It will make recommendations regarding fee for service activities.

Jean Fraysse – Chair
Melvin Carter
Meg Bohmke
David Mann
Greg Moon
Louis Belcher

PERFORMANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE

Will be responsible for fiscal and qualitative oversight, including continuous improvement, monitoring, performance standards, audit, quality services, customer satisfaction surveys, monitor fee for service activities, recommendations regarding continued certification, termination of the one stop operator together with the Local Elected Officials.

Stephen Goodall  – Chair
Bridget Landess
Percy Pollard
Vanesa Livingstone
Chantel Roane

BOARD DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Our Board Development Committee will serve as the liaison with local governments for appointments to the Bay WIB and ensures that the Board meets state certification requirements annually. The Board Development Committee is responsible for compliance with Policy 99-2 – Establishment of Local Workforce Development Boards.  The Committee is also responsible for acclimating new board members.  The Committee will recruit new board members and provide orientation for new members. The Committee will review and
recommend changes in the By-Laws as appropriate.

Josh Gemerek – Chair
Kelvin Pettit
Jason Perry
Bill Leyden
Danielle Robinson
Leigh Ramos
Patrick Tompkins

YOUTH COUNCIL

A convener for the establishment of community wide youth strategies. Will coordinate program services to leverage funds so as to be able to provide all youth with services as appropriate and to eliminate overlap and duplication. Will make recommendations to the LWDB with respect to the type and mix of youth services and the selection of youth providers based upon competitive requests for proposals

Marjorie Lampkin – Chair
David Ferguson
Lori Strumpf
Joy Corprew
Hutt Williams
Tina Stratton-Taylor
Roger Gross
Stephan Smith

BOARD ROSTER

Business Representatives

Dennis Parsons
Exit Realty Group
ddparsons@aol.com

Kenneth Knull
Yankee Point Marina
ken@yankeepointmarina.com

Percy Pollard, Sr.
Pollard Consulting Services
ppollard1@aol.com

Jean Fraysee
Agreements By You
agreementsbyyou@gmail.com

Josh Gemerek
Bay Aging
jgemerek@bayaging.org

Stephen Goodall
WestRock
smgoodall@westrock.com

Bridgett Landess
Atlantic Union Bank
bridgett.landess@bankatunion.com

Rebecca Mann
Rappahannock Goodwill Industries
rebecca.mann@fredgoodwill.org

Greg Moon
Carry On Trailers
greg.moom@carry-ontrailer.com

Kelvin Pettit
Accomack-Northampton Electric Co-op
kpettit@anec.com

Leigh Ramos
Haskins Bayside Super Service Center, Inc.
leigh@haskinsbayside.com

Workforce Representatives

Labor

Melvin L. Carter
United Auto Workers Local 2123
melcartersr2@aol.com

William Leyden
Elevator Constructors Local 52
iuec52@iuec.hrcoxmail.com

Community Based

Josh Gemerek
Bay Aging
jgemerek@bayaging.org

Rebecca Mann
Rappahannock Goodwill Industries
rebecca.mann@fredgoodwill.org

Apprenticeship

William Leyden
Elevator Constructors Local 52
iuec52@iuec.hrcoxmail.com

Other Required Representatives

Institute of Higher Education

Marjorie Lampkin
Rappahannock Community College
mlampkin@rappahannock.edu

Martha O’Keefe
Germanna Community College
mokeefe@germanna.edu

Jason Perry
Rappahannock Community College
jperry@rappahannock.edu

Patrick Tompkins
Eastern Shore Community College
ptompkins@es.vccs.edu

Adult Education

Danielle Robinson
Middle Peninsula Adult & Career Education
drobinson@kwcps.k12.va.us

Economic and Community Development

Louis Belcher
Middlesex County
louisbelcher1@gmail.com

Career and Technical Education

Danielle Robinson
Middle Peninsula Adult & Career Education
drobinson@kwcps.k12.va.us

Title I Rehabilitation Act

Tracy Harrington
Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services
tracy.harrington@dars.virginia.gov

Department of Social Services

Nikki Cox
Virginia Department of Social Services
nikole.cox@dss.virginia.gov

Vanesa Livingstone
Richmond County Department of Social Services
vanesal.livingstone@dss.virginia.gov

State Employment Services

Deborah Warf
Virginia Employment Commission
debbye.warf@vec.virginia.gov

Other

Meg Bohmke
Stafford County Board of Supervisors
mbohmke@staffordcountyva.go

David Mann
mann.david10@gmail.com

Chantel Roane
Virginia Department of Corrections
chantel.roane@vadoc.virginia.gov

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