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The Atlantic County Workforce Development Board has established partnerships with local businesses, community organizations, educational institutions and government agencies to provide a seamless system of employment, training and social services to residents and employers in Atlantic county.

The Board is comprised of representatives from Atlantic County. The private sector represents over half of the membership, which provides for a diverse membership drawn from the community.

The WDB has established partnerships with local businesses, community and faith based organizations, educational institutions and government agencies to plan for a seamless system of services that benefit residents and the business community. Furthermore, the Board is tasked with building an extensive network of private and public sector partners to increase business participation in the workforce system, while fostering an environment for provider collaboration and partnerships.

Structure

The Atlantic County WDB is comprised of 32 representatives from within Atlantic County. The private sector represents over half of the membership, which provides for a diverse and informed Board drawn right from the community. The Board implements workforce strategies at the county level to provide funds to address the employment, training and social service needs of adults, dislocated workers and youth. The system is charged with providing a workforce development system that meets the needs of area businesses and job seekers. The Board members are asked to oversee the development and planning of new employment and training programs and to support the current services and ongoing projects of the Workforce Development Board.

Board Administrative Staff

Francis F. Kuhn, MSW
Executive Director
Atlantic County Workforce Development
2 South Main Street, Second Floor, Pleasantville, NJ 08232
(609) 485-0153 Extension: 4805

John Fata
Supervising Accountant
(609) 485-0153 Extension: 4806
Email John

Sherrise A. Moten
Coordinator
(609) 485-0153 Extension: 4884
Email Sherrise

Board Recognitions

Full Board Members

Riaz Rajput- Chair

James Drew- Vice Chair

Theresa Lutz- Treasurer

  • Alan Beatty
  • Neal Bellinger
  • Dan Brown
  • Pat Constantino
  • Geoffrey Dorsey
  • Mark Ford
  • Roy Foster
  • Greg Freelon
  • Dr. Barbara Gaba
  • Forrest Gilmore
  • Dr. Philip Guenther
  • Dr. Leamor Kahanov
  • Dan Kelly
  • Stephanie Koch
  • Dan Konczyk
  • Timothy Kreischer
  • Paul McClellan
  • MaryAnn McGhee
  • Linda Novelli
  • Nandini Singh
  • Carol Spina
  • Steven Stokes
  • Candace Titanski

2022 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 9/22/22)

2023 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 11/28/22)

Additional Documents

Meeting Minutes

Board Committees

Business Development Committee

CHAIR: MAX SLUSHER

McAllister, Jean- Chief of Staff, Dean of Resource Development, Atlantic Cape Community College
Beatty, Alan- VP Human Resources, Shore Memorial Medical Center
Drew, James- Employment Center Manager, Borgata Casino
Koch, Stephanie,-CEO, Atlantic City Boys and Girls Club
Wimberg, Charles- Wimberg Funeral Homes
Jon Schleifer- Manager Research and Development, FAA Tech Center
McClellan, Paul- Employment Services Manager, New Jersey Department of Labor

Stokes, Steven, Carpenters Union 255 

Sherwood Taylor, Director of Workforce Development, Atlantic Cape Community College

Future Meeting Dates*

Meeting Time:  9:00am

2022 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 9/22/22)

2023 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 11/28/22)

Additional Board and Committee Documents

Minutes

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Disabilities Workforce Committee

CHAIR:  Tim Kreischer

Jones, Patricia, CEO, ARC of Atlantic County
Ohlson, Kurt, Vice President of Property Management, Career Opportunity Development, Inc.
Stolzenberg, Nina, PhD- Director of Vocational Services, Jewish Family Services
Campbell, Donald, Executive Director, Atlantic Center for Independent Living.
Titanski, Candace- Manager, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, New Jersey Department of Labor

Mona Tally, Affirmative Action Officer, City of Atlantic City 

Tatsiana DaGrosa, Program Director, Acenda Health , Family Success Center

Future Meeting Dates*

Meeting Time: 10:30am

2022 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 9/22/22)

2023 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 11/28/22)

Additional Board and Committee Documents

Minutes

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Executive Board Committee

Riaz Rajput- Board Chair, Owner, CEO-Global Community Services
James Drew- Board Vice Chair, Employment Center Manager: Borgata Casino
 

Pat Constantino- Chair, Literacy Subcommittee, Executive Director, Pathstone Corporation-NJ Operations
Mark Ford- Chair, One Stop Oversight Subcommittee
Carol Spina- Chair Membership Subcommittee, Principal: Our Lady Star of the Sea School
Alan Beatty- Chair, Healthcare Subcommittee, V.P. Human Resource , Shore Medical Center        
 Greg Freelon - Youth Investment Council Subcommittee
Max Slusher Chair, Business Development Subcommittee
Tim Kreicsher - Disability Committee

Future Meeting Dates*

Meeting Time: 9:00am

2022 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 9/22/22)

2023 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 11/28/22)

Additional Board and Committee Documents

Minutes

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Healthcare Workforce Committee

Alan Beatty- Chair, V.P. Human Resource , Shore Medical Center
Lillian Smith- Co Chair, Director, Human Resources: Atlanticare ; Sherwood Taylor Atlantic Cape Community College

Alan Beatty, Chair V.P. Human Resources , Shore Medical Center

Lillian Smith, Co-Chair, Director, Human Resources, Atlanticare

Dr. Philip Guenther- Superintendent: Atlantic County Institute of Technology
Myrna Keklak- Assistant Dean, Nursing & Health Sciences: Atlantic Cape Community College
Gina DeMaio- SLE & Cooperative Education Coordinator, Apprenticeship Coordinator: Atlantic County Institute of Technology
Dan Kelly- President, CEO: Community Quest
Sherwood Taylor Senior Director, Workforce Dev. Worthington Atlantic City Campus and Atlantic Cape Community College

Sheila A. Quinn, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Nursing and Chief Nurse Administrator, School of Health Sciences: Stockton University

Future Meeting Dates*

Meeting Time: 3:00pm

2022 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 9/22/22)

2023 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 11/28/22)

Additional Board and Committee Documents

Minutes

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Literacy Workforce Committee

Pat Constantino- Chair: Executive Director, Pathstone Corporation-NJ Operations

Phil Guenther-Superintendent, Atlantic County Institute of Technology
Paul McClellan- Manager: NJDOL Employment Services
Dr. Barbara Gaba- President: Atlantic Cape Community College
Nandini Singh-Owner: KUMAR
Dan Adams-Supervisor, One Stop Literacy Services
Michelle D. Plemons -Chief Examiner: Atlantic County Office of Workforce Development
Barbara Kozek- Assistant Director, Adult Basic Education ESL/HSE Programs: Atlantic Cape Community College

Future Meeting Dates*

Meeting Time: 2:30pm

2022 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 9/22/22)

2023 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 11/28/22)

Additional Board and Committee Documents

Minutes

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Membership Committee

- Chair

Daniel Brown, Atlantic City Rescue Mission
Pat Constantino, Executive Director, Path stone Corporation-NJ Operations
 Linda Novelli, Real Estate

Greg Freelon, Windy Crest Media 
Michelle Carrera, non - voting member

Carol Spina,  CHAIR    Our Lady Star of the Sea

 

Future Meeting Dates*

Meetings are held 9:30am in person and per video invite.

2022 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 9/22/22)

2023 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 11/28/22)

Additional Board and Committee Documents

Minutes

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One Stop Oversight Committee

CHAIR: Ford, Mark- Executive Director, ENPHRONT Veteran’s Services

DelRosso, Gerald- County Administrator, Atlantic County
Kelly, Daniel- CEO, Community Quest
Koch, Stephanie- CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City
Parikh, Dhiren- Program Director, Ideal Institute of Technology
Waters, Jim- Supervisor, Atlantic County Family and Community Development
McClellan, Paul- Employment Services Manager, New Jersey Department of Labor
Gilmore, Forrest- Director, Atlantic County Family and Community Development
Rajput, Riaz- Owner, CEO-Global Community Services
Stolzenberg, Nina , Director of Vocational Services, Jewish Family Services
McGhee, Maryann McGhee, Manager, Hard Rock
McCormick, Karen , Atlantic Cape Community College
Dhara Bachman, IDEAL Institute of Technology

Future Meeting Dates*

Meeting Time: 2:30pm

2022 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 9/22/22)

2023 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 11/28/22)

Additional Board and Committee Documents

Minutes

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Youth Investment Council

CHAIR:  GREG FREELON

Dorsey Geoffrey, Dorsey Construction 
Guenther, Dr. Philip- Superintendent, Atlantic County Institute of Technology
Herdman-Ivins, Cindy- Chief Administrative Officer, Center for Family Services
Maddox, Dr. Odinga- Manager, New Jersey Youth Corps; Atlantic County
Price, Connie-Supervisor, Southern Region Court Liaison Supervisor, Juvenile Justice Commission
Curtis Still- Youth Services Commission Administrator, Atlantic County Youth Services Commission
Titanski, Candace- Manager, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, New Jersey Department of Labor
Torres, Cynthia- Supervisor, YouthWorks, Atlantic County Office of Workforce Development
Koch, Stephanie- CEO, Atlantic City Boys and Girls Club

DeCurtis, Kelly, AC Electric/Exelon Corporation

Odlis, Heather, Atlantic County Youth Services 

Dr. Aigner Holmes, Atlantic City Boys & Girls Club, COO

Stolzenberg, Nina , Jewish Family Services

Parikh, Ren IDEAL Technology Inc. 

DeMaio, Gina, Atlantic City School District

Alderman, Jackie Civilian

 

Future Meeting Dates*

Meeting Time: 9:30am

2022 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 9/22/22)

2023 Committee Meeting Schedule (updated 11/28/22)

Additional Board and Committee Documents

Minutes

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2 South Main Street, Second Floor, Pleasantville, NJ 08232 (609) 485-0153