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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 Adminstrative 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
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Board Recognitions

Full Board Members

Riaz Rajput- Chair

James Drew- Vice Chair

Theresa Lutz- Treasurer

  • Alan Beatty
  • Dan Kelly
  • Mark Ford
  • Roy Foster
  • Forrest Gilmore
  • Candace Titanski
  • Carol Spina
  • Greg Freelon
  • MaryAnn McGhee
  • Charles Wimberg
  • Nandini Singh
  • Joe Ingemi
  • Dr. Philip Guenther
  • Dr. Barbara Gaba
  • Paul McClellan
  • Geoffrey Dorsey
  • Rick Lovering
  • Dan Konczyk
  • Bob McDevitt
  • Pat Constantino
  • Joshua Winter
  • Timothy Kreischer
  • Linda Novelli
  • Torrie Garvin
  • Stephanie Koch
  • Jim Connett
  • Dan Brown
  • James Barton
  • Neal Bellinger

Meeting Minutes

Board Committees

Business Development Committee

CHAIR:  VACANT

Mcalister, 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- Regional Vice President, Atlantic City Electric
Connett, Jim- Center Operation Manager, FAA Tech Center
McClellan, Paul- Employment Services Manager, New Jersey Department of Labor

Future Meeting Dates*

Meeting Time:  9:00am

Friday April 16, 2021
Friday July 16, 2021
Friday October 15, 2021
Friday December 17, 2021

Minutes

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Disabilities Workforce Committee

CHAIR: VACANT

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.
Smith, Lillian-Director Human Resources, AtlantiCare
Titanski, Candace- Manager, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, New Jersey Department of Labor

Future Meeting Dates*

Meeting Time: 9:30am

Wednesday February 24, 2021
Wednesday May 26, 2021
Wednesday August 25, 2021
Wednesday November 17, 2021

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
Theresa Lutz- Board Treasure, AVP Human Resources, Tropicana 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 Subommittee, V.P. Human Resource , Shore Medical Center
Vacant- Disabilities Subcommittee
Vacant- Youth Investment Council Subcommittee
Vacant- Business Development Subcommittee

Future Meeting Dates*

Meeting Time: 9:00am

Wednesday February 17, 2021
Wednesday May 19, 2021
Wednesday August 18, 2021
Wednesday November 17, 2021

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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

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
Natalie Devonish- Dean, Worthington Atlantic City Campus and Workforce Development: 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

Tuesday February 9, 2021
Tuesday May 13, 2021
Tuesday August 12, 2021
Tuesday November 11, 2021

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Literacy Workforce Committee

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

Phil Guenther-Superintendent, Atlantic County Institute of Technology
Caroline Koch-Librarian, Atlantic City Free Public Library
Paul McClellan- Manager: NJDOL Employment Services
Marian Woodson- One Stop Coordinator: Atlantic County Office of Workforce Devel.
Dr. Barbara Gaba- President: Atlantic Cape Community College
Nandini Singh-Owner: KUMAR
Dan Adams-Supervisor, One Stop Literacy Services
Ken Olivenbaum-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

Tuesday February 23, 2021
Tuesday April 27, 2021
Tuesday July 20, 2021
Tuesday October 19, 2021

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Membership Committee

Torrie Garvin- Chair

Daniel Brown
Pat Constantino
Theresa Lutz
Charles Wimberg
Michelle Carrera

Future Meeting Dates*

Meetings are held 9:30am via Conference Call

Thursday March 25, 2021
Thursday June 24, 2021
Thursday September 23, 2021
Thursday December 9, 2021

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
Cabral-Johnson, Bahiya-Director, Office of Continuing Studies, Stockton University
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
Woodson, Marian- One Stop Coordinator, Atlantic County Office of Workforce Development
McClellan, Paul- Employment Services Manager, New Jersey Department of Labor
Gilmore, Forrest- Director, Atlantic County Family and Community Development
Garvin, Torrie- COO, ACBGC
Rajput, Riaz- Owner, CEO-Global Community Services

Future Meeting Dates*

Meeting Time: 2:30pm

Wednesday January 20, 2021
Wednesday April 14, 2021
Wednesday July 21, 2021
Wednesday October 20, 2021

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Youth Investment Council

CHAIR: VACANT

Dillon, Anne- Teacher, Atlantic County Special Services School District
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
Seymour, Leesa- 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

Future Meeting Dates*

Meeting Time: 9:30am

Tuesday March 16, 2021
Tuesday May 11, 2021
Tuesday August 10, 2021
Tuesday November 9, 2021

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