ABOUT

ABOUT VIRGINIA CAREER WORKS PIEDMONT REGION

The Piedmont Workforce Development Board has the central role of providing leadership and direction on local strategic workforce issues, identifying local needs and developing strategies to address those needs. The Piedmont Workforce Development Board is comprised of members from both the public and private sector. Members include representatives of business, education, economic development, labor, community-based organizations, and Career Center required partners.

Our Geographic Region

The Virginia Career Works – Piedmont Region includes the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, Rappahannock, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson and the city of Charlottesville.

Public Information

Access the Piedmont Workforce Development Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes, Policies and other Public Documents.

Become a Training Provider

This page is for current and prospective training providers with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.

Meet Our Team

Business Members

  • Kenny Allison, The Coleman Group (Chair)
  • Scott Kozuch, Bold Rock Cidery (Vice-Chair)
  • Shawn Woodfolk, White Oak Run Farm
  • Cheryl Kirby, Union Bank & Trust
  • Steven Ray, IslerDare PC
  • Annette Hyde, Health and Wellness
  • Antwon Brinson, Culinary Concepts
  • Kara Chandeysson, Ting
  • James Tsikerdanos, Sonder Insights, LLC
  • Judith Cooper, Welcome Home Financial Planners
  • Dawn Hutchison, Sentara, Martha Jefferson Hospital
  • Eric Robertson, Smith and Roberston, Inc
  • Hunter Johnson, Pepsi Cola Bottling
  • Frank Churillo, Extrema Cables
  • Patrick McAloon, The Holladay House

Non-Business Members

  • John Jackson, Virginia Dept. for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
  • Kaki Dimock, Department of Social Services (DSS)
  • Don Shotwell, Virginia Employment Commission

Education Partners

  • Dana Cook, Germanna Community College
  • Carol Coffey, Thomas Jefferson Adult & Career Education (TJACE)
  • Jess Peregoy, Career & Technical Education, Greene Co.

Labor Representatives

  • John Baldino, Virginia Education Association
  • Lorne Seay, IBEW Local 26
  • Laura Duckworth, University of Virginia (UVA) Facilities (Apprenticeship)

Community-Based Organizations

  • Jane Colony Mills, Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
  • Gary Spry, Offender Aid and Restoration
  • Clare Lillard, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Economic Development Representatives

  • Bryan Rothamel, Culpeper County Economic Development
  • Ann Mallek, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors (Chair)
  • Juan Diego Wade, Charlottesville City Council (Vice-Chair)
  • Bryan Nicol, Orange County Board of Supervisors
  • David Lee, Culpeper County Board of Supervisors
  • Edwin W. “Ike” Broaddus, Fauquier County Board of Supervisors
  • Tony O’Brien, Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors
  • Marie Durrer, Greene County Board of Supervisors
  • Fitzgerald Barnes, Louisa County Board of Supervisors
  • James Jewett, Madison County Board of Supervisors
  • Dr. Jessica Ligon, Nelson County Board of Supervisors
  • Donna Comer, Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Our Board is responsible for the oversight and administration of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act’s (WIOA) Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth programs in the Central Virginia region. These programs are designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.