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.

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

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Meet Our Team

Business Members

  • Steven Ray, IslerDare PC (Chair)
  • Vacant (Vice Chair)
  • Peter Mocarski, Brantlett Farms
  • Randy Soderquist, R.M. Soderquist Inc.
  • Allyn Gutauskas, Farmington Country Club
  • Ray Knott, Union Bank & Trust
  • Don Cantore, DRC Consultant LLC
  • Linda Copeland, Cardinal Institute for Health Careers
  • Kenny Allison, The Coleman Group
  • Antwon Brinson, Culinary Concepts
  • Annette Hyde, Health and Wellness
  • Laura Amdusky, UVA Medical Center
  • ThermaJean Cossette, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Central Virginia
  • Jeff Earney, Zamma Corporation
  • Sheila Hoffman, Orange Pharmacy

Non-Business Members

  • Naomi Aitken, Virginia Dept. for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
  • Don Shotwell, Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)
  • Phyllis Savides, Department of Social Services (DSS)

Education Partners

  • Jeanne Wesley, Germanna Community College
  • Carol Coffey, Thomas Jefferson Adult & Career Education (TIACE)
  • James “Bo” Bundrick, Career & Technical Education, Louisa Co.

Labor Representatives

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

Community-Based Organizations

  • Ravi Respeto, United Way Thomas Jefferson Area
  • Ridge Schuyler, Network2Work
  • Rebecca Gartner, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Economic Development Representatives

  • Bryan Rothamel, Fluvanna County Economic Development
  • Chair: Lee Frame, Orange County Board of Supervisors
    • Kathy Campbell, Culpeper County Board of Supervisors
    • Ann Mallek, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors
    • Heather Hill, Charlottesville City Council
    • Holder Trumbo, Jr., 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
    • Amber Foster, Madison County Board of Supervisors
    • Robert “Skip” Barton, Nelson County Board of Supervisors
    • Ron Frazier, 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.

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