State Board Membership

The California Workforce Investment Board (State Board) is responsible for assisting the Governor in performing the duties and responsibilities required by the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

All members of the Board are appointed by the Governor and represent the many facets of workforce development - business, labor, public education, higher education, economic development, youth activities, employment and training, as well as the Legislature.

The Board meets on a regular basis and the public is encouraged to attend the meetings. Decisions are reached through a collaborative process.

The Board's Strategic Plan directs its work in providing guidance to the statewide workforce investment system.

State Board Members

Mike Rossi, Chair
Senior Jobs Advisor - Office of the Governor, Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Advisory Board, Shorenstein Properties LLC
Senior Advisor, San Francisco 49ers
Board Chairman, CounterPoint Capital Partners LLC

Jonathon Andrus
Chief Executive Officer - Fairchild Medical Center

Roberto Barragan
President - Valley Economic Development Center

Josh Becker
Chief Executive Officer - Lex Machina

Robert Beitcher
President and Chief Executive Officer - Motion Picture and Television Fund 

Monica Blanco-Etheridge
Senior Account Representative - The Rios Company

John Brauer
WED Executive Director - California Federation of Labor

Kenneth C. Burt
Political Director - California Federation of Teachers

Jerome Butkiewicz
Workforce Readiness Manager - San Diego Gas and Electric

Bill Camp
Sacramento Labor Council

Cindy Chavez
Executive Secretary-Treasurer - South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council

Jamil Dada 
Vice President, Investment Services - Provident Bank-Riverside County Branches

Diana S. Dooley
Secretary - California Health and Human Services Agency

Shannon Eddy
President - Conscious Ventures Group, Executive Director - Large-Scale Solar Association

Diane Factor
Director - Worker Education and Resource Center (SEIU 721)

Imran Angelov Farooq
Partner - Omnius Group LLC

Louis Franchimon
Executive Secretary - Napa Solano Building Trades Council

Larry Frank
President - Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

Michael Gallo
President and Chief Executive Officer - Kelly Space and Technology, Inc.

Dr. Brice Harris
Chancellor - California Community Colleges

Patrick W. Henning Jr.
Director, Employment Development Department

Chris Hill
Vice President, Siemer & Associates

Pamela Kan
President - Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation

Michael Kelly
Executive Director - Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs

Ro Khanna
Attorney/Intellectual Property & Clean Technology - Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati

David Lanier
Secretary - Labor and Workforce Development Agency

Stephen Levy
Director and Senior Economist - Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy

Laura Long
Director of National Workforce Planning and Development - Kaiser Permanente

James Mangia
President and Chief Executive Officer - St. John's Well Child and Family Center

Karl Mehta
Venture Partner - Menlo Ventures

Stephen Monteros
Vice President of Operations and Strategic Initiatives - SIGMAnet

Lisa Mortenson
Chief Executive Officer - American Biodiesel Inc. dba Community Fuels

The Honorable Kevin Mullin
Representative - California State Assembly

Nathan Nayman
Principal, Nayman Strategies

Catherine O'Bryant
President - O'Bryant Electric Inc.

Kimberly Parker
Executive Vice President - California Employers Association

The Honorable Henry R. Perea
County Supervisor - County of Fresno

Diane Ravnik
Director - Department of Apprenticeship Standards

Robert Redlo
Consultant - Doctors Medical Center

Richard Rubin
President - Richard A. Rubin and Associates

The Honorable Rudy Salas
Representative - California State Assembly

Alma Salazar
Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

Hermelinda Sapien
Chief Executive Officer - Center for Employment Training

Jeremy Smith
Deputy Legislative Director - State Building and Construction Trades Council of California

Anette Smith-Dohring
Workforce Development Manager - Sutter Health Sacramento-Sierra Region

Abby Snay
Executive Director - Jewish Vocational Services, San Francisco

Bruce Stenslie
President and Chief Executive Officer - Economic Development Collaborative, Ventura County

Tom Torlakson
State Superintendent of Public Instruction - California Department of Education

Floyd Trammell
Executive Director - West Bay Local Development Corporation

Joseph Williams
Chief Executive Officer - Youth Action Project

Carol Zabin
Research Director - University of California, Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education