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The Leadership Council is comprised of a cross-section of National Skill Coalition’s leading members and serves as the programmatic advisory body to National Skills Coalition staff and Board of Directors. The Council helps to develop and vet new policy positions on behalf of the Coalition, as well as the implementation of organizing, communications and advocacy strategies to advance that agenda.

2014 Leadership Council Members

Anne Bacon

North Carolina Community College System
Raleigh, NC

Steve Bender

1199 NE Training and Upgrading Fund
Hartford, CT

Elsa Bengel

Training Inc., YMCA Global Centers of Excellence Initiative
Jamaica Plain, MA

Amanda Bergson-Shilcock

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
Philadelphia, PA

Hugh Bradshaw

VocRehab Vermont
Waterbury, VT

Elisabeth Buck

United Way of Central Iowa
Des Moines, IA

Earl Buford

Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership
Milwaukee, WI

Amanda Cage

Chicago Workforce Investment Council
Chicago, IL

Rob Carmona

STRIVE International
New York, NY

Kerrie Carte

WSOS Community Action
Fremont, OH

Carolyn Carter

Urban Strategies, Inc.
New Orleans, LA

Tammy Childers

Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board
New Bern, NC

Kathryn Clayton

Indiana AFL-CIO Labor Institute For Training
Indianapolis, IN

Jeff Connor-Naylor

The Commonwealth Institute
Oakton, VA

Gail Coppage

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, Board of Regents for Higher Education
Hartford, CT

Pat Costello

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Clay, NY

Susan Crane

SkillUp Washington
Seattle, WA

Fred Dedrick

National Fund for Workforce Solutions
Philadelphia, PA

Evelyn Diaz

Chicago Department of Family & Support Services
Chicago, IL

Pat Downs

Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
East Hartford, CT

Phyllis Eisen

The Eisen Group
Washington, DC

Diane Factor

Worker Education & Resource Center
Los Angeles, CA

Cheryl Feldman

District 1199c Training & Upgrading Fund
Philadelphia, PA

Jessica Fraser

Indiana Institute for Working Families
Indianapolis, IN

Kim Freeman

Oregon Employment Department
Portland, OR

Harry Holzer

Georgetown University
Washington, DC

William Jones

Focus: HOPE
Detroit, MI

Linda Katz

The Economic Progress Institute
Providence, RI

Anne Kilzer

Minnesota Workforce Council
St. Paul, MN

Andy Levin

Levin Energy Partners, LLC
Bloomfield Hills, MI

Loh-Sze Leung

SkillWorks
Boston, MA

Melinda Mack

New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals
Albany, NY

Sheila Maguire

Sheila Maguire Consulting
New York, NY

Darlene Miller

National Council for Workforce Education
Santa Cruz, CA

Joseph Mulford

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Saint Paul, MN

Pamela Murray

Portland Community College
Portland, OR

Jeanette Nigro

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Brooklyn, NY

Lisa Nisenfeld

Oregon Employment Department
Salem, OR

Tom Orr

Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Indianapolis, IN

Randy Osmun

The SOURCE
Grand Rapids, MI

Steven Ovel

Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA

Scott Paul

Alliance for American Manufacturing
Washington, DC

Jennifer Phillips

Idea Fuel Consulting
Chicago, IL

Ray Prendergast

Manufacturing Technology Institute
Chicago, IL

Alice Pritchard

Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund
Hartford, CT

Tim Rainey

California Workforce Investment Board
Sacramento, CA

Bill Rayl

Jackson Area Manufacturers Association
Jackson, MI

Al Reed

Innovate+Educate
Santa Fe, NM

Jerry Rubin

Jewish Vocational Service of Greater Boston
Boston, MA

Alma Salazar

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Los Angeles, CA

Hermelinda Sapien

Center for Employment Training
San Jose, CA

Jim Scheibel

Hamline University
Saint Paul, MN

Pat Schramm

Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Lynn Selby

State of Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Governor's Workforce Investment Board
Baltimore, MD

Grant Shmelzer

IEC Chesapeake
Odenton, MD

Abby Snay

Jewish Vocational Service
San Francisco, CA

Randall Stamper

Career Pathways and Workforce Programs, Virginia Community College System
Richmond, VA

Ted Stalnos

Calumet Area Industrial Commission
Chicago, IL

Tracey Stewart

Colorado Impact: Center for Economic Prosperity
Denver, CO

Carrie Thomas

Chicago Jobs Council
Chicago, IL

Van Ton-Quinlivan

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
Sacramento, CA

Janice Urbanik

Partners for a Competitive Workforce
Cincinnati, OH

Frank Waterous

The Bell Policy Center
Denver, CO

Sarah White

Center on Wisconsin Strategy
Madison, WI

Faith Wiggins

1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds
New York, NY

Andy Van Kleunen

National Skills Coalition
Washington, DC