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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

Region 7B Workforce Development Board is a 28-member board that includes 17 private sector members, 11 public sector members.  The board is currently chaired by Norm Fuller. Thomas Ferguson serves as Vice Chair and Kimberly Wood serves as second vice chair.

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Board Members

Chair – Norm Fullmer, Owner, Common Sense Consulting (Roscommon)
Vice Chair – Thomas Ferguson, Owner, T.G. Ferguson Consulting Group (Iosco)
2nd Vice Chair – Kimberly Wood, Controller, Mann Construction (Clare)

Dan Beltz, CTE Director, C.O.O.R. ISD
Cherrie Benchley, Executive Coordinator, United Way of Roscommon
Richard Castle, Community Affairs Manager, Consumers Energy (Ogemaw)
Scott Govitz, M-Tec, Mid Michigan College
Jaclyn Heller, Human Resource Manager, Melling Products North (Clare)
Jay L. Jacobs, Owner, Jay Jacobs and Associates (Arenac)
Joel Kato, H.R. Director, Lear Corporation (Roscommon)
Diane Love-Suvada, Made UP NORTH (Roscommon)
Jim McBryde, President, Middle Michigan Development Corporation
Dana McGrew, Superintendent, Iosco RESA (Iosco)
Angel Melendez, Maintenance Training Manager, Kalitta Air LLC (Iosco)
Kara Mularz, Director, DHS
Rick Mularz, Michigan Department of Corrections
Jennifer Perry, Human Resource Manager, Saint Gobain Performance Plastics (Gladwin)                 
Amy Peterson, Human Resources Supervisor, Cooper Standard (Iosco)                                             
Laura Puzzuoli, Manager, Competitive Machine (Arenac)                                                                      
Jason Reed, Labor Apprenticeship, Local 202                                                                                         
Erik Rodriguez, Community Affairs Manager, Soaring Eagle Landing (Arenac)
Susan Root, Rehab Coordinator, Bureau for Services of Blind Persons
Kristine Stevens, Mid Michigan College
Jill Sutton, Executive Director, Mid-Michigan Community Action Agency
Roger Taylor, Manager, Harrison Do-It Best Center (Clare)                                                                   
Julie Wheelock, Manager, Mid Michigan Health (Gladwin)                                                                 
Elizabeth White, BSBP Central Region, Bureau for Services of Blind Persons 
Frantt Whitehill, Local, Labor
Tom Winarski, Owner, Tom’s Wood Shop (Gladwin)
George Yost, Labor, Michigan H.R.D.I.

UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD:

Third Thurs. of March & September at 8:30 am
Michigan Works! Service Center | 2389 South M-76, West Branch, MI

ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Last Fri. of each month, January – October at 10:30 am
Michigan Works! Service Center, 2389 South M-76, West Branch, MI

JOINT MEETING |  WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD & LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS:

Fri., August 21, 2020 at 10:30 am
Iron’s Park, West Branch, MI
Mon., December 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Willow Tree, 633 Court Street, West Branch, MI 

CAREER & EDUCATION ADVISORY COUNCIL:

Mon., March 9, 2020, at 10 am
Michigan Works! Service Center, 2389 South M-76, West Branch, MI
Mon., August 10, 2020 at 10 am
Michigan Works! Service Center, 2389 South M-76, West Branch, MI
Mon., December 14, 2020 at 6 pm
Willow Tree, 633 Court Street, West Branch, MI 

Board of Directors
MEETING MINUTES

CAREER & EDUCATION ADVISORY COUNCIL

As an advisory group to the Workforce Development Board, the Career & Education Advisory Council also coordinates with other educational entities in guiding career development programs and career pathways, such as high schools, universities, community colleges, career and technical education, adult education programs, prisoner reentry programs, corrections education, veterans’ programs, and college access networks in support of the WDB’s mission and strategic workforce development outlined in their WIOA Local Plans.

Members

Dan Beltz, CTE, C.O.O.R. ISD
Mark L. Berdan, Executive Director, Michigan Works! Region 7B
Nicole Dicken, HR, D & W Fine Pack
Ben Doan, Principal, Ogemaw Heights High School
Rick Foote, Superintendent, Harrison Schools
Kathleen Fox, Director Workforce Development, Kirtland Community College
Scott Govitz, Director of M-Tec, Mid Michigan College
Allison Hudson, MRS, DHHS/MRS
Jay L. Jacobs, Area Manager, Jay Jacobs and Associates
Evan Linskey, Economic Analyst, TIA/LMI
Jim McBryde, President, Middle Michigan Development Corporation
Dana McGrew, Superintendent, Iosco RESA
Phil Mikulski, Superintendent, West Branch-Rose City Schools
John Miller, Owner, JD Metalworks
Kara Mularz, Director, DHHS
Rachel Peel, Parent, Houghton Lake Schools
Joe Perrera, Superintendent, Whittemore/Prescott Schools
Jennifer Perry, HR Manager, Saint Gobain Performance Plastics
Sheryl Presler, Superintendent, Clare-Gladwin ISD
Frantt Whitehill, Labor, Local
Tina Williams, Teacher, Iosco RESA

LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS 

Board of Directors

Chair – D. Jay O’Farrell (Iosco)

Vice Chair – Bobbe Burke (Arenac)

Jenny David (Ogemaw)

Jeff Haskell (Clare)

Ken Melvin (Roscommon)

Joel Vernier (Gladwin)

CEAC
MEETING MINUTES

CEAC BY-LAWS