• Overview

    Since 2007, the Ohio Workforce Coalition brings together leaders from education and training institutions, economic and workforce development organizations, business and industry, labor, and human service providers. The Coalition promotes public policies that build the skills of adult workers, meet employer skill needs, and strengthen the workforce system to ensure opportunity and prosperity for Ohio families.
  • June 2018
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About the Leadership Committee

The Ohio Workforce Coalition’s Leadership Committee is the leadership body of the Coalition. Members identify Coalition policy priorities, guide Coalition strategy, and lead Coalition activities. The Leadership Committee is led by an Executive Council. The members of the Ohio Workforce Coalition’s Leadership Committee are:

* Denotes Executive Council members

Kerrie Carte*

Planning & Development Coordinator, WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc.

Northwest Ohio

Bert Cene

Director, Mahoning Columbiana Training Association

Mahoning and Columbiana Counties

Kyle D. Fee

Regional Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Hannah Halbert

Policy Liaison, Policy Matters Ohio


Cheryl Hay

Director, Project talent acquisition, JobsOhio


Rebecca Kusner

Director of Strategic Planning and Policy, New Growth Group


Jill Rizika

Executive Director, Towards Employment

Northeast Ohio

Janice Urbanik*

Executive Director, Partners for a Competitive Workforce

Greater Cincinnati Region

Emily Turner

Executive Director, Ohio Association of Goodwill Industry


Robert Paponetti*

Executive Director, The Literacy Cooperative

Cuyahoga County

Valerie Ridgeway

Public Policy Director, United Way of Central Ohio

Central Ohio

Pam Waite, MSN

Director, Healthcare Workforce/NEONI Operations at The Center for Health Affairs

Cleveland, Ohio

Jessie Hogg Leslie

Senior Regional Field Director, East; National Skills Coalition