• Overview

    Since 2007, the Ohio Workforce Coalition has been bringing 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.

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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. Current members of the Ohio Workforce Coalition’s Leadership Committee are:

Laurie Atkins

Director – Career Pathways Engagement, The Literacy Cooperative

Cuyahoga County

Andrew Bradley

State Network Manager, National Skills Coalition


Kerrie Carte

Planning & Development Coordinator, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership.

Northwest Ohio

Rob Guentter

Worforce Board Director for Area 16

Belmont, Carroll, Harrison, and Jefferson Counties

Hannah Halbert

Policy Liaison, Policy Matters Ohio


Cheryl Hay

Director, Project talent acquisition, JobsOhio


Treye Johnson

Regional Outreach Manager, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland


Rebecca Kusner

Vice President, Workforce Solutions and Innovation, Thomas P. Miller and Associates


Jill Rizika

Executive Director, Towards Employment

Northeast Ohio

Hope Arthur

Interim Executive Director, Partners for a Competitive Workforce at United Way of Greater Cincinnati


Emily Turner

Executive Director, Ohio Association of Goodwill Industry

Hamilton County