• 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.

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:

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
Statewide

Hannah Halbert

Policy Liaison, Policy Matters Ohio

Statewide

Cheryl Hay

Director, Project talent acquisition, JobsOhio

Statewide

Rachel Hirsch

State Network Manager, National Skills Coalition

National

Rebecca Kusner

Director of Strategic Planning and Policy, New Growth Group

Statewide

Jill Rizika

Executive Director, Towards Employment

Northeast Ohio

Emily Turner

Executive Director, Ohio Association of Goodwill Industry

Statewide

Robert Paponetti

Executive Director, The Literacy Cooperative

Cuyahoga County

Pam Waite, MSN

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

Cleveland, Ohio