• 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. The Leadership Committee is led by an Executive Council. The members of the Ohio Workforce Coalition’s Leadership Committee are:

Laurie Atkins

Director – Career Pathways Engagement, The Literacy Cooperative

Cuyahoga County

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


Rachel Hirsch

State Network Manager, National Skills Coalition


Rebecca Kusner

Principal, R4 Workforce


Jill Rizika

Executive Director, Towards Employment

Northeast Ohio

Emily Turner

Executive Director, Ohio Association of Goodwill Industry


Pam Waite, MSN

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

Cleveland, Ohio