2022-2023 Annual Report: A Year of Progress

We Are Here
to Serve

We network. We empower our community members to transform their jobs into careers and foster pride in their contributions to the community. We meet both people and businesses where they are to find their path forward.

Who We Are

We are an independent, nonpartisan organization focused on workforce development and innovation in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Our diverse Board of Directors are comprised of regional leaders from business, education, organized labor, non-profit, and government. We oversee and implement the local area’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and collaborate with regional workforce partners to help strengthen the Tristate’s workforce ecosystem. We lead this work by setting the vision, policy, and performance expectations for the Cincinnati-Hamilton County OhioMeansJobs Center. The OMJ Center and partners serve employers, job seekers, dislocated workers, veterans, youth & young adults, individuals with disabilities, returning citizens, and more.

Vision

We aim to lead the way in public workforce innovation, providing outstanding service to our diverse customer base, community, and region.

Mission

We’re dedicated to providing our employers with a prepared workforce by connecting job-seeking customers to opportunities that build their career readiness, thereby contributing to the growth of our community and region.

Our Board

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Board of Directors

Uche

Agomuo

CEO

Glovon & Clovon Engineering Consulting

Jackie

Alf

Executive Vice President

Valley Asphalt Corp.

Hope

Arthur

Executive Director, Workforce Innovation

The Health Collaborative

Michael

Beck

President

Midwest Latino, LLC

Heath

Boucher

Territory Director—Great Lakes Manpower

Manpower Group

Paula

Brehm-Heeger

Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Library Director

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Markiea

Carter

Director, Department of Community & Economic Development

City of Cincinnati

Leo

Chan

Executive Director

Midwest Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Natasha

Chesnut

- Chair-Elect

Director of Talent Acquisition

Skyline Chili Inc

Andrew

Crum

- Treasurer

Vice President/Business Banking & Relationship Manager

US Bank

Chad

Day

Membership Development

IBEW Local 212

Renee

Dean

HR Director

Reinhart Foodservice

Mark

Dierig

Senior Manager of Human Resources

Kroger Company, Logistics Division

Keizayla

Fambro

Chief of Staff - Office of the Mayor

City of Cincinnati

Catherine

Fitzgerald

Vice President

Hamilton County Office of Economic Development

Margaret

Fox

Executive Director

Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati

Chris

Fridel

Assistant Director of IBEW

IBEW/NECA Electrical Training Center

Shanel

Gentry

Owner/Operator

Primo Services

DeJuan

Gossett

- Vice Chair

Vice President, Employee Benefits Consultant

USI Insurance Services

Brian

Griffin

Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council

Jesse

Grissom

Member-at-Large

Community Member

Rodney

Hardin

Financial Advisor

Southern Scripts

Myron

Hughes

- Vice Chair

Managing Director

Blue Rose Supply

Zach

Kiffmeyer

Attorney

Dressman Benzinger & LaVelle (DBL) Law

Rene

McPhedran

- Secretary

Executive Director

Melanoma Know More

Nick

Milazzo

- Chair

Senior Talent Acquisition Leader

Fifth Third Bank

Deval

Motka

VP & Chief Data Officer

Genesco

Shwetha

Pai

Chief Financial Officer

VCM Products

Asha

Parker

- Vice Chair

Director of Product Marketing

Kroger Health

Michael

Prus

CEO

Prus Construction

Eric

Rademacher

Co-Director

UC Institute for Policy Research

Jennifer

Roeder

Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor

Opportunities for Ohioians with Disabilities

Trisha

Rogers-Lowey

Human Resource Manager

UC Health

Jesse

Simmons

President

Supply Chain OKI

Uma

Sivaprasad

Postdoc Recruiter, Scientist Recruitment Team

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Diana

Small

Executive Director of the Ohio Division

Employers Resource Association (MRA)

Harry

Snyder

President/CEO

Great Oaks Career Campuses

Carol

Sorenson-Williams

Human Resources Business Partner

ADP

Nathan

Strange

RESEA Program Administrator

Office of Workforce Development

Stephanie

Summerow Dumas

Commissioner

Hamilton County Commissioner

John

Thomas

Vice President

Environmental & Safety Solutions Inc.

Timothy

Thornton

- Vice Chair

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Johnson & Johnson

Michael

Turner

Career and Technical Education Manager

Cincinnati Public Schools

Jordan

Vogel

Executive Director

Allied Construction Industries (ACI)

Amy

Waldbillig

Vice President

Cincinnati State

Dani

Watkins

Program Director

CityLink Center

Rhonda

Whitaker-Hurtt

Vice President of Community Relations & Economic Development

Duke Energy

Bryan

Wright, PhD

Executive Director

Cincinnati Compass

Board of Directors Organizations

Board of Directors Meetings

Meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to change.  Click here to get email reminders and updates for board meetings.

February 8, 2024

Annual Board of Directors Meeting

Music Hall 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

11:00am – 1:00pm

May 9, 2024

Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting

OhioMeansJobs Center, 1916 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45214

Conference Room C

8:00am – 10:00am

August 8, 2024

Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting

OhioMeansJobs Center, 1916 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45214 

Conference Room C

8:00am – 10:00am

November 14, 2024

Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting

OhioMeansJobs Center, 1916 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45214 

Conference Room C

8:00am – 10:00am

Resources

For additional resource information or requests, please contact us at info@cincyworkforce.org

2022-2023 Annual Report

WIOA Regional Plan - 2021-2025

Our Team

Beth Yoke

Executive Director

Karen Saterfield

Administrative Assistant

Pamela Massey

Senior Program Manager

Kevin Smith

Program Manager

Patricia Bready

Youth and Workforce Consultant

Connie Adams

Atlas Firms
Accounting/Bookkeeping

Wes Miller

OhioMeansJobs (OMJ)
Center Facilities Manager

Jim Gilroy

Webmaster

Jim Levinson

IT Support

Join Our Team

There are no current job opportunities with the Workforce Council of Southwest Ohio at this time.

 

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The Workforce Program Manager will support the OMJ public workforce system and the Workforce Council by specializing in program data, customer feedback, performance tracking, analytics, labor market intelligence to promote optimal program outcomes and continuous quality improvement.

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Contact Us

Mailing Address:

Workforce Council of Southwest Ohio

Great Oaks/Scarlet Oaks Campus
Building 100, Room 134
100 Scarlet Oaks Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241