Board Members

The New York City Workforce Development Board (WDB) is made up of volunteer members, who are appointed by the Mayor, and includes leaders of local businesses, educational institutions, labor unions, community-based organizations, and other government agencies.

Maureen Anderson

Adult Career & Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation

Laurice Arroyo
National Grid

Eileen Auld

Amy Bennett
The Greene Grape

Scott Berger
Arista Air Conditioning

Adda Birnir


Gregg Bishop

NYC Department of Small Business Services

Les Bluestone
Blue Sea Development Company

Bill Chong
NYC Department of Youth & Community Development

Edwin Christian
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 14-14B

Mohamed A. Elkhashab
Reach Media, Inc.

Mark Elliott
Economic Mobility Corporation

Lenore Friedlaender

Henry Garrido

Colvin Grannum
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Paloma Hernandez
Urban Health Plan, Inc.

Laura Imperiale
Athena Consulting Group Inc.

Laura James

Caress Kennedy
Allied Barton

Chauncy Lennon
JPMorgan Chase

Joseph McDermott
Consortium for Worker Education

John Mogulescu
City University of New York

George Ntim
Marriott Marquis

Patricia Ornst
Delta Air Lines

James Patchett
NYC Economic Development Corporation

Joycelynne Rainey
Brooklyn Navy Yard

Sandi Vito
1199 SEIU Training and Employment Funds