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Orange County Business and Community Leaders Appointed to Workforce Investment Board

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2000

Contact: Andrew Munoz
(714) 567-737

Orange County Business and Community Leaders
Appointed to Workforce Investment Board

(Orange County, CA) The Orange County Board of Supervisors has appointed 44 business and community leaders to oversee $18 million of State and Federal funds that support Orange County’s One-Stop Employment Center system. Orange County Workforce Investment Board (OCWIB) members were selected through a countywide recruitment process that included Chambers of Commerce, professional associations and the Orange County Business Council. The OCWIB officially takes effect July 1.

The OCWIB is responsible for the development of a five-year strategic plan that addresses the workforce development needs of Orange County. The Board will also evaluate the performance of One-Stop Employment Centers and training providers in Orange County. They will also develop strategies to address the "skills gap" facing Orange County workers. The Board will implement a system that helps businesses find qualified employees and assists businesses forced to lay-off employees.

OCWIB-sponsored services are delivered through One-Stop Employment Centers located in Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, La Habra and Mission Viejo. Temporary career transition centers are also at Boeing-Huntington Beach and EL Toro MCAS.

Funding for the OCWIB’s One-Stop system and its other programs is made available through the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA). WIA replaced the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA).

OCWIB Business Appointments Include:
Diane Bradford Boeing Aerospace Corporation
Michael Buffington Price.Com
Bob Bunyan Shea Properties
LaDonna Butler Saddleback Memorial Hospital
Euiwon Chough Chough & Associates
David Cline Balboa Instruments
William J. Cloonan Evergreen Fullerton Health and Rehabilitation Center
John D’Angelo D’Angelo Company
Jerry Dominguez Southern California Edison
Bob Eck
Marksman Products
Fred Flores Diversified Staffing Solutions
Jeannie Hankins Compumeric Engineering
Don McCrea
Decisoneering
Jama Meyer Varco Systems
Jack Mixner Strategy
David Robinson UNISYS
Joanne Rose-Johnson International Education Corporation
David Shiffman Canon Business Machines
Art Weaver Weaver & Associates
Brenda Welsh Automobile Club of Southern California
Patricia Worthy Holmes & Narver
Ruby Yap Yap & Little CPA, Inc.

OCWIB Community Leader appointments include:
Dr. Milton A. Gordon President, Cal State Fullerton
Leslie Purdy, E.D.D. President, Coast Community College
Gary W. Matkin Dean of Continuing Education,University of California, Irvine
John F. Dean, E.D.D. Superintendent, Orange County Department of Education
Linda Sanchez-Valentine Executive Secretary / Treasurer, Central Labor Council
Rick Eiden President, Central Labor Council State Workforce Investment Board Member
Tom Ellick Economic Development Director,City of Huntington Beach
David Biggs Director, Orange County Department of Housing & Community Development
Paula Burrier-Lund Director of Family Self-Sufficiency Orange County Social Services Agency
Angelo Doti Director, Center for Employment and Training
Fernando Gallo Board Member, Orange County Community Foundation
Bernice Hird Acting District Administrator, State Department of Rehabilitation
June Kuehn Vice-President, Human Resources, Goodwill Industries
Nancy Quarles Executive Director, Community Development Council Orange County Job Service
Buddy Ray RegionalManager, State Employment Development Department
Joanna Rodgers Executive Director, Orange County Children and Families Commission
Michael Ruane District Administrator, State Department of Rehabilitation
Paula Ryan Director, Southern California Indian Center
Paula Starr District Director, US Small Business Administration
Sandy Sutton Superintendent, Coastline Regional Occupational Program
Paul Snyder Representative, Association of California School Administrators
Kay Turley-Kirchner Adult Education