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Workforce Development Board

The role of the local Workforce Development Board (WDB) is system focused and strategic in nature.  As a decision-making entity, the WDB determines priorities of service, negotiates measures, facilitates integration, and ensures quality outcomes.  By understanding workforce development needs, anticipating trends, and focusing on system outcomes and performance, the WDB can effect substantial long-term change in the economic well being of the community.

The Workforce Innnovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) outlines the primary responsibilities of the WDB as the following:

  • Oversee the local workforce investment system
  • Develop a strategic plan for the local system
  • Designate the one-stop operator(s)
  • Certify eligible providers of youth, training, and career services
  • Negotiate local performance measures
  • Establish performance goals
  • Evaluate and improve performance


Lovely Warren   Mayor, City of Rochester
Maggie Brooks   Monroe County Executive
Dana Abramson     Business Owner
Thomas Battley   Executive Director, Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster, Inc.
Andrew Carpentier   Owner, Rochester Magnet
Alice Curry   Employee Care Team Manager, Hammer Packaging
Colleen DiMartino   Chief of Staff, Rochester Business Alliance
Douglas B. Dobson   Facilities Manager, Carestream
Robert Donahue   Vice President, Corporate Services, Unity Health Systems
Sergio Esteban   President, LaBella Associates, PC
Glenn Jeter   Owner, McDonald's Franchise
Kevin J. Kelley   Executive Director, Rochester Technology & Manufacturing Association (RTMA)
Ann Kowal   President, Special Care Systems, LLC
Kathy Miner   HR Director, Administrative Services & Employment, University of Rochester
Joe Rizzo   Manager of Economic Development, Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation
Gary Rogers   CEO, Dock Hardware
George Scharr   Senior Vice President & CEO, Flower City Printing, Inc.
Timothy S. Shortsleeve   CPA, Partner, TYS, LLP
Stella Slaight   Vice President, M&T Bank
Robert J. Titus   CEO, Innovative Solutions
Joe Wesley           Workforce Development, Wegmans

Paul Burke   Administrator/Workforce Preparation, Rochester City School District
William G. Clark   President & CEO, Urban League of Rochester
Ann Marie Cook   President & CEO, Lifespan
Nancy Forgue   Deputy Commissioner, Monroe County Department of Human Services
Joseph Hamm     Regional Administrator, New York State Department of Labor
Paul Johnson   Acting Director, Monroe County Department of Planning and Economic Development
Sharon Keefe   Monroe County Economic Department of Planning and Economic Development
Nicolette Leathersich   Regional Coordinator, ACCES-VR
Joseph Leone   Executive Director, UNICON
Dan Maloney   President, UAW 1097
Roosevelt Mareus   Dean/Executive Director, SUNY Rochester Educational Opportunity Center
James Norman   CEO, Action for a Better Community
Todd Oldham        Vice President, Economic Development & Innovative Workforce Services, Monroe Community College
Kenneth Sayres   Director, Employment Skills Training & Youth Services, City of Rochester
Patricia Stovall   Director, Training & Employment Programs, PathStone
Robert Trouskie   Regional Director, Workforce Development Institute


RochesterWorks, Inc. Fraud and Abuse Reporting Policy
Purpose: This policy provides procedures for reporting incidents, including but not limited to criminal fraud, criminal abuse or other criminal activity and noncriminal complaints, such as waste of funds, to the Workforce Development Manager in Monroe County's Planning and Development Department, the New York State Department of Labor, and to the US Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General, through the Incident Reporting System.

Scope: This policy applies to all RochesterWorks, Inc. employees, subcontractors and subrecipients.

Reference: Title 20 Code of Federal Regulations ( CFR ) Section 667.630

Policy and Procedures:
All employees, subcontractors and subrecipients shall promptly report any incidents of fraud and/or abuse by mail to: Workforce Development Manager, Monroe County Economic Development Division, West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14614. The incident should also be reported through the Incident Reporting System at the US Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General by phone at 1-800-347-3756 or by mail to:

Regional Inspector General for Investigations
230 South Dearborn Street , 7th Floor
Chicago, Il 60604-1505
A copy of the information should also be sent to:

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
230 South Dearborn Street , 6th Floor
Chicago, Il 60604-1505

New York State Department of Labor
Complaint Officer
Workforce Development & Training Division
State Campus; Bldg. 12, Rm 440
Albany, NY 12240

Subrecipients should also establish, document, and implement procedures to immediately notify RochesterWorks, Inc. of any suspected or proven fraud, abuse, or other criminal activity involving WIOA-funded activities.

This policy will be included as an appendix to each RochesterWorks, Inc. WIOA-funded contract, presented to employees at orientation, posted on the website,, and posted on the bulletin board in the employee break room at 255 N. Goodman Street , Rochester, NY 14607.

Updated 9/30/2015


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