Committees

The Greater Lowell Workforce Development Board depends on the input and guidance of its committees to help ensure successful performance and outcomes. Board members can volunteer to participate on committees. Other interested individuals who are not Board members but have specific knowledge or expertise in committee topics, roles and responsibilities are welcome to become members. All GLWDB meetings, including Quarterly Board meetings and Committee meetings are open to the public in accordance with Massachusetts Open Meeting Law.

Executive Board

The Greater Lowell WDB Executive Board is comprised of members of the Full Board. The Executive Board was created to act on behalf of the Full Board in addressing issues, which require action, that arise between quarterly Board meeting.

Members

Raymond Wrobel/Align Community Credit Union
Danielle McFadden/Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce
Shannon Norton-Calles/Career Center of Lowell
Sue Gath Koerber/Gath Insurance
Judith Burke/Middlesex Community College
Maureen Fitzpatrick/Lowell General Hospital
Tom Raiche/Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council
Staci Landress/Watermark Environmental
Charlene Jancsy/Enterprise Bank

Workforce Performance and Opportunities Committee

The Workforce Issues Committee consists of several GLWDB Board members, Career Center of Lowell managers and other interested partners, including educational providers and community-based organizations. The Committee meets bi-monthly to discuss and review job-seeker and employer challenges, Career Center of Lowell operational reports, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) job seeker and employment monthly data releases, the Workforce Training Fund (WTF) and collaborate on labor market solutions and sector initiatives as well as youth education, training and employment activities. Designed to promote dialogue and knowledge sharing among members, the Committee’s goal is to be proactive in the identification and communication of issues, assessment of potential impact to our customers and possible short and/or long term solutions.

Members

Chair/Charlene Jancsy/Enterprise Bank
Susan Winning/UMass Lowell
Maureen Fitzpatrick/Lowell General Hospital
Maureen Kriff/Mass Rehab Commission
Shannon Norton-Calles/Career Center of Lowell
Susan Gath Koerber/Gath Insurance
Kimberly Bodkin/Raytheon
John Palmieri/Sterling Corporation
Karen Frederick/Community Teamwork, Inc.

Strategic Planning Committee

The GLWDB continues to be actively engaged in planning and implementing processes to address the challenges associated with the development of a skilled local workforce and to meet statewide standards intended to accelerate continual improvement of the Massachusetts workforce development system. The GLWDB 2015-2016 Strategic Plan is available for your reference. Status updates, including benchmarks and performance assessments are made available on a regular basis.

Members

Danielle McFadden/Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce, Chair
Shannon Norton/Career Center of Lowell
Beth Goguen/MA Workforce Development
Judith Burke/Middlesex Community College
Stephanie Cronin/Middlesex 3 Coalition
Maureen Fitzpatrick/Lowell General Hospital
Ed Starr/IBEW
Ray Wrobel/Align Credit Union