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. Contact Gail Brown, GLWDB Director.

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 Issues 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

Susan Jepson/National Senior Network, Chair
Susan D’Amore/UMass Lowelll
Maureen Fitzpatrick/Lowell General Hospital
Maureen Kriff/Mass Rehab Commission
Shannon Norton-Calles/Career Center of Lowell
Susan Gath Koerber/Gath Insurance
Charlene Jancsy/Enterprise Bank

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 2009-2014 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
Judy Burke/Middlesex Community College
Stephanie Cronin/Middlesex 3 Coalition
Maureen Fitzpatrick/Lowell General Hospital
Ed Starr/IBEW
Ray Wrobel – Align Credit Union

WIOA Transition Committee

The Greater Lowell Workforce Development Board WIOA Transition Committee was created to ensure the successful transition and implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This Committee was established as a sub-group of the Strategic Planning Committee. The objective of the Committee is to ensure WIOA information is understood and effectively communicated to our Chief Elected Official, Board and stakeholders and to solicit their input. The Committee will collaborate on the development of steps to ensure successful transition to WIOA, including planning and implementation, Workforce Board certification and One-Stop Center procurement. Implementation of WIOA is expected to be complete in 2016.

Members

Danielle McFadden, Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce, Chair
Raymond Wrobel/Align Credit Union
Beth Goguen/MA Workforce Development
Judy Burke/Middlesex Community College
Maureen Fitzpatrick/Lowell General Hospital
Elizabeth McKiernan/Abisi Adult Education Center
Susan Jepson/National Senior Network
Tom Raiche/Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council
Shannon Norton-Calles/Career Center of Lowell