SAWDB Membership

New Mexico Workforce Connection Southwestern Area serves seven counties:

Catron, Doña Ana, Grant, Hidalgo, Luna, Sierra, Socorro

Officers

Joshua Orozco, Chair  (Manufacturing)

Alisa Estrada, Vice-Chair  (Health Care and Social Assistance)

Members

Cassie Arias-Ward  (Economic Development)
Chris Boston  (Health Care and Social Assistance / Workforce)
Mary Ann Chavez-Lopez  (Housing)
Jacqueline Fryar  (Retail Trade)
Alonzo Gonzales  (Other Services-Bail Bonds)

Glenda Greene  (Retail Trade)
Joe Gristy  (Union, Registered Apprenticeship)

Robert Hawkins  (Mining)
Mario Juarez-Infante  (Other Services-Engineering Architecture Firm)

Rebecca Lescombes  (Manufacturing)

Debbie Maldonado  (Education and Training)

Michael Olguin, Jr.  (Finance and Insurance)
Erik Padilla  (Vocational Rehabilitation)
Anton Salome  (Other Services-Recycling)
Debbie Schoonover  (Workforce / At-Large)

Ricky Serna  (WIOA Title III)
Steve Siañez  (Labor)
Kim Skinner  (Other Services-Automotive Service & Repair)
Sharon Thomas  (Transportation)

Marlene Thomas-Herrera  (Education and Training)
Mary Ulrich  (Education and Training)
Gary Whitehead  (Other Services
)

Committees & Membership

*non-board members

Disabilities Committee

Members

Chris Boston,  Vice-Chair

Alisa Estrada

Marlene Thomas-Herrera

Erik Padilla,  Chair

Debbie Schoonover

*Susana Santillan

Description

This committee will provide information and assist with operational and other issues relating to the provision of services to individuals with disabilities, including issues relating to compliance with section 188, if applicable, and applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) regarding providing programmatic and physical access to the services, programs, and activities of the one-stop delivery system, as well as appropriate training for staff on providing supports for or accommodations to, and finding employment opportunities for, individuals with disabilities.

Monitoring/Performance Committee

Members

Alonzo Gonzales

Marlene Thomas-Herrera

Anton Salome,  Vice-Chair

Kim Skinner,  Chair

Gary Whitehead

*Susana Santillan

Description

The responsibility of this committee is to oversee and evaluate workforce development areas and local programs for compliance with rules and regulations to determine program success or failure. Additionally, it will review and approve state and local performance goals, review monitoring and performance reports, make recommendations for recognition, award incentive grants for program success, take corrective action, and/or impose sanctions for non-compliance or program failure. The goal of this committee is to assure the continuous improvement of State training programs.

One-Stop/Agency Coordination Committee

Members

Cassie Arias-Ward

Mary Ann Chavez-Lopez

Jacqueline Fryar

Erik Padilla

Ricky Serna

Mary Ulrich,  Acting Chair

Description

This committee will facilitate the integration of all the One-Stop Workforce Connection centers in the Southwestern area. They will make efforts to minimize program duplication, facilitate coordination and communication between agencies, employers, and training providers. The committee will research and identify employment and training activities, services available, and facilitate the interaction between the government and private sector to assure they do not overlap and are effective and efficient to promote a clear strategy leading to program success.

Planning Committee

Members

Cassie Arias-Ward

Joe Gristy

Michael Olguin, Jr.

Sharon Thomas,  Vice-Chair

Gary Whitehead,  Chair

Description

This committee has responsibility for reviewing and making recommendations pertaining to workforce development planning and operation. This includes reviewing state and local plans, resources for those workforce areas, and identification of education needs for services and training. The Planning Committee shall develop a four-year plan with Board approval and CEO concurrence and annually review and update said plan as necessary, as outlined in the local plan.

Policy Committee

Members

Chris Boston

Rebecca Lescombes

Debbie Maldonado

Erik Padilla

Sharon Thomas

Description

This committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending local board policy to the SAWDB that supports the objectives of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The local policies provide direction to service providers, other partners within the public workforce system, and the public. The committee reviews requests for new policies, modifications, or rescissions. The committee will meet semi-annually or more frequently.

Youth & Young Adult Committee

Members

Cassie Arias-Ward

Alisa Estrada

Marlene Thomas-Herrera

Anton Salome

Debbie Schoonover,  Chair

Steve Siañez,  Vice-Chair

Mary Ulrich

Description

This committee will provide recommendations to the SAWDB on matters related the WIOA Youth program, its related policies, measures, and practices.  The committee shall also review the youth services provider’s performance reports, to include quarterly performance measures.

Executive Committee

Members

Alisa Estrada,  Vice-Chair

Joshua Orozco,  Chair

Erik Padilla

Debbie Schoonover

Kim Skinner

Mary Ulrich

Gary Whitehead

Description

This committee has the responsibility for reviewing and coordinating the work of the other committees prior to the Chair of those committees reporting to the SAWDB.  This committee is accountable to and reports all actions taken to the Board. Any action taken by the Executive Committee must be in accordance with the Board’s mission statement and is subject to ratification by the Board.

Outreach Committee (ad-hoc)

Members

Jacqueline Fryar

Debbie Maldonado

Gary Whitehead

Description

The ad-hoc Outreach Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending to the SAWDB a community outreach plan with a proposed budget that is in alignment with the four-year plan to promote workforce services within the workforce region. The committee may also work with the One-Stop Partner Committee for information and input for the development of the community outreach plan. The committee will meet as needed and at the call of the committee chair.

Administrative and Fiscal Contact Information

Jay Armijo,  Fiscal Agent

Carol Craft,  Program Manager

Steve Duran,  WIOA Administrator

Angela Longovia,  Communications & Graphic Design Specialist

Joe McClintock,  Project Manager

Jaymi Simms,  Program Manager

(575) 744-4857     jarmijo@sccog-nm.com

(575) 744-4857     ccraft@sccog-nm.com

(575) 740-5381     sduran@sccog-nm.com

(575) 740-6484     angela1@sccog-nm.com

(575) 744-4857     jmcclintock@sccog-nm.com

(575) 744-4857     jsimms@sccog-nm.com

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