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Workforce Development Board & Minutes


The Sullivan County Workforce Development Board is a group of local business leaders who direct federal, state, and local funding for our local workforce development programs. They also oversee the Sullivan County Career Center, part of the American Job Centers, where job seekers can get employment information, find out about career development training opportunities and connect to various programs in our area. We rely on labor market information to develop sector strategies that focus resources on a particular high growth industry for our area, often involving skill training for local businesses.

Additionally, the Workforce Development Board, through the Center for Workforce Development can help businesses save training costs by connecting businesses that have similar training needs.

More than 50 percent of our board members must come from the business community and have representation from local community colleges and other training providers, as well as elected officials and workforce program leaders. This ensures that current skill needs of local businesses are communicated to relevant training programs.

2023 Minutes

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2022 Minutes

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2021 Minutes

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2020 Minutes

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2019 Minutes

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Board Members


Laura Quigley - Director to the SC Workforce Development Board

Commissioner of Division of Community Resources


Robert S. Green - Chairman of the Board

President, Robert Green Truck Division
845-794-6161 or 845-794-0300

Jacob Lerner - Vice-Chairman of the Board

Irwin Siegel Agency, Inc.

Claire Taggart – Secretary of the Board

Vice President, Jeff Bank 

Dory Alport – Treasurer of the Board

President, A. Alport & Son

Gene Kelly – At Large

General Manager, Kristt Company
845-794-6639, ext. 217

Matthew Bliefernich

Center Director, Delaware Valley Job Corps Center

Jim Boxberger

Owner, Monticello Farm Home & Garden

Denise Burgio

Director of Human Resources, Sullivan/Orange ARC
845-796-1350, ext. 1302


Olga Campos

Training & Employment Director, Path Stone
845-341-2012 ext. 1001

Dawn Ciorciari

General Manager/Director of Marketing, Bold Gold Media Group

Stacy Cohen

Owner/Vice President, Catskill Distilling Company

Freda Eisenberg

Commissioner, Sullivan County Division of Planning

Loreen Gebelein

Director, Center for Workforce Development

Stephen Gida

Corporate Training Assistant Manager, Shoprite Supermarkets Inc.

Christine Knickerbocker

HR Director, Rolling V Bus Corp.

Tom O'Connell

Business Agent, Teamsters Local 445
845-564-5297, ext. 116

Pamela Miller

Acting Employment Services Manager II, NYS Department of Labor

Angela Patella

Director of Counseling, ACCESS-VR

Joan Patterson

Director of Operations, Crystal Run Healthcare

Jay Quaintance

President, SUNY Sullivan
845-434-5750 ext. 4261

Richard Riseling

Owner, Apple Pond Farming Center

Jamie Schmeiser

President/CEO, Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce

Chris Schmidt

Owner, Schmidt's Wholesale
845-794-5900, ext. 8020

Susan Schmidt

Deputy Superintendent, Sullivan County BOCES

Rich Whitney

Field Representative/LECET Representative, Laborers Local 17

Donna Willi

Executive Director, Sullivan County Childcare Council


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