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The Workforce Development Board (WDB) is an industry-led entity that provides policy guidance and oversight for Baltimore County's workforce development system. In addition to decision makers from companies in the County's key industry sectors, the WDB includes representatives from educational and service agencies, organized labor and community-based organizations.

The WDB ensures that plans and priorities for workforce programs reflect the current and future talent needs of local area employers. It also oversees efforts to create strategic partnerships involving private businesses, public agencies and not-for-profit organizations to advance the workforce readiness of County residents. The WDB serves as the Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIB) for Baltimore County per the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).


All board meetings are open to the public. 




View the meeting agendas and minutes below, which will open as PDFs in a new window.

DateTimeLocationMeeting Documents
April 23 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.Webex
June 118:30 to 10:00 a.m.Webex 
September 10
Strategic Visioning Session
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.Webex
December 108:30 to 10 a.m.Webex

Board Members

Members of the WDB are appointed by the County Executive and represent the private sector, educational institutions, labor, community and government organizations. Members can serve two-year terms (four years), with the exception of representatives of American Job Center (AJC) partner organizations. For these members, there is no term limit. Members, board officers and committee chairs may be asked to serve in their role for multiple terms. Apply for a vacancy online.


  • Anna-Maria Palmer (Chairperson)—GBMC Healthcare
  • Jim Russell (Vice Chairperson)—North American Millwright

By Organization

Private Sector

  • Evan Athenas—Chesapeake Beverage
  • Sheldon Caplis—Caplis Consulting
  • Bryce Freeman—McCormick and Company
  • Anna Gavin—Fireline Corporation
  • Anita Hicks—Gray & Son
  • Mary Hough—University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Brent Howard—Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce
  • Jeffrey Jenkins—The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Kelli Kearney Hill—Comcast
  • Tracie Oden—Lifebridge Health – Northwest Hospital Center
  • Rebecca Pennington—Kimball Construction
  • Rosie Pepito -Summerton—Stanley Black & Decker
  • Sandra Peregoy—Turn Key Office Installations
  • Deborah Rowe—Genesis Healthcare
  • Robert Santoni, Jr.—Weis Markets
  • Nicole Thompson—BD Diagnostic Systems
  • Aaron Tomarchio—Sparrows Point Terminal, LLC Tradepoint Atlantic
  • Thomas Watkins—CareFirst, Inc.
  • Melissa Werner—T. Rowe Price
  • Tina Williams-Koroma—TCecure, LLC

Labor and Industry 

  • Jackie Griffin—Franklin Apprenticeships, LLC
  • Bob Holsey—International Union of Operating Engineers
  • Melissa Wells—Baltimore DC Building Trades


  • Douglas Handy—Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Patrick McQuown—Towson University
  • Dr. Elaine Meyer-Lee—Goucher College
  • Michael Netzer (Louise Slezak)—Community College of Baltimore County

Economic Development, Government and Community-Based

  • Leonard Howie—Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development
  • Natalie Edington—Baltimore County Public Library
  • Cynthia Etheridge—Maryland Department of Labor
  • Kerry Graves—NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc.
  • Matt Jackson—Maryland Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Mark Millspaugh—Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Mitchell Posner—Community Assistance Network
  • Laura Riley and Patti Madigan—Baltimore County Department of Aging


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