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East Bay

Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

East Bay Region Contacts

Who to contact for workforce training needs in East Bay - click here for printable directory

Regional Consortia
Chair/Vice Chair
Regional TA Providers Community College CEO
Serving as Regional Liaison

Chair: Rock Pfotenhauer
831.479.6482 |

Director: Kit O’Doherty
650.560.9798 |


Centers of Excellence in Labor Market Research:
John Carrese
415.452.5529 |

K-14 Pathways (formerly SB1070 Directors):
Janine Kaiser
510.542.9138 |

Other Statewide TA Providers

Judy Miner

Priority Sectors in the East Bay Region

Industry sectors that are a priority focus in the region; these sectors have training program investments that are either in the start-up phase (e.g. enrolling clients) or are currently delivering training and/or other services to job seekers and employers

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator

Advanced Manufacturing
more info »

Jose Anaya

Mark Martin

more info »

Linda Zorn


Life Sciences/Biotech
more info »

Sandra Slivka

Josie Sette

Emergent Sectors in the East Bay Region

Investments in training programs for these industry sectors are in the planning phase

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator

Advanced Transportation & Renewables
more info »

Peter Davis

Gerald W. Bernstein

Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)/Digital Media
more info »

Stephen Wright

Richard Grotegut
Cell: 925.354.8785

Other Sector Resources in the East Bay Region

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator

Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies
more info »

Nancy Gutierrez

David Esmaili

Energy, Construction & Utilities
more info »

Jim Caldwell

Jamie Orr

Global Trade & Logistics
more info »

Jeffrey Williamson

Petural “PJ” Shelton

Yvonne Reid

Retail/Hospitality/Tourism 'Learn and Earn'
more info »

Philip Sutton

Andrea Vizenor
650.766.5060 (Cell)
650.738.7124 (Office)

Small Business
more info »

Charles Eason

Molly Stuart

Regional Data Resources

Economic Indicators Economic Indicators Labor Market Research Labor Market Research

Sector Reports
For questions or to commission follow-on custom reports, please contact: Laura Coleman, Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Information, Email:

Salary Surfer

Workforce Development Board Contacts

County WDB/Website WDB Director
Alameda Alameda County Workforce Development Board

City of Oakland Workforce Development Board
Patti Castro

(Temporary Contact) Lazandra Dial
Contra Costa Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board

Richmond Workforce Development Board
Stephen Baiter

Sal Vaca

Community College Resources

For workforce training needs at a specific college, you may want to contact the CEO (also known as President, Chancellor, or Superintendent) of the college. The Dean or Vice President of CTE/Workforce Development/Contract Education are additional titles that can be of help to you. If you cannot find a contact, consider emailing the Regional Consortia Chair above for assistance.
Student & Employer Job Portal

Other Resources & Contacts

The Opportunity
For community colleges to become essential catalysts to California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels.

The Strategy
Doing What MATTERS for jobs and the economy is a four-pronged framework to respond to the call of our nation, state, and regions to close the skills gap. The four prongs are:

  • Give Priority for Jobs and the Economy
  • Make Room for Jobs and the Economy
  • Promote Student Success
  • Innovate for Jobs and the Economy
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