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Board Of Governors Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy

Task Force

The Task Force is comprised of knowledgeable leaders from across the community college system, the business community, labor, public agencies involved in workforce training, community based organizations, K-12 policy, and other groups.

Sunita Cooke Lynn Shaw Tim Rainey

Sunita Cooke (Chair)
President/ Superintendent
MiraCosta Community College District
Biography »

Lynn Shaw (Co-Chair)
Electrical Technology Professor, Long Beach City College
Vice Chair, Los Angeles and Orange County Regional Consortia (LAOCRC)
Biography »

Tim Rainey (Co-Chair)
Executive Director
California Workforce Investment Board
Biography »

Barbara Baran

Barbara Baran
Co-Director
California EDGE Coalition
Biography »

James Mayer

James Mayer
President and CEO
California Forward
Biography »

 
John Brauer

John Brauer
Executive Director, Workforce & Economic Development
California Labor Federation
Biography »

Rachel Mullen

Rachel Mullen
Student Representative
American River College
Biography »

 
Julie Bruno

Julie Bruno
Vice President, Academic Senate of the California Community Colleges
Professor of Communications Studies, Sierra College
Biography »

Ricardo Navarrete

Ricardo Navarrette
Vice President, Student Services
Santa Rosa Junior College
Biography »

 
Brian Burrell

Brian Burrell
Former California Policy & Organizing Manager, Young Invincibles
Biography »

Toni Parsons

Toni Parsons
Curriculum Committee Chair
San Diego Mesa College
Biography »

 
Darin Chidsey

Darin Chidsey
Director of Strategy, Policy & Public Affairs
Southern California Association of Governments
Biography »

Nicole Rice

Nicole Rice
Policy Director
California Manufacturing and Technology Association
Biography »

 
Patricia de Cos

Patricia de Cos
Deputy Executive Director
California State Board of Education
Biography »

William (Bill) Scroggins

William (Bill) Scroggins
President & CEO
Mount San Antonio College
Biography »

 
Patricia de Cos

Kari Decker
Managing Director, Corporate Responsibility, Western Region
JPMorgan Chase
Biography »

Mollie Smith

Mollie Smith
Legislative Committee Chair
CCCAOE
Director, Occupational & Noncredit Programs
Palomar Community College
Biography »

 
Mike Dozier

Mike Dozier
Executive Director
Office of Community and Economic Development
Biography »

Abdi Soltani

Abdi Soltani
Executive Director
ACLU of Northern California
Biography »

 
Carole Goldsmith

Carole Goldsmith
President
West Hills College District
Biography »

Linda S. Wah

Linda S. Wah
Pasadena Community College District Board of Trustees
Biography »

 
Craig Justice

Craig Justice
President,
California Community Colleges
Chief Instructional Officers
Vice President for Instruction

Irvine Valley College
Biography »

Lynell Wiggins

Lynell Wiggins
Counselor
Pasadena City College
Biography »

 
Kuldeep Kaur

Kuldeep Kaur
Chief Business Officer
Yuba Community College District
Biography »

Allan Zaremberg

Allan Zaremberg
President and CEO
California Chamber of Commerce
Biography »

 
Cathy A. Martin

Cathy A. Martin
Vice President, Workforce
California Hospital Association
Biography »

 

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Supporting Staff
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

Brice Harris   Erik Skinner Van Ton-Quinlivan

Brice Harris
Chancellor
Biography »

 

Erik Skinner
Deputy Chancellor
Biography »

Van Ton-Quinlivan
(Lead Staff)

Vice Chancellor, Workforce & Economic Development
Biography »

Paul Feist

Paul Feist
Vice Chancellor, Communications
Biography »

Vince Stewart

Vince Stewart
Vice Chancellor,
Governmental Relations

 
Keetha Mills

Keetha Mills
President & CEO, Foundation for California Community Colleges
Biography »

Dan Troy

Dan Troy
Vice Chancellor, College Finance and Facilities Planning
Biography »

 
Denise Noldon

Denise Noldon
Interim Vice Chancellor
Student Services and Special Programs

Biography »

Alice van Ommeren

Alice van Ommeren
Interim Vice Chancellor of Technology, Research and Information Systems
Biography »

 
Mario Rodriguez

Mario Rodriguez
Assistant Vice Chancellor,
College Finance

Biography »

Pam Walker

Pam Walker
Vice Chancellor,
Academic Affairs

Biography »

 
Paul D. Steenhausen

Paul D. Steenhausen
Executive Director, Success Center for California Community Colleges
Biography »

 

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Supporting Staff - Other

Denise Brosseau

Denise Brosseau
CEO
Thought Leadership Lab

Biography »

Rona Sherriff

Rona Sherriff
Workforce and Education Consultant, RLS Consulting
Biography »

 
Tim Honadel

Tim Honadel
Logistics Hub, Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy
Biography »

 

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Guest Speakers

Kathy Booth

Kathy Booth
Senior Research Associate
WestEd

Biography »

Daniel Rounds

Daniel Rounds
Deputy Director for Research, Policy, and Legislation, California Workforce Investment Board
Biography »

 
John Colborn

John Colborn
Director, Skills for Americas Future
Aspen Institute

Biography »

Eva Sage-Gavin

Eva Sage-Gavin
Vice Chair, Skills for Americas Future, Aspen Institute
Biography »

 
Tim Gage

Tim Gage
Principal and Co-founder
Blue Sky Consulting Group

Biography »

Joel Schwartz

Joel Schwartz
Senior Consultant
Blue Sky Consulting Group

Biography »

 
Douglas B. Houston

Douglas B. Houston
Chancellor
Yuba Community College District

Biography »

Matthew Sigelman

Matthew Sigelman
CEO
Burning Glass Technologies

Biography »

 
Rebecca Miller

Rebecca Miller
Workforce Director, SEIU United Healthcare Workers - West
Biography »

 

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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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