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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

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 |

Guided Pathways:
Katherine Bergman,
Krista Johns,
Laurie Scolari,

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
Gurminder Sangha
Twitter: @gurminder2014
Mark Martin
John Cordova
661.259.7800 x3074
562.505.4409 (cell) - preferred
Life Sciences/Biotech
Terri Quenzer
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 & Logistics
Jannet Malig
562.860.2451 x2912
Pamela Gutman
Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)/Digital Media
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
Nancy Gutierrez
Fred Sconberg
Business & Entrepreneurship
Charles Eason
Micah Merrick

Xavier Nazario
Energy, Construction & Utilities
James Morante
Global Trade
Leah Goold-Haws
Retail/Hospitality/Tourism 'Learn and Earn' Joy Hermsen

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.

Other Resources & Contacts