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North Bay

Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Solano Counties

North Bay Region Contacts

Who to contact for workforce training needs in North 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 North 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
Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies
Nancy Gutierrez
Fred Sconberg
Business & Entrepreneurship
Charles Eason
Micah Merrick

Xavier Nazario
Retail/Hospitality/Tourism 'Learn and Earn' Joy Hermsen

Emergent Sectors in the North Bay Region

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

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator
Advanced Manufacturing
Gurminder Sangha
Twitter: @gurminder2014
Mark Martin
Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)/Digital Media
Stephen Wright
Richard Grotegut
Cell: 925.354.8785

Other Sector Resources in the North Bay Region

Sector Sector Navigator Deputy Sector Navigator
Advanced Transportation & Logistics
Jannet Malig
562.860.2451 x2912
Pamela Gutman
Energy, Construction & Utilities
James Morante
Global Trade
Leah Goold-Haws
John Cordova
661.259.7800 x3074
562.505.4409 (cell) - preferred
Life Sciences/Biotech
Terri Quenzer
Josie Sette

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
Marin, Napa, Lake Workforce Alliance of the North Bay
Bruce Wilson
Solano Solano Workforce Development Board
Robert Bloom
Sonoma Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board
Sherry Alderman

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