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BOARD MEMBERS

BUSINESS

Joe Benetti

Owner

Benetti's Italian Restaurant

 

Chris Guastaferro

AHECSW

Aviva Health

 

Jason Traylor

Area Manager Northwest

Sause Bros

 

Dave Sanders

HR Generalist & Business Analyst

AdvanTec Manufacturing 

 

Dr. Jason Gray 

Interim CEO

Mercy Medical Center

Andy Owens

Chief Operations Officer

A&M Transport

 

Marie Simonds

Executive Director

Wild Coast Rivers Alliance

Laura McKeane​

Director of Oral Services

AllCare Health

Susan Ray​

HR Coordinator

C & D Lumber Co.

LABOR

Mike Hicks 

Labor Representative

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace

 

OPEN

Robert Westerman, SOWIB Vice Chair

Business Agent

IBEW Local  932

WORKFORCE

Ben Messner

Chief Executive Officer

Advanced Health

Rhonda Amer

HR Director

Orenco Systems, Inc.

 

EDUCATION

Rachel Pokrandt

President

Umpqua Community College

 

Ali Mageehon

Vice President of Instruction

Southwestern Oregon Community College

 

GOVERNMENT, ECON. DEV.

Amy Kincaid

Branch Manager

Oregon DHS, Voc Rehab

 

Debbie Sargent

Area Manager

Oregon Employment Department, WorkSource Oregon

Brian Prawitz​

Executive Director

Umpqua Economic Development Partnership

Current SOWIB Bylaws

 

SOWIB Bylaws​

 

COOS, CURRY, DOUGLAS
WORKFORCE CONSORTIUM

The Coos, Curry, Douglas Workforce Consortium is made up of one local elected official from each of the three counties in the Southwest area as required by WIOA. The consortium is responsible for making appointments to the board along with approving the local plan and budget for SOWIB.

  • Coos County Commissioner John Sweet

  • Curry County Commissioner Jay Trost

  • Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice, Chair

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