The Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board (WPWDB) is comprised of leaders and staff of local businesses, state and county government agencies, non-profits, and public education who work together to strengthen the partnerships between business, education, and service providers within the “Career Center Network” to meet the needs for a skilled workforce. The WPWDB provides policy directions and program oversight to the Career Centers and workforce development programs in Westchester and Putnam counties. The board is appointed by Westchester County Executive George Latimer and Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell.

Download and read the bylaws that govern the WPWDB.
Download and read the WPWDB Financial Policy Book
Download and read the WPWDB Policy Book

Board Members

Member listings followed by an asterisk sit on the WPWDB Executive Committee.

James Bernardo, President, Candela Systems Corporation

Thomas Capurso, Business Representative, IBEW Local Union 3

Jason Chapin, Director of Workforce Development, Westchester County Association

Edward Cooke, Council Representative, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters

Bridget Gibbons, Director, Westchester County Economic Development

Dr. Marsha Gordon, President/CEO, The Business Council of Westchester (BCW)*

Larry Gottlieb, RMC BIO1 Managing Director, Life Sciences and Health Technologies at Robert Martin Company

Michele Green, Integrated Employment Specialist, ACCES-VR

Richard Greenwald, President, Concorde Personnel Temporary Staffing

Jan Fisher, Executive Director, Nonprofit Westchester

Dr. DaMia Harris-Madden, Executive Director, Westchester Youth Bureau

Wiley Harrison, Board Treasurer, President, Business of Your Business, LLC*

Allison Madison, President, Madison Approach Staffing*

Daniel Magnus, CEO, Elevation Burger

Anthony Marmo, President, Clover Heating & Cooling

Leonard G. Townes, Commissioner, Westchester County Department of Social Services

Dr. Belinda S. Miles, President, Westchester Community College

Claudia Murphy, Director, Southern Westchester BOCES

Matthew Pepe, Assistant President, Construction Industry Council

Michael Piazza, Commissioner, Putnam County Department of Social Services

Karl Rhode, Board Secretary, Director, Putnam County Veteran Service Agency*

Robert O. Sanders, CEO, Hospitality Resource Group Inc.

James D. Schutzer, Vice President, J.D. Moschitto & Associates, Inc.

Atul Sheffey, Employment Services Manager – Bronx, Carmel, Mount Vernon, Peekskill, White Plains, Yonkers; NYS Department of Labor

David Singer, Board Chair, President, Robison Oil*

Richard St. Paul, CEO/President, Law Office of Richard St. Paul, Esq. PLLC

Regina Thomas, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition and University Relations, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Leonard J. Vallender, President, Fenbar Precision Machinists, Inc.

Board Meetings

The Workforce –Putnam Workforce Development Board Meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. and is held at the White Plains Career Center at 120 Bloomingdale Rd. in White Plains, unless otherwise noted.
As per Public Officers Law, Article 7 Open Meetings Law & WIOA sec. 107(e), agendas and minutes will be posted within two weeks of the meeting.

PY2019 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020) Meeting Dates
September 19, 2019

Meeting minutes

June 25, 2020, Social Responsibility Action Plan, Annual Report 2019 - 2020
Sept. 19, 2019
June 14, 2019 - Annual Meeting, Annual Report 2018 - 2019
March 28, 2019
Feb. 7, 2019

Nov. 29,2018, Operator Report

Sept. 27, 2018
July 3, 2018, Annual Report 2017-2018
June 26, 2018
March 29, 2018
Jan. 3, 2018 - meeting cancelled

Dec. 7, 2017

Oct. 25, 2017
June 29, 2017,  Annual Report 2016 - 2017
April 27, 2017 - meeting cancelled
March 30, 2017

Jan. 27, 2017

Nov. 17, 2016 - meeting cancelled
Sept. 22, 2016

June 24, 2016
Annual Report 2015 - 2016
May 20, 2016
April 15, 2016
Jan. 29, 2016

Nov. 13, 2015

Sept. 29, 2015
Feb. 13, 2015
April 16, 2015
May 29, 2015
June 29, 2015

Nov. 13, 2014

Sept. 24, 3014
June 16, 2014, Annual Report 2013 - 2014
March 27, 2014
Jan. 30, 2014

Nov. 7, 2013

Oct. 3, 2013

Strategic and Local Plans

The Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board’s Four-Year Local Plan provides a local assessment of economic and workforce needs, collaborative efforts, partnerships with education and training; critical emerging industries, alignment with the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Plan, and negotiated goals for adult and youth performance. In accordance with WIOA §679.580 (b), the local plan reflects changes in labor market and economic conditions, and other factors affecting the implementation of employment programs (including changes in economic conditions, financing available to support WIOA services, changes to the local workforce board structure, and the need to revise strategies to meet local performance goals).

Our plan sets the foundation for WIOA principles by fostering strategic alignment, improving service integration and ensuring that the public workforce system is industry-relevant, responding to the economic needs of the local area and matching employers with skilled workers. The WPWDB is required to provide a public comment period to solicit input from the community. All comments must be sent by e-mail to WPWDB DSS Contracts.

Download the WPWDB four-year Local Plan.

Previous plans

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2021(2020 update)

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2021

These are the plans for the three previous planning years:

July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013