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.

David Singer, Board Chair, President, Robison Oil*

Rosa Barksdale, Board Vice-Chair, CEO, Barksdale Home Services*

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

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

Amy Allen, Vice President, Westchester County Association

James Bernardo, President, Candela Systems Corporation

Thomas Capurso, Business Representative, IBEW Local Union 3

Edward Cooke, Council Representative, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters

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

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

Michele Green, Integrated Employment Specialist, ACCES-VR

Richard Greenwald, President, Concorde Personnel Temporary Staffing

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

Allison Madison, President, Madison Approach Staffing*

Daniel Magnus, CEO, Elevation Burger

Anthony Marmo, President, Clover Heating & Cooling

Kevin McGuire, 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

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

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

Atul Sheffey, Center Manager – Carmel, Mount Vernon, Peekskill and White Plains, NYS Department of Labor

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

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

Bridget Gibbons, Director, Westchester County Economic Development

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 has submitted (WPWDB) a Two-Year Local Plan Modification on Feb. 28, 2020. This 60-page document 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), modifications to the local plan should reflect changes in labor market and economic conditions, and other factors affecting the implementation of the local plan (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 30-day public comment period to solicit input from the community regarding the WIOA two-year modification plan.

Download the WPWDB Two-Year Local Plan Modification

All comments must be sent by e-mail using WPWDB Public Comment Form and no later than March 28, 2020.

Previous plans

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