Workforce Development Board

The Workforce Development Board is a federally mandated board comprised of public and private sector representatives to provide leadership and develop local workforce policy.  The Workforce Development Board of San Luis Obispo County has 21 seats, the majority of which must be filled with representatives from the business community.  Members are appointed by the County Board of Supervisors. For more information about the Workforce Development Board please refer to the WDB Membership Information & FAQ. If interested in joining the Workforce Development Board, please fill out the Application and submit it to: Workforce Development Administrative Support – [email protected] – PO Box 8119, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8119


Our Board Members

Carl Dudley – Chair
Pacific Western Bank

Isiah Gomer - Vice Chair
Paso Robles Waste & Recycle

David Baldwin
Pipe and Trades Local 403

Dr. James J. Brescia
County Office of Education

Josh Cross
Atascadero Chamber of Commerce

Rachael Hendricks
Trust Automation

William Hills
United Staffing Associates, LLC

Melissa James

Verena Latona-Tahlman
Cannon Corporation

Justin McIntire
Department of Rehabilitation

Veronica Orozco
Employment Development Department

Ronald Reilly
Garing, Taylor & Associates, Inc.

Ryan Stanley
Operating Engineers Local 12

Mark Simonin
IBEW Local 639

Dr. Jill Stearns
Cuesta College

Courtney Taylor
Law Office of Courtney E. Taylor

Angela Toomey
Morris & Garritano Insurance

Patrick Woolpert
Compass Health, Inc.


Seat Requirements: According to WIOA Section 107(b)(2)(A), Business Member Seats hold the majority of the Board and shall be representatives of business in the Local Workforce Development Area (Local Area), who (i) are owners of businesses, chief executives or operating officers of businesses, or other business executives or employers with optimum policymaking or hiring authority; (ii) represent businesses, including small businesses, or organizations representing businesses described in this clause, that provide employment opportunities that, at a minimum, include high-quality, work-relevant training and development in in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the Local Area; and (iii) are appointed from among individuals nominated by local business organizations and business trade associations.

This WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. California Relay Service 711 or 1-800-735-2922 (English) 1-800-855-3000 (Spanish).

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