Workforce Development Board

The Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board (WDB) is the governing body of the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation (CPWDC), which serves the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Area. The largest geographically of the twenty-three workforce development areas in the Commonwealth, Central Pennsylvania encompasses the counties of Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union.

WDB members represent private sector, organized labor, educational institutions, government agencies, economic development, community organizations and organizations that offer services through PA CareerLink®.

These prominent leaders are appointed by the Local Elected Official (LEO) Board to offer their insight and assist in creating a strong workforce. The strength of the Central Pennsylvania WDB is its ability to transform innovative and creative ideas into workforce solutions that support economic growth.

Top priorities of the Central Pennsylvania WDB:

  • Identifying workforce issues
  • Understanding industry needs and aligning resources
  • Securing resources to address local priorities
  • Advocating for the importance of workforce policy
  • Increasing workplace readiness and foundational skills
  • Promoting life-long learning and skill development
  • Guiding investments in training initiatives
  • Offering PA CareerLink® services that meet the workforce needs of employers
  • Positioning the PA CareerLink® offices as the place job seekers go to find employment

Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board Members and Affiliations

Annette Camuso-Sarsfield, Chairperson

PlayPower, Inc.

Jim Stopper, Treasurer

Evangelical Community Hospital

Dave Zartman, Immediate Past Chairperson

Zartman Construction

Jay Alexander

Wayne Township Landfill

Sue Auman

Union-Snyder Community Action Agency

Jamie Aurand

Susque-View Home

Jim Beamer

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Steve Bennett

Lycoming County Assistance Office

Lisa Brown

Geisinger Health System

Dean Girton

Girton Manufacturing Company

KayLynn Hamilton

Institute for Adult Literacy, PSU

Bruce Jones

Bureau of Workforce Partnership and Operations

Keith Koppenhaver

IUOE Local 66

Lynn Kuhns

Apex Homes, Inc.

Michele McCardle

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.

Jim Nemeth

Autoneum

Steve Stumbris

Bucknell University Small Business Development Center

Susan Swartz

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Todd Taylor

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology

Suzanne White

Kish Bank

If you are interested in becoming a WDB member or would like to recommend someone for membership, please contact our Executive Director.