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Board Listing

Our dedicated Board of Directors represent diverse industries including: business, education, organized labor, government, employment & training, economic development and community-based organizations.

El-Java Abdul-Qadir
(Business) (Workforce)

Excel Martial Arts Training Center, LLC/Southside Innovation Center

Patricia J. Bliss, LMSW
(Workforce) (Other - Higher Ed)

Janet Burke
Director of Research
(Other – Economic & Community Dev)

City of Syracuse

Francis Caliva, Jr.
Chief Administrative Officer

City of Syracuse

Gary Cannerelli


Jason Chiesa
NYS Department of Labor

NYS Department of Labor

James DiBlasi
Vice President / Investments


James Fellows
Director of Technical Development

United Radio, Inc.

David Goodness
Regional Director

Workforce Development Institute

David Knapp
(Other) (Business)

Onondaga County Legislature/Knapp Shute Agency

Kathleen Kotz
Owner/Life Director

Kathy Kotz Home Builders, Inc./Home Builders & Remodelers of Central New York

William Leiker
Senior R&D Manager

Hill Rom

Alan Marzullo
Membership Development Coordinator

IBEW Local 43

Jeanne Morelli
Chief Operating Officer

IV4, Inc. A ProArch Company

Donald Napier
Managing Director

Midcap Advisors, LLC

Peter Naughton
NYS Department of Labor

NYS Department of Labor

Tim Penix
Vice President

SUNY Educational Opportunity Center

Patrick Sheppard
District Office Manager
(Other - Voc Rehab)

ACCES-VR NYS Education Department

Ann Marie Taliercio

Central NY Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

Mari Ukleya
Director of Adult Education


Janette Van Wie

Arctic Enterprises, Inc.

Randall Wolken
President & CEO

MACNY, The Manufacturers Association