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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

Robert Leslie
Director of Career and Technical Education

Syracuse City School District

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

Duane Owens
Regional Director

New York State Parks and Recreation & Historic Preservation

Tim Penix
Vice President

SUNY Educational Opportunity Center

Joseph Rufo
Vice President for Administration
(Other - Higher Education)

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

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