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The 33 members of the Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey County are key decision makers within their organizations and experts in the workforce arena representing business, organized labor, community-based organizations, education, economic development, and the public sector. In addition to serving on the Board, each member also participates on at least one of the WIB’s committees.  

Workforce Innovation Board of Ramsey

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Board Member Title Company or Organization
Chair: Karin McCabe Outreach Director McGough Construction
Becky Degendorfer Human Resources Manager Mustad Hoofcare
Elena Gaarder Executive Director Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
Jennifer Germain Rehabilitation Area Manager DEED Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Larry Gilbertson Training Director, Ironworkers Local 512 Twin Cities Ironworkers Apprenticeship & Training Center
Lisa Guetzkow Integrated Programs Manager Ramsey County Workforce Solutions
Kristin Guild Deputy Director City of Saint Paul Planning and Economic Development
Butch Howard General Manager, Food & Beverage Operations HMSHost Mpls/St Paul Airport
Hyon Kim President/CEO MN Best Inc.
Chair Elect: Chad Kulas Executive Director Midway Chamber of Commerce
Cindy Larson Field Operations Area Manager DEED - Job Service
Tony Lusiba vCIO Upvant
Gaye Adams Massey CEO YWCA of Saint Paul
James McClean Government Relations Director Regions Hospital
Jim McDonough Commissioner Ramsey County Board of Commissioners
Sean Mullan Human Capital Strategist Lead 3M
Donald Mullin Executive Secretary Saint Paul Building and Construction Trades Council
Paul Nikstad Project Director Hubert Humphrey Job Corps Center
Sheila Olson Chief Programs and Services Officer Goodwill/Easter Seals
Koami Pedado President/CEO ElieSys Computer Services
Elisa Rasmussen Manager, Community Relations & Foundation Xcel Energy
Sheri Riemers Government & Community Relations Director Ain Dah Yung Center
Chris Tolbert Councilmember Saint Paul City Council
Tanya Velishek Manager of Academic Clinical Coordinator Talent Fairview Health Services
Carly Voshell Instructor Ramsey County Corrections
Brooke Walker Program Director Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties
Ramona Wilson Diversity Manager Knutson Construction
Shannon Watson Director of Public Affairs Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
Tracy Wilson Dean of Business and Service Programs Saint Paul College

Members of the Workforce Innovation Board are appointed by the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners or Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter.