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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. 

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Board Member Title Company or Organization
Chad Kulas, Chair Executive Director Midway Chamber of Commerce
Tom Aasheim Director of Technical Education Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest
Shym Cook Field Operations Manager DEED Job Service
Becky Degendorfer Human Resources Manager Mustad Hoofcare
Karen Gerdin Assistant Supervior Saint Paul Public Schools ABE
Jennifer Germain Rehabilitation Area Manager DEED Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Hanna Getachew-Kreusser Executive Director Face to Face Health & Counseling Services
Lisa Guetzkow Integrated Programs Manager Ramsey County Workforce Solutions
Susan Jambor HR Director SPIRE Credit Union
Hyon Kim President/CEO MN Best Inc.
Tony Lusiba vCIO Upvant
Pamela Maldonado Director of Financial Opportunities Programs  Community Action Partnership or Ramsey & Washington Counties
Gaye Adams Massey CEO YWCA of Saint Paul
James McClean Government Relations Director Regions Hospital
Yolanda McIntosh Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Associated General Contractors of MN
Camila Mercado Michelli Advocacy and Community Building Project Manager CLUES
Rena Moran Commissioner Ramsey County Board of Commissioners
Sean Mullan Global Plant Engineering & Operational Effectiveness Leader 3M
Donald Mullin Executive Secretary Saint Paul Building and Construction Trades Council
Paul Nikstad Project Director Hubert Humphrey Job Corps Center
Koami Pedado President/CEO ElieSys Computer Services
John Perlich Director of Public Affairs St Paul Area Chamber
Elisa Rasmussen, Chair-elect Sr. Manager, Community Relations  Xcel Energy
Mary Rick Director of Business Development City of Saint Paul
Sheri Riemers Interim Executive Director Ain Dah Yung Center
Trish Stevens  Association Membership Development Director College for Health Information Management Executives (CHIME)
Julie Thiel VP, Human Resources WSB
Chris Tolbert Councilmember Saint Paul City Council
Tanya Velishek Manager of Academic Clinical Coordinator Talent M Health Fairview 
Ramona Wilson Diversity & Inclusion Director Knutson Construction
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.