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Meetings and Minutes Meet the Board Committees

Board Meetings are held at the RI Department of Labor and Training, 1511 Pontiac Ave., Bldg. 73-1 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. unless otherwise specified. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Call Dan Brown at 401-462-8823 to confirm the meeting information.

Cancellations will be posted here. Click on the meeting dates to view the minutes.

2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017 July - no meeting
Thursday, February 16, 2017 CANCELLED August - no meeting
Thursday, March 16, 2016 RESCHEDULED
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 8:00am conference room 73-1
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
at the New England of Institute of Technology
One New England Tech Blvd, East Greenwich, RI

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Board Retreat
- Location TBD

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017
  December – No meeting

Click here for prior years meeting dates and minutes from the Secretary of State's web site


Meet the Board

Members are appointed by the Governor, with the advise and consent of the RI Senate, who selects a diverse group of individuals with demonstrated expertise in their fields. Private sector members comprise the majority. Other sectors represented are education, economic development, organized labor and community based organizations. The Directors of Human Services, Labor and Training and the Commissioner of Higher Education are members by virtue of the expertise their positions afford.

By-Laws Booklet, 2015

Mike Grey, Chairperson
Vice President of Operations, North East Region, Sodexo School Services

Suzanna Alba
Director of Alumni Affairs & College Relations, Rhode Island College

  Paul MacDonald
President, Providence Central Federated Council
Mario Bueno
Executive Director, Progreso Latino
  George Nee
President, Rhode Island AFL-CIO
Timothy L. Byrne
Business Manager United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters
 

Nina Pande
Executive Director, Federal Hill House

Robin Coia
Assistant Administrator, N.E. Laborers Labor-Management Coop.Trust
 

Stefan Pryor, Vice Chair, RI GWB
Secretary of Commerce

Channavy Chhay
Executive Director, Center for Southeast Asians

  Susan Rittscher
President & CEO, Center for Women and Enterprise

Monica Dzialo M.Ed., CRC, QRC
Business Relations Supervisor, DHS/Office of Rehabilitation Services

 

Bahjat Shariff
Vice President of Operations, Howley Bread Group

John C. Gregory
President and CEO, Northern RI Chamber of Commerce

  Janet Raymond
Chair, Providence/Cranston Workforce Investment Board
Scott Jensen
Director, RI Department of Labor and Training
  Martin Trueb
Vice President & Treasurer, Hasbro

Steve Kitchin
Chair, Workforce Partnership of Greater RI

  Ken Wagner
Commissioner, RI Department of Elementary and Secondary Education   

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Committees: Members and Meetings

All meetings will be held in conference room 73-2 except where noted; meeting room designation will be posted in the lobby of 73-1.
All meeting dates, times and location are subject to change

Click on the committee name to see the members and meetings:

Adult Education and Literacy | Career Pathways Advisory | Employer Committee | Executive Committee |
Strategic Investments and Evaluations Committee
| Youth Development Committee

Adult Education and Literacy
Committee Members: Meeting Schedule
Susan Rittscher, Chair
Suzanna Alba
Mario Bueno
Timothy Byrne
Robin Coia

Monica Dzialo
Steve Kitchin
Paul MacDonald
George Nee

Nina Pande

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
@8:30 in Conf. Rm 73-2
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
@8:30 in Conf. Rm 73-2
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
@8:30 in Conf. Rm 73-2
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
@8:30 in Conf. Rm 73-2


Career Pathways Advisory
Committee Members: Meeting Schedule

Bahjat Shariff, Co-Chair  
Robin Coia, Co-Chair               
Steve Osborn 
Tom Sabbagh         
Rick Brooks  
Andrew Bramson  
Sarah Blusiewicz   
Dan Sutton

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
@8:30 in Conf. Rm 73-1

CANCELLED
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
@8:30 in Conf. Rm 73-1

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
RESCHEDULED
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
@9:45 in Conf. Rm 73-1

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
@ 8:30
at New England Laborer’s/ Cranston Public School
4 Sharpe Drive Cranston, RI 02920
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
@ 8:30am in Conf. Rm 73-1
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
@8:30 @Ponaganset High School,
137 Anan Wade Rd, North Scituate, RI
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
@8:30 in Conf. Rm 73-1
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
@8:30 at
Lifespan, 335R Prairie Ave Suite 2b, Providence
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
@8:30 in Conf. Rm 73-1


Employer Committee
Committee Members: Meeting Schedule

Martin Trueb, Chair
Monica Dzialo
John Gregory
Mike Grey
Janet Raymond

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
@ 8:00 am in Conf. Rm 73-2
*Cancelled*

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
@ at 8:00 am in Conf. Rm 73-2

 
 


Executive Committee
Committee Members: Meeting Schedule

Michael Grey, Chair
Martin Trueb
Robin Coia
Monica Dzialo
Susan Rittscher
John Gregory
Bahjat Shariff
Scott Jensen

Tuesday February 7, 2017
@ 8:00 am
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
@ 8:00 am in Conf. Rm 73-2
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
@ 8:00 am

Monday, May 15, 2017
@ 9:30am  in Conf. Rm 73-1
*Cancelled*

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
RESCHEDULED
Thursday, June 8, 2017
@8:00 am in conference room 73-2
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
@ 8:00 am
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
@ 8:00 am in Conf. Rm 73-2
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
@ 8:00 am

Strategic Investments and Evaluation Committee
Committee Members: Meeting Schedule

John Gregory, Chair
Suzanna Alba
Mario Bueno
Channavy Chhay
Robin Coia
Scott Jensen
George Nee
Janet Raymond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, January 3, 2017
@8:30 am in Conf. Rm 73-2

Tuesday February 7, 2017
@ 8:30 am in Conf. Rm 73-2
Tuesday, March 6, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

RESCHEDULED
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
@ 8:00 am in Conf. Rm 73-1
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
@ 9:00 am in Conf. Rm 73-2
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
@ 8:30 am in Conf. Rm 73-2
NEW: Monday, May 15, 2017
@ 8:30 am in Conf. Rm 73-2
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
RESCHEDULED
Thursday, June 8, 2017 from
@ 9:00 am  in Conf. Rm 73-2
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
@ 8:30 am   in Conf. Rm 73-2
*Cancelled*
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
@ 9:00 am  in Conf. Rm 73-2
*Cancelled*
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
@ 8:30 am   in Conf. Rm 73-2
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
@ 9:00 am  in Conf. Rm 73-2
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
@ 8:30 am   in Conf. Rm 73-2
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
@ 9:00 am in Conf. Rm 73-2


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