Pima County

Local Board Members

Listed below are Pima County Workforce Investment Board members by name, member title, organizational affiliation, industry sector representing (business) and WIOA category represented. Board membership rosters are also available with the Pima County Clerk of the Board.

For member contact information, please contact Cassie Lundín, LWDB Director at (520) 724- 9638 or [email protected]


  • Dr. Vaughn Croft

    Business Community Liaison

    Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center / Human Learning Systems, LLC.

    Represents: Workforce 

    WIB Youth Council Chair, 4th Vice-Chair

  • Danielle Duarte

    Director of Operations Arizona, National Talent Acquisition, RPO & Search

    Hospitality Staffing Solutions, LLC.

    Represents: Business - Hospitality, Business Management

    WIB Board Development Chair, 3rd Vice-Chair

  • Carol Stewart

    Associate Vice President

    University of Arizona, Tech Parks

    Represents: Business - Emerging Technologies and Business Management

  • Aric Meares

    Plant Manager

    Spectrum Plastics Group

    Represents: Business - Bioscience & Manufacturing

  • Laura Oldaker

    Founder and Owner

    The Oldaker Group

    Represents: Business - Health and Biosciences, Business Management

  • Lea Márquez Peterson

    Owner and President

    Marquez Peterson Group, LLC.

    Represents: Small Business - Business Management

  • Ramon Serrato

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Serrato Corporation

    Represents: Business - Business Management & Operations

  • Dr. Mark P. Vitale

    Vice President, Client Solutions - Back to Business Architect

    University of Phoenix

    Represents: Business - Higher Education

    WIB Executive Committee Chair, WIB Chair

  • Jim Zarling

    Chief Executive Officer

    Excel Mechanical, Inc.

    Represents: Business - Infrastructure & Manufacturing

  • Paul Stapleton-Smith


    International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Workers

    Represents: Workforce - Labor Organization

  • Frank Grijalva


    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), 7th District

    Represents: Workforce - Labor Organization

  • Karen King

    Training Director

    Tucson Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Center

    Represents: Workforce, Labor Organization - Apprenticeship

  • Brad McCormick

    Director of Job Corps Operations

    Human Learning Systems, Inc.

    Represents: Workforce - Job Corps

    WIB Performance & Accountability Committee Chair, WIB 1st Vice-Chair

  • Natalya Brown

    Chief Financial Officer

    Beacon Group, Inc.

    Represents: Workforce Community-Based Organization

  • Laurie Kierstead-Joseph

    Assistant Vice Chancellor, Adult Basic Education for College and Career

    Pima Community College

    Represents: WIOA Title II - Adult Education and Family Literacy, Local Representative of Arizona Department of Education

  • Gina Pleas

    Correctional Education Program Supervisor, ASPS - Tucson Success Academy Principal

    Arizona Department of Corrections

    Represents: Government Economic and Community Development, Second Chance

  • Michael Guymon


    Tucson Metro Chamber

    Represents: Economic and Community Development Entity 

    WIB Planning Committee Chair, WIB 2nd Vice-Chair

  • Barbra Coffee

    Director of Economic Initiatives

    City of Tucson

    Represents: Economic and Community Development Entity 

  • Mary Fleck

    Regional Program Manager

    Arizona Department of Economic Security Rehabilitation Services Administration

    Represents: WIOA Title IV - Vocational Rehabilitation, Local Representative

  • Kathy L. Prather

    Superintendent/Chief Executive Officer

    Pima County Joint Technical Education District

    Represents: Workforce Community Based Organization, Career and Technical Education

  • Peter Loya

    Director of Community and Government Relations

    University of Arizona Tech Parks

    Represents: Business - Business Management, Emerging Technologies

  • Irisbeth "Iris" Matheny

    Human Resources Generalist

    El Rio Heath

    Represents: Business - Healthcare

  • Karen Molina

    Workforce Learning & Development Manager

    Raytheon Technologies, Raytheon Missiles & Defense

    Represents: Business - Aerospace and Defense

  • Karla Morales

    Vice President

    Arizona Technology Council

    Represents: Business - Information Technology 

  • Jorge Rivero

    Project Director

    EQUUS Workforce Solutions

    Represents: Business - Business Management & State TANF Jobs program in Pima County 

  • Dr. Jordan Utley

    Corporate Director of Education

    Pima Medical Institute

    Represents: Business - Medical Education & Business Operations

  • Dr. Deborah Bright


    Bright Learning Enterprises, LLC.

    Represents: Business - Business Management & Professional Development

  • Trish Muir


    Pima Area Labor Federation

    Represents: Workforce - Labor Organization

  • Brent Maloney

    Southern Region Program Manager

    Arizona Department of Economic Services, Employer Engagement 

    Represents: WIOA Title III - Employment Services, Wagner Peyser Local Representative

  • Victor Gonzalez

    Economic Development and Public Affairs Director

    Town of Sahuarita

    Represents: Economic and Community Development Entity 

  • Dr. Ian Roark

    Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development and Innovation

    Pima Community College

    Represents: Higher Education Providing Workforce Investment Activities

  • Magdalena Verdugo

    Chief Executive Officer

    YWCA of Southern Arizona

    Represents: Community Based Organization, Philanthropic Organization Serving the Local Area