The Local Workforce Development Board (LWBD) represents a wide variety of individuals, businesses, and organizations through the local area. The East Baton Rouge Parish Workforce Development Board comprises 25 members appointed by the CEO (mayor-president) of East Baton Rouge Parish to serve staggered, two- or three-year terms. The board consists of private sector and public sector members.
Private sector members may represent high demand industries such as technology, healthcare, insurance, construction, financial education, transportation, manufacturing, telecommunications, etc. The Board’s chairperson and co-chairperson must be representatives of the public sector.
Public sector members represent labor unions & apprenticeship programs, veterans programs, community-based organizations, vocational rehabilitation etc. The chairperson and co-chairperson must be a representative of the private sector.
Local Workforce Development Area 21 has the following committees:
Executive Committee - The Executive Committee acts on behalf of the full board between meetings when such action is necessary.
One Stop Committee - The One-Stop Committee acts on behalf of the full board between meetings when such action is necessary to provide information and assist with operational and other issues relating to the one-stop delivery system.
The Board meets every two months, in January, March, April, June, August, October, and December. Please visit our board events calendar for more details.
Board of Directors
Robin Heath, ChairpersonExxon Mobil, Training Supervisor
Terry Bell, Vice-ChairpersonGerry Lane Enterprise, Inc., General Manager
Cynthia Douglas, Board DirectorEmploy BR, Executive Director
Carole Miller, Board StaffEmploy BR, Assistant LWDA 21
|Name & Title||Organization or Agency Name|
|Terry Bell, General Manager (Vice-Chairperson)||Gerry Lane Enterprise, Inc.|
|Scott Couper, VP- HR and Workforce Dev.||PALA Interstate|
|Kenneth Champagne, Sr. VP & Business Leader||US Agencies Management Services, Inc.|
|Robin Heath, Baton Rouge Training Supervisor (Chairperson)||Exxon Mobil|
|Anne Segura, Dir., HR & Dev.||Baton Rouge General Hospital|
|Kelly LeDuff, Co-Owner||Open Eyes Safety Consultants|
|Devin Zito, President||Teknarus|
|Bryan Knost, Dir. of Operations||Jacobs|
|Jennifer Aldridge, VP, Human Resources||Cox Communications|
|Blaine Grimes, Financial Education Coordinator||Campus Federal Credit Union|
|Cheri Ausberry, Director of Community Development||Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Hospital|
|Heather Stefan, Director||Baton Rouge Area Electrical JATC|
|Louis Reine, President||Louisiana AFL-CIO|
|Jonathan Waddell, Apprenticeship Dir.||Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 198|
|Irby Hornsby, Executive Program Administrator||CSBG-DHDS Social Services|
|James Windom, Executive Director||Capital Area Reentry Coalition|
|Dr. Girard Melancon, Exec. Dir. Of Workforce Dev.||Baton Rouge Community College|
|Debbie O'Conner, Executive Director||Up Alliance|
|Harlen Henegar, Workforce Dev. Specialist 10||Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC)|
|Verna Dixon-Fletcher, Regional Manager||Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS)|
|Monica Brown, Area Director||Dept. of Children and Family Services|
|Kenny Lynch, Local Veterans Employment Rep.||Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC)|