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 23 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 private sector.
Public sector members represent labor unions & apprenticeship programs, veterans programs, community-based organizations, vocational rehabilitation etc.
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.
Youth and Young Adult Committee - The Youth and Young Adult Committee acts on behalf of the full board between meetings when such action is necessary to assist the LWDB with activities related to youth and young adult workforce activities.
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
Sonya A. WilliamsDirector, WIOA Chief Administrator
Dana CampbellBoard Coordinator
|Name & Title||Organization or Agency Name|
|Kelly LeDuff, Co-Owner (Chair)||Open Eyes Safety LLC|
|Joshua Callegan, Workforce Development Coordinator (Co-Chair)||Jacobs Field Services|
|Steven Bomar, Workforce Development Training Coordinator||
Performance Contractors, Inc.
|Kenneth Champagne, SVP-Premium Finance Business Unit||Confie Group
|Scott Couper, Vice-President of HR & Workforce Development||PALA Interstate|
|Blaine Grimes, Financial Education Coordinator||Campus Federal Credit Union|
|Darrel Lewis, Manager, Talent Manager||The Brock Group|
|Anne Segura, Director of HR & Development||Baton Rouge General Hospital|
|Devin Zito, Executive Vice-President||General Informatics|
|Heather Stefan, Director||Baton Rouge Area Electrical JATC|
|Louis Reine, President||Louisiana AFL-CIO|
|Jonathan Waddell, Apprenticeship Dir.||Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 198|
|Winifred Brooks, Area Director||Dept. of Children and Family Services|
|James Windom, Executive Director||Capital Area Reentry Coalition|
|Dr. Girard Melancon, Exec. Dir. Of Workforce Dev.||Baton Rouge Community College|
|Andrew Fitzgerald, Director of Business Intelligence||Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC)|
|Dawn Hall, Director of Adult and Continuing Education||East Baton Rouge Parish School System|
|Andrea Morrison, Director of Career Services||Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC)|
|Maydel Schexnayder-Chatelain, District Supervisor currently Interim Regional Manger||Louisiana Rehabilitation Services|
|Kenny Lynch, Local Veterans Employment Rep.||Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC)|