Our Board

OVERVIEW

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.

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.

Meeting Schedule

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

 

 

Board Members

Name & Title Organization or Agency Name

 

PRIVATE REPRESENTATIVES

 
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, Executive Vice President  General Informatics  
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
Joshua Callegan, Workforce Development Coordinator Jacobs Field Service

 

PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVES

 
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
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)
Monica Brown, Area Director Dept. of Children and Family Services
Kenny Lynch, Local Veterans Employment Rep. Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC)

 

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