ABOUT GREATER PENINSULA WORKFORCE BOARD

The Greater Peninsula Workforce Board is a group of community leaders appointed by local elected officials and tasked with planning and oversight responsibilities for workforce development programs and services within the seven localities that comprise the Virginia Career Works – Greater Peninsula Region. We are one of the fifteen Boards established within the Commonwealth by the Governor’s Office.

we are responsible for:

  • Developing local plans to carry out job training programs authorized and funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014;
  • Oversight of the local public workforce service delivery system and its American Job Centers;
  • Coordination of workforce activities with area educational institutions and economic development agencies; and,
  • Engaging the business community in the work of the Board to ensure it is responsive to employer needs, demonstrates a positive return on investment and broadens its base of support.   

As required under our authorizing legislation, the Board is led by and a majority of its membership is selected from the local business community. In all, Board membership includes individuals representing business and industry, economic development agencies, community-based organizations, secondary and post-secondary education, organized labor, public assistance agencies and other allied state agencies.

OUR MISSION

We advance prosperity and well-being in our community by engaging stakeholders to accelerate workforce and economic development opportunities.

OUR VISION

The premier business centric workforce solutions catalyst.

Based on the belief there’s nothing more important to a region’s economic vitality than a highly skilled workforce, the Board focuses its attention on identifying the workforce needs of the region’s employers, job seekers and youth.  We partner with economic development entities, educational institutions, local governments and employers to devise innovative strategies so we can develop workforce talent that benefits businesses across the board and helps establish or advance careers for people of all ages.

As a consequence, Board programs and services are designed to identify local workforce development needs and implement solutions and strategies to address those needs. Its purpose in this regard is to ensure that local employers can become and remain competitive by having access to a highly skilled and well educated labor pool and that, individual job seekers and workers can attain the skills necessary for employment in upwardly mobile, in-demand occupations that provide family sustaining wages and benefits.

The Honorable Phillip N. Bazzani
Gloucester County Board of Superviosrs
8116 Little England Road
Hayes, VA  23072
Phone: 804-642-5631
Fax: 804-693-6004
pbazzani@gloucesterva.info

Rhonda Bunn
Director
Human Resources/Public Relations
Canon Virginia, Inc.
12000 Canon Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: 881-6229
Fax: 881-6545
rbunn@cvi.canon.com

Dr. John T. Dever
President
Thomas Nelson Community College
99 Thomas Nelson Drive
Hampton, VA  23666
Phone: 825-2711
Fax: 825-3611
deverj@tncc.edu

 
Greg Garrett
Owner
Greg Garrett Realty
11864 Canon Blvd., Suite 103
Newport News, VA  23606
Phone: 534-7500
Fax: 873-2410
ggdirect@aol.com

The Honorable James “Jimmy” Gray
Councilman, City of Hampton
22 Lincoln Street, 8th Floor
Hampton, Va 23669
Phone: 727-6315
Fax: 728-3037
jgray@hampton.gov

The Honorable Herbert R. Green, Jr.
VICE CHAIR, Greater Peninsula Workforce Development Consortium
Councilman, City of Poquoson
12 Evans Circle
Poquoson, VA 23662
Phone: 868-6442 (H)
Fax: 868-3101
Herbert.green@poquoson-va.gov

The Honorable James Icenhour
Vice Chair, James City County Board of Supervisors
101 Shinnecock
Williamsburg, VA  23188
Phone: 790-9048
Fax: 253-6833 (county)
james.icenhour@jamescitycountyva.gov

The Honorable Ted Maslin
Councilman, City of Williamsburg
401 Lafayette Street
Williamsburg, VA  23185
Phone: 378-2536
tmaslin@williamsburgva.gov

Robin Nelhuebel, Ph.D., RN, RTR
Systems Director, Education
Riverside College of Health Careers
316 Main Street
Newport News, VA 23601
Phone: 240-2206
Fax: 240-2201
robin.nelhuebel@rivhs.com

John Olson, Ed.D.
CHAIR, Greater Peninsula Workforce Development Board

Campus President
ECPI University
1001 Omni Boulevard, Suite 100
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: 838-9191
Fax: 827-5351
jolson@ecpi.edu

Dale K. Stone
Maintenance Operations Manager
Wal-Mart Import Distribution Center 6088
9305 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 820-4617
Fax: 820-4612
Cell: 592-2914
dkstone@wal-mart.com

The Honorable Tina Vick,
CHAIR, Greater Peninsula Workforce Consortium
Vice Mayor, City of Newport News
2400 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone:223-1123 (H)
Fax: 926-8599 (city)
tvick@nnva.gov

Vince Warren, Ed.D.
Manager, Craft Training
Newport News Shipbuilding
The Apprentice School
Bldg. 1919-4, Room 432
4101 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: 688-8601
Cell: 813-5125
walter.warren@hii-nns.com

The Honorable Jeff Wassmer
York County Board of Supervisors
833 Railway Road
Yorktown, VA 23692
Phone: 969-6569
Fax: 890-4002 (County)
wassmer@yorkcounty.gov

Private Sector Representatives

Andrea Arnett
Workforce Planning & Development Consultant
Sentara Healthcare System
Human Resources
208 Golden Oak Court, Suite 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Phone:  757-228-7454
Fax: 757-228-7403
Email: avarnett@sentara.com
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Joseph C. “Joe” Barto, III
Founder and President
TMG
3 Rogers Lane
Poquoson, VA 23662
Phone: 757-218-8444
Email: jbarto@tmgva.com
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Honorable Melanie Rapp Beale
External Affairs Manager – Eastern Region
Dominion Energy
Yorktown Power Station
1600 Waterview Road
Yorktown, VA 23692
Phone: 757-898-2683
Fax: 757-898-2677
Email: melanie.r.beale@dom.com
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Rhonda Bunn (Executive Committee Member)
Director
Human Resources/Public Relations
Canon Virginia, Inc.
12000 Canon Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: 757-881-6229
Fax: 757-881-9703
Email: rbunn@cvi.canon.com
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Jeffrey W. Clemons
Senior Vice President
PNC Bank
555 East Main Street, Suite 1000
Norfolk, VA  23510
Phone: 757-625-8779
Fax: 757-625-2010
Email: jeffrey.clemons@pnc.com
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Private Sector Representatives

Robin Nelhuebel, Ph.D., RN, RTR
(Executive Committee Member)
System Director, Education
Riverside College of Health Careers
316 Main Street
Newport News, VA 23601
Phone: 757-240-2206
Fax: 757-240-2201
Email: robin.nelhuebel@rivhs.com
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

John Olson, Ed.D., CHAIR
(Executive Committee Member)
Greater Peninsula Workforce Board
Campus President
ECPI University
1001 Omni Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: 757-838-9191
Fax: 757-827-5351
Email: jolson@ecpi.edu
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Josie Pearson, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resource Manager
Science Systems and Applications, Inc.
1 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 200
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: 757-951-1607
Fax: 757-951-1901
Email: josie.pearson@ssaihq.com
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Dale Stone (Executive Committee Member)
Maintenance Operations Manager
Wal-Mart Distribution Center
9305 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 757-820-4617
Cell: 757-592-2914
Fax: 757-820-4612
Email: dkstone@wal-mart.com
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Ken Taylor
Executive Vice President
W. M. Jordan Company, Inc.
11010 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23601
Phone: 757-596-6341
Fax: 757-596-7425
Email: ktaylor@wmjordan.com
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Ronald Jackson
Executive Director
Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority
P. O. Box 280
Hampton, VA 23669
Phone: 757-727-6337
Fax: 757-727-6368
Email: rjackson@hrha.org
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Dr. Vince Warren (Executive Committee Member)
Manager, Craft Training
Newport News Shipbuilding
The Apprentice School
4101 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: 757-688-8601
Email: walter.warren@hii-nns.com
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Albert D. Welcher
President
Point Transitions LLC
6711 Burbage Lake Circle
Suffolk, VA 23435
Phone: 757-339-4750
Email: ADWelcher@PointLLC.org
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Mandated Partner Representatives

Rachel Ambrose
Regional Program Manager
Denbigh Learning Center
14302 Old Courthouse Way
Newport News, VA 23602
Phone: 757-283-7830 ext. 38658
Email: rachel.ambrose@nn.k12.va.us
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Donna Crittenden-Barton
Manager
Virginia Employment Commission
600 Butler Farm Road, Suite B
Hampton, VA 23666-1580
Phone: 757-865-5833
Fax: 757-865-5843
Email: donna.crittenden-barton@vec.virginia.gov
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Dr. John T. Dever (Executive Committee Member)
President
Thomas Nelson Community College
99 Thomas Nelson Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: 757-825-2711
Fax: 757-825-3611
Email: deverj@tncc.edu
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

The Honorable James “Jimmy” Gray
(Executive Committee Member)
Councilman, City of Hampton
22 Lincoln Street, 8th Floor
Hampton, Va 23669
Phone: 757-727-6315
Cell: 757-504-6704
Fax: 757-728-3037
Email: jgray@hampton.gov
CC Email: jcgreen@hampton.gov
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

The Honorable Herbert R. Green, Jr., VICE CHAIR
(Executive Committee Member)
Greater Peninsula Workforce Dev. Consortium Councilman, City of Poquoson
12 Evans Circle
Poquoson, VA 23662
Phone: 757-868-6442 (H)
Mobile: 757-751-5772
Fax: 757-868-3101
Email: bpgreenjeans@verizon.net
Herbert.green@poquoson-va.gov
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

The Honorable James Icenhour
(Executive Committee Member)
Vice Chair, James City County Board of Supervisors
101 Shinnecock
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Phone: 757-790-9048
Fax: 757-253-6833 (county)
Email: james.icenhour@jamescitycountyva.gov
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

The Honorable Ted Maslin
(Executive Committee Member)
Councilman, City of Williamsburg
City of Williamsburg
401 Lafayette Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 757-378-2536
Email: tmaslink@williamsburgva.gov
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

The Honorable Tina Vick, CHAIR
(Executive Committee Member)
Greater Peninsula Workforce Dev. Consortium
Vice Mayor, City of Newport News
2400 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: 757-223-1123 (H)
Fax: 757-926-8599 (city)
Email: tvick@nnva.gov
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Peter P. Walentisch
Human Services Director
City of Williamsburg
401 Lafayette Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 757-220-6161
Fax: 757-220-6109
Email: pwalenti@williamsburgva.gov

Barbara E. Watson
Assistant Social Services Director
James City County
5249 Olde Towne Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Phone: 757-259-3123
Fax: 757-259-3188
Email: barbara.watson@jamescitycountyva.gov

James Randall “Randy” Wheeler
City Manager
City of Poquoson
500 City Hall Avenue
Poquoson, VA 23662-1996
Phone: 757-868-3000 (W)
Fax: 757-868-3101
Email: randy.wheeler@poquoson-va.gov

Gerald Dix
Sales Manager
York River Electric, Inc.
108 Production Drive
Yorktown, VA 23693
Phone: 757-369-3673
Mobile: 757-342-2336
Fax: 757-369-3680
Email: gdix@yorkriverelectric.com
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Greg Garrett (Executive Committee Member)
Owner
Greg Garrett Realty
11864 Canon Blvd., Suite 103
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: 757-534-7500
Fax: 757-873-2410
Email: ggdirect@aol.com
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Whitney C. Lester
Director of Business Development
VersAbility Resources, Inc.
2520 58th Street
Hampton, VA 23661
Phone: 757-896-8451
Fax: 757-896-8470
Email: wlester@versability.org
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Bob McKenna
President/CEO
Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: 757-325-8170
Fax: 757-262-2009
Email: bob.mckenna@vpcc.org
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

John C. Meyer
Senior Partner
SynEnergy Inc.
7671 Belroi Road
Gloucester, VA 23061
Phone: 703-906-1359
Email: jmeyer.synenergy@outlook.com
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Thomas G. Tingle
President
Guernsey Tingle Architects
4350 Newtown Avenue, Suite 101
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Phone: 757-220-0220
Fax: 757-221-0457
Email: tomt@guernseytingle.com
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Mary M. Williams
Vice President, Human Resources
1st Advantage Federal Credit Union
P. O. Box 2116
Newport News, VA 23609
Phone: 757-886-3381
Fax: 757-872-7734
Email: mary@1stadvantage.org
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Labor Representatives

Mike Briley
Vice President-at-Large
Virginia Peninsula Central Labor Council
7812 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: 757-247-9089 (W)
Fax: 757-247-5709
Email: mbriley@uanet.org
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Verna Chamberliss
United Steelworkers of America Local 8888
4306 Huntington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: 757-247-5291
Fax: 757-247-0321
Email: vernac@uswa.hrcoxmail.com
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Dr. Rex Evans
Project Director
AARP Foundation
11834 Canon Blvd., Suite H
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: 757-595-8726 or 865-5879
Fax: 757-595-8729
Mobile: 757-814-9150
Email: revans@aarp.org
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Alternate (Non-Voting)
Dr. Susan English
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Vice President for Workforce Development
99 Thomas Nelson Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: 757-825-2956
Fax: 757-825-2960
Email: englishsu@tncc.edu

Mandated Partner Representatives

Casey Roberts
(Executive Committee Member – Non-Voting)
Executive Director
New Horizons Regional Education Center
520 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: 757-766-0000
Fax: 757-766-2458
Email: casey.roberts@nhrec.org
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Kim H. Shepard
Hampton Roads District Manager
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
303 Butler Farm Road, Suite 105
Hampton, VA 23666
Phone: 757-865-3110
Fax: 757-865-4856
Email: kimberly.shepard@dars.virginia.gov
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Rick L. Weddle
President & CEO
Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance
500 Main Street, Suite 1300
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-664-2620
Email: rlweddle@hreda.com
Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Other Representatives – Local Elected Officials

The Honorable Phillip N. Bazzani
(Executive Committee Member)
Gloucester County Board of Superviosrs
8116 Little England Road
Hayes, VA 23072
Phone: 804-642-5631
Fax: 804-693-6004
Email: pbazzani@gloucesterva.info
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

The Honorable Jeff Wassmer
(Executive Committee Member)
York County Board of Supervisors
833 Railway Road
Yorktown, VA 23692
Phone: 757-969-6569
Fax: 757-890-4002 (York Co.)
Email: wassmer@yorkcounty.gov
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

LEO Staff Representatives (Non-Voting)

Alan K. Archer
Assistant City Manager
City of Newport News
2400 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
Phone: 757-926-8411
Fax: 757-926-3503
Email: aarcher@nnva.gov

Pamela Croom
Workforce Development Coordinator
Hampton Economic Development
City of Hampton
1 Franklin Street, Suite 600
Hampton, VA 23669
Phone: 757-728-5171
Fax: 757-727-6895
Email: pcroom@hampton.gov

Sheri Newcomb
Community Services Deputy Director
County of York
224 Ballard Street
P. O. Box 532
Yorktown, VA 23690-0532
Phone: 757-890-5287
Fax: 757-220-0958
Email: sheri.newcomb@yorkcounty.gov

Sherry A. Spring
Director of Economic Development
Gloucester County
Post Office Box 329
Gloucester, VA 23061
Phone: 804-693-4042
Fax: 804-693-6004
Email: sspring@gloucesterva.info

THE HONORABLE PHILLIP N. BAZZANI
Gloucester County Board of Supervisors

THE HONORABLE JAMES “JIMMY” GRAY
Councilman, City of Hampton

THE HONORABLE HERBERT R. GREEN, JR.
Councilman, City of Poquoson

THE HONORABLE JAMES ICENHOUR
James City County Board of Supervisors

THE HONORABLE TED MASLIN
Councilman, City of Williamsburg

THE HONORABLE TINA VICK
Vice Mayor, City of Newport News

THE HONORABLE JEFFREY WASSMER
York County Board of Supervisors

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