Welcome to the website of the Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board. The 65 members of "the MWIB" develop strategies that guide the Commonwealth's efforts in ensuring workers have the skills they need to seize the opportunities available to them.

Our goal is simple: To ensure that our workers have the skills they need to fill the jobs businesses create - for a more prosperous Commonwealth, with higher wages for workers, larger profits for businesses and stronger communities for all.

The MWIB ensures our efforts are driven by the demands of our businesses and the communities they serve. Our members - which by statute, must have a majority from the private sector - review, revise, and advise the executive branch on how to create and sustain the workforce Massachusetts needs to succeed in the world economy. Our members represent all parts of the Commonwealth, and come from all walks of life - from small businesses to multinational corporations, from organized labor to community organizations, and state and local officials.

The MWIB has four full meetings a year, and there are currently three sub-committees, focusing on Adult Basic Education/English for Speakers of Other Languages, Links to Education, and Sector Priorities (developing the workforce for new jobs in growing industries).

Every meeting is open to the public, and we invite you - members of the public or workforce development professionals alike - to attend and make your voice heard. With postings the time and place, agendas, and minutes of the meetings, this website is a resource for you to do that.

While this site is designed to update you on the latest developments of the MWIB, it is also a portal to other sites, including the One-Stop Career Centers to the Local Workforce Investment Boards to the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development - across the spectrum of the Commonwealth's workforce development efforts.

The Administration of Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito is committed to prosperity through partnership. This website is one way we fulfill that goal - if you think we can improve our online presence, please contact the webmaster

Ex-Officio Members

Deval Patrick, Co-Chair

Governor

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Gregory Bialecki

Secretary

Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

 

Dr. Richard Freeland

Commissioner

Department of Higher Education

 

Rachel Kaprielian

Secretary

Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

 

Matthew Malone

Secretary

Executive Office of Education

 

John Polanowicz

Secretary

Executive Office of Health and Human Services

 

 

Appointed Members

 

Joseph Bevilacqua, Co-Chair

President & CEO
Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce

 

Cora Beth Abel

Executive Director

Mass State Science & Engineering Fair

 

Representative Jennifer Benson

37th Middlesex District

Massachusetts House of Representatives

 

Joanne Berwald

Vice President, Human Resources

Mestek, Inc.

 

Carolyn Blanks

Vice President

Mass Senior Care Association

 

Dr. Joshua Boger

Board of Directors

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

Charles Carr

Commissioner

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

 

Harneen Chernow

Director

1199 SEIU Training & Upgrading Fund

 

Christopher Cooney

President and CEO

Metro South Chamber of Commerce

 

Joanna Dowling

Director of Operations

The Custom Group

 

Marie Downey

Executive Director

Local 26 Hotel Training, BEST Corp.

 

Jack Healy

Director of Operations

Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership

 

Kip Hollister

CEO

Hollister Staffing

 

Christopher Kealey

Deputy Director

Massachusetts Business Roundtable

 

Darlene Lombos

Executive Director

Community Labor United

 

Juliette Mayers

Executive Director, Multicultural Marketing

Blue Cross Blue Shield

 

Senator Michael Moore

2nd Worcester District

Massachusetts Senate

 

Connie Nelson

Director

Massachusetts Worker Education Roundtable

 

Dr. Zorica Pantic

President

Wentworth Institute of Technology

 

Warren Pepicelli

Manager

UNITE HERE

 

Philip Polimeno

Director, Organizational Development Group

Meditech

 

Gail Radcliffe

Principal

Radcliffe Consulting, Inc.

 

Karen Redmond

Senior District Revenue Manager, Western & Central MA

UMass Medical School, Center for Health Care Financing

 

Dr. Claire Redmond

State Training Director

AARP

 

Jerry Rubin

CEO

Jewish Vocational Services

 

Senator Bruce Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex District

Massachusetts Senate

 

Steve Tolman

President

Massachusetts AFL-CIO

 

Juan Vega

President and CEO

Centro Latino, Inc.

 

Ronald Watters

Associate

Indiefilmz.com

 

Patricia Williams

Senior Vice President

HarborOne Credit Union

 

Senator Dan Wolf

Cape & Islands District

Massachusetts Senate

Updated 3/31/14

Massachusetts Workforce Investment Boards
 

Berkshire

Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, Inc.

Heather Boulger, Executive Director

66 Allen Street

Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201

(413) 442-7177

heather@berkshirereb.org

http://www.berkshirereb.org/

 

Boston

Boston Private Industry Council

Neil Sullivan, Executive Director

2 Oliver Street 7th Floor

Boston, Massachusetts 02109

(617) 423-3755

neil.sullivan@bostonpic.org

http://www.bostonpic.org/

 

Bristol

Bristol Workforce Investment Board

Thomas Perreira, Executive Director

One Government Center 5th Fl.

Fall River, Massachusetts 02722

(508) 675-1165

tperreira@detma.org

http://www.bristolwib.org/

 

Brockton

Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board

Sheila Sullivan-Jardim, Executive Director

34 School Street

Brockton, Massachusetts 02301

(508) 584-3234 Ext. 13

ssjardim@bawib.org

http://bawib.org/

 

Cape Cod and Islands

Cape Cod and Islands Workforce Investment Board

David Augustinho, Executive Director

426 North Street

Suite 9

Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601

(508) 775-5900

david@ciwib.org

http://ciwib.org/

 

Central Massachusetts

Central Mass Workforce Investment Board

Jeffrey Turgeon, Executive Director

44 Front Street Suite 300

Worcester, Massachusetts 01608-1712

(508) 799-1590

jturgeon@worcesterma.gov

http://www.cmwib.org/

 

Franklin and Hampshire

Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board

Patricia Crosby, Executive Director

One Arch Place

Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301

(413) 773-1835

fhreb@crocker.com

http://franklinhampshirereb.org/

 

Greater Lowell

Greater Lowell Workforce Investment Board

Gail Brown, Executive Director

107 Merrimack Street

Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

(978) 805-4804

Gail.Brown@cclowell.org

http://www.glwib.org/

 

 

Greater New Bedford

Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

Leonard Coriaty, Executive Director/CEO

227 Union Street Suite 206

New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740-5950

(508) 979-1504 Ext. 19

lcoriaty@gnbwib.org

http://www.gnbwib.org/

 

Hampden

Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, Inc.

David Cruise, Executive Director

1441 Main Street, 1st Floor

Springfield, Massachusetts 01103

(413) 755-1357

dcruise@rebhc.org

http://www.rebhc.org/

 

Lower Merrimack Valley

Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board

Rafael Abislaiman, Executive Director

439 South Union Street, Suite 102

Lawrence, Massachusetts 01843

(978) 682-7099

rabislaiman@mvwib.org

http://www.mvwib.org/

 

Metro North

Metro North Regional Employment Board

Linda Bass, Executive Director

125 Cambridge Park Drive

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140

(617) 864-1500

lbass@mnreb.org

http://www.mnreb.org/

 

Metro South/West

Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce

Sylvia Beville, Executive Director

420 Lakeside Avenue, 3rd Floor

Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752

(508) 281-6910

sbeville@pswinc.org

http://www.pswinc.org/

 

North Central

North Central Workforce Investment Board

Tim Sappington, Executive Director

1355 Central Street

Leominster, Massachusetts 01453

(978) 534-1023

tsncmwib@comcast.net

http://www.ncmwib.org/

 

North Shore

North Shore Workforce Investment Board

Mary Sarris, Executive Director

70 Washington Street Suite 314

Salem, Massachusetts 01970

(978) 741-3805

msarris@northshorewib.com

http://www.northshorewib.com/

 

South Shore

South Shore Workforce Investment Board

Joyce Livramento-Young, Executive Director

15 Cottage Avenue, Suite 302

Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

(617) 328-7001 Ext. 102

jlyoung@sswib.org

http://southshorewib.org/

 

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board

Cheryl Scott, Director

1 Ashburton Place Room 2111

Boston, Massachusetts 02108

(617) 626-7112

cheryl.scott@state.ma.us

http://www.mass.gov/lwd/eolwd/mwib/