ABOUT VIRGINIA CAREER WORKS NORTHERN REGION

Virginia Career Works – Northern is a team of private and public sector partners who share a common goal-to promote Northern Virginia economic prosperity and long-term growth. The board receives and administers annual Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) dollars that help fund comprehensive employment and training services to area employers, job seekers and youth.

The SkillSource Group, Inc. (SSG) is a separate nonprofit entity of the Virginia Career Works – Northern with its own Board of Directors. SSG shares in the mission and goals of the Virginia Career Works – Northern, while also serving as fiscal agent and an entity that pursues additional funding sources for the board. These dollars further sustain and create workforce development initiatives for all current and future employers, job seekers throughout the region.

Virginia Career Works Northern and its partners operate (7) Career Centers in the Northern Virginia Region.” Knowledgeable center staff assist employers, job and career seekers, and youth with a comprehensive range of free employment, training, and career development services. One-Stop Centers use public Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) dollars and other funding sources to provide employment services to local workers and employers throughout the region.

In 2015, Congress passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), a Federal job training program sponsored by the Department of Labor. Through a network of One Stop Centers, WIOA offers employers and job seekers, universal access to free employment and training services. WIOA assists workers with tools to manage their career and helps employers find skilled workers. The primary goal is to increase employment, job retention, earnings, and occupational skills among all employer and job seeker populations including adults, dislocated workers, youth, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

SkillSource operates seven (7) One Stop Employment Centers in Annandale, Alexandria, Leesburg, Manassas, Reston, and Woodbridge. These resource centers provide free access to numerous career development, training, and support services to benefit both local employers and job seekers. SkillSource partners include Virginia Employment Commission, Northern Virginia Community College, Job Corps, Family and Social Services and Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services and public schools.

Board Members

Virginia Career Works – Northern is the designated regional convener and administrative entity that coordinates workforce training and career services through federal funding from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). We are charged with overseeing and implementing workforce development initiatives and activities throughout the Virginia Career Works – Northern Region.

The board collaborates with contracted program operators and workforce system partners to assist employers with applicant screening, writing job descriptions, and training new employees. The board also ensures that classes and career services are effectively delivered for Virginia Career Works – Northern Region youth and adult residents as well as businesses.

Mark R. Birmingham
Bainum Family Foundation

Donna L. Motsek
Prince William County Schools

Sharon Bulova 
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Scott Price
Dominion Energy

Lesley Channell
Reston Hospital/Health Care
Corporation of America

Christopher Rieley
Access National Bank

Kim Clark-Pakstys
Strategic Organization Solutions

Todd Rowley 
Old Dominion National Bank

Debra Eshelman 
Management Concepts

Marc Tate 
Amazon Web Services

Karen Garvin
AHT Insurance

William Trumbull
ICF International

George Harben
Prince William County Department of
Economic Development

 Hector Velez
Vector Talent

Rebecca Hughes
SAP Public Sector Industry Business Solutions

Wayne Hallheimer 
WCH Realty Advisors, LLC 

Shakera Alvarado
Fairfax County Public Schools

Marc Austin
George Mason University

Robert J. Bartolotta
New Editions Consulting

Michael Becketts
Fairfax County Department of Family Services

Anthony Cancelosi
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

Joseph Carter
R&K Cyber Solutions LLC

Rodney Caulkins
Caulkins Construction Company, Inc.

Marjorie Clift Bowman
Virginia Employment Commission Prince William

Nicholas Dunn
Integrated Federal Solutions

Richard Ferry
LMI

Robert M. Frew
Balfour Beatty Construction

Kenneth Garrison
Heavy Construction Contractors Association

Larry Hoffman
George Washington University

Patricia Hughes
Talent Connections, LLC

Mohamed Hussein
PGLS

Susana Marino
Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber

Roxana Mejia
IUPAT District Council 51

Tanya Moore
IBM

Julie Mullen
Northern Virginia Family Service

William Mountjoy
AFL-CIO

Fatimah A. Ogungbade
Dominion Energy

Steven B. Partridge
Northern Virginia Community College

Bruce Patterson
ServiceSource

Leanne Rerko
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Christopher Rieley
Bank of Clarke County

Roopal Saran
Northern Virginia Literacy Council

Mary Ann Shurtz
Stratford University

Olivia  Shultz
SAP NS2

Karen Smaw
Fairfax County Economic Development Agency

Zuzana Steen
Micron Technology, Inc.

Paul Steiner
Fairfax County Public Schools

Joseph Terry
President, J Terry & Associates

William Threlkeld
Cornerstones Virginia

William Trumbull
ICF International

Hector Velez
Vector Talent

Lisa Whetzel
Britepaths, Inc.

VIRGINIA CAREER WORKS – NORTHERN STAFF

David Hunn
Executive Director
SkillSource President and CEO
david.hunn@vcwnorthern.com
703-827-3782

Claudia Barrios
DEI Project Director
Ticket to Work Case Manager
claudia.barrios@vcwnorthern.com
703-343-6392

Rebecca Bennett
Prince William and Cherokee Avenue Center Manager
rebecca.bennett@vcwnorthern.com
703-586-6542

Eliza Chappell
Career Pathways Coordinator, DEI Grant
eliza.chappell@vcwnorthern.com
703-689-1717

Mark Chernisky
Fairfax PRC Job Developer
mark.chernisky@vcwnorthern.com
703-935-3083

Angela Harris
Prince William Workforce Center Specialist
angela.harris@vcwnorthern.com
703-586-6800

Ann Hyslop
Northern Virginia TANF/ESLA Initiative Project Director
ann.hyslop@vcwnorthern.com
703-342-9091

Seema Jain
Deputy Executive Director
SkillSource VP of Operations and Contract Monitoring
seema.jain@vcwnorthern.com
703-827-3782

Sheila Jones
Disability Resource Coordinator
Ticket to Work Case Manager
sheila.jones@vcwnorthern.com
703-827-3782

Nancy Nguyen
Accounting Manager
nancy.nguyen@vcwnorthern.com
703-827-3782

Lauren Parker
Senior Director, Ticket to Work Employment Network
lauren.parker@vcwnorthern.com
703-689-1793

Karla Quiroz
Fairfax-Prince William County ESLA Initiative Job Developer
karla.quiroz@vcwnorthern.com
703-300-7431

Deborah Shaffer
Accounting Assistant
deborah.shaffer@vcwnorthern.com
703-424-9088 (Video Phone)

Christine Slattery
WIOA Young Adult Case Manager
Career Focus Initiative
christine.slattery@vcwnorthern.com
703-826-1936

Sabrina Walker
Program Coordinator
sabrina.walker@vcwnorthern.com
703-827-3782

SkillSource Group Staff Chart,October 2020

Committees

The SkillSource Group, Inc. Board
The SkillSource Group, Inc. Finance Committee

SkillSource Committee Organizational Chart

Chief Local Elected Officials
Policy Council
Program Planning Committee
Quality Assurance Committee
Youth Committee
Disability Services Subcommittee

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