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 

Robert J. Bartolotta
New Editions Consulting

Nannette M. Bowler
Fairfax County Department of Family Services

Patrick Brennan
Communities in Schools of NOVA

Anthony Cancelosi
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

Joseph Carter
R&K Cyber Solutions LLC

Louis J. Cernak Jr.
Northern Virginia Central Labor Council

Marjorie Clift Bowman
Virginia Employment Commission Prince William

Patrick Dean
Associated Builders and Contractors

Andrea Eck
Northern Virginia Family Service

Debra Eshelman
Management Concepts

Meti Fekadu
Makonnen Financial Group

Thomas Fleetwood
Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development

Michael Forehand
Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Robert M. Frew
Balfour Beatty Construction

Kenneth Garrison
Heavy Construction Contractors Association

Karen Garvin
AHT Insurance

Ted Gregory
MV Transportation

George N. Harben
Prince William County Department of Economic Development

Luke Howe
Government Tactical Solutions

Patricia Hughes
Talent Connections, LLC

Mohamed Hussein

Christine Kallivokas
Northern Virginia Technology Council

Christina Keeney
George Mason University

Roxana Mejia
IUPAT District Council 51

Catherine Meloy
Goodwill of Greater Washington

Jennifer Miller
Loudoun County Public Schools

Donna L. Motsek
Prince William County Schools

William Mountjoy

Janet Muldoon
Office of Senator Richard L. Saslaw

Steven B. Partridge
Northern Virginia Community College

Bruce Patterson

Scott Price
Dominion Energy

Staci Redmon
Strategy and Management Services, Inc.

Leanne Rerko
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Christopher Rieley
Access National Bank

Todd Rowley
Senior Vice President, United Bank

Linda Seyer
Fairfax County Public Schools

Mary Ann Shurtz
Stratford University

Karen Smaw
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Zuzana Steen
Micron Technology, Inc.

Joseph Terry
President, J Terry & Associates

Chau Tran
Asian Pest Services, Inc.

William Trumbull
ICF International

Hector Velez
Vector Talent


David Hunn
Executive Director
SkillSource President and CEO

Claudia Barrios
DEI Project Director
Ticket to Work Case Manager

Rebecca Bennett
Prince William and Cherokee Avenue Center Manager

Eliza Chappell
Career Pathways Coordinator, DEI Grant

Mark Chernisky
Fairfax PRC Job Developer

Angela Harris
Prince William Workforce Center Specialist

Ann Hyslop
Northern Virginia TANF/ESLA Initiative Project Director

Seema Jain
Deputy Executive Director
SkillSource VP of Operations and Contract Monitoring

Sheila Jones
Disability Resource Coordinator
Ticket to Work Case Manager

Nancy Nguyen
Accounting Manager

Lauren Parker
Senior Director, Ticket to Work Employment Network

Karla Quiroz
Fairfax-Prince William County ESLA Initiative Job Developer

Deborah Shaffer
Accounting Assistant
703-424-9088 (Video Phone)

Christine Slattery
WIOA Young Adult Case Manager
Career Focus Initiative

Sabrina Walker
Program Coordinator

SkillSource Group Staff Chart,June 2020


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

SSG and Virginia Career Works Northern Board Training

As part of the Virginia Career Works – Northern commitment to continuous quality improvement, we sponsor training for local workforce development professionals. Check back with us soon for upcoming training sessions.

New Board Member Orientation


As part of the Virginia Career Works – Northern commitment to continuous quality improvement, we sponsor training for local workforce development professionals.

Funding Support of State Workforce Competency Standards


This page is for current and prospective training providers with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.



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