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.

Virginia Career Works – Northern is seeking business leaders to serve on our Board of Directors. The Chief Elected Officials Consortium of Northern Virginia accepts nominations for business member representation on the Virginia Career Works – Northern Board of Directors.  We are currently seeking nominations for private sector business representatives to fill workforce board vacancies. The application can be found in the links below. For more information, contact David Hunn at david.hunn@vcwnorthern.com or (703) 827-3782.

Robert Bartolotta
Manhattan Strategy Group

Todd Rowley 
Old Dominion National Bank

Joseph Carter
R&K Cyber Solutions LLC

Patrick Small
City of Manassas Economic Development

Stephen Deal
Salesforce

Marc Tate 
Amazon Web Services

Debra Eshelman
Independent Consultant

James Thomas
J.E. Thomas and Associates

Wayne Hallheimer
WCH Realty Advisors LLC

William Trumbull
ICF International

George Harben
Prince William County Department of
Development Services

Hector Velez
HireTalent LLC

Rebecca Hughes
SAP Global Marketing

Roxana Mejia
IUPAT District Council 51

Christopher Rieley
Bank of Clarke County

Shakera Alvarado
Fairfax County Public Schools

Robert J. Bartolotta
Manhattan Strategy Group

Michael Becketts
Fairfax County Department of Family Services

Glenda Blake
Northern Virginia Family Services

Anthony Cancelosi
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

Joseph Carter
R&K Cyber Solutions LLC

Louis Cernak
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 99

Julie Coons
Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Joseph Diaz
Melwood

Edward Dupass
Virginia Employment Commission

Michael Hain
Salamander Resort & Spa

George Harben
Prince William County Department of Developmental Services

Debora Harvey
Heavy Construction Contractors Association

Debby Hopkins
Appteon, Inc.

Roxana Mejia
IUPAT District Council 51

Susan Mitchell
Guardians of Honor, LLC

William Mountjoy
AFL-CIO

Derwin Overton
OAR

Steven Partridge
Northern Virginia Community College

Bruce Patterson
ServiceSource

Leanne Rerko
Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Christopher Rieley
Bank of Clarke County

Todd Rowley
Old Dominion National Bank

Roopal Saran
English Empowerment Center

Daisy Saulls
Equinix

Cindy Shao
Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Karen Smaw
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Zuzana Steen
Micron Technology, Inc.

Paul Steiner
Fairfax County Public Schools

William Trumbull
ICF International

Hector Velez
HireTalent LLC

Michele Weatherly
Prince William County Department of Economic Development

VIRGINIA CAREER WORKS – NORTHERN STAFF

David Hunn
Executive Director
SkillSource President and CEO
david.hunn@vcwnorthern.com
703-827-3782
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Haimanot Andualem
Administrative Assistant
haimanot.andualem@vcwnorthern.com
703-827-3782

Susan Baker
GO Virginia Northern Region Managing Director
susan.baker@vcwnorthern.com
703-403-6983

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

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

Suzanne Boudreaux
Talent Up Fairfax Job Developer
suzanne.boudreaux@vcwnorthern.com
703-397-6577

Anna Briceno
Talent Up Fairfax Job Developer
anna.briceno@vcwnorthern.com
703-397-7799

Eliza Chappell
LEAD4IT Data Project Manager
NVCPR Project Director
eliza.chappell@vcwnorthern.com
703-689-1717

Mark Chernisky
Special Projects Coordinator
mark.chernisky@vcwnorthern.com
703-935-3083

Angela Harris
Prince William Center Resource Coordinator
angela.harris@vcwnorthern.com
703-586-6800

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

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

Sheila Jones
TANF Initiative Job Developer
sheila.jones@vcwnorthern.com
703-397-6269

Virginia Judd
SCSEP Coordinator – Winchester Region
WIOA Youth Job Developer
virginia.judd@vcwnorthern.com
571-363-7688

Ghezal Kohestani
WIOA Youth Ambassador
ghezal.kohestani@vcwnorthern.com
571-443-7177

Robert Mahon
Talent Up Fairfax Business Outreach Manager
robert.mahon@vcwnorthern.com
571-279-1801

Sabrina Miller
Program Coordinator
sabrina.miller@vcwnorthern.com
703-827-3782

Jenny Pardo
Job Developer
jenny.pardo@vcwnorthern.com
571-474-7186

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

Karla Quiroz
TANF Initiative Job Developer
karla.quiroz@vcwnorthern.com
703-300-7431

Jannette Sequeira
TANF Initiative Job Developer
jannette.sequeira@vcwnorthern.com
571-471-8640

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

Wossenu Weldekiros
Cherokee Avenue Center Resource Coordinator
wossenu.weldekiros@vcwnorthern.com
571-327-5426

SkillSource Group Staff Chart, February 2024

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

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.

STAFF TRAINING

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

BECOME A TRAINING PROVIDER

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

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