How to Become a Member of NCI WORKS

The NCI Works Board consists of 29 individuals representing private business or industry, education, labor and the partner agencies that support the workforce system.  Board members are nominated by leaders in their respective areas, and are appointed by the local chief elected officials (county board chairs) or their designee.

Board member applications are reviewed by a committee of current board members and recommended nominees are forwarded to the Local Elected Officials of each county.  Nominees are recommended based upon available board positions.  Those positions are based upon two key factors:

  • required public sector representation, and
  • private sector labor market categories, such as manufacturing, and wholesale/retail sales, among others

If you are interested in becoming a member to be a part of workforce and economic development in Bureau, Carroll, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Putnam and Whiteside counties, please contact our office at 815-224-0375.

Dave Argubright, Business Agent, Carpenters Local #195 – Illinois Valley Building Trades

Ed Bochniak, Executive Director – Carroll County Housing Authority

Lyndsay Bliss, Vice President of Human Resources, Carus LLC

Danelle Burrs, Manager – Lee County Farm Bureau

Dr. Tracy Morris, President – Illinois Valley Community College

Sara Escatel, Adult Education Director – Illinois Valley Community College

Janet Graham, Local Office Administrator – IL Dept. of Human Services

Patricia Head, Accounting Associate– Lifescape Community Services

Linda K. Hessenberger, Assistant Vice President/Mortgage Banker – Central Bank

Vanessa Hoffeditz, Community Services Coordinator – Tri-County Opportunities Council

Deana Jones, Staffing and Training Coordinator – Donaldson’s

William Keene, Attorney at Law – Keene Law Offices

Rhonda Krueger, Public Service Administrator – IL Department of Employment Security

Robert Lentz, HR Manager – Walmart DC

Kevin Lindeman, Economic Development District Director/Senior Planner – North Central Illinois Council of Governments

Terry McGuire, Senior Vice-President – Halo

Dwayne Mentgen, SRAVTE

Dr. Tracy Morris, President – Illinois Valley Community College

Jesse Nauman, Human Resource Manager, LW Schneider

Kris Noble, Executive Director, Sauk Valley Chamber of Commerce

Daniel Payette, Executive Director, Blackhawk Hills Regional Council (BHR&D)

Thomas Pigati, Owner – Pigati Builders, Inc.

Maryann Rice, Temporary Public Service Administrator, DHS/Division of Rehabilitation Services

Len Saunders, Business Representative/Organizer –¬†Carpenters Union Local #790

John Spencer, President & General Manager – Starved Rock Media

Teresa Strum, Center Director – Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

Joel Torbeck, Program Manager – Business Employment Skills Team, Inc.

Gerald Waszkowiak, Director – American Nickeloid

DeAnne White, Director of Operations/HR – Sinnissippi Centers