How to Become a Member of NCI WORKS
The NCI Works Board consists of 39 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
Mary Boogemans, H.R. Manager – Unfi, Inc.
Lyndsay Bliss, Vice President of Human Resources, Carus LLC
Danelle Burrs, Manager – Lee County Farm Bureau
Linda Burt, Vice President of Quality & Community Services – St. Margaret’s Health
Dr. Jerry Corcoran, President – Illinois Valley Community College
Marcia Derrer, Executive Director – Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency
Sara Escatel, Adult Education Director – Illinois Valley Community College
Abby Farrell, Director of Human Resources, Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center
Dan Fitzgerald, Director of Programs and Services – Horizon House of Illinois Valley, Inc.
Randy Freeman, Member, LaSalle County Board
Janet Graham, Local Office Administrator – IL Dept. of Human Services
Patricia Head, Controller – F.N. Smith Corporation
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 – Wahl Clipper Corporation
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
Marcie Mulholland, Customer Service Manager/Assistant Location Manager – Rescar, Inc.
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.
Kevin Reibel, Carroll County Board Chair
Cary Robbins, Manager of Human Resources – Sterling Steel Company, LLC
Len Saunders, Business Representative/Organizer – Carpenters Union Local #790
John Spencer, President & General Manager – Starved Rock Media
Amy Soltis-Strawn, Human Resources Manager, Ace Hardware Distribution
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
Justin Wiggins, Owner, Wiggins Computing, LLC