Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board

Our Mission

Above all, our mission is to lead regional workforce development activities in order to assist individuals in obtaining the skills needed for today’s workforce and to help employers retrain, hire, and retain skilled workers.

Photograph above by Betty Moore of Farmington, PA

Our Staff

Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board
145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697
phone: 724.755.2145
fax: 724.755.0914

Janet Ward
Executive Director


Thomas Whetsel
Chief Financial Officer


Melissa Keys
Compliance Officer II/
Equal Opportunity Officer


Courtney Venick
Youth Services Manager


Donna Casterwiler
Executive Assistant


Michele Aston
Executive Assistant


Christina Fortunato
Accounting Clerk


Nick Falcone
Program Developer/
Strategic Initiatives Specialist


Anna Filosemi
Compliancer Officer I


Josephine Kuhn
Grants and Marketing Manager


Our Board

Vicki Loucks
Board Chairperson

Vice President, COO
Redstone Presbyterian Senior Care

Doug Decker
Board Vice Chairperson

Laurel Staffing Services

Jim Stark
Board Treasurer

Fayette County Community Action

Jim Rugh
Board Secretary

Human Resource Manager

Lori Albright
Stellar Precision Components

Steven Columbus
Administrative Manager
Western PA Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program

John Dalrymple
Hamill Manufacturing

Charles Datz
President and Founder
PositReal Consultants

Rennie Detore
First Energy 

Daniel Dunmeyer
Human Resource Manager
Omnova Solutions, Inc.

Marge Duranko
District Administrator
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
PA Department of Labor and Industry

Brian Edmiston
Human Resources Manager
Carclo Technical Plastics

Laurie English
Sr. VP/CHRO-Human Resources
Excela Health

Julian Imbrescia
Vice-President of Academic Affairs
Douglas Education

Josh Krysak
Community Relations
Uniontown Hospital

Don Martin
Executive Director
Intermediate Unit 1

Shujuane Martin 
President & CEO
Private Industry Council (PIC) of Westmoreland/Fayette

Eric Miller
Regional Service Manager
Hranec Corporation

Muriel Nuttall
Executive Director
Fayette Chamber of Commerce

George Rattay
Union Representative
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #354

Jason Rigone
Executive Director
Westmoreland County IDC

Randy Roadman
Government Relations Director
General Carbide

Faye Rosatti
Vice President Commercial Relationship Manager
Standard Bank

Tuesday Stanley
Westmoreland County Community College

Frank Staszko
Assistant Regional Director
PA Department of Labor and Industry

Ed Yankovich
Vice President
International District #2 – United Mine Workers of America

Board Committees

For more information about a specific committee, please click on the icon to the right of the committee name.

Executive Committee
Vicki Loucks, Chair
Steve Columbus
Charlie Datz
Doug Decker
George Rattay
Jim Rugh
Jim Stark
Finance Committee

Jim Stark, Chair
Julian Imbrescia
Faye Rosatti

Youth Committee

Muriel Nuttall
Shujuane Martin
Jim Stark

Customer Service Committee

Jim Rugh, Chair
Don Martin
Frank Staszko
Marge Duranko
Faye Rosatti
Shujuane Martin

Planning Committee

Vicki Loucks, Chair
Jason Rigone
Tuesday Stanley

Marketing - Government Relations Committee

Charlie Datz, Chair
Lori Albright
Dan Dunmeyer
George Rattay
Ed Yankovich

Westmoreland County County Commissioners

Westmoreland County Courthouse
Courthouse Square – Ste 101
2 North Main Street
Greensburg, PA 15601

Gina Cerilli

Sean Kertes

Doug Chew

Fayette County Commissioners

Fayette County Courthouse
61 East Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401

Dave Lohr

Vincent A. Vicities

Scott Dunn

PA CareerLink® Westmoreland County at Youngwood

151 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697
Phone number: (724) 755-2330
TTY number: (724) 925-3243

PA CareerLink® Fayette County

119 Commonwealth Drive
Lemont, Furnace, PA 15456
Phone number: (724) 434-5627
TTY number: (724) 434-5761

PA CareerLink® Alle-Kiski

1150 Fifth Avenue, Ste 200
New Kensington, PA 15068
Phone number: (724) 334-8600
TTY number: (724) 334-8713

Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities are available:

  • There are no available employment opportunity at this time. Follow us on social media for updates on available opportunities or check again later.

WIOA Information

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is federal legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system.


Public Workforce System – Hallmarks of Excellence


1. Needs of businesses and workers drive solutions.

2. PA Careerlink® (American Job Center) provides excellent customer service and focuses on continuous improvement.

3. Support strong regional economics and play an active role in community and workforce development.

Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board

145 Pavilion Lane,
Youngwood, PA 15697

Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board is an equal opportunity employer/program.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.