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

jward@westfaywib.org

Thomas Whetsel
Chief Financial Officer

twhetsel@westfaywib.org

Melissa Keys
Controller/Equal Opportunity Officer

mkeys@westfaywib.org

Michele Aston
Executive Assistant

maston@westfaywib.org

Madeline Butina
Youth Program Specialist

mbutina@westfaywib.org

Kerry Fagan
Contract/Data Coordinator

kfagan@westfaywib.org 

Anna Filosemi
Compliancer Officer I

afilosemi@westfaywib.org

Christina Fortunato
Accounting Clerk

cfortunato@westfaywib.org

Josephine Kuhn
Grants and Marketing Manager

jkuhn@westfaywib.org

Courtney Venick
Youth Services Manager

cvenick@westfaywib.org

Our Board

Vicki Loucks
Board Chairperson

Vice President, COO
Redstone Presbyterian Senior Care

Doug Decker
Board Vice Chairperson

Vice-President
Laurel Staffing Services

Jim Stark
Board Treasurer

CEO
Fayette County Community Action

Jim Rugh
Board Secretary

Human Resource Manager
Composidie

Lori Albright
President
Stellar Precision Components

John Dalrymple
President
Hamill Manufacturing

Charles Datz
President and Founder
PositReal Consultants

Rennie Detore
Supervisor/Planner
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

Robert Kahl
Labor Management Representative
International Union of Operating Engineers

John Kline
Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer
Standard Bank

Josh Krysak
Community Relations
WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital

Don Martin
Executive Director
Intermediate Unit 1

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

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

William Shaffer, Jr.
CEO
Shaffer’s Fabricating, Inc.

Tuesday Stanley
President
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

Mandy Zalich
CEO
Westmoreland County Community Action

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
Charlie Datz
Doug Decker
Jim Rugh
Jim Stark

Finance Committee

Jim Stark – Chair
Brian Edmiston
Laurie English
Julian Imbrescia
Mandy Zalich

Youth Committee
Doug Decker – Chair
Shujuane Martin
Muriel Nuttall
William Shaffer, Jr.
Jim Stark
Customer Service Committee

Jim Rugh – Chair
Rennie Detore
Marge Duranko
Robert Kahl
Josh Krysak
Don Martin
Shujuane Martin
Frank Staszko

Planning Committee

Vicki Loucks – Chair
Jason Rigone
Tuesday Stanley

Marketing - Government Relations Committee
Charlie Datz – Chair
Lori Albright
Dan Dunmeyer
George Rattay
Randy Roadman
Ed Yankovich

Westmoreland County County Commissioners

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

Gina Cerilli Thrasher

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. The WFWIB is accepting resumes and cover letters for all positions listed below on a rolling basis. Click below to view the job descriptions and learn more:

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
724.755.2145 | TTY: 724.925.3243
info@westfaywib.org

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

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