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

Janet Ward
Executive Director

jward@westfaywib.org

Thomas Whetsel
Chief Financial Officer

twhetsel@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

Melissa Keys
Controller/Equal Opportunity Officer

mkeys@westfaywib.org

Josephine Kuhn
Grants and Marketing Manager

jkuhn@westfaywib.org

Shawna Little
Workforce Development Director

slittle@westfaywib.org 

Courtney Venick
Youth Services Manager

cvenick@westfaywib.org

Our Board

Doug Decker
Board Chairperson

Excutive Vice President, Laurel Staffing Services LLC

James Rugh
Board Vice Chairperson

Human Resource Manager,
Composidie Inc.

Jim Stark
Board Treasurer

CEO, Fayette County Community Action Agency

Lori Albright
Board Secretary

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

Brian Lawrence
Executive Director,
Westmoreland County Redevelopment Authority and Land Bank

Vicki Loucks
Vice President, COO,
Redstone Presbyterian SeniorCare

Don Martin
Executive Director,
Intermediate Unit 1

Shujuane Martin 
President and CEO,
Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc.

Muriel Nuttall
Executive Director,
Fayette Chamber of Commerce

George Rattay
Union Representative,
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #354

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

Doug Decker – Chair
Lori Albright
Charlie Datz
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
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. For federal funding information, visit westfaywib.org/resources/.