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WDB Members

What Do We Do?

The Workforce Development Board of Ventura County serves the needs of business, workers, and job seekers in Ventura County. The WDBVC is a chief architect of the workforce system and plays a central role in building the talent pipeline for the future. The WDBVC manages a variety of funding sources to support workforce development throughout Ventura County.

Workforce Development Board

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors appoints members to the WDB for three-year terms.  The majority of WDB members are from the business sector in Ventura County.  Others represent economic development, education, labor, government and community-based organizations.

WDB  Chair

Laura Martinez
HR Force, Inc.

WDB Vice Chair

Byron Ward
Action Human Technologies, LLC


  • Anaya, Esther – The Arc of Ventura County
  • Arias, Elizabeth – Port of Hueneme
  • Carpenter, Davita – HCA Human Resources Group
  • Daniels, Celia – Rebekon Consulting
  • Dollar, Victor – Brighton Management
  • Gabler, Brian – City of Simi Valley
  • Goldberg, Jeremy – Tri-Counties Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO)
  • Herrera, Cynthia – Ventura County Community College District
  • Jansen, Marilyn – United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 770
  • Jump, Victoria – Area Agency on Aging, County of Ventura
  • Justus, Julia – Meissner Filtration Products
  • Liu, Gregory – Jaxx Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Mireles, Anthony – Laborers International Union of North America
  • Perez, Tracy – Roth Staffing Companies
  • Pratt, Bill – Kinamed, Inc.
  • Rahim, Shaffiq – Lifetech Resources, LLC
  • Serrato, Rosa – Reiter Affiliated Companies
  • Stenslie, Bruce – Economic Development Collaborative
  • Valladares, Cesar – Employment Development Department
  • Vang-Walker, Carolyn – Ventura Adult and Continuing Education
  • Winic, Brian – California Department of Rehabilitation
  • Wiseman, Ken – Corazon de Piru
  • Yeoh, Stephen – Un1teee
  • Zacarias, Celina – California State University, Channel Islands
  • Zierhut, Peter – Haas Automation Inc.