Driven by the private sector, The GRWDB is comprised of business, education, labor, economic development, and volunteer community leaders in order to convene local workforce development system stakeholders. To ensure that our workforce investments meet employer demands, the GRWDB is required to have a majority of local business representation.

The full Board meets quarterly while an elected Executive Committee conducts the affairs of the organization in-between the full Board meetings. Upcoming meetings and events can be found here.

Business Members: 51% Membership Required

  • Chair Michelle Satanik, Valor Hospitality
  • Vice Chair Violet Kocsis, Hunterdon Healthcare System
  • Sejal Dave Sharma, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
  • Sheridan Balmeo, PSE&G
  • Susan Brooks, IEEE Communications Society
  • Mike Kerwin, Somerset County Business Partnership
  • Maureen Kurdziel, American Arbitration Association
  • Howard Matalon, Employment Practices, OlenderFeldman LLP
  • Christopher Phelan, Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce
  • Nicolette Sherman, Sanofi US

Economic Development: 1 Member Required

  • Marc Saluk, Economic Development Director, County of Hunterdon, NJ

Organized Labor and Community-Based Organizations: 20% Membership Required

  • Jacki Belin, Raritan Valley Community College
  • Joanne Hala, United Way of Northern New Jersey
  • Fran Leddy, Hunterdon County Educational Services Commission
  • Daniel J. Sebban, Northeast Council of Carpenters
  • Christina Shockley, Apprenticeship Coordinator

Education Representatives: 3 Required Members

  • A.D. Amar, Seton Hall University
  • Chrys Harttraft, Somerset County Vo-Tech
  • Kim Metz, Hunterdon County Polytech

Government Partners: 2 Required Members

  • Elizabeth Conte, NJ Department Vocational Rehabilitation Services Representative
  • Ron Douglas, NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development Employment Services
  • Meagan O’Reilly, Hunterdon County Human Services

Ex-Officio (Non-Voting) Members

  • Monica Mulligan, One Stop Operator, Greater Raritan One Stop Career Center
  • Suzanne Lagay, Freeholder Liason, County of Hunterdon, NJ
  • Shanel Robinson, Freeholder Liaison, County of Somerset, NJ


Potential WDB members are invited to at least three executive committee meetings and a meeting with the GRWDB Director. Ongoing educational sessions are scheduled intermittently during full board meetings and in individual committee meetings.

Learn more about supporting the economic vitality of Hunterdon and Somerset counties and becoming a member of the GRWDB by contacting our Staff!