Driven by the private sector, The GRWDB is comprised of business, education, labor, economic development, and volunteer community leaders in order to convene our 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, General Manager, Hotel Somerset Bridgewater
  • Vice Chair Violet Kocsis, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hunterdon Healthcare System
  • Sheridan Balmeo, Regional Manager, PSE&G
  • Susan Brooks, Executive Director, IEEE Communications Society
  • Paul Grzella, Publisher, Gannett/Courier News
  • Mike Kerwin, President/CEO, Somerset County Business Partnership
  • Maureen Kurdziel, Vice President, American Arbitration Association
  • Bob Longo, President/CEO, Longo Consulting
  • Christopher Phelan, President/CEO, Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce
  • Paul Steck, President/CEO, Exothermic
  • Clint Wallace, Head of Human Resources – North America, 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, Vice President, Raritan Valley Community College
  • Christine Hammerstone , Director, Hunterdon County Human Services
  • Ed Turenne, Apprenticeship Coordinator
  • Fran Leddy, Adult Literacy Programs Coordinator, Hunterdon County Educational Services Commission
  • Joanne Hala, Associate Director, United Way of Northern New Jersey

Education Representatives: 3 Required Members

  • A.D. Amar, Title II Adult Education and Literacy Provider, Seton Hall University
  • Chrys Harttraft, Superintendent, Somerset County Vo-Tech
  • Kim Metz, Superintendent, Hunterdon County Polytech

Government Partners: 2 Required Members

  • Ron Douglas, Manager, NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development Employment Services
  • Elizabeth Conte, Representative, NJ Department Vocational Rehabilitation Services Representative

Ex-Officio (Non-Voting) Members

  • John King, Freeholder Liaison, County of Hunterdon, NJ
  • Brian Levine, Freeholder Liaison, County of Somerset, NJ
  • Monica Mulligan, One Stop Operator, Greater Raritan One Stop Career Center

JOIN THE GRWDB

Are you passionate about public service and your community? Do you want to have a direct influence on your future local workforce? Join the GRWDB and support the economic vitality of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties today!

New 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. Contact our Staff now to get involved!