The Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board is comprised of business, education, labor, economic development, and volunteer community leaders — local workforce development system stakeholders – who analyze workforce conditions, oversee the use of federal and state funds, and set workforce goals and strategies. To ensure that workforce investments in Hunterdon and Somerset counties meet employer demands, the GRWDB is required to have a majority of local business representation. Members of the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board are appointed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders in Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, NJ.

The full Board meets quarterly, and is supported by an Executive Committee. The GRWDB also has four committees which meet throughout the year to help plan strategy and consider new initiatives. These are the One Stop Committee, the Youth Committee, the Literacy Committee and the Disabilities Committee. These committees include members of the full Board as well as community members from various constituencies interested in taking part in the conversation. Upcoming meetings and events can be found here.

Business Members: 51% Membership Required

  • Chair Michelle Satanik, Area General Manager, Valor Hospitality
  • Vice Chair Violet Kocsis, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hunterdon Healthcare System
  • Sejal Dave Sharma, Director of Business Development, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset
  • Michael Coyle, Regional Public Affairs Manager, PSE&G
  • Susan Brooks, Senior Director, IEEE Corporate Governance
  • Mike Kerwin, President/CEO, Somerset County Business Partnership
  • Maureen Kurdziel, Vice President, American Arbitration Association
  • Howard Matalon, Partner, Employment Practices, OlenderFeldman LLP
  • Christopher Phelan, President/CEO, Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce
  • Nicolette Sherman, 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 of Student Affairs, Raritan Valley Community College
  • Meagan O’Reilly, Director, Hunterdon County Human Services
  • Christina Shockley, Apprenticeship Coordinator
  • Daniel J. Sebban, Council Representative, Northeast Council of Carpenters
  • 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, Professor of Business, Seton Hall University
  • Chrys Harttraft, Superintendent, Somerset County Vocational Technical School
  • Todd Bonsall, Superintendent, Hunterdon County Vocational School District

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

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

JOIN THE GRWDB

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!