Our Board

The board of Philadelphia Works, Inc. is appointed by the Mayor of Philadelphia. As the City’s Workforce Development Board, it sets policy and strategy for Philadelphia’s workforce efforts in support of career seekers and local businesses.

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William Strahan (Chair), Comcast Cable Communications

Daniel Fitzpatrick (Vice-Chair), Citizens Bank of PA, NJ and DE

Regine Metellus (Treasurer), University of Pennsylvania

Patrick J. Eiding (Secretary), Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO

Board Members:

Michelle Armstrong, School District of Philadelphia

Nolan N. Atkinson, Jr., Office of Mayor James F. Kenney

Ryan Boyer, Laborers District Council Philadelphia & Vicinity

Steven Scott Bradley, Bradley & Bradley Associates

Shari Brightful, PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

David Crossed, Navigate

Harold Epps, City of Philadelphia Commerce Department

Cheryl Feldman, District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund

Dr. Beatriz Mirabal  Garces, Garces Dental Group

Donald Generals, Community College of Philadelphia

Peter Gonazales, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

Ed Grose, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association

Diane Inverso, City of Philadelphia, Office of Adult Education

Frank Jiruska, PECO Energy Company

Eden Kratchman, Chubb

John W. Lasky, Temple University Health System

Richard Lazer, Deputy Mayor for Labor, Office of Mayor James F. Kenney

Gabriel Mandujano, Wash Cycle Laundry, Inc.

James Nichols, PA Bureau of Workforce Partnership and Operations

Joseph Parente, KPMG

Orla Pease, Urban Engineers, Inc.

Norma Romero-Mitchell, Benefits Plus Consulting Group

Jay Spector, JEVS Human Services

John L. Stahl III, International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers IAHFIAW JAC (LU14) Training Center

Peter Tubolino, Siemens Building Technologies

Bud Tyler, The EF Precision Group

Christina Wong, ESM Productions

As of 5/31/2017