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Oakland Workforce Development Board


Matt Alexander

Account Executive, Salesforce

John Brauer

Executive Director - Workforce & Economic Development, California Labor Federation

Kathleen Burris

Workforce Initiatives Manager, CVS

Kori Chen

COO, Red Bay Coffee Co., LLC

Dan Ferreira

Labor Organization/President, IATSE Local 107

Herb Garrett

Director, HR, UPS

Zeydi Gutierrez

Director of Business Operations, AB&I Foundry

Polly Guy

N. California Regional Store Manager, Starbucks

Derreck Johnson

Owner, Chicken and Waffles

Jowel C. Laguerre

Chancellor, Peralta Community College District

Darien Louie

Executive Director, East Bay Economic Development Alliance

Doreen Moreno

Manager, Government Relations, Children’s Hospital

Chudy Nnebe

Cluster Manager, Economic Development Dept.

Gilbert Pete

Adult Education & Literacy Coord. Workforce & Econ Dev., Oakland Unified School District, Adult Career & Education

Ruben Rodriguez

President, AFSCME, Local 444

Brian Salem

Staff Service Manager, CA Dept. of Rehabilitation

Obray Van Buren

Special Representative, United Assoc. Local 342

Lynn Vera

Manager, Talent Acquisition & Community Outreach, Mettler Toledo Rainin