Board of Directors, Consortium, & Committees

Program of Work
EASTERN CAROLINA WDB COMMITTEE OBJECTIVES

Executive Committee

Objectives: 

  1. Provide overall strategic direction for ECWDB and determine responsibilities of all committees.
  2. Oversee Personnel and Financial management of the ECWDB.
  3. Responsible for ongoing Board Development to ensure compliance with ECWDB By-Laws.
  4. Oversee the development of the WIOA four-year strategic plan.
  5. Have, and may exercise, the authority of the Board in the management of the affairs of the organization between meetings.

NCWorks Career Pathways Committee

Objectives: 

  1. Develop and review local program proposals for adult, youth, and dislocated worker services and recommend funding for WIOA programs.
  2. Identify training options and research best practices that addresses skill gap and training needs of the future and existing workforce.
  3. Establish performance measures, develop program policies, and conduct oversight of WIOA program operations.
  4. Review WIOA Training Provider applications for Certification.
  5. Engage local employers, community colleges, public schools, and other partners in the development and oversight of Career Pathways and Work Ready Communities initiatives.

NCWorks Business Services Committee

Objectives: 

  1. Engage local employers in defining service expectations of NCWorks Career Centers.
  2. Certify NCWorks Career Centers and conduct oversight of NCWorks Career Center system operations, as it relates to business and job seeker services under an Integrated Service Delivery Model.
  3. Establish NCWorks performance standards and review outcomes on a quarterly basis.
  4. Develop strategies to expand, educate, and promote the NCWorks Career Center system across the region.
  5. Ensure NCWorks Career Centers are partnering with local economic development to address new and expanding industry needs.

Youth Council

Objectives: 

  1. Identify strategies to improve business engagement and youth outreach efforts targeted toward disadvantage youth.
  2. Conduct oversight of local youth programs and certify eligible providers of youth services through a competitive procurement process.
  3. Identify and coordinate youth services throughout the region to leverage resources and address skills gap concerns.

Carteret County

Mr. Michael Kraszeski

Vice President
Veneer Tech Corporation

Carteret County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2025
Member Since: 1998
Committee: Executive and NCWorks Business Services

Ms. Jessica Adams

Director
Carteret County Department of Social Services

Carteret County
Represents: Community Based Organization
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2026
Member Since: 2022
Committee: NCWorks Career Pathways

Ms. Sheila Glazewski

Director of Administration
Parker Offshore, LLC

Carteret County
Represents: Manufacturing
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2025
Member Since: 2023

Craven County

Mr. Jason Trull

Human Resource Manager
Chatsworth Products, Inc.

Craven County
Vice Chair
Represents: Manufacturing
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2025
Member Since: 2017
Committee: Executive

Mr. Anthony M. Cruz

International Machinist & Aerospace Workers Union

Craven County
Represents: Labor Sector
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2025
Member Since: 2015
Committee: Youth Council

Duplin County

Mr. Al Searles

Owner
AJS Farms, LLC

Duplin County
Chair
Represents: Agriculture
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2025
Member Since: 2011
Committee: Executive

Mr. Joe Wood

General Manager
United States Cold Storage, Inc.

Duplin County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2024
Member Since: 2020
Committee: NCWorks Business Services

Ms. Brenda Upchurch

Human Resources Manager
Sturdy Corporation

Duplin County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2026
Member Since: 2020
Committee: NCWorks Career Pathways

Dr. Jay Carraway

President
James Sprunt Community College

Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2025
Member Since: 2023
Committee: Business Services

Greene County

Mr. Rick Davis

Tide Tamer

Greene County
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2026
Member Since: 2020
Committee: NCWorks Business Services

Ms. Angela Bates

Executive Director
Greene Lamp, Inc.

Greene County
Represents: Community Based Organization
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2026
Member Since: 2011
Committee: Youth Council

Ms. Judy Darden

Owner
Darden Bookkeeping

Greene County
Represents: Private Sector (Small Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2026
Member Since: 1999
Committee: Executive and NCWorks Career Pathways

Jones County

Dr. Norma Sermon-Boyd

Executive Director
Jones County Partnership for Children

Jones County
Represents: Community Based Organization
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2026
Member Since: 2006
Committee: Youth Council

Mr. Frank Emory

Owner
Emory Construction

Jones County
Represents: Construction Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2026
Member Since: 2002
Committee: Executive and Youth Council

Mr. David Hill

President
DP Hill Manufacturing

Jones County
Represents: Manufacturing Sector
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2026
Member Since: 2016
Committee: NCWorks Career Pathways

Lenoir County

Dr. Rusty Hunt

President
Lenoir Community College

Lenoir County
Represents: Education Sector
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2025
Member Since: 2017
Committee: NCWorks Business Services

Mr. Craig Foucht

Director of Business and Project Management
NC Global TransPark Economic Development Region

Represents: Economic Development
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2025
Member Since: 2023

Ms. Jenna Stafira

Human Resource Manager
MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc.

Lenoir County
Represents: Manufacturing
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2026
Member Since: 2022
Committee: NCWorks Career Pathways

Onslow County

Ms. Veronica Perez

Site Director
Concentrix

Onslow County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2026
Member Since: 2019
Committee: Executive and NCWorks Career Pathways

Mr. Wes Watson

Regional Operations Director
NC Department of Commerce Division of Workforce Solutions 

Onslow County
Represents: Public Employment Service
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2026
Member Since: 2023
Committee: NCWorks Business Services

Mr. Samuel King

Plant Manager
MSA Safety Jacksonville Manufacturing LLC

Represents: Business Sector
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2025
Member Since: 2023

Pamlico County

Ms. Carla Byrnes

Co-Owner
B & B Yacht Designs

Pamlico County
Represents: Private Sector (Small Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2025
Member Since: 2004
Committee: Executive and NCWorks Career Pathways

Ms. Kimberly Poole Riggs

Vocational Rehabilitation, Unit Manager
NC Department of Health and Human Services

Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2025

Mr. Jeremy Johnson

Superintendent
Pamlico County Schools

Pamlico County
Represents: K-12 Education
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2026
Member Since: 2023
Committee: Youth Council

Wayne County

Melanie Sanders

Director of Human Resources
Caswell Development Center

Wayne County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2025
Member Since: 2015
Committee: Executive, NCWorks Business Services, and Youth Council

Mr. Charles Brogden

Human Resources Director
Franklin Baking Company, LLC

Wayne County
Represents: Private Sector (Business)
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2025
Member Since: 2015
Committee: NCWorks Business Services

Ms. Amy Hartley

Executive Director
Wayne Opportunity Center

Represents: CBO
Term Ends: Jun 30th, 2025
Member Since: 2021
Committee: NCWorks Career Pathways