Humboldt WIB

Workforce Investment Board

WIB Members & Meetings



The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors appoints members of the WIB, according to the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) requirements and the WIB Bylaws. WIA requires certain agencies using workforce funds to be represented on the WIB, such as the Employment Development Department and the Northern CA Indian Development Council. CA law requires that 10-15% of the WIB membership be Labor Unions. Overall, WIA requires that the WIB membership be 51% private sector or business, and that the Chair of the WIB be a business representative. The WIB Bylaws define private sector to include both for profit and non-profit entities. The WIB encourages business representatives from the Target of Opportunity industries in our region. Community members are currently serving on the WIB include:

Jeff Nelson, SHN Consulting Engineers, Chair of the WIB

David Wells, Wells Commercial, Vice Chair of the WIB

Alison Talbott, Pacific Gas & Electric, Executive Committee

Terry Coltra, Northern CA Indian Development Council, Executive Commitee

Dennis Mullins, Labor Market Information/EDD, Youth Council Chair and Executive Committee

Mark Lovelace, 3rd District Superisor, Executive Committee

Carol Hill, Changing Tides Family Services, Executive Committee

Libby Maynard, Ink People Center for the Arts

Bryan Plumley, Edward Jones Investments (past Chair)

Lorraine Perry, CA Employment Development Department

Alex Stillman, Arcata Stay and Arcata City Council

Evelyn Giddings, Umpqua Bank

Cedar Reuben, Humboldt Investment Capital (past Chair)

Mariann Hassler, Carpenter's Local 751

Jon Sapper, Humboldt County Office of Education

Mark Greenleaf, CA State University Employee's Union

John Frahm, UFCW Local 101

Maura Eastman, Redwood Community Action Agency

Babara LaHaie, Dept of Health and Human Services, Humboldt County

Connie Stewart, HSU Center for Rural Policy

Mike Wilson, HWR Engineering & Science

Lawrence Siler, State of California Department of Rehabilitation

Maggie Gainer, Gainer & Associates (past Chair)

Harriet Lawlor, AFSCME Local 1684

Mike Newman, Shaw & Petersen Insurance

Randy Hansen, Express Personnel Services (past Chair)

David Narum, Greenway Partners

Zuretti Goosby, Senator Noreen Evans / c/o Senate Rules Committee

Liana Simpson, Sequoia Personnel Services (past Chair)

Patrick Cleary, Lost Coast Communications, Inc.

Jeff Cummings, College of the Redwoods

Sheri Jensen, Eureka Adult School

Don Ehnebuske, Redwood Region Economic Development Commission

Rex Bohn, 1st District Supervisor (BOS alternate)