Workforce Development Board

The Ulster County Workforce Development Board (WDB) sets workforce development policy and oversees the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding allocated to Ulster County. Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan appoints the WIB which coordinates efforts regarding workforce development strategies and creates employer linkages. At least fifty percent of Board members are representatives of local businesses, with the remaining members representing educational entities, labor organizations, community based organizations, economic development agencies, and Ulster County Career Center partners.

Board Members


Tomasine Oliphant, Director

Phone: 845-340-3170
Email: toli[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us


Sean Mahoney, Chair 

Partner, Next Step Digital

Phone: 888-871-0038
Email: sean[at]nextstepdigital[dot]com 


Michael Berg, Executive Director

Family of Woodstock

Phone: 331-7080
Email: mberg[at]familyofwoodstockinc[dot]org 


Donald Mapes Jr., Council Representative

Carpenters Local 279 Council

Phone: 845-706-0235


John Eickman, Vice President

HITS/HITS Endurance & Diamond Mills Hotel and Tavern

Phone: 845-247-7275, x305
Email: john[at]hitsendurance[dot]com


Frank Falatyn, President and CEO 

FALA Technologies

Phone: 845-336-4000
Email: fsf[at]falatech[dot]com


James Ferraro, Vice President of Administrative Services/Managing Partner

ELNA Magnetics

Phone: 845-247-2028
Email: jjferraro[at]elnamagnetics[dot]com


Alejandro Cordova, Director/Human Resources Office

Ulster Savings Bank

Phone: 845-338-6322, x3282


Eugene Knudsen, Director of Adult Education & Grant Development

Ulster County BOCES

Phone: 845-331-5050
Email: eknudsen[at]mhric[dot]org


Lisa Berger, Director

Ulster County Office of Economic Development

Phone: 845-334-5596
Email: lbrg[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us 


Jon Levin, Human Resources Director

Mohonk Mountain House

Phone: 845-256-2000
Email: jlevin[at]mohonk[dot]com


Tony Marmo, Owner

Normann Staffing

Phone: 845-338-9111
Email: tony[at]normannstaffing[dot]com


Christopher Marx, Director of Continuing & Professional Education

SUNY Ulster 

Phone: 845-802-7167
Email: marxc[at]sunyulster[dot]edu


Angela Patella, Director of Counseling

NYS Education Department

Phone: 845-452-5393
Email: Angela.Patella[at]nysed[dot]gov


Heidi Rosborough, Human Resource Director

Benedictine Hospital

Phone: 845-334-4930
Email: Hrosborough[at]hahv[dot]org


Janet Knott, Unit 8950 President


Phone: 845-340-9062
Email: jkno[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us


Anthony Mignone, Interim Chief Executive Officer


Phone: 845-331-2499
Email: amignone[at]rcal[dot]org


Nels Leader, CEO/Vice President

Bread Alone Bakery

Phone: 845-594-1009
Email: nels.leader[at]breadalone[dot]com


William McKnight, CEO/President

Energy Conservation Services, Inc.

Phone: 845-338-3864
Email: billsr[at]ecshv[dot]com


Arnaldo Sehwerert,  Regional Director

Mid-Hudson SBDC

Phone: 845-443-8058
Email: sehwerea[at]sunyulster[dot]edu