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


Sharon Williams, Director

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


Tony Marmo, Chair

Owner, Normann Staffing

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


Sean Mahoney, 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]ulsterboces[dot]org


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


Tamika Dunkley, Owner

Seasoned Delicious Foods

Phone: 845-616-1689

Email: tamikad[at]seasoneddelicousfoods[dot]com


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


Desiree Lyle

Job Seeker Advocate

Phone: 972-898-2062

Email: dlyle[at]post.harvard[dot]edu


Ward Todd, President/CEO

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 845-338-5800

Email: ward[at]ulsterchamber[dot]org