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. The Ulster County Executive appoints the WDB 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

Ulster County Office of Employment & Training

Email: shwi[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us


Tony Marmo, Chair

Owner, Normann Staffing

Email: tony[at]normannstaffing[dot]com


Sean Mahoney, Owner

Next Step Digital

Email: sean[at]nextstepdigital[dot]com 


Michael Berg, Executive Director

Family of Woodstock

Email: mberg[at]familyofwoodstockinc[dot]org 


Donald Mapes Jr., Council Representative

Carpenters Local 279 Council

Email: Overcomer311[at]aol[dot]com


John Eickman, Vice President

HITS/HITS Endurance & Diamond Mills Hotel and Tavern

Email: john[at]hitsendurance[dot]com


Frank Falatyn, President and CEO 

FALA Technologies

Email: fsf[at]falatech[dot]com


James Ferraro, Managing Partner

ELNA Magnetics

Email: jjferraro[at]elnamagnetics[dot]com


Alejandro Cordova, Director/Human Resources Office

Ulster Savings Bank

Email: alejandrocordova.sphr[at]gmail[dot]com


Coleen Macaluso, Asst. Director for Adult Ed Services

Ulster County BOCES

Email: cmacalus[at]ulsterboces[dot]org


Christopher Marx, Associate Vice President for Workforce, Economic Development & Community Partnership

SUNY Ulster 

Email: marxc[at]sunyulster[dot]edu


Angela Patella, Director of Counseling

NYS Education Department

Email: Angela.Patella[at]nysed[dot]gov


Tamika Dunkley, Founder/Executive Director

Seasoned Gives

Email: Tamikad[at]seasonedgives[dot]org


Anthony Mignone, Chief Executive Officer

RCAL (Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc.)

Email: amignone[at]rcal[dot]org


Nels Leader, CEO/Vice President

Bread Alone Bakery

Email: nels.leader[at]breadalone[dot]com


William McKnight, Building Scientist President & CEO

Energy Conservation Services, Inc.

Email: ecsbillsr[at]gmail[dot]com


Desiree Lyle, Owner

Simply Sustainable, LLC

Email: desiree.lyle[at]gmail[dot]com


Jess Davis, Membership Director

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Email: jess[at]ulsterchamber[dot]org


Michael Iapoce, Commissioner

Ulster County Dept. of Social Services

Email: miap[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us


Brian Amthor, Marketing Director

Amthor Welding Services

 Email:  bramthor[at]amthorinternational[dot]com


Tina Buono, Unit President

CSEA Unit 8950

Email:  president[at]cseaunit8950[dot]com


Ashima Butler, Chief Operating Officer

Ellenville Regional Hospital

Email:  abutler[at]erhny[dot]org


Don Lucarello, NYS DOL Regional Career Center Manager

New York State Department of Labor

Email:  donald.lucarello[at]labor.ny[dot]gov


Joe McDole, Owner

J's Painting

Email:  mcdolejr[at]aol[dot]com