Merced County Workforce Development Board

The Merced County Workforce Development Board is a policy-making entity empowered by WIOA to educate and train local workers, support businesses, and provide oversight of Worknet Merced County. The Merced County Workforce Development Board is comprised of a majority of private business owners who collaborate with leaders from various education, labor, public service, and community based organizations. The focus of this board is to ensure that the residents of Merced County have the skills, training, and education to achieve their career goals, and Merced County employers are able to hire, develop, and retain outstanding employees. Through its strategic initiatives, the Board works to promote economic opportunity and shared prosperity. Our Board Members help Worknet Merced County to create strategic alliances with businesses, the workforce development community, and other stakeholders via its Mission, Vision, and Goals.

If you are interested in serving on the Merced County Workforce Development Board, please review our Board Member Prospectus and complete our online Board Membership Application. All applications must be approved by the Merced County Workforce Development Board and the Merced County Board of Supervisors.

Meet Our Board

Business Representatives

Leslie Cummings
Livingston Community Health
Vinton Thengvall
Second Vice Chair

Kellogg Supply, Inc.

Michael Altomare
Agrecom, Inc.
Satvir Arias
Dignity Health
Amie Marchini
Amie Marchini Senior Care
Jack Mobley
Lynda Munoz
Ingomar Packing Company
Tim O'Neill
Image Masters

Economic & Community Development

Mark J. Hendrickson
Merced County Community and Economic Development


Steve Hobbs
Merced Adult School
Chris Vitelli, Ed.D.

Merced College

Labor and Workforce

Joshua Lepper
Laborers International Union of North America
Tim Robertson
North Valley Labor Federation
Steve Teitjen

Merced County Office of Education

Greg Vincelet
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 442
Jorge De Nava Jr.

Executive Director, Central Valley Occupational Center

Local Government

Daron McDaniel
Chair, Merced County Board of Supervisors

Title III Wagner-Peyser

Chudy Nnedbe
Employment Development Department

Title IV Vocational Rehabilitation

Terry Nichols
Department of Rehabilitation