Staff

Serving South Central Kentucky

Facilitate a supply

of educated and skilled workers.

With our combined expertise and experience, we facilitate a supply of educated and skilled workers, aligned with both the needs of current employers and the region’s economic development goals for attracting new employers.  The South Central Kentucky Workforce Development Board is a key partner in the economic development in this thriving region. Meet the team that is leading the way in moving Kentucky’s workforce forward.

Meet Our Team

Jon Sowards, LTC (US Army, Retired)
President/CEO
South Central Workforce Development Board
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Leslie Witty
Vice President of Outreach and Communications
South Central Workforce Development Board
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DaRhonda Hawthorne
Office Manager
South Central Workforce Development Board
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Matt Bacon
Director of Post-Secondary Programming
South Central Workforce Development Board
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Lyndsey Brown
Economic Recovery Coordinator
South Central Workforce
Development Board
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Jessica Calvert
Quality Control Coordinator
South Central Workforce
Development Board
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Meredith Hester
Job Entry and
Retention Support Specialist
South Central Workforce
Development Board
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James Moore
Director of Apprenticeship Programming
South Central Workforce
Development Board
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Aaron Poynter
Regional Re-Entry Coordinator
South Central Workforce
Development Board & Cumberlands Workforce Board
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Leah Krisher
One-Stop Operator
Career TEAM
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Amanda Pedigo
WIOA Program Executive Director
Career TEAM
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Jasmine Bass
Career Advisor
Career TEAM
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Shannon Gottke
Partnership Ambassador
Career TEAM
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Brian Hoffman
Career Advisor
Career TEAM
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Ra Pok
Career Advisor
Career TEAM
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Amy Settles
Career Advisor
Career TEAM
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Bionca Wilson
Career Advisor
Career TEAM
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Sophia Basile
Office Receptionist/UI
Career Development Office
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Vernetta Douglas
Workforce Development Specialist II (Disabled Vet Rep)
Career Development Office
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Frank Garabato
Workforce Development Consultant
Career Development Office
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Anthony Grimando
Local Veteran Employment Representative
Career Development Office
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Pam McKinney
Workforce Development Facilitator
Career Development Office
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AJ Tutko
Workforce Development Specialist 
Career Development Office
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Regina Woolbright
Regional Workforce Development Trade Facilitator
Career Development Office
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