OUR TEAM

Our workforce board is powered by a diverse group of individuals, each bringing their unique talents, passion, and expertise to the table. They're not just colleagues; they're the heartbeat of our mission.

Get to know the faces behind the magic, and discover what drives them to make a difference in the world of work. From our tireless advocates to our visionary leaders, we're a team like no other. Behind every success story is a team of incredible individuals—get to know them and what ignites their commitment.

Brian Becker

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMS

Jessica Calvert

QUALITY CONTROL COORDINATOR

DaRhonda Hawthorne

OFFICE MANAGER

Jon Sowards, LTC

(US Army, Retired)

PRESIDENT/CEO

Leslie Witty

VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATION AND OUTREACH

SOUTH CENTRAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD STAFF

Ana Sancristoful

NEW AMERICAN WORKFORCE NAVIGATOR

Michael Uptegraff

PUTTING KENTUCKIANS FIRST NAVIGATOR

Joshua Zaczek

WORKFORCE PARTICIPATION LEAD (SCWDB & WKU)

Laura Torres

REFUGEE EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT (REEP) SPECIALIST

Michael Dailey

KY CAREER NAVIGATOR AT FORT CAMPBELL

Issa Wilondja Bawa

REFUGEE TRAINING COORDINATOR

Matt Bacon

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CAREER TEAM STAFF

Jasmine Bass

CHIEF CAREER ADVISOR/ YOUTH COORDIANTOR

Jake Brown

ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) WORKFORCE COORDINATOR

Shannon Gottke

PARTNERSHIP AMBASSADOR

Frank Garabato

ONE-STOP OPERATOR

Monique James

CAREER ADVISOR

Amy Settles

PROGRAM MANAGER

Bionca Wilson

BUSINESS SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE

Toni Palmer

CAREER NAVIGATOR