Regional Plan & Board of Directors


Every 5 years, Workforce Alliance updates its plan which guides policy and services for employers and job seekers in South Central CT. Click to view the 2020-2025 Executive Summary, Full Plan and related attachments below.

Executive Summary Local Plan (PDF)

Full Local Plan (PDF)

Related Local Plan Attachments (PDF)


Workforce Alliance WIOA Local Plan Modification

Workforce Alliance, the non-profit workforce development board serving 30 towns in South Central CT, is requesting public comment on its proposed Local Plan of service. This strategic plan outlines priorities for serving jobseekers and employers using federal, state and local funds for employment and training.

Workforce Alliance WIOA Local Plan Modification

Workforce Alliance WIOA Local Plan Modification Executive Summary 

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Equal Employment Opportunity 

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the WA will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.  It is the policy of Workforce Alliance (WA) to ensure nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all applicants, registrants, participants, employees, subrecipients and contractors that are beneficiaries of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Jobs First Employment Services and all other Workforce Alliance administered programs and activities. This policy applies without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy, child birth, and related medical conditions, sex stereotyping, transgender status, and gender identity), national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, disability, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law.


To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the WA will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the WA.  Any individual who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should contact the EEO/Affirmative Action Officer or the Executive Assistant to request the accommodation.


To assist in this responsibility, Kymbel Branch (, 203-867-4030 ext. 247, has been designated as Workforce Alliance Equal Opportunity Officer, as directed under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).


Equal Opportunity programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities.

PUTTING OUR BELIEFS INTO ACTION >> Read our Racial Equity Statement


Workforce Alliance Racial Equity and Accountability Integrated Plan Summary


Ed Dooling, Chair
Vice President Human Resouces-Masonicare 
Wallingford, CT

Stephanie Wolfe, Vice Chair
Human Resources Consultant

New Haven, CT

Larry McHugh, Secretary
President of the Middlesex Chamber Of Commerce 
Middletown, CT

Maria F. Harlow, Assistant Secretary
Executive Director United Way of Meriden-Wallingford
Meriden, CT

Serena Neal-Sanjurjo, Treasure
Economic Development Strategist

Linzi Bell
General Manager 
Hilton Garden Inn 
Wallingford, CT

Richard Borer
Easter Seals Goodwill Industries 
North Haven, CT

Immediate Past Chair, Robin Golden

Strategic Consultant

Dr. Thomas Coley
Gateway & Housatonic Community Colleges
New Haven, CT

Chris Brown
Director, New Haven Community Hiring Initiatives 
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Mary Burgard
CT Department of Rehabilitative Services 
Windsor, CT

Chris Cozzi 
Business Representative
Operating Engineers Local 478
Hamden, CT 

Frank Dixon
State Director  
CT Procurement Technical Assistance Center 
Milford, CT

Carlos Eyzaguirre 
Deputy Economic Development Administrator 
City of New Haven 
New Haven, CT

Bonita Grubbs
Executive Director  
Christian Community Action 
New Haven, CT

Howard K. Hill
Howard K. Hill Funeral Home 
New Haven, CT

Andrew Inorio
President/Field Representative 
Laborers Local Union 455
East Haven, CT

Marcia LaFemina


Penn Globe

North Branford, CT

Joseph Mirra, 

Marketing Consultant

Past Chair

Wallingford, CT

Tiana Ocasio 
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement 
Hamden, CT

Jeanine Reckdenwald 
Senior Vice President, Employee Services 
Regional Water Authority 
New Haven, CT

David Reitz 
CEO & Managing Director 
Inventec US 
Deep River, CT

Lorna McLeod
American Job Center Director 
CT Department of Labor
Hamden, CT

Garrett Sheehan
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce
New Haven, CT

Rep. Toni Walker
Coordinator, New Haven Adult Education & State Representative

New Haven, CT

Joseph Williams, Jr.
DST Construction & Development LLC 
Hartford, CT

Workforce Alliance Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

Meetings are on Zoom, unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change.

January 26, 2023

March 23, 2023

May 25, 2023

July 27, 2023

September 28, 2023

December 7, 2023

January 27, 2022

March 24, 2022

May 26, 2022

July 28, 2022

September 22, 2022

December 1, 2022