Position: Chair, Business Representative
Position: Vice Chair, Business Representative
Frank is the Executive Director of the Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association. The Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association (PMCA) represents over 200 plumbing and mechanical contractors throughout Oregon, Southwest Washington, and the northernmost counties in California. PMCA’s focus is the betterment of plumbing and mechanical contractors and the plumbing industry. The PMCA contractors are signatory to the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 290.Frank is a Past President of the Portland Executives Association. He currently is a member of the Clackamas County Workforce Board, Member of the Portland Public Schools CTE Advisory Council, Board Member of the Oregon Building Congress, Board Member of the Emerald Cities Coalition and the Chairman of the Joint Apprenticeship Council for the Local 290 Plumbers and Steamfitters Training Trust.Frank has been a life long resident of Oregon and a graduate of Grant High School. Frank has a BS in Journalism from the University of Oregon. He is a national volunteer for the March of Dimes.
Position: Governor's Representative
Position: Business Representative
Bob Halligan currently serves as the Director of Manufacturing for The Willamette Valley Company, leading four sites in the U.S. and one in Chile. He has been with the company for over 28 years and has served in production, customer service and various management roles. Bob’s community involvement includes serving as Board President for Emerald Valley High Performance Enterprise Consortium, a regional group of manufacturing and service organizations pursing Lean Enterprise and high performance business processes. Bob is also a board member and past president of Lane Workforce Partnership, Lane County’s Local Workforce Investment Board.Bob earned his Bachelor’s degree from George Fox and his MBA from Northwest Christian College.
For the past 18 years, Ali O’Neill has been the co-owner, chief financial officer and a project manager for O’Neill Construction Group Inc. (formerly known as O’Neill Electric Inc.), an electrical, general contracting and masonry contractor in Southeast Portland. The varied roles afforded by this position allow someone as easily bored as Ali to remain challenged teaching herself new skills! Ali is entirely self-taught in the business and construction world, after a previous education and career as a Registered Nurse. Ali has managed construction projects up to $5.5 Million in value, and co-manages the $13 Million per year business of O’Neill Construction Group Inc. In addition, Ali has taught project management classes for and is a board member of Oregon Tradeswomen Inc., hosts teenage student job shadow days, and is a member of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee for the Wayfinding Academy.
Joe Weber is currently Vice President of Global Operations for ESCO’s Mining Division. Joe joined the company in 1984 and has held many senior-level positions with increasing responsibility since that time. In 1999, he became President of ESCO’s Cleveland, Ohio facility. In 2005, he became General Manager of Arizona and Mexico operations with responsibilities for driving continuous improvement, reducing costs and improving value stream performance. In his role as President of the Syracuse manufacturing facility, he was involved in our significant divisional turnaround and restructuring. Weber became Vice President of ESCO’s North American operations in 2008 and, in 2013, was named Vice President of global operations for ESCO’s largest division.Joe received his BS from Oregon State University and his MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
Position: Labor Representative
Rod Belisle is the Director of the NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center in Portland. He has been the Director for nine years and has been engaged in providing training through the Center for over 20 years. The Electrical Apprenticeship Program has 700 apprentices and 4,500 Journeymen Wiremen Members. He is a member and serves on the Executive Board of IBEW Local Union #48. The Local Union jurisdiction covers 10 counties in northwest Oregon and five counties in southwest Washington. He has a strong interest in youth and in helping motivated individuals achieve success at work and school.
Rod has experience from a 30 year career in the IBEW in Oregon and has served on numerous boards, panels, and committees in both Oregon and Washington. He has extensive education and licensing including an Oregon and Washington General Journeyman Wireman License, a Washington Master Journeyman Wireman and General Electrical Administrator Licenses, and an Associate Degree from Ivy Tech Community College in Applied Science.
Position: Community Based Organization Representative
Shari Dunn is a graduate of Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, with a B.A. in the history of philosophy and Northwestern University School of law, Chicago, IL, with a Jurist Doctorate.She spent a decade working first, as a practicing attorney representing victims of domestic violence and then nationally as a non-profit executive, focusing on the national legal services system. Shari has lobbied the federal government and developed and oversaw training and program services for the National Legal Aid and Defender Association based in Washington, DC. She then became a funder of thatsystem as the Vice President of a New York, NY based foundation, Power of Attorney Inc., which was a sub grantee of Atlantic Philanthropies. In that capacity Shari oversaw a 5 million dollar grants portfolio and developed collaborative relationships with other national funders such as Soros, Ford and Rockefeller.Shari then transitioned into broadcast journalism and spent a decade as a news anchor/reporter in Los Angeles California, Tyler Texas and Milwaukee, WI. Shari was honored for her work by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association: Best Morning News 2010 and the Associated Press Award for Best Spot News. Shari has also acted as a consultant for fledging non-profits, helping them go from idea to reality, by utilizing her legal, non-profit and communications expertise.Shari is now the Executive Director of Dress for Success Oregon where she is able to bring to bear her vast array of experience and expertise toward a cause that is dear to her heart, the empowerment and transformation of women re-entering the workforce. Shari also volunteers at Outside/In Portland providing food services for homeless youth once a week.
Jeff Krolick received his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and has worked in the mental health field for 26 years as a direct service provider and administrator. He is a strong advocate for recovery oriented services including Evidence-based Supported Employment and Assertive Community Treatment. In1998, he led the effort to secure SAMHSA funding to successfully implement a high fidelity supported employment program in Josephine County, Oregon. Jeff has served on a variety of State and regional committees including Governor Kulongowski’s Mental Health Task Force and was the Oregon Psychiatric Association’s recipient of their 2010 Access Award for his efforts over the past decade promoting supported employment in Oregon. He is currently the Special Projects Director at Options for Southern Oregon and the administrator for the Oregon Supported Employment Center for Excellence and the Center of Excellence for Assertive Community Treatment. Jeff also pursues a career as a professional photographer and exhibits nationally. He lives in Ashland, OR with his wife and pet parrot Rosie.
Position: State Senator
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Position: State Representative
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Position: Representative of the Local Workforce Investment Boards
Kristina became the Executive Director of Lane Workforce Partnership (LWP), the Local Workforce Board for Lane County, in January 2014. Kristina has over 17 years of high-level management, program development, change management, and system design experience in workforce development in Oregon. Shortly after becoming the Executive Director of LWP, Kristina moved the organization out from under the County Government structure and set it up as an independent private non-profit and quasi-government organization. With the assistance of a strong board of directors, Kristina was able to launch and create the Lane County Sector Strategy Team, made up of high-level government and private sector leadership from across Lane County. The LC Sector Strategy Team has launched initiatives that have drawn significant national attention for the growing Tech Sector – which is now being replicated to support the Food & Beverage Industry in Lane County. Kristina’s collaborative work with community leaders and businesses has received both statewide and national attention.
Position: Community College Representative
Position: Representative of Government
Patrick Crane is the Director of the Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development at the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). In addition to leading the agency’s community college work, Dr. Crane represents the agency as Adult Basic Skills Director, WIOA Title II Liaison, and represents Oregon’s seventeen community colleges to other agencies and organizations, the Legislative Assembly, and the Governor.Patrick began his work at the HECC as the Director of the Office of Research and Data. Prior to moving to Oregon, he worked for the West Virginia Community and Technical College Council as Project Manager for a $25 million Department of Labor grant. Dr. Crane also worked as the Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and as Education Policy Advisor to West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin. He holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Georgia, an M.Phil. in Higher Education from the University of Oslo, and a B.A. in Anthropology from Wesleyan University.
Kay has been the Employment Department Director since January 2016; first as “Acting” Director, then permanently appointed by the Governor in August 2016. When she joined the department, she brought over 20 years of experience successfully managing business operations in many organizational settings. About half of her professional career has been in the private sector, mostly in the printing industry. She spent four years at the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon’s largest regulatory agency, as the department’s Chief Financial Officer and a member of the executive leadership team. Kay spent 12 years with the Department of Administrative Services in a variety of roles, most recently as the state’s Budget Manager, leading the team of policy and budget analysts who provide counsel and support to the Governor on state budget development and execution, policy analysis and program evaluation. Kay also coordinated the executive branch analysis of the impact on state programs of the October 2013, 16-day federal government shutdown including consulting with affected agency directors and acting as the conduit for communication with the federal Office of Management and Budget, the National Governors Association, and the National Association of State Budget Officers.
Kay is a member of the Enterprise Leadership Team. The ELT is a group of select agency heads who work with the Governor and the state’s Chief Operating Officer to strengthen communication and coordination throughout state government in support of the Governor’s policy goals and to improve operational performance. The purpose of the ELT is to increase state government’s ability to deliver high value programs and services to Oregonians in a fiscally sustainable way.
Kay has built her career on collaboration, stakeholder involvement, providing excellent customer service, and fostering process improvement and innovation. She is a trusted and respected member of state government’s leadership community. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Kay received a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Her major was Social Change and Development with a minor in Women’s Studies. Kay has lived in Oregon since 1993.
Trina became the director of Vocational Rehabilitation in July 2015. She oversees Vocational Rehabilitation programs that assist people with disabilities with finding and retaining employment as well as programs that help employers develop job opportunities for people with disabilities. Trina joined the Leadership Team in June 2012 as the Modernization Director responsible for improving the agency’s models for delivering services to Oregonians. Her work included replacing outdated technology with modern, reliable technology that increases the options clients have for accessing services and reduces paperwork for staff so they have more time to work directly with clients.Trina has more than 20 years of experience with DHS, primarily in the Aging and People with Disabilities Program. She served four years as a district manager and another four years as a supervisor in Eastern Oregon overseeing the delivery of services for seniors and people with disabilities. These services included long-term care, safety and protection of the elderly and disabled, medical and food benefits, Medicare Savings plans, licensing and provider enrollment. She also has served as a case manager, protective services worker, eligibility worker, trainer and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) liaison.In the Self-Sufficiency Program, Trina served as a line manager overseeing food, cash and medical assistance programs, child care and emergency assistance.