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BOARD + COMMITTEES

work2future is your local workforce development board for central and southern Santa Clara County

work2future is a part of the national workforce development system as authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) with the City of San José serving as the fiscal agent for the program.

The mission of work2future is to assist businesses and individuals to meet the workforce demands and opportunities of a global economy. We strive to provide our diverse community a world-class workforce that fosters economic development, through collaboration with businesses, residents, government, educational, and community-based organizations to maximize local and regional employment opportunities. We are the catalyst in the development and implementation of a comprehensive workforce strategy. Our goal is to strengthen the economic base in San José and Santa Clara County by increasing employment opportunities and job retention for all residents.

Our Board represents the diverse business community of Silicon Valley, and key public sector partners are appointed to four-year terms by the Mayor of the City of San José.

BOARD MEMBERS

PRIYA SMITH, MPH
BOARD CHAIR
Chief Employee Human Resources Officer, The Permanente Medical Group, Inc., Kaiser Permanente Greater Northern California
ALAN TAKAHASHI
BOARD VICE CHAIR
Senior Vice President and Division General Manager, Missile Systems, Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES)
LOUISE AUERHAHN
Director of Economic and Workforce Policy, Working Partnerships USA
RAJIV BATRA
Head of Legal and Compliance, Arc
RICARDO BENAVIDEZ
Director of Social Infrastructure, Google LLC
GEORGE CHAO
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Manex
JACK ESTILL
Partner, Coactify
JOSEPH FLYNN
Vice President of Software Transformation, CommScope
MICHAEL HILL
Senior Director, Talent and Organization Development, Applied Materials
VAN T. LE
Trustee and Clerk of the Board, East Side Union High School District
Agent, State Farm Insurance
MARIA LUCERO
Deputy Division Chief, Region 1, Employment Development Department, State of California
BRIAN MURPHY
Director of Training, Pipe Trades Training Center, UA Local 393
RAFAELA PEREZ
Employment Services Director, Social Services Agency, County of Santa Clara
STEVE PREMINGER
Director, Civic and Community Engagement, County of Santa Clara
MITESH SHAH
Vice President and Business Unit Head, Tech Mahindra
TRACI WILLIAMS
Co-Chair, South Bay Consortium for Adult Education
Director, East Side Adult Education

BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDAS

Board and Committee meeting information, including location and staff contact, can be found in the Meeting Agenda Packet. Occasionally, meetings are canceled, rescheduled, or relocated.  Meetings are open, and the public is welcome to attend.

Agendas, minutes, and other documents related to work2future Board activities are available on meeting documents + reports.

July 2024
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work2future by-laws are available on policy + governance.

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