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Erie County

Contact Information

Heather Okoro, JD
Executive Director
Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
726 Exchange Street, Suite 630
Buffalo, New York 14210



Erie County Workforce Investment Board (updated 1/23/15)
Name Organization Affiliation
Charles G. Jones, Jr. (Chair) Wittburn Enterprises Business
Mary Margaret Aprile Time Warner Business
Jack Connors Business First Business
D. Sylvester Dihaan Rhythyms Cafe Business
Lyn Dyster Kinex Pharmaceuticals Business
Silvia E. Fakler At Business
Cory R. Haqq Hastings Cohn Real Estate Business
Dr. James Hengst Zeptometrix Business
Tracy Jordon-Cardwell LP Ciminelli Business
Robert Lupica Niagara Ceramics Business
Sheri Mooney First Niagara Financial Business
John Olenick  ENrG  Business 
Timothy Reidy Wire Electric Contracting Inc. Business
Ralph Salerno Keller Bros. & Miller Inc. Business
David Sullivan Industrial Support Inc. Business
William Tate Palma Tool and Die Business
Michael Zwick  Empire Genomics Business 
Aaron Bartley PUSH Buffalo HUD E&T
Carolyn Bright Department of Labor Wagner-Peyser
TAA/UI/Vets Programs
Carol Dankert Erie County TANF
Ellen Grant Erie County WIA Adult
WIA Dislocated Worker
L. Nathan Hare Community Action Organization CBO
CSBG E&T Services
Marnie LaVigne Launch NY  Economic Development
Lynn M. Marinelli Erie County Legislature Other
Michael Martin Native American Community Services Inc. Native American Program
Brenda McDuffie Buffalo Urban League CBO
Oswaldo Mestre City of Buffalo WIA Adult
WIA Dislocated Worker
Robert Mootry CSEA Region 6 Organized Labor
Patricia Riegle Erie 1 BOCES Education Entity
Adult Education Literacy Activities
Post Secondary Vocational Education
Arthur Ruska ACCES-VR Vocational Rehab
Steven Weathers ECIDA Economic Development
Philip Wilcox IBEW Organized Labor
Myrna Young Everywoman Opportunity Center CBO

Please note: Bold indicates most recently updated.

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