Contact NASWA

National Association of State Workforce Agencies
(NASWA)

444 North Capitol Street
N.W. Suite 142
Washington, D.C. 20001
Ph: (202) 434-8020
Fax: (202) 434-8033

 
Information Technology Support Center
(ITSC)

444 North Capitol Street
N.W. Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20001
Ph: (202) 650-5150
Fax: (202) 347-9870

Staff Directory

Lori Adams, Subject Matter Expert
Direct Phone Number: (515) 418-2430  
ladams@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • SME to the NASWA NLx Director
  • Develop NLx Outreach and Educational Materials
  •  Conduct research for NLx policy discussions
  • Assist in NLx and Veterans Employment Related Events and Topics
  • Research and complete award opportunities

Allan Alt, Senior Business Analyst
Direct Phone Number: (202) 870-2397  
aalt@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • UI Business Liaison to States
  • Business Process Analysis and Recommendations
  • Use Case and Requirements Development
  • UI IT Modernization Project Support

Louis Ansaldi, ITSC Technical Director
Direct Phone Number: (202) 650-5152  
lou.ansaldi@itsc.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • ITSC Technology Director
  • UI IT Modernization Single State and Consortia Advisory Services
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems and Business Architect
  • Use Case and Requirements development
  • Proposal Development, Review and Evaluations
  • Oversee and advise on all ITSC technology initiatives

Patricia Auerbach, Workforce Project Analyst
Direct Phone Number: (202) 650-5160  
pauerbach@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Staff Matter Expert Workforce Development
  • Identify and Document State and Local Best Practices in the Workforce Development program areas
  • Review and evaluate vendor and state proposals
  • conduct Research in various Workforce Development initiatives
  • Develop and write analytical reports

Brandon Barr, Staff Assistant
Direct Phone Number: (202) 434-8018  
bbarr@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Performs all support team responsibilities
  • Works with ITSC Director on technology projects for the Unemployment Insurance program
  • Reviews documents, legislation, policies, surveys and studies; conducts analysis and provides reports or synopsis for ITSC staff and members
  • Conducts special projects such as developing: creating searchable databases, spreadsheets, charts, and graphs for presentations
  • Serves as Human Resources contact: corresponds with job applicants, processes New Hires, trains and provides orientation, maintains time sheets, orders cellular equipment, and maintains an equipment inventory
  • Maintains ITSC projects in SharePoint
  • Offers meeting support for the ITSC Steering Committee and SIDES Training Sessions
  • Maintains ITSC Project Plans in MS Project and produces reports as required

Support Team Responsibilities

  • Answers general telephone calls and greets visitors
  • Processes state mailings
  • Prepares and ships Federal Express packages
  • Photocopies and faxes documents
  • Sets up in-house meetings, orders AV equipment, and makes food arrangements
  • Provides administrative support for national membership conferences
  • Supports other team members with their committee meetings and conferences
  • Offers executive assistance when necessary
  • Assists callers with the NASWA website questions/issues, offers recommendations for website improvements
  • Provides all necessary support for various CESER projects - including mailings, meeting arrangement, etc.
  • Supports appropriate CESER contractors
  • Identifies supply needs and when appropriate orders office supplies
  • Offers recommendations for workflow process improvements
  • Assists state members in opening NASWA website accounts

Cynthia Burns, UI Subject Matter Expert
Direct Phone Number: (410) 795-0582  
cburns@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • UI Program Analyst
  • UI Business Liaison to States
  • Proposal Evaluations
  • Business Process Review and Analysis
  • Update UI Section on ITSC Website

Wanda Burth, UI Training Administrator
Direct Phone Number: (202) 744-2911  
wburth@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Develop curriculum for in-person courses regarding several USDOL program areas
  • Deliver in-person courses
  • Develop and maintain a web site for class notes
  • Develop and maintain eLearning solutions for suitable topics
  • Develop and maintain a record keeping system for course participation
  • Deliver live on-line training sessions
  • Review RFP's for training related topics

Tom Byerley, SIDES Operations Director
Direct Phone Number: (503) 303-4156  
tom.byerley@itsc.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Provide monthly updates and respond to Ad Hoc requests for data and other information regarding SIDES to senior-level USDOL staff
  • Coordinate and provide technical and business support to States, Employers, and Third Party Administrators (TPAs) during the development and implementation of SIDES
  • Broker consensus agreements between states and employer/TPAs as necessary to facillitate implementation of SIDES.

Yvette Chocolaad, Policy Director
Direct Phone Number: (202) 434-8046  
ychocolaad@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Staff Director, Employment and Training Committee
  • Program areas including: Federal-state workforce development system and Reemployment of UI claimants
  • Manager and contributor, NASWA/CESER research projects including: Recovery Act study for ETA; UI program survey project for Urban Institute/Rockefeller Foundation; Workforce programs survey project for Urban Institute/Rockefeller Foundation; and the Promising reemployment practices project for ETA
  • Special projects, such as writing policy papers and editing reports
  • Research and policy analysis; program evaluation; survey design
  • Member, National Academy of Social Insurance

James Cotter, Project Manager
Direct Phone Number: (801) 556-2942  
jcotter@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • CESER UI Center of Integrity
  • Project Management Consultant

Alisha Felder, Staff Accountant
Direct Phone Number: (202) 434-8010  
afelder@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • NASWA Payables
  • ITSC Travel Reimbursements
  • Meetings and Conferences accounting support
  • Track Receipts of money
  • Assist CFO with preparing financial statements and reports

Linda Field, ITSC Executive Assistant
Direct Phone Number: (202) 650-5155  
lfield@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Assists in the development, review, interpretations and oversight of ITSC operations and procedures
  • Works closely with Maryland Liaison to ITSC to ensure ITSC follows the Grant Agreement guidelines and requiremets
  • Works with CFO to prepare ITSC Core Budget and Financial Reports
  • Coordinates ITSC Website Project
  • Works with staff to ensure that time worked is charged timely and accurately
  • Acts for the ITSC Director and supervises and coordinates various administrative functons within ITSC
  • Provides expertise as a UI SME as needed

John Galvin, Project Manager
Direct Phone Number: (202) 280-8774  
jgalvin@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • UI Business Liaison to the States
  • UI Business Process and Standard Operating Procedures Review and Analysis
  • Manage an ITSC team of UI and IT Staff Developing Requirements of a New UI IT System
  • Proposal Development, Review and Evaluations

Pam Gerassimides, Assistant Executive Director & National Labor Exchange Director
Direct Phone Number: (202) 434-8026  
pgerassimides@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • National Labor Exchange Director
  • Operations Committee of National Labor Exchange Member
  • America's Job Link Alliance Liaison
  • International Development Activities

Randy Gillespie, Project Director (CESER)
Direct Phone Number: (317) 748-8779  
rgillespie@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • CESER UI Center of Integrity Project Director

Shirley Gresham, Lead Instructional Designer
Direct Phone Number: (858) 245-7073  
sgresham@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Leads diverse teams of Instructional Designers and Unemployment Insurance Subject Matter Experts in the development of training certificate programs and individual courses to be offered by the UINIA. 
  • Works with the Project Manager to develop quality standards and requirements to be met by the Instructional Design teams. 
  • Ensures that all curriculum and training developed for delivery through the Academy meets established standards, including but not limited to SCORM and Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Takes an active role in assisting with the development of detailed curriculum delivery plans, delivery timelines, content development prioritization, quality assurance, and Instructional Design contractor procurement and selection.   
  • Oversees the day-to-day activities of the Instructional Design/SME teams to ensure the successful delivery of curriculum according to established schedules and quality standards.   
  • Participates in project planning meetings and stakeholder meetings as needed and requested.  While the majority of these meetings will be conducted via WebEx or electronically, attendance may require travel to locations throughout the country.      

Sara Hall Phillips, Project Manager/UI Subject Matter Expert
Direct Phone Number: (202) 774-0030  
shallphillips@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • CESER UI Center of Integrity
  • Project Manager
  • Senior UI Subject Matter Expert

Steve Hanle, Network Administrator
Direct Phone Number: (202) 650-5169  
shanle@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • ITSC Network Administrator
  • SharePoint Administrator
  • SharePoint Developer

Tracy Henchbarger, Learning Strategist
Direct Phone Number: (202) 617-0119  
thenchbarger@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Collaborates with UI Subject Experts to create training curriculum, including training for UI IT Modernization projects
  • Develops instructor-led training, e-learning, peripheral training materials, and blended learning
  • Manages the ITSC Learning Center for the distribution of training curriculum and materials
  • Provides community management for the UI Trainers Forum
  • Provides solutions consulting services to state UI personnel on training tools and processes

Hillary Hewko, Staff Assistant
Direct Phone Number: (202) 434-8037  
hhewko@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Performs all support team responsibilities
  • Offers meeting support - including, but not limited to: packages, name tents, meetings receipts. and mailings, for the Labor Market Information (LMI) Committee, the Equal Opportunity (EO) Committee, and various CESER projects
  • Offers administrative support for annual conferences
  • Offers administrative support for national membership conferences
  • Offers conference support for Winter Policy Forum
  • Sets up in-house meetings, orders AV equipment, and makes food arrangements
  • Assist in administrative support for Board meetings
  • Offers executive assistance when necessary
  • Maintains NASWA's social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and RSS Feed
  • Prepares and ships Federal Express packages 

Mariann Huggins, SIDES Program Specialist
Direct Phone Number: (202) 650-5162  
mhuggins@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Work with the SIDES Director and Operations Director to plan and implement marketing strategies to publicize SIDES activities, its program and goals.
  • Facilitate the provision of business and marketing resources to states and employer/TPAs developing SIDES.
  • Facilitate the provision of on-going support and trouble shooting for states and employer/TPAs operational with SIDES.
  • Promote and publicize SIDES activities, its programs and goals using all available avenues such as (but not limited to) social media, newsletters, and articles in various publications.
  • Communicate with states, employers and TPAs regarding SIDES announcement and/or other pertinent information.
  • Direct preparation and presentation of SIDES training and information dissemination.
  • Coordinate all aspects of testing of SIDES for implementing new formats, enhancements, bug fixes and other necessary testing.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly E-Response statistics report to the participating states.
  • Compile and manage state current and best practices for SIDES. 
  • Manage SIDES social media presence.

Marc Katz, Government Affairs Director
Direct Phone Number: (202) 434-8023  
mkatz@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Congressional Liaison
  • Intergovernmental Liaison
  • Public Liaison
  • Budget and Appropriations Advocacy
  • Legislative Liaison
  • NASWA Workforce Bulletin Editor
  • National Governors Association Liaison

Kevin Knubel, Information Technology Specialist
Direct Phone Number: (202) 440-0555  
kknubel@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Assists states with Strategic Planning requirements
  • Reviewing and assisting with the development of Request for Information and Request for Proposal, Proposal Evaluations, Use Case and Requirements Development, and contract negotiations
  • Provides hands-on Quality Assurance support during the design, development, implementation, and operation of  new modern UI IT system.

Thomas J. Kusnirik, Assistant Technology Director
Direct Phone Number: (202) 744-7947  
tkusnirik@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • ITSC Assistant Technology Director
  • Technical liaison to states
  • Use Case and Requirements development
  • Proposal evaluations
  • Oversee ITSC application development projects
  • UI IT Modernization project support

Colin Lennox, PMO Director
Direct Phone Number: (202) 650-5159  
clennox@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • ITSC Project Management Office (PMO) Director
  • ITSC Project Management and vendor selection process creation
  • RFP Creation and vendor proposal review lead
  • Project Manager for ITSC Core and State Funded projects

Josie Link, NLx Operations Manager
Direct Phone Number: (202) 434-8029  
jlink@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Performs all support team responsbilities
  • Supports NASWA NLx Team
    • Hilton HHonors Program
    • Maintains state status profile on NLx services in each state
    • Creates monthly Google analytic reports for state microsites
    • Processes and reviews reimbursements requests from NLx Steering Committee Members
    • Updates NLx contacts
    • Prepares materials for NLx briefings and presentations
    • Update the NLx Calendar of Events each month and provide NLx Staff with the most up-to-date calendar at the beginning of each month
  • Maintains NASWA's social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Compiles news articles and recent reports, which relate to state workforce agency activities/accomplishments, unemployment insurance, job training programs, and labor exchange services, for the NASWA Newswire

Support Team Responsibilities

  • Answers general telephone calls and greets visitors
  • Processes state mailings
  • Photocopies and faxes documents
  • Sets up in-house meetings, order AV equipment, and makes food arrangements
  • Provides administrative support for national membership conferences
  • Supports other team members with their committee meetings and conferences
  • Offers executive assistance when necessary
  • Assists callers with the NASWA website questions/issues, offers recommendations for website improvements
  • Provides all necessary support for various CESER projects- including mailings, meeting arrangement, etc.
  • Supports appropriate CESER contractors
  • Identifies supply needs and when appropriate orders office supplies
  • Offers recommendations for workflow process improvements
  • Assists state members in opening NASWA website accounts
  • Assists state members in registering for meetings

Michelle Marshel, Project Manager
Direct Phone Number: (317) 431-6694  
mmarshel@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • UI Integrity Center of Excellence
  • State Engagement Project Manager
  • Project Communications Coordinator
  • UI Integrity State Liaison Management

Becky Matlock, Unemployment Insurance Subject Matter Expert/Trainer
Direct Phone Number: (202) 815-1373  
bmatlock@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Develop and deliver Unemployment Insurance instructor led training programs 
  • Develop and maintain a web site for class notes
  • Develop and maintain eLearning training programs
  • Review RFP's for training related projects
  • Senior UI Subject Matter Expert
  • UI Business Liaison to States
  • Business Process Analysis and Recommendations
  • UI IT Modernization Project Support

David McGuire, Subject Matter Expert
Direct Phone Number: (202) 744-2928  
dmcguire@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Senior UI Program Analyst
  • UI Business Liaison to States
  • Proposal Evaluations
  • Business Process Analysis and Recommendations
  • UI IT Modernization Project Support

Jennifer Mosby, Instructional Designer
Direct Phone Number: (202) 306-3415  
jmosby@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Provides needs analyses for UI training initiatives aimed at state UI employees
  • Collaborates with UI Subject Matter Experts to create training curriculum, including training for UI IT Modernization projects
  • Develops curriculum for state and consortium UI IT Modernization efforts and other strategic UI training initiatives
  • Supports state UI IT personnel by responding to inquiries about training needs

Marie Moss, Project Manager
Direct Phone Number: (202) 744-5149  
mmoss@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Project Manager for ITSC Core and State Funded Projects
  • UI Business Liaison to the States
  • UI Business Process and Standard Operating Procedures Review and Analysis
  • Manage an ITSC team of UI and IT Staff Developing Requirements of a New UI IT System
  • Proposal Development, Review and Evaluations

Kevin Naud, Staff Assistant
Direct Phone Number: (202) 434-8031  
knaud@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Performs all support team responsibilities
  • Offers meeting support - including, but not limited to: packages, name tents, meeting receipts, and mailings, for the Administration and Finance Committee
  • Supports Director of Congressional, Intergovernmental and Public Affairs
  • Supports Employment and Training Director
  • Supports production of the weekly Bulletin, including developing Excel analyses and Bulletin articles
  • Supports special projects
  • Analyzes reports, documents and prepares summary reports.

Support Team Responsibilities

  • Answers general telephone calls and greets visitors
  • Processes state mailings
  • Prepares and ships Federal Express packages
  • Photocopies and faxes documents
  • Sets up in-house meetings, orders AV equipment, and makes food arrangements
  • Provides administrative support for national membership conferences
  • Supports other team members with their committee meetings and conferences
  • Offers executive assistance when necessary
  • Assists callers with the NASWA website questions/issues, offers recommendations for website improvements
  • Provides all necessary support for various CESER projects - including mailings, meeting arrangement, etc.
  • Supports appropriate CESER contractors
  • Identifies supply needs and when appropriate orders office supplies
  • Offers recommendations for workflow process improvements
  • Assists state members in opening NASWA website accounts
  • Assists state members in registering for meetings

Maria Noble, UI Integrity SME
Direct Phone Number: (443) 803-7064  
mnoble@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • UI BPC Subject Matter Expert
  • UI Integrity Center of Excellence Subject Matter Expert

Christine Paquette, Lead UI Integrity SME
Direct Phone Number: (860) 933-5488  
cpaquette@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • CESER UI Center of Integrity Subject Matter Expert
  • UI Integrity State Engagement Contact
  • BPC Subject Matter Expert

Martina L. Pass, Office & Membership Services Manager
Direct Phone Number: (202) 434-8030  
mpass@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Performs all support team responsibilities
  • Acts as librarian and historian of NASWA/CESER
  • Maintains and updates Committee lists each year
  • Maintains and updates all Program Director lists
  • Coordinates awards process and Salute to Leadership brochure for NASWA Annual Conference.
  • Offers meeting support -- including, but not limited to: packages, name tents, meeting receipts, and mailings for the WIA Attorney's Workgroup, the Veterans' Affairs (VETs) Committee, Employment and Training (E&T) Committee, Unemployment Insurance (UI) Committee and Interstate Benefits (IB) Subcommittee
  • Offers administrative support for assigned committees' annual conferences, coordinates background materials and briefing packages for national membership meetings and other national workgroups as assigned
  • Coordinate shipment and box all contents for NASWA Winter Policy Forum and NASWA Annual Conference.
  • Provides assistance to the hosting state for the NASWA Annual Conference
  • Assist meeting planner with logistics/meal planning for NASWA Winter Policy Forum and NASWA Annual Conference
  • Assists Executive Director in coordination and production of Board of Director's books
  • Manages office files
  • Produces and mails all committee nomination packages, collects nomination information, and enters into the database
  • Provides support to the National Labor Exchange
  • Provides information packages for new administrators
  • Oversees the ordering of all office supplies
  • Oversees copying of documents sent to State Services Organization (SSO) in building
  • Assist incoming employees with office keys, building/parking passes
  • (Upon NASWA employee departure) Collects keys, building, parking passes, and notifies respective organizations with agreements or leases to cancel passes.
  • Reconcile payments for meetings
  • Review contracts (ITSC) to make sure Executive Director has signed contracts

 

Support Team Responsibilities

  • Answers general telephone calls and greets visitors
  • Processes state mailings
  • Photocopies and faxes documents
  • Sets up in-house meetings, order AV equipment, and makes food arrangements
  • Provides administrative support for national membership conferences
  • Supports other team members with their committee meetings and conferences
  • Offers executive assistance when necessary
  • Assists callers with the NASWA website questions/issues, offers recommendations for website improvements
  • Provides all necessary support for various CESER projects- including mailings, meeting arrangement, etc.
  • Supports appropriate CESER contractors
  • Identifies supply needs and when appropriate orders office supplies
  • Offers recommendations for workflow process improvements
  • Assists state members in opening NASWA website accounts
  • Assists state members in registering for meetings

Jerry Pectol, SIDES Director
Direct Phone Number: (918) 213-0029  
jpectol@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Provide monthly updates and respond to Ad Hoc requests for data and other information regarding SIDES to senior-level USDOL staff
  • Coordinate and provide technical and business support to States, Employers, and Third Party Administrators (TPAs) during the development and implementation of SIDES
  • Broker consensus agreements between states and employer/TPAs as necessary to facillitate implementation of SIDES.

J.D. Pinnix, Principal Program Analyst
Direct Phone Number: (202) 577-9360  
jdpinnix@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Principle Program Analyst
  • Technical liaison to states
  • Use Case and Requirements development
  • Proposal evaluations
  • UI IT Modernization project support

Justin Prister, Accounting Manager
Direct Phone Number: (202) 434-8028  
jprister@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Accountant for NASWA and AJLA
  • Enhanced Membership Services Accounts Manager
  • Credit Card processing Manager
  • Meetings and Conferences accounting support
  • Support Liaison for Administration and Finance Committee
  • Assists in Contracts Management for NASWA

John Quichocho, Product Manager
Direct Phone Number: (202) 650-5165  
jquichocho@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Manage the ITSC product line of software tools and services available to states including: OccuCoder, SDDS, Sharepoint Portal Services, Best Practices Repository, Claimant and Employer Message Products and the UI Website Prototype.
  • Support user groups for SDDS and OccuCoder
  • Gather and prioritize new features and enhancements of current ITSC products
  • Develop marketing strategies and tools to encourage states to adopt the products

Barbara Ramsey, UI Subject Matter Expert
Direct Phone Number: (202) 744-4630  
bramsey@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Senior Program Analyst
  • UI Business Liaison to States
  • Proposal Evaluations
  • Business Process Analysis an Recommendations
  • UI IT Modernization Project Support

Scott Sanders, Executive Director
Direct Phone Number: (202) 434-8022  
ssanders@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • NASWA Chief Executive Officer
  • CESER Chief Executive Officer
  • Signing NASWA/CESER Contracts
  • National Labor Exchange Executive Committee Member
  • NASWA Board of Directors Liaison
  • U.S. Department of Labor Liaison
  • Federal Agency Liaison
  • Congressional Liaison
  • Public Liaison
  • Business and other Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) Liaison
  • Board Member of the UWC Foundation
  • President's Award Liaison

Cornelia Scruggs, Grant Accountant
Direct Phone Number: (202) 650-5157  
cscruggs@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Manages grant reporting, analysis and tracking including budget development grant forecasting, and invoicing associated with each CESER/ITSC grant.
  • General accounting responsibilities related to CESER Grants and contracts.
  • Develops financial accounting reports for management, Board of Directors and ITSC Steering Committee.
  • Ensures organization and funding policies and procedures are followed
  • Interacts with appropriate external entities from USDOL and the State of Maryland.

John C. Sharkey, Part Time State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) Business Manager
Direct Phone Number: (202) 744-2649  
jsharkey@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Develop SIDES Strategic Plan
  • Develop SIDES Operational Budget
  • Design and Implement SIDES Participation Subscription Service and Costs for States
  • Transition Operation and Continued Development of SIDES to New Full time Project Manager

Bob Simoneau, Deputy Executive Director
Direct Phone Number: (202) 434-8021  
bsimoneau@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Advise and assist Executive Director in leadership and management of NASWA and CESER operations
  • Perform Executive Director’s duties in absence of Executive Director
  • Veterans Affairs Committee Liaison
  • Senior Advisor on Salute to Leadership Program
  • Mark Sanders Award Liaison
  • Senior Advisor on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Programs 
  • Senior Advisor on Employment Service Program
  • Senior Advisor on Veterans Employment and Training Programs
  • Member of Secretary of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment and Training, and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO)
  • Member STEMJOBS Council
  • Workforce Bulletin Contributor

Amanda Smith, Executive Administrative Assistant
Direct Phone Number: (202) 434-8047  
asmith@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Monitor and facilitate the personnel recruitment process
  • Oversee and implement employee benefits programs; administer daily operation
  • Provide day-to-day guidance and support to staff regarding employee relation issues
  • Maintain employee personnel files
  • Maintain and update the employee personnel manual
  • Provide new employee orientation
  • Track staff work and leave time in the electronic timekeeping system
  • Construct annual human resource related reports
  • Assist with preparations for the Board of Directors meetings preparations
  • Assist the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director with administrative and leadership tasks

Amy Smith, Project Manager
Direct Phone Number: (360) 701-2029  
amy.smith@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • UI Integrity Center of Excellence
  • Manage the development of the UI National Integrity Academy

Julie Squire, Policy Director
Direct Phone Number: (202) 434-8059  
jsquire@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities

Staff Responsibilities

  • Staff Director, Unemployment Insurance Committee
  • Program area including: Adult Education and Unemployment Insurance
  • Involvement in annual National UI Conference
  • Special projects as assigned

William Starks, UI Integrity Subject Matter Expert
Direct Phone Number: (801) 556-2942  
wstarks@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • CESER UI Center of Integrity Subject Matter Expert
  • UI Integrity State Engagement Contact
  • BPC Subject Matter Expert

Jim Van Erden, Senior Policy Advisor
Direct Phone Number: (202) 434-8027  
jvanerden@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Senior Policy Advisor
  • ITSC Project Director
  • UI Actuarial Analysis
  • Survey Design
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Workforce Investment Act
  • Apprenticeship
  • Contract and Grant Administration
  • National Labor Exchange

Joseph Vitale, ITSC Director
Direct Phone Number: (202) 650-5151  
jvitale@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • ITSC Director
  • USDOL and ITSC Liaison
  • ITSC Steering Committee Liaison

Don Wehbey, Labor Market Information Director
Direct Phone Number: (202) 434-8024  
dwehbey@naswa.org
Staff Responsibilities
  • Labor Market Information (LMI) Committee Liaison
  • LMI Conference Liaison
  • Vladimir Chavrid Award, LMI Publications/Communications Awards Liaison
  • Workforce Information Council Liaison
  • Equal Opportunity (EO) Committee Liaison
  • EO Conference Liaison
  • William J. Harris Award Liaison
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, Civil Rights Center, Employment and Training Administration Core Products and Services Grants Liaison
  • Projections Managing Partnership Member
  • Immigration Policy
  • NASWA web site




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