Council Members

Machelle Johnson, Board Chair
Human Resources Director
Pearson Packaging Systems

Dan Evans, Vice Chair
Senior Vice President/Senior Client Manager of Global Commercial Banking
Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

Rob Goranson, Immediate Past Chair
Chief Financial Officer
Hotstart, Inc.

The Honorable David Condon
City of Spokane

Donna Dalzell
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Mark Dillon
Spokane-Trent Community Services Office Administrator
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Robert Duron
Bottom Line Prophets

Stacia Franz
Human Resources Director
Inland Northwest Health Services

Dr. Christine Johnson
Community Colleges of Spokane

The Honorable Josh Kerns
County Commissioner, District 1
Spokane County

Dawn Kinder
Designee for Chief Elected Official 
City of Spokane

Luis Licea
Site Coordinator / Apprenticeship Coordinator
Northwest Laborers Employers Training Trust

Tina Morrison
Spokane Regional Labor Council

Nancy Nelson
Humanix Staffing Services

Diane Quincy
HR Director: Leadership and Organization Development
Avista Corporation

Brian Read
Executive Vice President
Retail Banking Executive
Umpqua Bank

Lowell Sather
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees - Local 93

Hugh Severs
Manager – Mission Delivery
American Cancer Society, Great West Division, Inc.

Ben Small
Central Valley School District

Robin Toth
Vice President of Business Development
Greater Spokane Incorporated

Ron Valencia
Designee for Chief Elected Official
Spokane County

Jennie Weber
Eastern Regional Director
Employment Security Department

Diana Wilhite
Wilhite Enterprises

Aaron Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
Community Health Assoc. of Spokane

Now Recruiting New Members

Are you a member of the business community in Spokane County? Do you want to play an integral role in strengthening our region’s economy? We are currently seeking business representatives to serve on the Spokane Area Workforce Development Council.

As the local workforce development board, we bring together community leadership to create a coordinated strategy and make investments to ensure a skilled local workforce that meets the needs of employers and creates a vibrant regional economy.

We are looking for members who hold a senior decision-making position in their organization and are committed to devoting time and talent in partnering with other leaders to improve the quality of the workforce in Spokane County.

To apply, please contact CEO Mark Mattke at or 509-533-8470. 


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