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Kansas WorkforceONE Committee Structure and Members

Committee Policy Overview:

  • CEOB Members appointed to oversee all LWDB Committees. CEOB members appointed to such committees will not have voting rights on the LWDB; their role is to provide oversight and report to the on full CEOB. 
  • All members must sign the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Disclaimer form on an annual basis.
  • Minutes of the meeting must be reviewed and approved by the committee; then signed and presented by the committee chairs at each full LWDB and CEOB Meeting.
  • LWDB and Workforce Center staff have no voting rights on any of the LWDB Committees. 
  • The Third-Party Monitor will provide reports directly to the corresponding committee.


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall consist of the chairperson and chairs of the LWDB standing committees and shall include at least one Human Resources Professional. The Executive Committee is empowered to act in lieu of the LWDB when matters arise that must be dealt with between regular meetings of the LWDB that are not of the magnitude to warrant a special meeting of the entire LWDB, including the handling of personnel issues. In such cases, the Executive Committee should remain consistent with the existing philosophies, policies and procedures of the LWDB and such action should be reported to the entire LWDB in writing. The Executive Committee will also act as the Nomination Committee for the LWDB. All committee chairs will also report activity to the Executive Committee including reports from Third-Party Monitor.

Chair: Annette Suppes, LWDB Chair

Committee Staff: Deb Scheibler, Executive Director

CEOB Oversight Responsibility: Ron Loomis, CEOB Chair

Voting Members:

  • Kenneth Gates
  • Steve Gieber
  • Heather Herren
  • Hector Martinez
  • Annette Suppes


Fiscal Committee

The Fiscal Committee oversees the development and management of the budget; ensures accurate tracking, monitoring and accountability of funds; ensures existence of adequate financial controls and reviews monthly fiscal reports. In addition, this committee will oversee the development and scoring of all RFPs, the fiscal agent contract with Allen, Gibbs and Houlik and facility management. The fiscal agent and independent auditor will report to the Fiscal Committee as well as the third-party monitor.

Chair: Steve Gieber

Committee Staff: Deb Scheibler, Executive Director; Michael Wolff, Paymaster

CEOB Oversight Responsibility: Don Davis, CEOB Member

Voting Members:

  • David Bishop
  • Steve Gieber, Treasurer
  • Gene Sicard


Youth Development Committee

The Youth Committee will provide guidance and oversight of Local Area I youth programs of all core partners. This committee will seek methods to improve youth service delivery systems, reduce duplication, improve and expand partnerships and improve outcomes of all youth workforce programs. Third party monitor will report program monitoring results to the Youth Committee.

Chair: Andy Reichart

CEOB Oversight Responsibilities: Greg Balthazor 

Committee Staff: Kendra McAlister, Special Projects Manager

Voting Members:

  • Christina Brungardt – LINK Inc.
  • Brandi Ferguson (AE – DCCC)
  • Dennis Ford (DCF – VR)
  • Jeremy Gooch
  • Debbie Kearns (AE – CCCC)
  • Tracy Larsen (DCF -VR)
  • Kristi Marco – Independent Connection
  • Micha Meyer – (DCF – Foster Care)
  • Ardis Newhouse (Project Search)
  • Vicki Richardson (Foster Care)


One-Stop Committee

The One-Stop Committee provides guidance and oversight of the Workforce System in LAI. This committee will seek methods to improve the job seeker and employer service delivery systems, reduce duplication among partners, improve partner relationships, increase community partnerships, and promote the workforce system in LAI. In addition, this committee will oversee the development of Local Area I One-Stop Memorandum of Understanding with all partners as well as establish a shared cost and performance tracking system as required by WIOA. Third party monitor will report program monitoring results to the One-Stop Committee. Organizational Structure will be further developed upon selection of One-Stop Operator.

Chair: Hector Martinez

CEOB Oversight Responsibilities: Ron Loomis (CEOB)

Committee Staff: Tucky Allen, Local Area Business Services Director

Voting Members:

  • Carolyn Benitez (SER – MSFW)
  • Travis Combs (AE – Liberal)
  • Michael Connell (AE – Barton County College)
  • Abigail Crandall (WP, TAA & VETS)
  • Daniel Decker (DCF – E&T)
  • Michael Donnelly (DCF – VR)
  • Dennis Ford (DCF – VR)
  • Hector Martinez (AE – Garden City)
  • Kelly Mobray (AE – Salina)
  • Andy Reichart (Prairie Independent Living)
  • Raul Santa (SER – Senior)


Program Operations Committee

The Operations Committee will provide oversight and guidance of the WIOA Title IB Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth programs as well as all other grants operated by LAI. In addition, this committee will provide oversight of Workforce Center services and performance. This committee will review service delivery methods, recommend policy modifications, oversee enrollment levels and seek methods to improve program performance. This committee will also be responsible for negotiating levels of performance for recommendation to the full LWDB and CEOB. Monitor Entity will report program monitoring results to the Operations Committee.

Chair: Heather Herren 

Committee Staff: Tucky Allen, Local Area Business Services Director

CEOB Oversight Responsibilities: Thomas Jones

Voting Members:

  • Steve Gieber
  • Chris Ryan
  • Gina McConnell
  • Heather Herren
  • Bryan Herwig
  • Jamie Barta


Career Pathways / Sector Strategy Training Task Force

The Career Pathways Task Force will be tasked with determining Career Pathways development, implementation and reporting processes which are in-line with the needs of Local Area I employers.

Chair: Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick – Pratt Community College 

Committee Staff: Kendra McAlister, Special Projects Coordinator


  • Dr. Carl Heilman – Barton Community College
  • Dave Mullins – Hutchinson Community College
  • Nance Munderloh – Colby Community College