Board Members

The Mid-Maryland Workforce Development Board (WDB) is comprised of representatives and leaders from local area businesses in Carroll and Howard counties in conjunction with the areas’ partners. The WDB’s primary responsibility is to provide guidance, and oversight to the local workforce development system through the Howard County Office of Workforce Development and Carroll County Business and Employment Resource Center (BERC).

Interim Chair
Heflin, Lisa
Director, Human Resources
Medisolv, Inc.
Beaver, Denise
Deputy Director
Carroll County Department of Economic Development
Berry, Steven
Director of Career and Continuing Professional Education
Carroll Community College
Dwight, Carr
STEM Program Manager & Maryland MESA Executive Director
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Giangrasso, Suzzanne
Lorien, Mt. Airy
Givens, Julie
Labor Exchange Administrator
The Columbia Workforce Center
Griffin, Gary
Business Manager
Hipp, Cammy
General Manager
Best Western
Kolluri, Anna
Resourcesys, Inc.
Larson, Andrew
National Project Coordinator
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
Job Corps Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Metz, Melissa
Senior Private Sector Specialist
The World Bank
Plump, Sharon
Regional Director
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Simon, Kristi
Vice President of Program & Operations
Howard County Chamber of Commerce
Thompson, Vernon
Executive Vice President, Business Development
Howard County Economic Development Authority (EDA)
Watson, Elizabeth
Senior Director (Interim Representative), Continuing Education and Community Development
Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Howard Community College
In Progress
Howard County Department of Social Services