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).

Board Chair, Dwight, Carr
STEM Program Manager & Maryland MESA Executive Director
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Vice Chairperson
Zach Tomlin, MCTS
IT/Cybersecurity Consultant
Tomlin Technology, Inc.
Beaver, Denise
Deputy Director
Carroll County Department of Economic Development
Berry, Steven
Director of Career and Continuing Professional Education
Carroll Community College
Giangrasso, Suzzanne
Lorien, Mt. Airy
Givens, Julie
Labor Exchange Administrator
The Columbia Workforce Center
Griffin, Gary
Business Manager
Larson, Andrew
National Project Coordinator
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
Job Corps Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Liggett-Creel, Stephen
Howard County Department of Social Services
Metz, Melissa
Senior Private Sector Specialist
The World Bank
Plump, Sharon
Regional Director
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Raithatha, Haresh
Chief Operations Officer
The Strouse Corporation
Song, Lynn
Director, Operations & Strategic Initiatives
Howard County Chamber of Commerce
Thompson, Vernon
Executive Vice President, Business Development
Howard County Economic Development Authority (EDA)
Verratti, Rosie
Grant Program Coordinator
Howard Community College