Council Members

Council Members

As Spokane’s 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.

Kelley Charvet

board chair

Chief Administrative Officer,
Community Health Association of Spokane (CHAS)

Christina Vigil Gross

vice chair

Branch Manager,
Manpower West

Dan Evans

immediate past Chair

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

Jeff Bosma

Fast Way Freight

Dr. Kevin Brockbank

Spokane Community College (SCC)

Rebecca Cook

Vice President,
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 488 (IATSE Local 488)

Mary Crago

Deputy Regional Administrator -Division of Vocational Rehabilitation,
WA State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)

Robert Duron

Bottom Line Prophets/Pet Vittles & Wild Bird West

Christi Harter

Vice President – Education and Talent,
Greater Spokane Inc.

Lori Hunley

CSO Administrator-Maple Office-Community Services Division,
WA State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)

Machelle Johnson

Human Resources Director,
Pearson Packaging Systems

Dr. Wade Larson

Chief Human Resources Officer,
Wagstaff Inc.

Vicki Leifer

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Director,
West Valley School District

Luis Licea

Site Coordinator / Apprenticeship Coordinator,
Northwest Laborers-Employers Training Trust

Dr. David May

Interim President,
Eastern Washington University

Tina Morrison

Spokane Regional Labor Council

Kimberly Myles

Human Resources Manager,
Coeur d’Alene Windows/McVay Brothers Siding & Windows

Diane Quincy

Human Resources Director – Leadership and Organization Development,
Avista Corporation

Derek Tyree

Organizational Development Strategist,
Spokane Teachers Credit Union (STCU)

Jennie Weber

Eastern Regional Director – Employment Connections Division,
Employment Security Department (ESD)

Joel White

Executive Officer,
Spokane Home Builders Association

Diana Wilhite

Whilhite Enterprises

Jennie Weber

Eastern Regional Director,
Employment Security Department (ESD)

The Honorable Nadine Wooward


City of Spokane

The Honorable Josh Kerns


County Commissioner – District 1,
Board of Spokane County Commissioners

Steve MacDonald

Alternate for Mayor,
Director – Community & Economic Development Division,
City of Spokane

Scott Simmons


Board of Spokane County Commissioners

Ron Valencia

Designee for County Commissioner,
Board of Spokane County Commissioners

Now Recruiting New Members

We are currently seeking business representatives to serve on the Spokane Workforce Council.

  • 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 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 509-960-6263

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