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,
CHAS Health

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 

Rebecca Cook

Vice President,
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 488 

Mary Crago

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

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 

Machelle Johnson

Human Resources Director,
Pearson Packaging Systems

Dr. Wade Larson

Chief Human Resources Officer,
Wagstaff Inc.

Vicki Leifer

Career & Technical Education  Director,
West Valley School District

Luis Licea

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

Tina Morrison

Secretary/Treasurer,             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,

Joel White

Executive Officer,
Spokane Home Builders Association

Diana Wilhite

Owner,                                           Wilhite Enterprises

Jennie Weber

Eastern Regional Director,
Employment Security Department

The Honorable Nadine Woodward


Mayor,                                                       City of Spokane

The Honorable Josh Kerns


County Commissioner-District 1,
Board of Spokane County Commissioners

Steve MacDonald

Designee for Mayor

Director-Community & Economic Development Division,
City of Spokane

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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