CareerSource Tampa Bay

This Board provides policy guidance and oversight for workforce development activities for CareerSource Florida Region 15 (Hillsborough County) in partnership with the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), including activities under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA); development of an annual budget subject to the approval of the BOCC; developing, ratifying and submitting or amending the local workforce plan subject to the approval of the BOCC; establishing and adopting policy for governance, administration and operation of the CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) Board of Directors; oversight of the CSTB budget, programs, administrative costs and performance outcomes; identifying and selecting providers of training services, intensive services, youth providers and One Stop Operators as necessary and applicable.

Membership:

The membership of this board shall be voted on by the BOCC and shall be comprised to represent the required composition and percentage of representation required by current workforce development legislation. A majority of the members must be representatives of business and not less than 20% of the members must be members of the workforce. Composition is specified as:

  • Business
    • Business sector nominees must be located in Hillsborough County and be nominated by business organizations or business trade associations
    • Business sector nominees must represent a minimum of 51% of the total Board
  • Workforce
    • Workforce sector nominees must be representatives of the workforce within Hillsborough County:
      • Labor organizations nominated by a local labor federation
      • Registered apprenticeship program
      • Community-based organizations that address the employment needs of individuals with barriers to employment or disabilities
      • Community-based organizations that serve veterans
      • Organizations that address employment, training or education needs of eligible youth
  • Education and Training
    • Entities represented must administer education and training activities in Hillsborough County:
      • Adult education and literacy training under Title II of WIOA
      • Institutions of higher education providing workforce investment activities
      • Private education providers
  • Government, Economic/Community Development
    • Entities represented must serve Hillsborough County
    • Economic development
    • Vocational rehabilitation
    • May include representatives of agencies or entities relating to transportation, housing, public assistance and philanthropic organizations
    • May include others as the BOCC determines to be appropriate

Terms:

Initial terms are for one and two years; subsequent terms are for two years.

Authority:

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (Public Law 113-128), Florida Workforce Innovation Act of 2000. F.S. 445.007.

Meetings:

Bi-Monthly, 3rd Thursday, 11 AM
9215 N. Florida Ave., Suite 101
Tampa, FL 33612

Special Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Hillsborough County
    • Waiver available for the Workforce; Education Training; and Government, Economic/Community Development Entities categories
  • Annual financial disclosure is required

Contact:

Kenneth L. Jones, MBA Manager, Industry Strategic Initiatives
Hillsborough County Economic Development
County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 20th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 272-1143

Members:

Business Sector
Member Position Dates of Service
Mr. Michael Bach    08/15/2018 -
06/30/2019
Mr. Sean Butler 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2019*
Ms. Michelle Calhoun    08/15/2018 -
06/30/2020 
Mr. Judson Cook    09/06/2018 -
06/30/2019 
Mr. Robert Coppersmith 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2019*
Ms. Gail Fitzsimmons 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2020
Mr. Randall Hassen 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2019
Mr. Benjamin Hom 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2019
Ms. Cally Kushmer    08/15/2018 -
06/30/2019 
Mr. Jasiel Legon 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2020
Mr. Donald Nobles
  10/17/2018 -
06/30/2019
Mr. Earl Rahn 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2020
Mr. Jeffrey Serpico 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2020
Ms. Suzanne Skiratko    08/15/2018 -
06/30/2020 
Mr. Michael Smith 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2019
Mr. LeRoy Sweatman 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2020*
Ms. Sophia West 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2020
Workforce Sector
Member Position Dates of Service
Mr. Paul Orvosh Labor Organization 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2020*
Mr. Randall King Labor Organization 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2020*
Ms. Mireya Hernandez Individuals with Barriers to Employment 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2019
Ms. Elizabeth Gutierrez Individuals with Barriers to Employment 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2019
Mr. Richard Cranker Joint Apprenticeship Program 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2020*
Mr. Tom Aderhold Organization Serving Veterans 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2019*
Education & Training
Member Position Dates of Service
Mr. Michael Ramsey Adult Education & Literacy 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2020*
Dr. Ginger Clark Institution of Higher Education, Public 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2019*
Mr. Leerone Benjamin Private Education Provider 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2019
Government, Economic / Community Development
Member Position Dates of Service
Ms. Stephanie Brown-Gilmore Agency Related to Housing 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2019*
Mr. John Howell Vocational Rehabilitation 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2019*
Ms. Lindsey Kimball 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2020
April May
Serving Area Related to Public Assistance 08/15/2018 -
06/30/2019
Mr. Craig Richard 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2020*
Ms. Yanina Rosario 07/01/2018 -
06/30/2020*