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Board of Directors

Rob Morse (Chair)

Owner, Monterey Bay Epic Adventures

Elyse Destout (Vice Chair)

Owner, Photography by Elyse Destout

Alia Ayyad

Director, Center for Employment Training

Felix Cantu

Field Office Manager, EDD

Christina Cuevas

Christina Cuevas

Trustee – Area 3, Cabrillo Community College

MariaElena De La Garza

Executive Director, Community Action Board

Marshall Delk

Vice President, Santa Cruz County Bank

Peter Detlefs

Principal Administrative Analyst, County of Santa Cruz

Daniel Dodge

Executive Director, Cabrillo College Federation of Teachers

Sean Hebard

Field Representative, Carpenters Local 505

Carmen Herrera-Mansir

Executive Director, El Pajaro Community Development Corp.

Laura Holmquist-Gomez

Owner, Five Star Catering

LeNae Liebetrau

Staff Services Manager I, Department of Rehabilitation

Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Founder, Cloud Brigade

Janet Nagamine

Janet Nagamine

Owner/Farmer, Hikari Farms; Doctor, Watsonville Community Hospital

Suzette Reuschel-Divirgilio

Suzette Reuschel-DiVirgilio

Programs Director, Health Improvement Partnership

Shaz Roth

President/CEO, Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture

Eric Saavedra

Assistant Director, Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education

Katie Setzler

Katie Setzler

Director, Human Resources, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Santa Cruz

Carol Siegel

Employment Manager, SC Seaside Company

Ray Sumano

Raymundo Sumano

Owner, Sumano’s Bakery

Dustin Vereker

Owner, Discretion Brewing LLC

Become a Board Member

The Workforce Development Board of Santa Cruz County invites you to join other business and community leaders in an exciting opportunity for leadership and vision as we move into the new millennium.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) calls for communities to create dynamic Workforce Development Boards that will develop broad workforce development policies to meet the needs of local employers and the community in a new global economy. As a Workforce Development Board member, you will lead efforts to help our community develop a qualified workforce in Santa Cruz County.

In the Board’s view, providing quality services to employers and individual customers is critical to the success and vitality of our local economy. Our mission is “Building economic prosperity through workforce development.”

The Workforce Development Board Chair thanks you in advance for your interest in the Workforce Development Board. Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted to discuss the activities of the Board and membership further.

Your participation will make this effort a success. In the meantime, if you would like more information, please contact the Workforce Development Board.


Andy Stone


Nathan Kieu

Business Services Manager

Sara Paz-Nethercutt

Senior Human Services Analyst

Lacie Gray

Senior Human Services Analyst

Brenda Diaz-Rivas

Associate Human Services Analyst

Elizabeth Gutierrez

Admin Aide

Marcy Villalobos

Clerical Support

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