Workforce Investment San Francisco Board

The San Francisco Workforce Investment Board (WISF) is designated as San Francisco’s Workforce Investment Board.  The mission of the WISF is to provide a forum where businesses, labor, education, government, community-based organizations and other stakeholders work together to increase their collective capacity to address the supply and demand challenges confronting the workforce.

Specifically, the WISF is responsible for:

  • Establishing the direction of workforce development in support of San Francisco’s vision for economic competitiveness.
  • Creating strategic workforce connections between industry, business, labor, educational institutions, and community based organizations to serve the needs of workers and employers in the region.
  • Providing job seekers with education and training needs to achieve self-sufficiency.
  • Creating a framework to merge public and private resources and expertise to create an integrated workforce development and business service system.

WISF Members play an integral role in overseeing and setting the direction for San Francisco’s Workforce System.  They establish policies for workforce development in San Francisco and influence the design and of the delivery system.  Further, they contribute expertise from industry and articulate the current workforce trends and needs of the local labor market.  Most importantly they provide leadership in developing a strong and vital partnership between businesses, education, community based organizations, and City agencies. 

For information about the Committees of the WISF, please visit http://oewd.org/committees-wisf.

To view a list of this year's meeting schedule, please visit: http://oewd.org/wisf-meeting-schedule.

All meeting minutes and materials are available to view here: http://oewd.org/meetings/14.


WISF Board Members

1. Kevin Carroll, WISF Chair, Hotel Council of San Francisco
2. Celeste Alleyne, Microsoft
3. Tiffany Apczynski, Zendesk
4. Edward Battista, California Pacific Medical Center Sutter Health

5. Clearnise Bullard, Job Corps of Northern California
6. Michael Carr, Director of Workforce Development, Office of Economic and Workforce Development
7. Jeffrey Chiu, University of California San Francisco Health

8. Supervisor Malia Cohen, City & County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 10
9. Jeanine Cotter, Luminalt
10. Ximena Delgado, Bank of America
11. John Doherty, IBEW Local 6
12. Supervisor Mark Farrell, City & County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 2
13. Ebony Frelix, Salesforce.com
14. Manny Flores, Carpenters, Local 22/NCCRC
15. Paul Giusti, Recology
16. Charlie Hale, Pinterest

17. Ramon Hernandez, Laborers, Local 261
18. David Johnson, Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 300
19. Katy Johnson, Wells Fargo
20. Sylvia Kwan, Kwan/Henmi Architecture
21. Charley Lavery, Operating Engineers Local 3
22. Chancellor Lamb, City College of San Francisco

23. Kent Lim, Kent Lim Construction
24. Ku-Tsang Lin, Kaiser Permanente
25. Andrew Lindsay, Jawbone
26. Rebecca Miller, SEIU-UHW
27. Brian Morton, Webcor
28. Donnalyn Murphy, Golden Gate Restaurant Association

29. Bob Nibbi, Nibbi Brothers Construction
30. Tom Quigley, Riverbed
31. Sam Rodriguez, KSR Consulting Group
32. Bryan Rogers, Bloomingdale's
33. Ruben Santana, Rubecon Construction
34. Rodrigo Santos, Santos Urrutia Structural Engineering
35. Jorge Tapia, Employment Development Department
36. Egon Terplan, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR) Association
37. Theresa Woo, Department of Rehabilitation


WISF Membership:

As mandated by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the WISF will be comprised of the following mandated entities:

  • Business: 51%
  • Workforce - Labor and Community Based Organizations: 20%
  • Economic Development: One (1) member
  • Higher Education: One (1) member
  • WIOA Title II – Adult Education and Literacy: One (1) member
  • Title III – State Employment Service Office: One (1) member
  • Title IV – Vocational Rehabilitation Program: One (1) member

WIOA also allows for the following optional entities:

  • Local Education Agencies and Community Based Organizations.
  • Entities administering programs serving the local area in housing, transportation or public assistance.
  • Philanthropic organizations serving the local area.

Further, City legislation and policy stipulates that the Mayor appoint two (2) members of the Board of Supervisors to the WISF with the intention that they represent relevant committees of the board such as Budget & Finance and Land Use & Economic Development. Additionally, the Mayor may appoint other members at his or her discretion.


For more information about the WISF, or to learn how to become a board member, please contact:

Office of Economic and Workforce Development
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 701-4848
workforce.development@sfgov.org