Roll Call/Establish Quorum

  • Chair Tiffany Rotondo presided over the meeting. The meeting was called to order at 7:31am. Roll call was taken and a membership quorum was present.

Members Present

Calvin Giles
Amy King
Anna Cobb
Beatris Gonzalez
Bernie Szczepanski
Kate Wollensak
Terry Jarman
Greg Bedalov
Debbie Gaspari
Tom Wendorf
Jim Gamache
Jane Clark
Carol Simler
Jeffrey Feucht
Rich Hubacek (Lisa Dixon)
Marilyn Liwanag
Mary Keating
Tamryn Hennessy
Laura Crawford
Tiffany Rotondo
Alan Mindlin

Members Absent

Barb Szczepaniak
Christine Torres
Darlene Ruscitti
Ian Hardie
Michelle Arnold
Paul Seputis
Barry Saltzman
Dan Allen
Dan Deasy
Diana Robinson
Joseph Cassidy
Mike Kish
Penny Clancy
Kevin Bass

Others Present

Jamie Brown
Lisa Schvach
David Sabathne

Public Comment

  • There was no public comment.

New Member Introductions

Jamie introduced new Board members, Tamryn Hennessy from the Greater Oakbrook Chamber of Commerce, Debbie Gaspari from Rexnord, Jim Gamache from JBG Management Services and Greg Bedalov from Choose DuPage.

2020 Slate of Officers

The Slate of Officers was presented for 2020. There are no changes to the current slate.

  • Motion to approve by Carol Simler
  • Second by Marilyn Liwanag
  • All ayes, motion APPROVED


MOU Required Changes

Lisa explained that DCEO has requested required revisions to the MOU that was submitted earlier in the year. The requested changes have been made to the MOU and Lisa reviewed the changes.

  • Motion to approve MOU revisions by Terry Jarman
  • Second by Calvin Gilves
  • All ayes, motion APPROVED


WIOA Fiscal Report

Lisa presented the fiscal report. The report indicates that all grant dollars are virtually spent for PY18. DCEO has released monies for PY19, so the next report will reflect the new monies. The Center is required to spend at least 50% of dollars on direct training, the Center exceeded this goal with 58% of funds spent on direct training for clients.

WARN Report

The WARN report remains relatively unchanged from the last report. There was a new layoff at an IT company in Oakbrook. If appropriate, affected workers will be connected with WIB members that may have IT openings.  As discussed in previous meetings, it can be difficult to access affected worker lists from some companies as their internal policies prohibit them from doing so. Currently, IDES is working to help supply worker lists via filed unemployment claims so outreach can be done for the affected workers. Updates will be forthcoming on the status of this pilot program.  

One-Stop-Operator Update

Dave presented the OSO report. Traffic in the Center remains consistent, with the majority of clients seeking Title 1 Services (training, workshops, etc.). 

workNet DuPage Update

Lisa provided the workNet DuPage update. The allocation for PY19 has been released by DCEO, so those funds are now available to spend. Lisa informed the group that she is working with the Marketing Coordinator to develop the Center’s first Year in Review. Jamie will send it out to all WIB members once it is complete.

Healthcare Talent Pipeline Success Story

A client who received training and employment as part of the healthcare initiative shared her story with the group.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:58 a.m.