Farideh Alvijeh


Sheryll Bates,  Heppner Chamber of Commerce         EOWB Secretary 

Susie Cederholm, Center for Human Development     EOWB Chair

Pat Davis, OR State Apprenticeship & Training Council 

Joseph Franell, Eastern Oregon Telecom

Rich Fulton, Malheur Lumber

Kathy Gover-Shaw, Behlen Mfg. Company                 EOWB Vice Chair

Terri Hellbusch, USFS

Riley Hill, Greystone Builders, LLC

Forest Keady, Contractor

Patrick Patterson, Viridian Management

Jesse Schmidt, Integrated Biomass

William Wyllie,  Chester's Thriftway

Dana Young, PhD.Treasure Valley Community College

Debbie Gargalis, Oregon Employment Department

Donna Keddy, DHS Vocational Rehabilitation

Doug Dalton, Baker Technical Institute

Jeff Gritz, Pendleton Building & Construction Trades Council

Mark Warne Labor Liaison, Oregon AFL-CIO 

Sheri McDonald

William D. Rosholt

Executive Director


The Board of Directors is responsible for developing policy and overseeing local workforce development initiatives in partnership with the local elected officials.

Susan Roberts, Chief Elected Official

Brenda Frank

Grants and Contracts Administrator

Staff Members


1901 Adams Avenue Suite 8, La Grande OR 97850 us

​Board membership includes representatives from business and industry, education agencies, community-based organizations, economic development agencies, public vocational rehabilitation, and labor organizations.