The OH-Penn Competitiveness Council provides the strategic guidance and leadership for the Oh-Penn Region’s talent development by facilitating the alignment of workforce development, economic development, and education within the five-county interstate region.

OH-Penn Competitiveness Council Members


OH WIA Area 17 – Mahoning & Columbiana Training Association (MCTA)
Business Representative: Michael Garvey
Economic Development Representative: Rachel McCartney
Education Representative: Ronald Chordas
Labor Representative: Jim Burgham
Workforce Development Representative: Bert Cene
OH WIA Area 18 – Trumbull County Department of Jobs and Family Services/One Stop
Business Representative: John Moliterno
Economic Development Representative: Sarah Boyarko
Education Representative: Wanda Thomas
Labor Representative: Mark Catello 
Workforce Development Representative: William Turner
PA WIA Area NW145 – West Center Job Partnership, Inc. (WCJP)
Business Representative: Therese McShea
Economic Development Representative: Larry Reichard
Education Representative: Rachel Martin
Labor Representative: Frank E. Telesz, Jr.
Workforce Development Representative: Sam Giannetti