The Delaware County Workforce Development Board (DCWDB) is a business-led Board that works in partnership with County Council. Our goal is to make sure that Delaware County has a dynamic and high quality workforce.

The DCWDB was established through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The legislation was enacted in July 2014 and authorizes Workforce Development Boards to establish goals for workforce programs in their local communities. The DCWDB has set standards that will improve the quality of job seeker and employer services throughout Delaware County and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Because it is a business-led Board, it is expected to bring best practices to public workforce development programs and services.

The DCWDB provides leadership on critical workforce issues identified in the Local Strategic Plan. The Board also engages the community to deliberate on key workforce and economic development issues. The DCWDB also oversees programs and services to ensure high quality performance.  The DCWDB is comprised of volunteer leaders from private business, organized labor, education, economic development, human services and community-based organizations, all of whom are appointed by County Council to terms of three years.

The DCWDB meets quarterly. Meetings are open to the public.


Request for Proposals

The Delaware County Workforce Development Board is seeking proposals for three opportunities. Click on each link for full details.

Chester City PA CareerLink® Site Administration

Business Services

Veterans Workforce Services

Budget Template

DCWDB Meeting Dates


March 4, 2021 - 8:30am via MS Teams

June 3, 2021 8:30am via MS Teams

September 16, 2021 8:30am agenda via MS Teams or In-Person
Delaware County Community College, Marple Campus, 901 S. Media Line Rd, Media, PA 19063
Academic Building 4255, Fourth Floor (masks are mandatory)

December 16, 2021 via MS Teams

DCWDB Executive Committee Meeting Dates

October 1, 2021 8:30am agenda via MS Teams

Southeast Pennsylvania Regional and Local 2021-2024

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Plan Information:

Southeast Pennsylvania Region

Delaware County Local Plan 

DCWDB Board Members

Albert A. Danish, Chairman, Doyle Alliance Group

William Adams, I.B.E.W. Local Union 654

Michael Brady, LPL Financial Services

Elizabeth Brenner, Delaware County Literacy Council

Dominic Cappelli, Jr., My Benefits Advisor

Catherine Judge Cardillo, Trinity Health

Ed Coleman, Community Action Agency of Delaware County

Troy A. Dennis, Express Employment Professionals

Rick Durante, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union

Marybeth Ferguson, Bureau of Workforce Partnership & Operations

Adam Gattuso, Monroe Energy, LLC

Laura Goodrich Cairns, Delaware County Commerce Center

Makeda Hudson, Delaware County Assistance Office

Karen Kozachyn, Delaware County Community College

Laura Kasper, Monarch Staffing

Michael Maddren, Maddren Law Office

Patricia McFarland, Delaware County Chamber of Commerce

Donna Marandola, AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies

Eileen Nelson, Stantec Consulting

Jason Rode, Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters

Christine Rodgers, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

John Shelton, NAACP Chester Branch

William J. Tyson, Penn State Brandywine

Robert Vito, Unequal Technologies



Kate McGeever, Director, mcgeeverk@co.delaware.pa.us

Karen Hofmann, Deputy Director, hofmannk@co.delaware.pa.us

Dawn Berardinelli, Chief Financial Officer, berardinellid@co.delaware.pa.us

Joan Chicklo, Youth Programs Manager, chickloj@co.delaware.pa.us

Helen Schwabe, Compliance Manager, schwabeh@co.delaware.pa.us

Anthony Lerario, Monitor/Equal Opportunity Manager, lerarioa@co.delaware.pa.us