The Delaware County Workforce Development Board 

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.


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


DCWDB Meeting Dates




March 4

June 3

September 16

December 16


All meetings will be held virtually and written notice will be sent via email to all board members with detailed instructions.  Scheduled meetings will commence at 8:00am. 


Open Requests for Proposals

DCWDB Commitees

Much of the work of the WDB is accomplished through its Committees, some of which include non-WDB members. The Chair shall appoint special Committees as deemed necessary.

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee develops and oversees the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and WDB budgets, making the final determination on proposals for funding. The Executive Committee is composed of the WDB Board Officers and the chairs of all Standing Committees. The fiscal agent serves as a nonvoting member.  The immediate past chair of the WDB Board remains a member of the Executive Committee for two years.


Other committees include:

Youth Council
The Delaware County Youth Council is responsible for developing a comprehensive workforce investment strategy for youth programs and services.

CareerLink® Service Partners
The Delaware County Workforce Development Board chooses the providers and is responsible for CareerLink® oversight.

Industry Partnerships
An industry partnership is a consortium of employers, educators, and workforce development professionals coming together around the common purpose of addressing workforce needs.

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701 Crosby Street, Suite B

Chester, PA 19013

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Phone: 610-447-3350

Fax: 610-447-3173

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Contact Us

Delaware County Workforce Development Board (DCWDB)

Administrative Office:

1570 Garrett Road, Suite A

Upper Darby, PA 19082

Phone:  610-723-2200

Fax:  610-713-2224

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Workforce Entry Center at the

Delaware County Community College

901 South Media Line Road

Media, PA 19063

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

(Closed Fridays over summer semester)

Phone: 610-723-1220

Fax: 610-723-6007

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