Board of Directors

The Area 20 Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders from its five-county region to help shape workforce policies. The majority of representation on the Board is filled from the business sector to help direct funding toward the needs of our local businesses. Board members are selected by county commissioners from the counties that comprise Area 20. There are five Board members from Pickaway and Ross counties, six Board members from Fairfield County, and three Board members from Hocking and Vinton counties. Other Board members include an at-large K-12 education representative, at-large business representative, a representative from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, and a Wagner-Peyser representative. Current Board members are listed below:

County Sector Name Title Name of Business
Fairfield Business  Matt Claypool Vice President of Operations Claypool Electric, Inc.
Fairfield Business Kellie Sharp Recruitment Specialist Fairfield Medical Center
Fairfield Business Jack Samples Operations Manager Worthington Industries
Fairfield Education J.B. Dick Superintendent Amanda-Clearcreek Local Schools
Fairfield Higher Education Kim Jeffers Transition Advisor Ohio University - Lancaster
Fairfield Adult Education & Literacy Angela L Ward Adult Workforce Development Director Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools
Hocking Business Chuck Zender  Assistant Plant Manager Amanda Manufacturing
Hocking Business Theresa Ragosta Vice President, Human Resources Rocky Brands, Inc.
Hocking Community-Based Organization Jessica Stroh Community Services Division Director Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP)
Pickaway Business Michael Linton Principal Accurate Heating & Cooling
Pickaway Business Kristin Gardner Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President, Patient Care Berger Hospital
Pickaway Labor Jeremy Gilpen Apprentice Coordinator Iron Workers Local 172
Pickaway Community-Based Organization Christy Mills Executive Director Pickaway WORKS
Pickaway Economic Development Ryan Scribner Economic Development Director Pickaway Progress Partnership (P3)
Ross Business Tom White President Accurate Heating & Cooling
Ross Business Tammy Eallonardo Economic Development Director Greater Chillicothe Ross County Development
Ross Business Kellie Gunn Area HR Manager Kenworth
Ross Business  Ron Fairrow  Director Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning  Adena Health
Ross Adult Education & Literacy Carrie Fife Director of Adult Education Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center
Vinton Labor Vince Wright State Training Director Ohio Carpenters' Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust Fund
Vinton Business Annamarie Qualls Executive VP & HR Manager Vinton County National Bank
Vinton Youth Serving Organization Richard Games Co-Executive Director Sojourners
ODJFS Rehabilitation Services Katie Karwatske Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
ODJFS State Employment Services Stephen Carson Program Delivery Manager, Workforce Services Ohio Department Job & Family Services

Area 20 Bylaws

Regional & Local Plan

Board Meeting Packets

Customer Testimonails

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Customer Testimonails

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