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THE MASSHIRE MERRIMACK VALLEY WORKFORCE BOARD

The MassHire Merrimack Valley Workforce Board is composed of knowledgeable and influential business and community leaders who are appointed by the Mayor of Lawrence on behalf of the fifteen communities that make up the region. As a regional entity, we work closely with our local municipalities to bolster economic development and employment and to provide businesses in our region with the best trained workforce possible.

The board serves as the oversight and policy-making body for federally funded employment and training services in the region. The board also has the broader role of addressing critical labor market issues and developing strategic partnerships with local leaders in economic development, the K-12 and higher education system, government agencies, chambers of commerce, community-based and labor organizations.

ABOUT MERRIMACK VALLEY

The Merrimack Valley is home to over 318,000 residents throughout 15 diverse cities and towns in Northeastern Massachusetts that range from urban and traditionally industrial to rural and traditionally agricultural.

Today, the Merrimack Valley region is growing, experiencing dynamic and exciting change in its demographic composition. The greatest resource of the Merrimack Valley remains its skilled workforce.

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Board of Directors
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OUR STAFF

ABEL VARGAS

Interim Executive Director

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Call Abel 978-722-7058

SUSAN ALMONO

Deputy Director & Fund Developer

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Call Susan 978-722-7082

CRISTY GOMEZ

Youth Workforce Program Manager

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Call Cristy 978-722-7086

BRIAN NORRIS

NAMC Director/Marketing Manager

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CORINA RUIZ

Senior Program & Monitoring Manager

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Call Corina 978-722-7079

TRACY MYSZKOWSKI

Fiscal Director

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Call Tracy 978-722-7007

BEVERLY CAHOON

Financial Accountant

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Call Beverly 978-722-7006

VARSHA GANDHI

Accounting, Procurement, Contracts Administrator

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Call Varsha 978-722-7067

BEVERLY STOPYRA

Human Resources Manager

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Call Beverly 978-722-7065

MICHAEL PAGLIA

Monitoring & Senior Program Manager

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Call Michael 978-722-7020