Tony Erickson, Chair

Oregon Aero


Zach Poole, Vice Chair/Secretary

Pig 'N Pancake


Henry Balensifer III

LEKTRO


Whitey Forsman

Pacific Oyster 


Jeff Kemp

Pacific Stainless Products


Pat Malone

Sunrise Tree Farm


Amanda Morris

Samaritan Health Services


​Heather Clark

Alterations by Heather


Ivan Castille

Laborers Local 737 


Linda Dugan, Treasurer 

​Linda Dugan Insurance Agency

board of Directors

John Hawkins

Linn, Benton, Lincoln County Service Labors International Union


Rod Belisle

NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center


Tom Nelson

Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development Office


Cami Aufdermauer

Tillamook County Habitat for Humanity


Birgitte Ryslinge

Oregon Coast Community College


Stephanie Hurliman

Oregon Employment Department


Ann Buchele

Linn-Benton Community College


Bryan Campbell

​Vocational Rehabilitation 

Oregon Dept. of Human Services


Todd Simmons

Tillamook People's Utility District 

The oversight and administration of workforce services in the Northwest Area is chartered to NOW's Board of Directors in partnership with the Northwest Oregon Workforce Consortium (NOWC).


NOW's Board of Directors is made up of representatives from business, education, economic development, organized labor, community-based organization, and state agencies as required by federal workforce legislation, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. 


The NOWC, also referred to as the Consortium, is an intergovernmental jurisdiction represented by a county commissioner from each of the five counties. Northwest Oregon Works works on behalf of and in coordination with the Consortium. 

Board of Directors & workforce consortium

Consortium 

Local Elected Officials

Anne Schuster

Benton County Commissioner


Tim Josi

Tillamook County Commissioner


Doug Hunt, Chair

Lincoln County Commissioner


Henry Heimuller

Columbia County Commissioner


Lianne Thompson 

Clatsop County Commissioner