Board of Directors

Workforce Solutions Capital Area (WFS Capital Area) is led by a board of directors comprised of volunteer community leaders representing business, education, labor, economic development, community-based organizations, and government.

Cesiah Kessler

Nancy Fairchild
Vice Chair
Luminex Corporation

Kwee Lan Teo 
Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

A - D | E - J | K - Z | Elected Officials

Leonard Aguilar

Texas Building & Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO

Robert Alexander

Texas Workforce Solutions, Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Jerry Briones

Pflugerville Community Development Council

David Colligan

City of Austin, Economic Development Department

Charles Cook

Austin Community College District

Joseph Cooper

Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 286

Susan Dawson 

E3 Alliance

Sandy Dochen 


Veronda Durden 

Any Baby Can

E - J

Valerie Esparza

Ascension Seton

Nancy Fairchild

Luminex Corporation

Sheila Fata

St. David’s Healthcare

Melanie Flowers  

Samsung Austin Semiconductor

Joene Grissom  

Grissom & Associates

Bill Imhoff, III 

Intertech Flooring

K - Z

Cesiah Kessler  


Wayne Knox

Hutson-Tillotson University

Lawrence Lyman

Travis County Health and Human Services

Thomas Miranda 

Sparkovation Advisors

Melanie Moore

The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas

Joel Mullins

Texas Workforce Commission

Adrian Neely

Triad Building Maintenance

John Newman

Athena Manufacturing

Yesenia Plascencia


Craig Shapiro

Austin Independent School District

Mark Sherry

Baylor Scott & White Healthcare

Kwee Lan Teo

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

Elected Officials

Judge Sarah Eckhardt 

Travis County

Mayor Steve Adler

City of Austin

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

WFS Capital Area Board of Directors Meetings are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of every other month at 9001 N IH 35, Ste 110E, Austin, TX 78753 (unless otherwise noted on agendas and public notices).

Board of Directors Portal

2019 Board Of Directors Meeting Dates


  Date Agenda
  Wednesday, February 27, 2019 February 27, 2019 Meeting Agenda (pdf)
  Wednesday, April 24, 2019 April 24, 2019 Meeting Agenda (pdf)
  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 June 5, 2019 Meeting Agenda (pdf)
  Wednesday, August 28, 2019 August 28, 2019 Meeting Agenda (pdf)
  Wednesday, October 30, 2019
  Wednesday, December 11, 2019  

Workforce Solutions Capital Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available, upon request, to persons with disabilities. Relay Texas: 1.800.735.2989 (TDD) / 711 (Voice).

Equal Opportunity is the Law