To identify and address common skills gaps, education and credential needs and workforce requirements in high priority occupations within targeted industry clusters. The Industry Committee identifies those industry-specific workforce issues and needs that must be addressed to sustain a robust economy in the Lehigh Valley and to work in concert with education and economic development to develop an action plan to meet identified system.


Larry Wiersch, Chair
Cetronia Ambulance Corps

Stephen Bailey
Operation Resources, Inc.

Sandra Himes
Executive Director
Lehigh Career and Technical Institute 

Alexander Lemheney
Administrator, Division of Education
Lehigh Valley Health Network

John Mehler
Northamapton County Area Agency on Aging

Jack Pfunder
Executive Director
Manufacturers Resource Center

 AD HOC Members

Rosaan Barker
Northampton Community College

Donna Conley
Fellowship Community

Rick Dineen
DSC Logistics

Linda Eberly
Nestle Purina Pet Care North America

Sherry Hahn
Samuels Adams Brewery/Boston Brewery
Gwen Herzog
Nestle Purina Pet Care Co.
Lee Hippert
B. Braun Medical Inc.

Jan Klevis

Lehigh Career and Technical Institute

Jane Knepp
Fellowship Community

Shawn McGovern
Cetronia Ambulance Corporation
Beth Rokus
Health Network Laboratories