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Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

Board of Directors

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area is led by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of recognized community leaders across many areas of expertise including, business; community-based organizations; economic development; education; government; literacy; labor; and vocational rehabilitation.

Our Board of Directors contribute significant amounts of time, talent, and energy to further our organizational mission of empowering the workforce of our 9-county Rural Capital Area.

Frank Leonardis

Frank Leonardis

Board Chair - Hays County

Alfonso Sifuentes

Alfonso Sifuentes

Vice Chair - Caldwell County

Rene Flores

Rene Flores

Board Treasurer - Williamson County

Hector Aguilar

Hector Aguilar

Board Member - Williamson County

Carole Belver

Carole Belver

Board Member - Hays County

Ben Brenneman

Ben Brenneman

Board Member - Williamson County

Debbie Burkhard

Debbie Burkhard

Board Member - Blanco County

Camille Clay

Camille Clay

Board Member - Williamson County

Adriana Cruz

Adriana Cruz

Board Member - Hays County

Marco Cruz

Marco Cruz

Board Member - Williamson County

Sandra Dillett

Sandra Dillett

Board Member - Williamson County

Elwood (Woody) Engebretson

Elwood (Woody) Engebretson

Board Member - Williamson County

Jenna Fohn-Thomas

Jenna Fohn-Thomas

Board Member - Bastrop County

Becky Garlick

Becky Garlick

Board Member - Fayette County

Kimberly Goode

Kimberly Goode

Board Member - Williamson County

Andy Hapanowicz

Andy Hapanowicz

Board Member - Williamson County

Mark Hiemstra

Mark Hiemstra

Board Member - Williamson County

Margaret Lindsey

Margaret Lindsey

Hays County

Jeff Light

Jeff Light

Board Member - Hays County

Mike McKeown

Mike McKeown

Board Member - Burnet County

Briley Mitchell

Briley Mitchell

Board Member - Llano County

Cassandra Moya

Cassandra Moya

Board Member - Hays County

Felix Munson

Felix Munson

Board Member - Williamson County

Eben Riggs

Eben Riggs

Board Member - Williamson County

John Robison

John Robison

Board Member - Bastrop County

Nikki Stallings

Nikki Stallings

Board Member - Williamson County

Elva Zdeb

Elva Zdeb

Board Member - Hays County

Frank Leonardis

Sector: Private Sector

Frank Leonardis

Board Chair - Hays County

Private Sector: Ember Industries

Alfonso Sifuentes

Sector: Private Sector

Alfonso Sifuentes

Vice Chair - Caldwell County

Private Sector: Green Group

Rene Flores

Sector: Private Sector

Rene Flores

Board Treasurer - Williamson County

Private Sector: Extraco Banks

Hector Aguilar

Sector: Public Sector

Hector Aguilar

Board Member - Williamson County

Education: Austin Community College

Carole Belver

Sector: Public Sector

Carole Belver

Board Member - Hays County

Community-Based Organization: Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas

Ben Brenneman

Sector: Public Sector

Ben Brenneman

Board Member - Williamson County

Labor: IBEW Local Union 520

Debbie Burkhard

Sector: Private Sector

Debbie Burkhard

Board Member - Blanco County

Private Sector: Old Annex Office Solutions

Camille Clay

Sector: Public Sector

Camille Clay

Board Member - Williamson County

Education: Leander Independent School District

Adriana Cruz

Sector: Public Sector

Adriana Cruz

Board Member - Hays County

Economic Development: Greater San Marcos Partnership

Marco Cruz

Sector: Public Sector

Marco Cruz

Board Member - Williamson County

Community-Based Organization: Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties

Sandra Dillett

Sector: Public Sector

Sandra Dillett

Board Member - Williamson County

Public Assistance: Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Elwood (Woody) Engebretson

Sector: Public Sector

Elwood (Woody) Engebretson

Board Member - Williamson County

Community Based Organization/Veteran: Rotary Club of Cedar Park-Leander

Elwood (Woody) Engebretson was born and raised in Pelican Rapids Minnesota, the fourth of eight children. After graduating from high school in 1962, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and retired after more than 20 years as a MSgt E-7. While in the Air Force he was stationed at numerous sites; Easter Island for one year, Tehran Iran for 2 years, near Oxford England for 4 years and several stateside bases; Lackland AFB TX, Greenville AFB MS, Offutt AFB NE, McClellan AFB CA, and Grand Forks AFB ND. His Air Force career field was Personnel Manager.

He graduated from Southwest Texas State Univ (now Texas State Univ) in San Marcos TX with a Bachelors Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences.

His ‘civilian’ work assignments: Travis County Juvenile Court as a Legal Assistant; Texas Incentive and Productivity Commission, Office Manager; Texas Workforce Commission, various duties such as Work Opportunity Tax Credit office, Contract Manager, RFP Development and Contract Manager with Child Care Services. He then was employed with Workforce Solutions Rural Capital as the Child Care Contract Manager.

He is single, and currently resides with his best friend, Becky Dement. He has five children; two sons and three daughters. His 10 grandchildren range in age from 35 to 9, with a 4 year old great-granddaughter. One daughter resides in Minnesota, and the remaining children live in the Central Texas area.

He is active in the Cedar Park community. He has been a member of the Cedar Park-Leander Rotary Club for over 14 years, is currently serving as the Club’s Sergeant at Arms and is also is the Youth Director. He has been a member of the Cedar Park City Library Foundation for 12 years, serving in several officer capacities. He is a member of the Cedar Park American Legion Post 911 and the VFW Post 8787. He enjoys reading, particularly historical fiction, playing golf, watching sports and spending quality time with friends and family.

Jenna Fohn-Thomas

Sector: Private Sector

Jenna Fohn-Thomas

Board Member - Bastrop County

Private Sector: First National Bank of Bastrop

Becky Garlick

Sector: Public Sector

Becky Garlick

Board Member - Fayette County

Education: Blinn College Schulenburg Campus

With more than 25 years in higher education, Dr. Becky Garlick serves as Executive Dean for the Blinn College Schulenburg Campus. Dr. Garlick has a broad range of experience working with students who pursue academic degrees as well as workforce education programs. She works tirelessly with local business owners and community leaders to assist in connecting them to resources that they need to hire employees, obtain grant resources, or other necessary services.

Dr. Garlick graduated from Tarleton State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.Ed. in Education. She earned her doctoral degree from Texas Tech University in Higher Education Administration.

Kimberly Goode

Sector: Public Sector

Kimberly Goode

Board Member - Williamson County

Literacy: Literacy Council of Williamson County

Andy Hapanowicz

Sector: Private Sector

Andy Hapanowicz

Board Member - Williamson County

Private Sector: Slip Fixers

Mark Hiemstra

Sector: Public Sector

Mark Hiemstra

Board Member - Williamson County

Community-Based Organization: Goodwill Central Texas

Margaret Lindsey

Sector: Private Sector

Margaret Lindsey

Hays County

Private Sector: San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Light

Sector: Private Sector

Jeff Light

Board Member - Hays County

Private Sector: Hoar Construction

With 20 years in the construction industry, Jeff has broad range of experience managing both commercial and institutional projects. As the Director of Division Operations for the Hoar Construction Austin office, Jeff oversees all project and field staff and holds all team members accountable to meet and exceed the commitment to the client.

Jeff is a certified LEED Accredited Professional, ASHE Healthcare Construction Certified and an Associate Constructor from the American Institute of Constructors. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science from Texas A&M University.

Mike McKeown

Sector: Private Sector

Mike McKeown

Board Member - Burnet County

Private Sector: Horseshoe Bay Resort

Briley Mitchell

Sector: Private Sector

Briley Mitchell

Board Member - Llano County

Private Sector: Llano Chamber of Commerce

Cassandra Moya

Sector: Public Sector

Cassandra Moya

Board Member - Hays County

Vocational Rehabilitation: Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Felix Munson

Sector: Private Sector

Felix Munson

Board Member - Williamson County

Private Sector: Anchor-Ventana Glass

Eben Riggs

Sector: Public Sector

Eben Riggs

Board Member - Williamson County

Public Employment: Texas Workforce Commission

John Robison

Sector: Private Sector

John Robison

Board Member - Bastrop County

Private Sector: New Republic Studios

Nikki Stallings

Sector: Private Sector

Nikki Stallings

Board Member - Williamson County

Private Sector: NOV Wellbore Technologies

Elva Zdeb

Sector: Private Sector

Elva Zdeb

Board Member - Hays County

Private Sector: Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Conference Center & Spa