Board Information


Board meetings are held quarterly and are open to the public. The level of public interest and attendance at the board meetings indicate strong community involvement in the delivery of employment and training services in Western Arkansas.

Western Arkansas’ workforce board encourages public comment. Help us make the workforce delivery system a success! See the event calendar for more information on upcoming meetings.

Additional Information

If you would like more information about board meetings, please contact Dennis Williamson. If you need more information about the board or its projects, please contact us.

Dennis Williamson

Previous Agendas & Minutes

March 16, 2021
December 15, 2020
September 22, 2020
June 23, 2020
June 09, 2020
March 14, 2020
December 3, 2019
September 17, 2019
June 11, 2019
March 9, 2019

Board Members

Cathy Nesbit - Board Chair

Harry Robinson Buick

Greg Aleshire - Board Vice-Chair

Aleshire Electric

Tom Bonkofsky

Arkansas Division of Workforce Services

Dana Byrum

Arkansas Rehab Services

Nanci Caillouet

Fort Smith Electrical JATC

John Craig


Debbie Faubus-Kindrick

Crawford County Adult Education

Michael Lejong

MAGH Architecture

Rachel Mize

Stark Manufacturing, LLC

Matha Moore

McCormack Works

Stacy Muntz

Bank OZK

Krystal Thraikill

UA - Rich Mountain

Erick Wiggins


Dwayne Young

Carpenters' Local 71

WIOA Title I-B Staff

The Western Arkansas Planning & Development District provides a well-rounded staff to support the Workforce Development’s functions. The experienced staff provides planning, evaluation, fiscal, procurement, and management information systems services to administer the Board’s projects in accordance with its goals.

If you have any questions about WAPDD or any of its projects, feel free to contact one of our staff members. WAPDD is located at 1109 S. 16th St. Fort Smith, AR 72901. The telephone number is 479-785-2651.

Staff to the Board

Dennis Williamson

Dennis Williamson

Director of Workforce Services

WIOA Service Provider Staff

Carman Hensley

Carman Hensley

Workforce Program Manager

Karen Wilson

Karen Wilson

Workforce Career Advisor

Angela Oliver

Angela Oliver

Workforce Career Advisor

Michael Rosenberg

Michael Rosenberg

Workforce Career Advisor

Ashlie Ross

Ashlie Ross

Workforce Quality Assurance Lead

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