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Region 4 Nominee Wanda Payne
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Nominee Bio-
In my current role I monitor the Department of Labor’s federal policy and requirements of the Senior Community Service Employment Program at site locations in ten states across the country. Two states are in partnership with the AARP Foundation. I also assist with providing leadership and supervision for personnel issues, partnership recruitment and the automated system for managing participants in the program. I am a former educator and haved served on several boards during my career.

What is your vision for the workforce development profession?
To network and develop relationships that will enhance employment, training, education and economic development services for job seekers, workers and employers.

Do you have a particular interest area or passion in workforce development?
Older Workers

Why do you want to serve on the Board?
I would like to add more presence and knowledge about the Older Worker. I will uphold what I know is the right thing to do to enhance employment, training, education services to job seekers and employers.

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the profession today and how can NAWDP address that challenge?
Political leaders do not understand the successes some of our partners contribute to society. Maintaining a presence wherever and whenever we can. Also keeping statics current and visible will help.