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Workforce Development Board #40

The Local Workforce Development Board #40 covers 8 parishes in the Acadiana region with a diverse group of businesses and industries.

Our board is dedicated to the improvement and growth of the workforce system by providing leadership, direction, and policy oversight.

Members of Workforce Development Board #40 Include: 


Tessa Brown, CCI Piping Systems, Board Chairperson

Jason Lemaire, Stuller Inc., Board Vice-Chair

Stacey Perrodin, Petroleum Helicopters Inc., Treasurer


Aaron Loupe, Acadian Contractors, Inc.

Amy Thibodeaux, President/CEO of Advantous Consulting  

Dawnia Willis, PharmD, RPh, Acadiana Pharmacy

Halli Kennerson, Harris & Harris Law Firm

James Trahan, James Trahan Refrigeration

Nathen Carbo, System Services Broadband

Taylor Richard, Acadian Ambulance

William LaBar, - CGI



April Porterfield, Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults

Bobbie Decuir, PhD, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Chad Williams, Local 1098 Carpentry and Millwright Local 729 apprenticeship

Craig Mathews, Smile, CAA

Crystal Romein, Louisiana Workforce Commission, Office of Workforce Development, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services

James Foster, Iron Workers Local 623 Apprenticeship

Jennifer Stelly, St. Martin Parish Economic Development

Kevin Richard, Plumbers Association

Lauren Trahan, Nehemiah Projects of Acadiana

Mike Tarantino, Iberia Parish Economic Development Director

Michael Pritchard, Louisiana Workforce Commission, Office of Workforce Development

Ricardo Williams, Department of Children and Family Services, SNAP Employment and Training Program