815 N Kellogg St, Suite C
Kennewick, WA 99336

Tel: 509.734.5980 

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The Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. WA Relay Service: 711

Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council 

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council



Amanda Jones, Community First Bank

Bob Bertsch, Ashley Bertsch Group

Richard Bogert, The Bogert Group

Carlos Martinez, Dura-Shine Clean

Lori Mattson, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Carol Moser, Greater Columbia Accountable Community Health

Melanie Olson, Lourdes Counseling Center

Alicia Perches, Tyson Foods

David Phongsa, Ninja Bistro

Todd Samuel, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/City University



Michael Bossé, Central Washington Building & Construction Trades Council

Bob Legard, Central Washington Building & Construction Trades Council

Dennis Williamson, Electricians Union IBEW

Jim Smith, Southeast Washington Northwest Oregon Sheet Metal Training


Michael Lee, Columbia Basin College

Kate McAteer, Washington State University, Tri-Cities


Carl Adrian, Tri-City Development Council

Janet Booth, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation

Adolfo de León, DSHS

Jennie Weber, Employment Security Department


Commissioner James Beaver, Benton County

Commissioner Clint Didier, Franklin County



Chair - Todd Samuel

Vice Co-Chairs Representing Adult & Employer Linkage - 

   Adolfo de León & Melanie Olson

Vice Chair Representing the Youth Committee - Bob Bertsch

Past Chair - Bob Bertsch


Darryl Banks, Juvenile Justice Center

Paul Randall, TriTech




 Youth Committee

Executive Board Committee

Adult & Employer Linkage Committee

Quarterly Board Meeting