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Cultivating California's Workforce: Guest Speakers

Join OC Forum on Thursday, July 28th for the premiere of "Saving the Dream: Cultivating California's Workforce." In our final installment of our work program mini-series, we explore opportunities to help our current and future workbench feel workforce ready. Tune in to hear from our panel of visionary leaders as they discuss timely solutions to prepare for the California dream job.

Click here to learn more about this conversation. Meet our guest speakers below!

Enrique Perez, Interim President, Santiago Canyon College

Enrique Perez is the interim president of Santiago Canyon College (SCC). Perez is responsible for facing challenges with college stakeholders and overseeing operations within the college. For more than 20 years, Perez has been in districtwide leadership roles and boards at Rancho Santiago Community College District. He currently leads a division on institutional effectiveness, strategic planning, and public affairs.

Debbie Ball, Vice President, Easterseals Southern California,

With over 20 years of advocating for societal change, Debbie is a member of various organizations that advocate for inclusivity and social change. She has worked with stakeholders across the country to build awareness around employment of people with disabilities. She currently serves as the Vice President at Easterseals whose mission is to provide services to people with disabilities and special needs.

John R. Hanna, Government Affairs Director, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

John R. Hanna is an attorney and serves as Government Affairs Director/Special Counsel for the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters. He is active in civic and community affairs. Hanna is currently a member of the Community College League of California Advisory Committee on Legislation. He previously served on the Metropolitan Water District's Blue Ribbon Committee to help the region meet its long-term water needs.

Rhonda Miller, Business Solution Manager, OC Workforce Development Board

Business Solutions Manager Rhonda Miller connects vital businesses with work-ready job seekers. She has extensive experience in leadership and sales management for the media and publishing industry and most recently worked in Human Resources, focusing on job development and recruitment. Rhonda served as the Business Relations Manager for the Pikes Peak Workforce Center in Colorado Springs, where she was responsible for developing, directing, and implementing programs supporting regional job creation.

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