November 10, 2011



FROM:        Byron Zuidema
Regional Administrator

SUBJECT:    Region 5 Staffing Structure

1.  Purpose.  To inform State Workforce Agencies of updates to the staffing structure of the Regional Office.

2.  References. None.

3.  Links.  This Letter is in the Region 5 website archive at:

4.  Substance. 

a.    Following are notable changes to the Chicago Regional Office staffing structure:

  • Adele Gagliardi is Regional Director, Office of State Systems, replacing Nicholas Lammers.
  • Rose Zibert is Regional Director, Office of Special Initiatives and Demonstrations, replacing Larry Greevers.
  • Larry Greevers is Division Chief, Division of Financial Management and Administrative Services, replacing Barry Dale.
  • Corey Bulluck is Chief, Division of Workforce Investment replacing Rose Zibert.
  • Gerardo Lara is Supervisor in the Division of Workforce Investment, replacing Corey Bulluck.
  • Julie Baker is the Trade Adjustment Assistance program specialist, replacing Gerardo Lara.
  • Cheryl Svee is the Executive Assistant, replacing Sandra Wilson upon her retirement in December 2011.

b.    Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Federal Representatives (State FPO) are assigned as follows:




IA Marium Baker Malcom Jackson
IL Arlene Charbonneau Linda Ortolano
IN Stacy O’Keefe Lori Harris
KS Linda Ortolano Arlene Charbonneau
MI Malcom Jackson Marium Baker
MN Carl Stahlheber Catherine Brooks
MO Lori Harris Stacy O’Keefe
OH Rebekah Woolley Rochelle Bradley
NE Rochelle Bradley Rebekah Woolley
WI Catherine Brooks Carl Stahlheber

c.    Following is the latest update to the Regional Office staffing structure:

Office of the Regional Administrator (ORA)
Byron Zuidema, Regional Administrator, 312.596.5403
Sandra Wilson, Executive Assistant (retiring December 30, 2011)
Cheryl Svee, Executive Assistant
Janina Rokiciak, Executive Secretary

Division of Financial Management and Administrative Services (DFMAS)
Larry Greevers, Division Chief, 312.596.5437

Administrative Services Unit
Beverly Akogu
Shawaan Caridine
Michael Dooman
Imogene McClure

Financial Management Unit
Thomas DiLisio, Supervisor, 312.596.5454
Chanel Castaneda
Deborah Galloway
Lorraine Jamison
Nancy Williams

Office of State Systems (OSS)
Adele Gagliardi, Regional Director, 312.596.5422
Gary Lewis

Division of Workforce Investment (DWI)
Corey Bulluck, Division Chief, 312.596.5532
Marium Baker
Rochelle Bradley
Catherine Brooks
Arlene Charbonneau
Malcom Jackson
Stacy O’Keefe
Carl Stahlheber
Rebekah Woolley

Gerardo Lara, Supervisor
Julie Baker
Jean Grochowski
Lori Harris
William Kea
Alice Mitchell
Linda Ortolano
Clay Webb

Division of Workforce Security (DWS)
John Scott, Division Chief, 312.596.5507
Steffanie Belmonte
Lidia Fiore
Patricia Hernandez
Robert Rainault
Betsy Schloesser
Steven Scott
Richard Skinner

Office of Special Initiatives and Demonstrations (OSID)
Rosaura Zibert, Regional Director, 312.596.5525

Division of Demonstration Grants (DDG)
Tom Coyne, Division Chief, 312.596.5435
Malissa Dieterle
Ray Garcia
Eric Hernandez
Timmy Jordan
Darren Kroenke
John MacLennan
Lance Potts
James Sawers
David Scherer
Darryl Shannon
Danielle Waddell
Carla Wills

d.    Phone numbers and email access to regional employees can be found on our website.

5.   Action Required.   State Administrators are requested to share this Letter with appropriate staff and other agencies.

6.   Inquiries.  Questions or comments concerning the Region 5 staffing structure may be directed to Adele Gagliardi of the Office of State Systems on 312.596.5422, Rosaura Zibert of the Office of Special Initiatives and Demonstrations on 312.596.5525; or Larry Greevers of the Division of Financial Management and Administrative Services on 312.596.5437.

Questions or comments about the format of this Letter may be directed to Beverly Akogu on 312.596.5458.

7. Attachments. None.

8. Effective Date.  November 6, 2011.

9.  Expiration Date.  Continuing

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