MARTHA MOLINA-AVILES is the Executive Director for the LA County Workforce Development Board, representing the County on State and National workforce boards. In her 27 years of county service, Martha has worked on many initiatives to help people; by far the most rewarding is helping place people in jobs. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD STAFF
ALI RAISDANAI is a life-long learner and dedicated professional with twenty-three years experience in private sector and public service. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University, and a Master in Public Administration with concentration on Urban Affairs and graduate certificates in Public Sector Employee-Employer Relations/Personnel Management and Public Management Analysis from the Graduate Center for Public Policy & Administration at California State University Long Beach. He also holds nationally recognized credentials from the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals as a Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) and the Human Resources Certification Institute as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). He is also a graduate of Los Angeles County’s Management Development Program and California Workforce Association‘s Executive BootCamp.
GusTavo Guerra Vásquez is a 15-year public servant with Los Angeles County. Teams that GusTavo has led have produced countywide reports and initiatives working with various stakeholders to improve quality of life for L.A. County’s diverse communities. Mr. Guerra Vásquez completed a Master’s Degree in Comparative Ethnic Studies with coursework in a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality at the University of California, Berkeley. During his graduate program, GusTavo interned with the UCLA Institute for Labor Relations Education’s Summer Internship Program in 2002 and 2003. GusTavo is a sought-after instructor who has taught students ranging from elementary school to adults and has worked in community development for over twenty years.