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Diversity, Equity,
Inclusion and

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) group will assist with identifying ways to connect underrepresented and underserved populations to apprenticeship opportunities and increase their completion rates; this may include women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, formerly incarcerated individuals, youth, and others.

Subcommittee meets the third Wednesday of each month at 12:00 pm PDT.

Online Resources Prepared by the Subcommittee

Subcommittee goals

  • Integrate the DEIA framework into the overall SCAN strategy.

  • Promote representations of underserved populations.

  • Defining further goals  

  • Prioritizing external communications


Phnesha Jefferson (Chair)

Owner, Operator

Total Force Support

Bianca Gonzalez (Vice-Chair)

Supportive Employment Job Developer

AbilityFirst, Pasadena

Alex J. Cabalu (Secretary)

Special Projects Development Coordinator

South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB)

Jorge Marquez

Senior VP and Program Leader, Apprenticeship and Workforce Innovation

Robert Half

Stefan Lukianov


Salve Therapeutics

Angela Bai

Workforce Development Organizer


Pablo Garcia-Hernandez

Chief Programs Officer

Los Angeles Conservation Corps

Jonae Watts

Legislative and Public Policy

California Career Development Association

Jesse Diaz

Recruitment Manager

Propel America

Julia Horn

Senior Director of Sourcing & Growth Strategy

Propel America


Ahlam Suradi

Workforce Industry Liaison

Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation (IWSI) America


Cynthia Guevara

Director of Adult Education and Workforce Development



Luis Quinones

Senior Director of Adult Education and Workforce Development


Sebastián Ameriso

Employer Program Specialist



Sadie Remington-Gilbert

Outreach and Partnership Lead

Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship (PIA)


Josh Christianson

Project Director

Partnership on Inclusive Apprenticeship (PIA)

Kevin Clark


Dakar Foundation

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