Regional Solutions

WDI’s regional work occurs in 10 regions across NYS via our ten Regional Directors. Each of our Regional Directors covers large territories and spends a significant amount of time traveling their regions to identify  workforce trends, opportunities, and challenges. We see our role as working collaboratively with local partners to fill workforce gaps and niches that are not being addressed. 

Common roles for WDI Regional Directors include:

  • Identification of a problem/challenge or opportunity (for one organization or many)
  • Connection of organizations with needs to resources
  • Facilitation of projects
  • Funding for projects (see Interactive Grants Program)


Explore WDI's regions below and learn more about each of our Regional Directors in their bios! To contact individual regional offices, view details on the Contact Us page.

Capital Region

Counties covered: Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington

Coming Soon... Learn more about JeanMarie Reinke here.

Central New York

Counties covered: Broome, Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga, and Tompkins

Learn more about David Goodness here.


Hudson Valley

Counties covered: Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester

Learn more about Mary Jane Bertram here.


Long Island

Counties covered: Nassau and Suffolk

Learn more about Robyn Fellrath here.

Mohawk Valley

Counties covered: Chenango, Delaware, Herkimer, Otsego, and Oneida

New York City

Counties/Boroughs covered: Bronx, Brooklyn (Kings), Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island (Richmond)

Learn more about Lisa Futterman here.


North Country

Counties covered: Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Lewis, Essex, and Hamilton

Learn more about Felicia Neahr here.


Rochester and Genesee Valley

Counties covered: Genesee, Monroe, Wayne, Seneca, Ontario, Livingston, Wyoming, Steuben, Schuyler, Yates, and Chemung

Learn more about Rodric Cox-Cooper here.


Western New York

Counties covered: Niagara, Orleans, Erie, Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua

Learn more about Mike LaBerta here.