Title: Chief Principal
Barbara Halsey’s workforce development experience spans roles at the local, state and association levels. Initially employed in the private rehabilitation
field, Barbara developed supported work programs for developmentally disabled adults. Her career path led her to the employment and training field
where she advanced into leadership positions with the San Bernardino County Department of Workforce Development (1994-2007), the State of California
Workforce Investment Board (2007-2011), and the California Workforce Association (2011-2013). In her executive roles with these organizations,
Barbara has been a champion for the demand driven workforce system. She has maximized the connection between business and the public sector by
launching industry based initiatives, promoting sector strategies, leading coordinated efforts on Green Collar and Health Workforce Development,
and initiating regional planning partnerships across California.