The Lenawee College Access Network Employability Team develops methods to prepare individuals to enter the workforce.

This team is concentrated on developing strategies to better prepare residents with resume writing and interviewing skills. They also focus on the development of “Soft Skills” or “Self-Managing Behaviors.”  They study and research trends in the job market. They evaluate what employers are hiring and the required skills and education needed for the positions. Career exploration/job shadowing and internships are an area of concentration.  They are applying their focus on aligning the network with our local businesses, industries, and trades.

Team Roster:

Name: Business/Organization: Title:
Bill Blackerby, Team Chair Siena Heights University Professor of Business & Finance
Janna D’Amico Adrian College Director of Institute for Career Planning
Deb Elliott Gleaner Life Insurance Society Director of Human Resources
Justin Gifford Lenawee Visitors Bureau Executive Director
Dave Maxwell One Lenawee Committee Member
Chris Miller City of Adrian Economic Development and DDA Director
Barry Reinink Siena Heights University Career Services Specialist
Misty Shulter Michigan Works! Southeast Lenawee Service Center Manager
Jack Townsley Lenawee Intermediate School District Adult Learning & Placement Services Manager
Jim VanDoren Lenawee Now Executive Director
Randy Yagiela Align Lenawee Executive Director


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