Heartland Workforce Solutions
HWS Executive Committee meeting
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
5752 Ames Ave., Omaha, NE 68104
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Executive Team


Erin Porterfield, Executive Director Heartland Workforce Solutions
Phone: (402) 218-1163
E-mail: eporterfield@hws-ne.org

Erin Porterfield serves as Executive Director, Heartland Workforce Solutions.  Erin is responsible to execute the mission and vision of HWS including the administration, management, planning, evaluation, policy development, personnel and public relations.   Prior to joining the HWS team, Erin was the Executive Director of Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH), a collective impact organization to end homelessness.  Additional experience includes leadership with Nebraska AIDS Project, Health and Human Services -  Child Protection Services/Family Preservation Unit, and adjunct faculty at UNO Social of Social Work.  Her personal mission is to eliminate barriers and provide opportunities for people to reach their full potential .  She is the proud mom of two, Beatles crazy boys, ages 8 and 11.

Shirley Carlson, Director of Operations, Heartland Workforce Solutions
Phone: (402) 218-1165
E-mail: shirleycarlson@hws-ne.org;

Shirley Carlson serves as the Director of Operations of Heartland Workforce Solutions, Inc. and is charged with day-to-day operations of the agency including implementation of policies set by the board. Shirley also oversees the day-to-day operation of The Workforce Development Division by providing oversight, coordination, guidance, planning, technical assistance and implementation of employment and training activities with a focus on meeting the needs of employers throughout the Greater Omaha Workforce Investment Area.