Earn & Learn East Bay

Earn & Learn East Bay Governance and Staff

Gina Del Carlo

Gina Del Carlo

Earn & Learn East Bay

Gina Del Carlo is the Director of Earn & Learn East Bay and is also the Manager, Youth Programs of the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County where she oversees the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs and services. Gina worked with other regional stakeholders to develop Earn & Learn, and continues to hold the vision and bring leaders, educators, employers and advocates together to connect and align efforts and create a system that meets the needs of young people and provides the needed local skilled workforce.

She is the proud daughter of social justice activists and community organizers and originally from the Mission District in San Francisco. Prior to working with Earn & Learn and the Workforce Development Board, Gina was a teacher committed to equipping the most vulnerable students with the tools to thrive. Gina lives in Contra Costa County with her family. Gina earned her BA in Humanities and Education from New College of California.

Carmen Perkins

Carmen Perkins

Operations Manager
Earn & Learn East Bay

Carmen Perkins is the Operations Manager where she is responsible for alignment of technology platforms, operational protocols, project management, and internal operations.

Carmen is a Bay Area native who is passionate about community development and creating access and opportunity for all students to thrive. Prior to Earn & Learn Carmen worked as a consultant supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives to ensure more equitable outcomes and opportunities for youth cradle to career throughout Northern California. She has served in several administrative leadership positions in K-12 School Districts as well as in Higher Education Institutions throughout the Sacramento Region and the Bay Area. Carmen received both her B.A. in English and MBA from Holy Names University. She is a wife, mother of three.

Steering Committee

  • Stephen Baiter

    Stephen Baiter

    Executive Director
    Oakland Workforce Development Board
    City of Oakland Economic & Workforce Development Board
  • Heather Fontinilla

    Heather Fontinilla

    Program Specialist
    Career Pathways, Linked Learning
    Mt. Diablo Unified School District
  • Janet Haun

    Janet Haun

    Director, Student Programs
    Career Technical Education/ROP
    Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • Josh Huber

    Josh Huber

    Director of Research and Projects
    Contra Costa Economic Partnership
  • Tara Sanders

    Tara Sanders

    Community Partnership Liaison
    Workforce and Economic Development Program
    Los Medanos College
  • Donna Van Wert

    Donna Van Wert

    Interim Executive Director
    Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County
  • Sharon Jenkins, MPA, MCHES

    Sharon Jenkins, MPA, MCHES

    Director, Employer Broker Relations & Worksite Wellness
    John Muir Health
  • Jose A. Carrascal

    Jose A. Carrascal

    Production Director
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