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Sheila McFarland

Program Analyst


Sheila joined the Workforce Development Board following eight years of experience working in policy analysis and communications with both the California State Assembly and California State Senate. As a former Capitol staffer, Sheila has had the opportunity to perform policy analysis and strategy work on issues ranging from workforce, equitable housing, media literacy, pre-k education, and advising as a Transportation staffer through development and signing of SB1. At the CWDB, she is excited and appreciative for the opportunity to work directly on implementation of SB1 and related “High Road” funding, particularly as it relates to ensuring statewide job creation and prioritizing equitable “High Road” representation in sustainable construction careers. In her free time, Sheila enjoys cooking, jogging, eating delicious food, and spending most of that time with her loved ones- including cat Lucille and dog Popeye.