Zarzynski takes STEP up

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Left to right, STEP board president Richard Negro, new executive director Joanie Zarzynski, board vice president Arlandus (Spikes) Clark, and board secretary Robert Laverty.

Joanie Zarzynski of Weed has moved up at STEP to  executive director.

Appointed by the Siskiyou Training and Employment Program, Inc. board of directors, Zarzynski started her new position April 30. She had been serving as special programs coordinator and before that was the employer resources specialist and human resources technician.

“Joanie brings 12 years of workforce development experience to the position as well as a deep commitment to our organization and our community,” said STEP board president Richard Negro. “She is very knowledgeable of all the facets of our organization and we believe she is an excellent choice.”

Zarzynski is the daughter of longtime Siskiyou County residents Jim and Janie Hayes and a graduate of Weed High School and College of the Siskiyous. She is a Certified Human Resources Manager, a California Accredited Consultant, and a Global Career Development facilitator.

Zarzynski resides in Weed with her husband Ed, and close by are her daughters, Janie Gaither and Tara Cunningham and their families.

STEP has been providing federally funded employment and training assistance to Siskiyou County, in various forms, since 1971. Since 1983, STEP has been a subcontractor, delivering services to the Siskiyou County region of the Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium, under the Job Training Partnership Act and the Workforce Investment Act.