Board Members

  • Mike Spiccia
  • Alyce Butler
  • David Waxton
  • Attorney Kenya Jones
  • Attorney Heather A McCarthy
  • Dr. Andre K. Artis
  • Octavia Matthews
  • Dakita L. Jones


Work Driven Strategies Group (Workforce Development Services, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) Indiana nonprofit. WDS Group focuses on the improving of the conditions of the communities by connecting the resources and services.

The main pillars of service are Healthy Families/Healthy Living, Preventive Services, Corporate Optimizations, and Health Disparities. These pillars encompass specific services in: healthy lifestyles, building family relations, resource mapping, career readiness, workforce development, employment, apprenticeships and educational training, and engagement in their communities. Empowering individuals and families to pursue options in the transformation of their conditions, the quality of their lives. This is the ultimate outcome.

Corporate Partners

  • Family Social Services Administration (FSSA)
  • Anthem
  • Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC)
  • Foundations of East Chicago
  • Chambers of Commerce | Gary, Lakeshore, Crossroads
  • Denny’s Family Restaurant
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)