2018 ADVISORY BOARD


2017 Advisory Board

        Conference Chairs

Denise Evans, Director of WC Claims (Staffmark)
Kurt Leisure, Vice President, Risk Services/Assets Protection (The Cheesecake Factory)
Dan Holden, Manager, Corporate Risk & Insurance (Daimler Trucks North America LLC)
Robert Cartwright Jr., 
Division Manager, Environmental-Health-Safety and Sustainability (Bridgestone)
Heidi Bastien, Director of Risk Management (Rubio's Restaurants, Inc.)
Carol Lucas, Workers' Compensation Manager (L3 Technologies)
Scott Ritto, VP Risk Management (Kilroy Realty Corporation)
Linda Locklear, Sr. Casualty Claims Consultant (Aon
Dawn Alvarado, Workers' Compensation Administrator (City of Los Angeles)
Shaun Jackson, Director of Risk Management (El Pollo Loco, Inc.)
Ron Gray, Director of Risk Management (Anaheim Elementary School District)
Eric Spalsbury, Director of Risk Management (Stanley Steemer
Sheryl Higa, Claims/Risk Management Manager (Service King Collision Repair)
Tyrone Spears, Workers' Compensation Administrator (City of Los Angeles)
Becky Yee, Risk Manager (County of LA, Community Development Commission)
Diana Rich, Principal (Clark Enterprise Partners)

Legal ChairBrian Egan, Partner (Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi LLP)

Medical Chair
Douglas Benner, MD, National Medical Director (Macy's)

Board Members
Stephanie Creech, Sr. Risk Management & Insurance Analyst II (EXPRESS)
Jon Wroten, Sr. VP Regulatory Compliance & Quality (Sedgwick)
Barry Wilson, Risk Manager (Phillips Edison
William Zachry, Senior Fellow (Sedgwick)
Ronnie Caplane, (Former Chair of the WCAB)
Monica M. Lichtenstein, Director of Claims Operations/Claims/Global Risk Management (Aramark)
Fernando Barajas, Risk Manager (UPS)
Rick Sumner, Director of Risk Management (Ulta Beauty)
Dawn Watkins, Director (Los Angeles Unified School District)
Michael Simmons, Director of Risk Management (Riverside Community College District)
John Shin, Director of Risk Management (
Monarch Landscape Companies)
Erika Freiling, Senior Claims Adjuster (FirstComp Insurance)
Loyella Coutts, Director of Human Resources (Continental Currency Services)
Mike Alio, Director of Risk Management (County of Orange)
Scott Gardner, VP of Pleasanton Claims (California State Compensation Insurance Fund)
Xavier Piequet, VP National 
Workers' Compensation Manager (Old Republic Contractors Insurance Group)
Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis (Safety National)
Cora Lee, VP of CA Compliance (Gallagher Bassett)


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