2017 Advisory Board

Conference Chairs
Denise Evans, Director of WC Claims (Staffmark)
Kurt Leisure, Vice President, Risk Services/Assets Protection (The Cheesecake Factory)
Ronnie Caplane, Former Chair of the WCAB (Retired VP at Zenith Insurance Company)
Daniel 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.)
William Zachry, Senior Fellow (Sedgwick)
Carol Lucas, Workers' Compensation Manager (L3 Technologies)
Barry Wilson, Risk Manager (Phillips Edison
Jon Wroten, Sr. VP Regulatory Compliance & Quality (Sedgwick)
Scott Ritto, VP Risk Management (Kilroy Realty Corporation)
Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis (Safety National)
Linda Locklear, Sr. Casualty Claims Consultant (Aon

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

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

Board Members
Dawn Alvarado, Workers' Compensation Administrator (City of Los Angeles)
Monica M. Lichtenstein, Director of Claims Operations/Claims/Global Risk Management (Aramark)
Fernando Barajas, Risk Manager (UPS)
Shaun Jackson, Director of Risk Management (El Pollo Loco, Inc.)
Ron Gray, Director of Risk Management (Anaheim Elementary School District)
Rick Sumner, Director of Risk Management (Ulta Beauty)
Dawn Watkins, Director (Los Angeles Unified School District)
Eric Spalsbury, Director of Risk Management (Stanley Steemer
Michael Simmons, Director of Risk Management (Riverside Community College District)
Sheryl Higa, Risk Management Analyst (Toyota Motor North America)
Tyrone Spears, Workers' Compensation Administrator (City of Los Angeles)
John Shin, Director of Risk Management (
Monarch Landscape Companies)
Erika Freiling, Senior Claims Adjuster (FirstComp Insurance)
Becky Yee, Risk Manager (County of LA, Community Development Commission)
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)
Diana Rich, Principal (Clark Enterprise Partners)
Xavier Piequet, VP National 
Workers' Compensation Manager (Old Republic Contractors Insurance Group)
Stephanie Creech, Sr. Risk Management & Insurance Analyst II (EXPRESS)
Cora Lee, VP of CA Compliance (Gallagher Bassett)

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