96 Ann Rpt-Acknowledgements

Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation

1995-96 Annual Report

Acknowledgments


The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation is pleased to acknowledge and thank the following individuals and organizations from the California workers' compensation community.

Their willingness to share their insight and knowledge derived from years of experience has assisted the Commission immeasurably in its mission to oversee and recommend improvements in the workers' compensation and health and safety programs in California.


California Applicants' Attorneys Association

John Frailing, Esq., President
Michael Ozurovich, Esq.
Melissa C. Brown, Esq., Legislative Chair
Mark Gerlach, Insurance Consultant
Doug Kim, Esq.
Merle Rabin, Esq.
Lloyd Rowe, Esq.

California Chamber of Commerce

Julianne A. Broyles, Director, Insurance and Employee Relations


Californians for Compensation Reform


Charles W. Bader, Executive Director
John C. Wilson, Chair, Policy Advisory Committee
Lori Kammerer, Managing Director



California Manufacturers Association

Willie Washington, Legislative Advocate and Director of Human Resources, Safety and Health and Workers' Compensation


California Self-Insurers Association

Joseph E. Markey, Association Manager and Legislative Advocate


California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery

Carlyle R. Brakensiek, Executive Vice President


California Workers' Compensation Institute

Edward C. Woodward, President
Mark Miller, Research Associate
Michael J. McClain, General Counsel
Robert Young, Communications Director
Ron F. Markson, Executive Vice President
Rea B. Crane, Medical/Rehabilitation Director
Perla Madrano, Executive Administrative Assistan


Compensation Alert, Inc.

Dorsey Hamilton, Executive Director


Consultants

Marie W. Wardell


Department of Industrial Relations


Lloyd W. Aubry, Jr., Director
John Duncan, Chief Deputy Director
Larry Hoffart, Chief of Administration
Division of Administration staff

Division of Occupational Safety and Health


John Howard, M.D., Chief
Frank Ciafalo, Deputy Chief, Health & Technical Service
William S. Van Cleve, P.E., Manager, Loss Control Certification Unit
Gene Murphy, Senior Industrial Hygienist, LCCU
Carol Kemski, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, LCCU

Division of Workers' Compensation


Casey L. Young, Administrative Director
Peggy L. Jones, Chief Deputy Administrative Director
Mark Kahn, Regional Manager
Robert Kutz, Regional Manager
William Whiteley, Regional Manager
Nancy Fox, Governmental Affairs Officer
Linda Rudolph, M.D., Medical Director
Otis Byrd, Manager, Rehabilitation Unit
Bob Wong, Manager, Information and Assistance Unit
Blair Megowan, Manager, Disability Evaluation Unit
Sharon Collins, Disability Evaluation Unit
Susan Hamilton, Presiding WC Judge, San Francisco
Del Gaines, Supervisor, Disability Evaluation Unit
Annalisa Faina, Disability Evaluation Unit
Charlotte Waugh, Area Supervisor, Information and Assistance Unit
Glenn Shor, Research Unit

Industrial Medical Council

Allan MacKenzie, M.D., Executive Medical Director
Susan McKenzie, M.D.
Anne Searcey, M.D.
Suzanne Marria, Esq.

Integrated Benefits Institute


B. Thomas Parry, President
William P. Molmen, General Counsel


Members of the Public


Participants in the Information Services to Injured Workers Project
Members of the public who share their views with the Commission
Members of the public who attended the Symposium
Participants in Commission project advisory committees

State Compensation Insurance Fund

Geri Madden, Government Relations


Student Interns

Rachel Goodhue
Laura Gottlieb
Roxy Hariri
Nourgoul Idinova
Jill McCluskey
Lavina Tam
Dylan Woon


Symposium Speakers and Panelists

Lloyd W. Aubry, Jr., Director

California Department of Industrial Relations

Charles W. Bader, Executive Director

Californians for Compensation Reform

Peter Barth, Ph.D., Department of Economics

University of Connecticut

David Bellusci, Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary

Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau

Les Boden, Ph.D., Senior Economist

Workers' Compensation Research Institute

Carlyle R. Brakensiek, Executive Vice President

California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery

Michael M. X. Buchet, Workers' Compensation Policy Coordinator

United Brotherhood of Carpenters Health and Safety Fund

John F. Burton, Jr., Ph.D., Dean

School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University

David R. Caine, WorkersÌ Compensation & Legislative Consultant

Southern California Edison

Ann Clayton, Director

Florida Division of Workers' Compensation

Thomas Cleary, Director of Consumer and Industry Affairs

National Council on Compensation Insurance

Henri Cuddihy, M.D., Medical Director

PacificCare's COMPREMIER

Ben Delgado, Director of Policy, Planning and Government Relations

Texas Workers' Compensation Commission

James N. Ellenberger, Assistant Director

AFL -CIO Department of Occupational Safety and Health

Rosemary B. Eure, Esq.

Law Offices of Lancaster & Eure, Florida

John Frailing, President

California Applicants' Attorneys Association

Mary E. Garry, Manager of Workers' Compensation

Hewlett-Packard

Bobby Gierisch, Director of Research and Analysis

Texas House of Representatives

Michael Gillick, Esq.

Private Practice, Wisconsin

Eugene Ginie, President

Collins Electric, Stockton, California

Robert B. Hall, Ph.D.

Interwork Institute, California State University at San Diego

Jay S. Himmelstein, M.D., M.P.H., National Program Director

University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Barry Hoschek, Region Operations Manager

Liberty Mutual Insurance

John Howard, M.D., Esq., Chief

California Division of Occupational Safety and Health

William Kahley, Ph.D., Former Assistant VP of Economic Research

National Council on Compensation Insurance

O. D. Kenemore, Commissioner

Texas WorkersÌ Compensation Commission

Gregory Krohm, Administrator

Wisconsin Department of Labor, Industry and Human Relations

Nicholas J. Lannutti, Vice President and Regional Actuary

National Council on Compensation Insurance

Allan MacKenzie, M.D., Executive Medical Director

California Industrial Medical Council

Joseph E. Markey, Association Manager and Legislative Advocate

California Self-Insurers Association

Michael J. McClain, General Counsel

California Workers' Compensation Institute

Mari Miller, Manager of Dispute Resolution

Oregon Division of Workers' Compensation

Mary-Lou Misrahy, ARM, Executive Vice President

Ulico Insurance Group

Robert C. A. Moore, Executive

Oregon WC Attorneys and Oregon Trial Lawyers Associations

Ellyn Moscowitz, Esq., Associate Professor

Chapman University School of Law, Orange County, California

Michael Ozurovich, Esq.

Law Offices of Ozurovich and Schwartz

Thomas Parry, Ph.D., President

Integrated Benefits Institute

John Plotz, Esq., Industrial Relations Counsel

California Division of Workers' Compensation

Knut Ringen, Dr.P.H., Director

The Center to Protect Workers' Rights, Washington DC

Richard A. Robyn, Esq.

Consultant

Linda Rudolph, M.D., Medical Director

California DWC Managed Care Unit

Terry Thomason, Faculty of Management

McGill University, Toronto

Victor Van Bourg, Esq., Senior Partner

Law Offices of Van Bourg, Weinberg, Roger and Rosenfeld

William S. Van Cleve, P.E., Manager

California DOSH Loss Control Certification Unit

Willie Washington, Legislative Advocate and Director of Human Resources, Safety and Health and Workers' Compensation

California Manufacturers Association

Ed Welch, Professor

School of Labor & Industrial Relations, Michigan State Univ.

Edward C. Woodward, President

California Workers' Compensation Institute

Casey L. Young, Administrative Director

California Division of Workers' Compensation

Symposium Volunteers

Patrick Bell

California DOSH Loss Control Certification Unit

Sara Cory, Chief of Ancillary Services (Retired)

California Division of Industrial Accidents

Jim Culbeaux

California DIR Division of Administration

Vernita Davidson

California Division of Occupational Safety and Health

Susan Demetz

California DOSH Loss Control Certification Unit

Tess Gormley

California DIR Budget Unit

Carol Kemski

California DOSH Loss Control Certification Unit

Angela Michael

California DIR Budget Unit

Gene Murphy

California DOSH Loss Control Certification Unit

Marisa Pereira

California DWC Managed Care Unit

Cynthia Robinson

California DWC Research Unit

Dagan Wright

California DWC Managed Care Unit

Irah Yap Diangco

California DIR Division of Administration


University of California at Berkeley


Frank Neuhauser, Project Director, Data/Survey Research Center
Andrew Kohler, Graduate School of Public Policy
Jim Wiley, Research Sociologist
Karen Garrett, Manager of Survey Operations, SRC
Robin Baker, Director, Labor Occupational Health Program
Laura Stock, Associate Director, LOHP
Juliann Sum, Staff Attorney and Industrial Hygienist, LOHP


Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau


David Bellusci, Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary


Finally, the Commission would like to acknowledge and thank its staff

Christine Baker, Executive Officer
Kirsten Strömberg, Research Program Specialist
Evonne Jolls, Staff Services Analyst
Katheryn Carver, Office Assistant
Janice R. Yap Diangco, Office Assistant

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