Contact Information

Tatyana Alvarez Volunteer Support Technician 11206 Lexington Drive Building 244
Los Alamitos CA 90720

Bill Cuellar Volunteer Support Technician 9800 Goethe Road Box16
Sacramento CA 95827

Teresa James Program Support Specialist 11206 Lexington Dr Building 244
Los Alamitos CA 90720

Lashara Jenkins Program Support Specialist 510 Parker Road
Fairfield CA 94533


Committee Leadership

Mr. James Combs State Chair
Mr. Joseph Boscacci Vice Chair - Volunteer Management
Mr. Patrick Kuykendall
Vice Chair - Operations
Mr. Andrew Wiktorowicz State Chair Emeritus
Ms. Debbie Gregory  Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Patrick Morrissey IT/Social Media Director
Mr. John Barry Ombudsman Director
Mr. David Biber Public Affairs Director
Mr. Daniel Nelan Training Director
Mrs. Karen Alexandrou Volunteer Management Director
Mr. Joseph Sweeney Military Outreach Director, Army and Air Guard
Mrs. Christine Taylor Military Outreach Director, Air Force Reserve
Mr. James Comstock Military Outreach Director, Army Reserve
Mr. Harold Elkan Military Outreach Director, Marine Corp Reserve
Mr. Marcus Cromartie Military Outreach Director, Navy Reserve
Mr. Robert Peterson Military Outreach Director, US Coast Guard Reserve
Mr. Bill Besselman Area 1 Chair: - SAC/REDDING Northern CA Chair
Mr. Craig Morris Area 1 Deputy
Mr. Phil Stage Area 2 Chair - San Francisco Bay Coastal
Mr. Robert Peterson Area 2 Deputy
Mr. Jack Davidson Area 3 Chair - CENTRAL AREA-Fresno
Mr. Art Alvarez Area 3 Deputy
Mr. Bill Wenger Area 4 Chair - LA/VENTURA/OC
Vacant Area 4 Deputy
Mr. Greg Peck Area 5 Chair - Area 5: SAN BERNADINO/KERN/March ARB Chair
Vacant Area 5 Deputy
Mr. Joseph Boscacci Area 6 Chair - SAN DIEGO/IMPERIAL/RIVERSIDE Chair
Ms. Christine Juarez  Area 6 Deputy 


California ESGR is comprised of dedicated and trained volunteers and staff.

We will develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.

Through our Military Outreach programs we educate all levels of military commands regarding USERRA, and the rights and responsibilities they derive from the law.  Through our Employer Outreach programs we provide awards requested by the service member employee for their supervisors who go above and beyond the law to offer their employees the support they need. We also provide knowledge and understanding of USERRA to employers at no cost.  Through our Ombudsman program we bridge the gap in understanding between the employee, employer, and USERRA so both parties can make the correct decision as the law applies. We invite all Californians to join us as volunteers as we assist our National Guard and Reserves and our great California employers.

The ESGR motto says it all, "WE ALL SERVE!"

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March 13, 2017Engility Corporation supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

SAN DIEGO – Supervisor Jill Sylakowski was presented with a Patriot Award Feb. 17 by Christine Juarez, California Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Volunteer in recognition of extraordinary support of her employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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March 13, 2017Kindred Healthcare supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

VAN NUYS, Calif. – Supervisor Marison Yap was presented with a Patriot Award Feb. 15 by Ernest Cowell, California Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve volunteer in recognition of extraordinary support of her employee serving in the Guard and Reserve.

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WASHINGTON (March 13) – Employers that support their military employees’ service make all the difference in the world.  That support can include paying an employee the difference between their military and civilian pay during a deployment, or even offering a full salary for the duration.  It can also be arranging for a US senator to be on hand for a farewell ceremony.  Some companies show their commitment by targeting military for hiring, while others set up military affinity groups to learn how to better serve their military employees.  Still others pitch in and simply make life easier for the families of deployed service members. Learn More.