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Committee Leadership

Mr. Richard Stage State Chair
Mr. Joseph Boscacci Vice Chair
Mr. James (Jim) Combs State Chair Emeritus
Mr. Troy Brimhall Ombudsman Director
Mr. Rubin Camacho Training Director
Area Chairs Boslift Coordinator
Mr. Patrick Morrissey Public Affairs Director
Mr. Patrick Morrissey Employer Outreach Director
Ms. Donna Griggs Military Outreach Director, Army Guard
Mr. William Matthews Asst Military Outreach Director, Army Guard
Mr. Craig Morris Military Outreach Director, Air Guard
Ms. Christine Taylor Military Outreach Director, Air Force Reserve
Ms. Aretha Chandler Asst Military Outreach Director, Air Force Reserve
Mr. Dan Furtado Military Outreach Director, Army Reserve
Mr. Larry Dietz Asst Military Outreach Director, Army Reserve
Mr. Harold Elkan Military Outreach Director, Marine Corp Reserve

Mr. MIchael Donnellan

Asst Military Outreach Director, Marine Corp Reserve
Mr. James (Jim) Combs Military Outreach Director, Navy Reserve
Ms. Lashara Jenkins Military Outreach Asst.Director, Navy Reserve
Mr. Robert Peterson Military Outreach Director, US Coast Guard Reserve
Mr. Kris Leverich Asst Military Outreach Director, US Coast Guard Reserve
Mr. Steve Marquette Area 1 Chair - Northern
Ms. Audrey Calder-Wood Area 1 Vice Chair
Dr. Liz Dietz Area 2 Chair - Coastal
Ms. Linda Benko Area 2 Vice Chair
Mr. Art Alvarez Area 3 Chair - Central Inland
Mr. James Bosma Area 3 Vice Chair
Mr. Bill Wenger Area 4 Chair - Metro
Mr. Norbet Relecker Area 4 Vice Chair
Mr. Greg Peck Area 5 Chair - Desert
Mr. Tony Marraccino Area 5 Vice Chair
Ms. Kris Doan Area 6 Chair - Border
Mr. Ruben Camacho Area 6 Vice Chair



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!"

Contact Information

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

Scott Causley Volunteer Support Technician 9800 Goethe Road, Box 16
Sacramento CA 95827

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August 30, 2022Woods Services honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

LANGHORNE, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, announced that Woods Services recently received a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.  

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WASHINGTON ­– The Department of Defense is pleased to announce the 15 recipients of the 2022 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest U.S. government honor to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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May 18, 2022AmerisourceBergen honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. – Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, announced today AmerisourceBergen received the ESGR Pro Patria Award in recognition of the extraordinary support of the company’s employees who serve in the Pennsylvania Guard and Reserve. 

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