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Committee Leadership

Mr. James Combs State Chair
Mr. Joseph Boscacci Vice Chair - Volunteer Management
Mr. Phil Stage Vice Chair - Operations
Mr. Andrew Wiktorowicz State Chair Emeritus
Ms. Debbie Gregory Employer Outreach Director
Mr. Troy Brimhall Ombudsman Director
Mr. John Ventimiglia Employment Initiative Director
Ms. Karen Alexandrou Training Director
Vacant Public Affairs Director
Ms. Donna Griggs Military Outreach Director, Army Guard
Mr. William Matthews Asst Military Outreach Director, Army Guard
Mr. Brian Cox 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. Larry Dietz Military Outreach Director, Army Reserve
Mr. Dan Furtado Asst 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. 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
Ms. Liz Dietz Area 2 Chair - Coastal
Ms. Linda Benko Area 2 Vice Chair
Mr. Art Alvarez Area 3 Chair - Central Inland
Vacant Area 3 Vice Chair
Mr. Bill Wenger Area 4 Chair - Metro
Mr. Jack Simmons 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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April 21, 2021ESGR Recognizes 2020 Volunteers of the Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve announces the 2020 Volunteers of the Year (VOTY). Volunteers who serve in following functional and operational areas were nominated by their respective State Committee for the prestigious honor of being named Volunteer of the Year: Military Outreach, Employer Outreach, Public Affairs, Training, Ombudsman, and Operations.

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April 12, 2021Department of Veterans Affairs supervisor receives Department of Defense award for Patriotic Support

LINCOLN, Neb. – Jessica Brazau, Veteran Readiness and Employment supervisor at the Veterans Benefits Administration, Lincoln Regional Office, was presented with the Department of Defense Patriot Award during a virtual presentation by Peggy Brown, a volunteer representing the Nebraska Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

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April 12, 2021USDA Food Safety Inspection Service honored by Department of Defense with Seven Seals Award

OMAHA, Neb. – Jonathan Coleman, Deputy Branch Chief, Federal-State Audit and Resource Management Division, Office of Investigation, Enforcement and Audit with USDA Food Safety Inspection Service in Omaha, accepted the Department of Defense Seven Seals Award presented by Ron Boro, a volunteer representing the Nebraska Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

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