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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
Ms. Karen Alexandrou Bosslift 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
Vacant 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. Marcus Cromartie 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. 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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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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April 10, 2022Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Announces 2021 Volunteers of Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ In this our 50th year, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces the 2021 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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March 21, 2022Department of Defense Announces 2022 Employer Support Freedom Award Finalists

WASHINGTON – In this our 50th year, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2022 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The finalists include small and large private and public sector employers nominated by a National Guard or Reserve Component employee employed in their organization. ESGR received 2,777 nominations for this prestigious award for employers throughout the 50 states, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and District of Columbia.

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