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Committee Leadership

Mr. Richard Stage 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
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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October 08, 2021DLA Troop Support earns award for supporting National Guard, Reserve employees

PHILADELPHIA  –  The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support was presented with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve “Above and Beyond Award” Oct. 7, in Philadelphia for support of their full-time employees who are also National Guard and Reserve military members.

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October 01, 2021Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve announces newly appointed Committee Chairs

WASHINGTON – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense program, is pleased to announce the assumption of responsibility of nine new ESGR State Chairs.   

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September 30, 2021Freedom Award Nomination Season Now Open

WASHINGTON – Do you have a story to tell about how exceptional your employer’s support is to Guard and Reserve service members?  If your employer goes above and beyond in their support for Guardsmen or Reservists, nominate them for the 2022 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award!

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