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

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. Troy Brimhall Ombudsman Director
VACANT            Volunteer Coordinator
Mrs. Karen Alexandrou Training Director
Mr. Patrick Morrissey Public Affairs Director
Mr. Denton Knapp Military Outreach Director, Army and Air Guard
Mrs. Christine Taylor Military Outreach Director, Air Force Reserve
Mr. Phil Stage 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. Mark Grgurich Area 1 Chair - Northern
Mr. Craig Morris Area 1 Vice Chair
Mr. Larry Dietz Area 2 Chair - Coastal
Ms. Liz Dietz Area 2 Vice Chair
Mr. Art Alvarez Area 3 Chair - Central Inland
Mr. Ted Palise Area 3 Vice Chair
Mr. Bill Wenger Area 4 Chair - Metro
Mr. John Ventimiglia 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
VACANT 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!"

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March 26, 2020Department of Defense Announces 2020 Employer Support Freedom Award Finalists
WASHINGTON - Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) proudly announces the 30 finalists for the 2020 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 employee in their organization. ESGR received 2,623 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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March 24, 2020COVID-19 and USERRA: Resources and Frequently Asked Questions for Service Members and Employers
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is providing the following Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment RIghts Act (USERRA) resources and Frequently Asked Questions to help both Service members and employers understand their rights and responsibilities, and to address potential COVID-19 related impacts.
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February 07, 2020Target Supervisor honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Stephanie Chapman, a Target supervisor, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award recently for the extraordinary support she provides her employee, United States Army Reserve Spc. Alejandra Mendoza.

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