Officers – Two Year Terms 2022-2023


Michael N. (Mickey) Brock, Arbitrator/Mediator

1st Vice President

Patrick M. Flynn, Attorney

2nd Vice President

Paul J. Puente, President, Gulf Coast Building Trades

3rd Vice President

Joseph “Chip” Galagaza, Jackson Lewis P.C.


Lori Laconta, Arbitrator/Mediator


Walter L. Darr, Jr., Commissioner, FMCS

Directors – Three Year Terms 2022-2024


    1. A. John Harper III, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
    2. Katherine Mack, VP HR, Total Airport Services
    3. Barbara Downer – HR Business Practice Manager, Westlake Chemical


    1. Bernie Middleton – Labor & Employment Attorney
    2. Charlie Singletary – International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 564
    3. Mycah Robinson – IBT Local 988 (eff. 06/17)


    1. Sherry Wetsch – Arbitrator
    2. Nadine Littles – Arbitrator
    3. Glynis Gilder – Arbitrator


    1. Jennifer Ortiz – EEOC
    2. Alex Hernandez – NLRB
    3. Valerie Bergeron – Asst. Director & Chief Admin Officer, Houston Health Department

Committee Chairs

To Be Determined –  Maretta Comfort Toedt, Arbitrator will participate on newly forming Advisory Committee

Updated 12/21/2021 (This slate of Officers and Directors approved by Greater Houston LERA Chapter vote on 12/14/2021)

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