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President:  Nereyda Rivera

Senior Representative, Union of American Physicians and Dentists

“NorCal LERA is a local forum to expand one’s knowledge and develop rapport with professionals representing different sides in the field of labor relations.

Vice President:  Hal Ruddick

Executive Director, Alliance of Health Care Unions

“NorCal LERA provides a unique opportunity for important dialogue on critical issues, bringing together labor and management representatives, neutrals, and scholars.”

Chapter Treasurer:  Renée Mayne


Labor Arbitrator and Mediator;  Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University

“Northern California LERA is the only regional organization that exists to promote effective labor and employment relations.”


Board Member:  Jim Pruitt

LERA President-Elect

Vice President, Labor Management Partnership and Labor Relations, Kaiser Permanente


Board Member:  Todd Lyon

Attorney, Fisher Phillips LLP

“I’m involved because labor relations are built on, well, relationships.  I want to be a part of NorCal LERA because the organization helps to create the opportunity and forum for those relationships to develop and thrive.” 



Board Member:  J. Felix De La Torre


General Counsel, California Public Employment Relations Board


Board Member:  Rudy Gonzalez



Secretary-Treasurer, San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council


Past President, Board Member:  Jun G. Payoyo


Conciliator-Mediator, California State Mediation & Conciliation Service


Board Secretary:  Vacant…Interested?  Email: