Please join us on the first Wednesday of each month via Zoom from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

To attend the Board meeting, please email us for the Zoom link at

For more information about NorCal LERA, call (916) 245-0625.  To mail your membership application, send to: Post Office Box 238, Grass Valley, CA 95945-0238.



Board 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.”


Past President and Board Member:  Jun G. Payoyo

Conciliator-Mediator, California State Mediation & Conciliation Service



Board Secretary: Rassandra L. Cody

Director, National Labor Relations, Kaiser Permanent

“NorCal LERA is an organization that allows labor relations practitioners to expand their own knowledge and share experiences with each other.”

Board Treasurer: Renée Mayne

Labor Arbitrator and Mediator, and Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University

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

National LERA President – Elect

Board Member: Jim Pruitt

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


Communications Director and Board Member: Mark Mitchell, Executive Director, United Teachers of Richmond, CTA/NEA & CLC

“Norcal LERA  provides the rare opportunity for labor and management advocates, as well as neutrals, to come together in a non-adversarial setting to learn from each other and seek professional development in our field.”




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