Lisa Umscheid

Lisa Umscheid Employment Relations Board Lisa earned her B.A. from Pomona College and her J.D. from Willamette University College of Law.  Before joining the Board, Lisa worked for more than 20 years as a labor and employment attorney, representing both public and...

Christina Stephenson

Christina Stephenson  Civil Rights Attorney, Oregon Labor Commissioner-elect Christina Stephenson is a native Oregonian and was elected Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries in November of 2022. Prior to becoming Labor Commissioner, Christina was a small...

David Rolf

David Rolf International Vice President of SEIU and the President of SEIU 775 David Rolf is an International Vice President of SEIU and the President of SEIU 775 and is known internationally as an innovative labor leader and thinker on the future of work and labor. He...

Corey Hope Nicholson

Corey Hope Nicholson AFSCME Organizing Director. Corey Nicholson worked for almost a decade for 1199 SEIU running campaigns to organize over 5,000 new workers into the union. Prior to that, she was the Program Director of the North Shore (Mass.) Labor Council,...

Julie Kettler

Julie Kettler Commissioner, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service. Commissioner Julie Kettler has over 30 years experience working in labor relations as both an advocate and neutral. She is currently employed with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service...

Daniel Hutzenbiler

Daniel Hutzenbiler  Attorney, McKanna Bishop Joffe, LLP. Dan began working with McKanna Bishop Joffe in 2016, after working for nine years at Seattle-based Robblee Detwiler & Black and previously serving as general counsel for the Washington and Northern Idaho...

Janet Gilman

Janet Gilman State Conciliator, Oregon Employment Relations Board. Janet is the State Conciliator with the Oregon Employment Relations Board (ERB) where she serves as program administrator and chief mediator for the Conciliation Services Division, providing mediation...

Jennifer Chapman

Jennifer Chapman Legal Counsel, Oregon AFSCME Council 75 Jennifer Chapman has been an Oregon AFSCME Legal Counsel since 2011. Prior to joining the union staff, Chapman was a member of Local 1085 while serving as an attorney at the Oregon Department of Justice. She...

Stacy Chamberlain

Stacy Chamberlain Collective Bargaining Director, Oregon AFSCME Council 75. Stacy Chamberlain joined Oregon AFSCME Council 75 as a council representative in 2005. Chamberlain serves as the collective bargaining director. Prior to her work with AFSCME, Chamberlain...

Tom Chamberlain

Tom Chamberlain President, Oregon AFL-CIO. Tom was elected President of the Oregon AFL-CIO by a unanimous vote of the Executive Board in October of 2005. He was reelected in 2007, 2011. A native Oregonian, Tom grew up in a home where, he says, “the difference between...

Chris Frost

Chris Frost Swanson Thomas Coon & Newton Chris, an attorney since 1993, specializes in representing injured workers in Oregon Workers’ Compensation system. She was a staff attorney at the Workers’ Compensation Board for 2 ½ years before joining Swanson Thomas Coon...

Katie Whalen

Katie Whalen Kathryn (Katie) Whalen has been a full-time arbitrator since June of 2003. For six years, Ms. Whalen served as a Board Member on the Oregon Employment Relations Board (ERB). Ms. Whalen is a member of the Oregon State Bar (now on inactive status). She was...

Jason Weyand

Jason Weyand Board Member, Employment Relations Board Jason earned his B.A. from Oregon State University and his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law. After law school, Jason served as an ERISA/Bankruptcy attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of...

David Rosenfeld

David Rosenfeld David Rosenfeld is a shareholder with the law firm of Weinberg, Roger & Rosenfeld. David has been practicing union-side labor law since his graduation from University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1973. Mr. Rosenfeld has argued...

Adam L. Rhynard

Adam L. Rhynard Board Chair, Employment Relations Board Adam earned his B.F.A. and M.A. at the University of Arizona and his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. Before moving to Oregon, he practiced extensively in the areas of labor, employment, and...

Margaret Olney

Margaret Olney Bennett Hartman Morris & Kaplan Margaret has practiced labor and employment law in Oregon for over 25 years. For 19 years, she had her own firm, where she also developed unique expertise in election law, advising unions and other progressive...

Richard G. McCracken

Richard G. McCracken General Counsel, UNITE HERE General Counsel, Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Internal Association (“SMART”) Richard McCracken became a Senior Counsel at McCracken Stemerman & Holsberry, LLP on January 1, 2023. He was the...

Norman Malbin

Norman Malbin Co-Planner Norman graduated from the University of Denver in 1971 and Northwestern School of Law – Lewis & Clark Law School in 1985. After working for two union law firms (1986-1989) he established his own firm in 1989 and remained there until 1998...

Richard F. Liebman

Richard F. Liebman Attorney, Barran Liebman, LLP Although he is a management attorney, Rick is quick to point out that he has represented a number of Unions in their capacity as an employer. Rick has been representing employers in labor and employment law since 1972....

Howell Lankford

Howell Lankford Arbitrator and Mediator  After graduating from Reed College, Howell had a few real jobs and then became a lawyer in 1977.  He was an administrative law judge for Oregon ERB for five years and became a full time arbitrator in...

Liz Joffe

Liz Joffe McKanna Bishop Joffe, LLP Liz Joffe is a founding partner of McKanna Bishop Joffe, LLP in Portland, Oregon. She has been working with the labor movement since 1988, when, after graduating from the University of Michigan, she worked with the UAW’s legal...

Jessica Dietz

Jessica Dietz Officer in Charge, NLRB Subregion 36 In 2015, Jessica Dietz was appointed Officer in Charge of NLRB Subregion 36 after working as a Field Examiner in the Portland office for nine years. She leads the Subregion’s outreach program and is a frequent speaker...

John Bishop

John Bishop Co-Planner, Attorney, McKanna Bishop Joffe, LLP John Bishop is a founding partner of McKanna Bishop Joffe, LLP, in Portland, Oregon, a law firm that specializes in union-side labor law. John has devoted his entire legal career to representing labor unions...

Noah Barish

Noah Barish Co-Planner, Attorney, McKanna Bishop Joffe, LLP Noah practices in the areas of labor and employment law, representing private and public sector labor unions and their members in administrative and civil proceedings. Noah has successfully represented unions...