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Donald Becker 

DON BECKER
Retired consultant; during career provided services in employer/employee relations for cities, counties, school districts, community colleges and special districts including the presentation of management's case for fact findings, arbitrations, and unfair practice charges.

Supervisor Steve Bennett, District 1, recommended Commissioner Don Becker; First appointed 03-03-09, fourth term expires 6-1-21.

Alyse Lazar

ALYSE M. LAZAR, Chair
Attorney with 30 years experience; has provided legal representation to Federal, State and City government entities and clients in the private sector; experience includes the negotiation, interpretation and application of MOUs; graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and St. Louis University’s School of Law.

Supervisor Linda Parks, District 2, recommended Commissioner Alyse M. Lazar; First appointed 02-09-10, third term expires 06-01-19.

Patricia Parham 

PATRICIA S. PARHAM
Human resources professional with experience in both public and private sector educational institutions providing internal management services in the areas of employee relations, recruiting/employment, classification and compensation, labor relations, performance management, legal compliance, benefit administration and policy and procedure formulation.

Supervisor Kathy Long, District 3, recommended Commissioner Patricia S. Parham; First Appointed 9-13-16, second term expires 06-01-21.

James Vandenberg

JAMES L. VANDENBERG, Vice-Chair
Retired, thirty-four year law enforcement career; graduate of the FBI National Academy; graduate of California Lutheran University (MPA); member of the Ventura County Grand Jury, 2006-08.

Supervisor Peter Foy, District 4, recommended Commissioner James L. Vandenberg; First appointed 07-03-08, third term expires 06-01-19

Haywood Merricks III

HAYWOOD MERRICKS III
Retired Assistant Fire Chief, thirty three year career in fire service; Graduate of University of La Verne; Invitee Innovations in Governance Program Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Supervisor John Zaragoza, District 5, recommended Commissioner Haywood Merricks III; First appointed 03-10-09, third term expires 06-01-18

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