Oakland, CA – The Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) recently announced the reappointment of Doug Bloch, Christine Bouma, and Sean McNally to the Commission.
A total of eight (8) Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and the Legislature. Labor Code 75 establishes that two of the employer members and two of the labor members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Governor for a sub-total of four (4) members. The Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint one employer and one labor representative for a sub-total of four (4) members.
Sean McNally, 62, of Bakersfield, has been reappointed to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation as an employer representative, where he has served since 2007. McNally has been president of KBA Engineering since 2013. He was vice president of human resources and government affairs at Grimmway Farms from 1997 to 2013, partner and attorney at Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer, and Jensen from 1991 to 1997 and was an independent general contractor doing residential real estate development from 1984 to 1990. McNally was a municipal court deputy for the Kern County District Attorney’s Office from 1983 to 1984. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. McNally is registered without party preference.
Christine Bouma, 52, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation as a labor representative, where she has served since 2012. Bouma has been president of Capitol Connection since 2000, representing firefighters and other public sector workers. She was a mathematics and computer science teacher for the Hesperia Unified School District from 1989 to 1999 and an instructor at Victor Valley Community College from 1991 to 1998. She has been president of the Institute of Governmental Advocates since 2015. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Bouma is a Democrat.
Doug Bloch, 49, of Oakland, has been reappointed to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation as a labor representative, where he has served since 2012. Bloch has been political director at Teamsters Joint Council 7 since 2010. He was the Port of Oakland campaign director for Change to Win from 2006 to 2010 and a senior research analyst at Service Employees International Union Local 1877 from 2004 to 2006. Bloch was statewide political director at the California Association of Community Organization for Reform Now from 2003 to 2004 and ran several ACORN regional offices, including Seattle and Oakland, from 1999 to 2003. He was an organizer at the Non-Governmental Organization Coordinating Committee for Northeast Thailand from 1999 to 2003. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Bloch is a Democrat.
Source: CA CHSWC