Cal Work Safety Team Members

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Don Dressler

Attorney/Risk Management Consultant

National leader in labor law, risk management and human resources solutions, Don Dressler, has been designing customized HR packages that significantly reduce workers compensation costs, protect employers from non-compliance, while providing effective worker training solutions to southern California companies for more than twenty years.

From 1987 to 2003, Mr. Dressler was the President of Insurance Services for Western Growers Association, a regional trade association representing fresh fruit and vegetable growers in California and Arizona. Mr. Dressler headed their health and workers' compensation programs. He was President of Western Growers Insurance Company, a California and Arizona workers' compensation insurer and Quail Street Casualty Ltd., a Bermuda based captive insurance company.

Up to that time, he served as the Executive Vice President of Western Growers Association, the chief operating officer of the trade association, overseeing all internal operations, and Vice President and General Counsel of Western Growers Association, establishing a group legal practice to provide labor and employment law. Mr. Dressler also served on the Legislative Counsel for the California Farm Bureau Federation, and established their group legal practice, Farm Employers Labor Service.

Dressler is a practicing attorney specializing in employment law and human resources issues. He consults on insurance and risk management issues for private companies and trade associations and has served such firms as Western Growers Association, a regional trade association representing fresh fruit and vegetable growers in California and Arizona, and the Western Growers Insurance Company, a workers' compensation insurer.

Dressler simplifies and clarifies employee relations and compliance concerns by removing the confusion and complications of regulations on:

Mr. Dressler served as a director and on the Executive Committee of California Coalition on Workers' Compensation. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Association Executives, and as Director of the Association of California Insurance Companies; Vice President of the California Association of Small Employer Health Plans; President and Legislative Committee Chair of The Association Health Care Coalition. He served as Chairman of the Finance Commission for the City of Irvine from 1993 to 2011.

Active in community affairs, Mr. Dressler Chairs the Annual Irvine Police Department Awards Banquet, is Treasurer of the Exchange Club of Irvine and serves  on the Board of Directors for Western Family Services (a health care organization providing mental health services to children and youth in Orange County)  and ProVisors, a network of over 2,000 top business professionals.

Dressler is a frequent speaker on Workers' Compensation, Health Insurance and Organizational Development issues. He also is a Trustee of the Kansas State University Foundation.


Our Team:

Going Above & Beyond

Cindy A. Williams<br><i>Managing Partner, Human Resources, Safety & Sales</i>

Cindy A. Williams
Managing Partner, Human Resources, Safety & Sales
Highly efficient and results oriented, Cindy Williams has more than 15 years experience in the HR and Safety industries and she helps increase employee productivity, and reduce the overall cost of your workforce. Through building strong employee relationships, fine-tuning company culture, streamlining procedures, and creative training programs, she helps keep employees healthy and safe, and your company legally compliant.

Wendy Garcia, SPHR, PHRca, SHRM-SCP<br><i>Partner - Education</i>

Wendy Garcia, SPHR, PHRca, SHRM-SCP
Partner - Education

Wendy Garcia is dedicated to the continuous enhancement of HR through networking, learning and advocacy. As CalWorkSafety’s FORMCLOUD point person, Wendy is certified as a SPHR, PHRca, SHRM-SCP, and also a certified supervisors/employee trainer on Sexual Harassment Awareness & Prevention. Wendy has a Communications BA from UC Santa Barbara and Certificate in HR Management from UC Irvine. She is also a member of the HR Independent Consultants Network and active volunteer/advocate in numerous charities and philanthropies in the community.

Laura Pensamiento<br><i>Human Resources &  Safety Training Expert</i>

Laura Pensamiento
Human Resources & Safety Training Expert

With a 30+ year background in HR, Safety and Health consultations, Laura is a highly skilled Risk Control Consultant, Occupational Safety and Health expert focusing on the well-being of employees. Her training including Workers’ Compensation, Safety and other HR consulting services are designed for employers who have large Spanish-speaking workforces. Her extensive knowledge base incorporates both written and verbal English and Spanish language communications for self-insured organizations throughout California and Nevada.

Ron Paine, MS, ARM</br><i>Safety & Human Resources Consultant</i>

Ron Paine, MS, ARM
Safety & Human Resources Consultant

Ron Paine provides Safety/HR Consultant in English & Spanish. He is also an OSHA and Safety Expert Witness, a Qualified Sexual Harassment Prevention Seminar Instructor, an OSHA and Safety Training Certified instructor on Construction, Fall Protection, Scaffolding, Excavation/Trenching, Confined Space Entry, Rough Terrain Forklift, Qualified Flagger/Traffic Safety/Rigger and Crane Signal Training entry. Ron’s memberships include: Associate in Risk Management (ARM), American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), CA Society of Safety Security Professionals and America Heart Assn. Instructor.

Pat Haley<br><i>Human Resources, Employee Conflict, Training</i>

Pat Haley
Human Resources, Employee Conflict, Training

Pat Haley is an HR professional with a “PHR” human resource certification,  a CPCU insurance designation, and over 20  years of HR experience. Her effective communication style  and problem solving  abilities enables Pat to partner with a wide variety of businesses with an emphasis on employment relations matters, management/employee training and general HR  management functions.

Melanie Hoobler, PHRca<br><i>Education</i>

Melanie Hoobler, PHRca

Melanie Hoobler assists organizations in developing, building, and successfully managing their ever-changing work environments. She brings diverse experiences from her time as a board officer of an HR chapter, serving on local board chapters, and working with organizations in California and other states. Using communication, organization, and problem-solving skills, she creates effective solutions to advance and expand client’s business success. Melanie holds a PHRca certification and in 2019 receives her Human Resource Management Master’s Degree.

Dudley Goss</br><i>Client Relations</i>

Dudley Goss
Client Relations

Dudley Goss has a diverse, 30-year business background in industries including healthcare, publishing, financial services and human resources management.  His broad range of experience also enables him to develop innovative solutions that increase employee productivity and profitability for gradations of all sizes.

Dudley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and is a Certified Financial Planner.

Sandra (Jordan) Andre<br><i>Office Manager</i>

Sandra (Jordan) Andre
Office Manager
Sandra has an extensive and business background of 25+ years. Proven track record in accounting and financial management, reporting, analysis and forecasting. Strong negotiator, organizer and communicator. Also, skilled in accounting cycles, budgeting, general accounting policies, auditing, compliance, strategic planning, financial statements, performance measurement and risk management.

Judy A. Lindemann, RN, FNP, MSN<br><i>Nurse Consultant</i>

Judy A. Lindemann, RN, FNP, MSN
Nurse Consultant

Edward Li<br><i>Safety Consultant</i>

Edward Li
Safety Consultant

Edward Li has an advanced education in Mechanical Engineering, with 36 years of experience in consulting. He is familiar with managing large teams of employees in companies utilizing everything from high speed manual and automated machinery to state of the art, high accuracy medical and aerospace equipment. Edward also has expertise working with attorneys in crash investigations. He is quick to recognize areas of potential risk long before they become a risk.

Gary Stenberg<br><i>Safety & Accident Investigator</i>

Gary Stenberg
Safety & Accident Investigator

Gary spent nearly 42 years in the fire service with the majority of his time as a fire company officer.  His training and experience include fire investigation, fire safety inspection procedures, incident command, fire education, public information, and mobile intensive care – paramedics, not to mention extensive report writing.  Gary has a heart for safety and skill with writing.

Mark Rowland<br><i>Sales & Safety</i>

Mark Rowland
Sales & Safety

Ellie Williams<br><i>Human Resources and Safety</i>

Ellie Williams
Human Resources and Safety

Rita B. Conley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP M.B.A<br><i>Coaching & HR Consulting</i>

Rita B. Conley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP M.B.A
Coaching & HR Consulting

Carol Hannan<br><i>Certified Fitness Trainer</i>

Carol Hannan
Certified Fitness Trainer

Ralph Dorwin<br><i>Sales, Safety Investigations & Training</i>

Ralph Dorwin
Sales, Safety Investigations & Training

Mary Ginty<br><i>HR Consultant</i>

Mary Ginty
HR Consultant

Sarah Lopez
HR, Regulatory Audits, Training, Personnel Investigations

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The team at Cal Work Safety has the background & experience to make your life much easier.