Paid Family & Medical Leave Advisory Committee

Next meeting

  • When: Dec. 13, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
  • Where: Washington State Labor Council | 321 16th Ave South | Seattle, Washington 98144
  • What: Agenda

About the Advisory Committee

The Paid Family & Medical Leave Advisory Committee consists of eight voting members, four representing employees and four representing employers. An ESD representative and the ombuds are ex officio members. The committee may comment on rules, policies, and other specified matters and study issues as the committee determines. 

Committee Members:

  • Department Representative: Ms. Carla Reyes, Acting Paid Family and Medical Leave Director
  • Employer’s Interests Representative: Mr. Bob Battles, Association of Washington Business
  • Employer’s Interests Representative: Ms. Christine Brewer, Associated General Contractors of Washington/Avista
  • Employer’s Interests Representative: Ms. Julia Gorton, Washington Hospitality Association
  • Employer’s Interests Representative: Ms. Tammie Hetrick, Washington Retail Association
  • Employee’s Interests Representative: Mr. Joe Kendo, Washington State Labor Council
  • Employee’s Interests Representative: Ms. Samantha Grad, UFCW 21
  • Employee’s Interests Representative: Ms. Maggie Humphreys, MomsRising
  • Employee’s Interests Representative: Ms. Marilyn Watkins, Economic Opportunity Institute
  • Paid Family and Medical Leave Act Ombuds: Ms. Edsonya Charles


Past meetings: