Fraud Assessment Commission
The Fraud Assessment Commission (FAC) is charged with allocating funding to fraud prosecutors statewide. The governor appoints members to the FAC who serve four year terms or until the governor appoints a replacement.
Originally, the FAC was comprised of five individuals representing self-insurers, insured employers, workers' compensation insurers, the President of the State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF), and an ex-officio member. By statute, SCIF is granted permanent membership on the FAC.
In September 2003, with the passage of AB 749, two additional commission members representing organized labor were added. Presently, there are seven FAC members.
Fraud Assessment Commission Members
Lilia Garcia - Ms. Garcia was born and raised in
Donald Marshall - Mr. Marshall was appointed to the Fraud Assessment Commission in January 2010 representing workers' compensation insurers. Since 2003, he has served as vice president of the national anti-fraud program for Zenith National Insurance Company where he previously held the positions of vice president of special investigations for then Zenith affiliate company, CalFarm, from 1996 to 1999 and manager of investigations for Zenith from 1993 to 1996. Mr.
John Riggs - Mr. Riggs was appointed to the Fraud Assessment Commission in January 2010 representing self-insured employers. Since 2003, he has served as manager of workers' compensation for Disney Worldwide Services. Previously, Mr. Riggs was director of risk management for 99 Cent Stores from 2002 to 2003 and served the California Casualty Management Company as vice president from 1999 to 2001 and regional claims manager from 1993 to 1998. He was the workers' compensation branch claims manager for Zenith Insurance Company from 1987 to 1993 and an independent claims consultant from 1986 to 1987. Riggs is a member of the California Self Insurers Association, California Workers' Compensation Institute and Southern California Self Insured Council.
Joel Sherman - Mr. Sherman is the Director of Safety, Workers' Compensation and Regulatory Compliance for Grimmway Farms, a large vegetable grower/packer/shipper based in
Jiles Smith - Mr.Smith was reappointed to the Fraud Assessment Commission in January 2010 representing insured employers. He has served as a commissioner since 2006. He has been senior manager of regional safety and security for Grainger Industrial Supply since 2007 and previously held the same position from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Smith was risk manager for the Riverside Transit Agency from 2004 to 2007, assistant director of safety for JB Hunt Transportation from 1999 to 2000, and safety and workers' compensation manager for Roadway Express from 1995 to 1999.
Vernon Steiner - President and CEO, State Compensation Insurance Fund. Mr. Steiner's bio will be posted when it becomes available.
Douglas Williams - Mr. Williams is the Business Manager for Iron Worker's 433 and is a newly appointed Fraud Assessment Commission member who is representing labor. In 1994, Mr. Williams started as an executive board member as an elected officer in Local 433. As a business representative for the union, he has worked with several state agencies on enforcement issues in the construction industry. Mr. Williams has been working as an iron worker for 43 years, first starting as an apprentice to a position of Field Superintendent. He has been a member of the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee since 2000.
Fraud Assessment Commission Meetings
The date of the next Fraud Assessment Commission meeting will be posted here when it has been scheduled. Please check back.
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