November 4th Webinar
11:00am – 12:00pm
Session Description: These subject matter experts will explain and discuss their experience in negotiating and launching the City of Los Angeles / Los Angeles Police Protective League WC ADR Program and the benefits that have been enjoyed as a result.
Hon. Steven Siemers, Ret. WCJ
Steven Siemers Dispute Resolution, LLC
Judge Steven Siemers, Ret. WCJ, is a mediator, arbitrator, and ADR consultant throughout California in the field of workers' compensation.
For the last 17 years he has worked as a consultant facilitating the creation of, and managing, workers’ compensation ADR (carve-out) programs throughout the State of California and is currently the ADR Director for multiple programs.
Previously, he sat as a Workers' Compensation Judge in San Francisco and Oakland. During that time, he served two terms as the President of the Conference of California Worker's Compensation Judges. Thereafter, he served as the Chief Judge of the Division of Workers' Compensation under the Davis Administration.
Judge Siemers practiced workers’ compensation law as an applicant's attorney for 14 years prior to becoming a judge in both northern and southern California, as a specialist in the field, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Judge Siemers is also currently a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee, Division of Workers’ Compensation.
Tyrone Spears, WCCP, ARM-P, IPMA-SCP
City of Los Angeles
Chief Workers' Compensation Division
Tyrone Spears started his workers’ compensation career over 20 years ago. Tyrone currently works for The City of Los Angeles as the Division Chief Workers’ Compensation. He is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Workers’ Compensation programs which includes an open inventory of over 17,000 open claims. Tyrone has oversight of three third party administrators and an in-house self-administered program.
Tyrone holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management and an Executive MBA in Management. Tyrone recently completed his doctoral program in May 2021. Professionally, he holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation, Senior Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP) by the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, and Workers’ Compensation Claims Professional (WCCP) designation from the Insurance Educational Association. Tyrone is certified by the Department of Industrial Relations, Self-Insurance Plans, as a Workers’ Compensation Administrator.
Mark Cronin is a veteran Los Angeles Police Officer who is one of nine elected Directors representing 10,000 LAPD Officers with their benefits, wages and working conditions as a Director for their union - The Los Angeles Police Protective League.
Mark has been on the job for over 28 years, and prior to becoming an LAPPL Director spent eighteen years as a Motorcycle Officer in the ‘City of Angels’ among other assignments. He was hit on his motor in 2006 and spent a year recuperating from having his spine fused as a result. Because of this negative personal experience, Mark has devoted the rest of his career to enhancing wellness for his members and creating and overseeing a new Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) sworn workers compensation carve-out that provides quality care when an Officer is hurt on-duty to get them up and running as quickly as possible. LAPD’s Sworn ADR carve-out is the largest in the State of California and their model has been recently duplicated in the Cities of San Francisco and Oakland.