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Committee members

MLAC is charged by statute to study issues affecting the workers' compensation system and report its findings and recommendations to the Oregon Legislature.


  • Scott Strickland, co-chairperson, Sheet Metal Workers Local 16 (September 2021-24)
  • Margaret Weddell (November 2021-24)
  • Lorne Bulling, Ironworkers Local 29 (June 2024-27)
  • Sarah Merrick, City of Salem Fire Department (June 2023-26)


  • Patrick Priest, co-chairperson, Citycounty Insurance Services (CIS) (November 2021-24)
  • Stacy Lewallen, Fortis Construction Inc. (October 2023-26)
  • Sara Duckwall, Duckwall Fruit (November 2021-24)
  • Ryan Hearn, Roseburg Forest Products (April 2023-26)
  • Kim Schlessinger, Samaritan Health Services (February 2024-November 2027)

Ex-officio member

  • Director Andrew R. Stolfi, Department of Consumer and Business Services

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