Governor John Bel Edwards announced selections and replacements for the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC), which has not met in several months in anticipation of a shake up. Officially, the WCAC is responsible for monitoring and reporting to the Governor and the Legislature on the implementation and administration of laws pertaining to the administration of workers’ compensation. In practice, the body serves as a speed bump for workers’ comp reform bills and is particularly important during the regular state legislative session.
Representing the Louisiana Orthopedic Association:
Pierce D. Nunley, M.D., of Shreveport. Dr. Nunley is the director of and a partner with the Spine Institute of Louisiana. He will serve as the representative of the Louisiana Orthopedic Association.
Representing the 3rd Public Service Commission District:
Edwin R. Murray, of New Orleans. Mr. Murray is a former state senator and the current vice chancellor for community and multi-cultural affairs at Louisiana State University Health New Orleans. Mr. Murray will serve as the representative of the 3rd Public Service Commission District.
Representing the 5th Public Service Commission District:
Richard Bray Williams, of Natchitoches. Mr. Williams is an attorney with the Williams Family Law Firm, LLC. He will serve as the representative of the 5th Public Service Commission District.
Representing Claimant Attorneys:
Shannon S. Dartez, of Youngsville. Ms. Dartez is an attorney for Glenn Armentor Law Corporation. She will serve as an attorney who has previously represented claimants in workers’ compensation claims, as required by statute.
Representing Employer/Insurer Attorneys:
Alejandro R. Perkins, of Prairieville. Mr. Perkins is an attorney and partner with Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice, LLP. He will serve as an attorney who has previously represented employers in workers’ compensation claims, as required by statute.
Julie T. Cherry, of Baton Rouge. Ms. Cherry is the secretary and treasurer for Louisiana AFL-CIO and will serve as a representative for labor on the council.
Charles R. Davoli, of Baton Rouge. Mr. Davoli is an attorney and managing partner of Davoli & Krumholt. He is also a former union steelworker. Mr. Davoli will serve as a representative of labor on the Council.
Representing the 1st Public Service Commission District:
Shannon C. Lindsey, of Slidell. Ms. Lindsey is an attorney and the owner of Shannon Cambridge Lindsey, Attorney at Law. She will serve as the representative of the 1st Public Service Commission District.