LGPI Executive Director/Labor Relations Attorney
Diana is the Executive Director of the Local Government Personnel Institute. She also serves as one of LGPl's Labor Relations Consultants and as a Labor Lawyer. She has bargained over 150 collective bargaining agreements, which included drafting proposals, researching comparative wages and benefits, assessing legal ramifications of particular language, presenting all proposals and justifications at the bargaining table as chief spokesperson and assessing counter-proposals.
Ms. Moffat has represented numerous employers in the mandatory mediation process. In addition, she has presented cases to Interest Arbitration when a collective bargaining agreement could not be reached.
Ms. Moffat has presented cases to the Employment Relations Board in the form of Unfair Labor Practices and Unit Clarification matters. She is versed in Oregon Labor law, ERB rules and regulations, FMLA, FLSA, OFLA, PECBA and Oregon Statutory and case law.
Labor Relations Attorney
Steven has been an attorney for over 15 years and has been practicing labor and employment law since 2002. He has handled countless labor relations cases, including complex terminations, contract interpretations, disciplinary proceedings at all levels, officer-involved shootings, and grievances.
Steven has experience in Oregon and Washington states and has worked with over 60 different counties, cities, unions, guilds and associations. He has litigated employment matters such as unit clarification petitions and unfair labor practices before the Oregon Employment Relations Board and the Washington Public Employees Relations Board.
Labor Relations Attorney
Ashley is a Labor Relations Attorney/Consultant with LGPI. Before joining LGPI, Ashley clerked for a private labor and employment law firm in Portland and at the Oregon Department of Justice, Trial Division in the Torts and Employment Section. At the private firm and the Oregon Department of Justice, Ashley gained valuable experience researching, writing, and advising agencies and clients on an array of labor and employment law issues, including NLRA, PECBA, OFLA, FMLA, ADA, and Title VII. Ashley is a recent graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude. Prior to law school, Ashley was an Executive Director at CCS Fundraising, Consulting, and Strategic Development.
Labor Relations Attorney
Taylor joins LGPI with a diverse background in litigation matters on behalf of Oregon municipalities. Taylor was an associate at the law firm of Leahy, Van Vactor, Cox and Melendy, LLP in Springfield. There, he served as an Assistant City Attorney and Prosecutor for the City of Springfield, and as a Prosecutor for the City of Eugene. He has tried at least thirty cases to judges, juries, and arbitrators in a wide variety of matters. During law school, Taylor served as law clerk in the Oregon Department of Justice, where he worked on legislative matters for the Office of the Attorney General.
Human Resources / Labor Relations Consultant
Dana holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, with a focus on Organizational Development, from Marylhurst University. She earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources certificate in 2010.
She specializes in compensation and classification market analysis for public-sector unions, both strike and non-strike permitted. She has served as an expert witness, testifying in twenty-one interest arbitration cases regarding classification and compensation market analysis as well as public-sector budget analysis.
Dana most recently was a compensation analyst at a Portland labor-law firm. She has worked for various public-sector and non-profit agencies in the areas of recruitment, labor relations, employee benefits and compensation analysis. As a county Human Resources Manager, her primary areas of responsibility included labor relations/negotiations, compensation analysis, employment law, performance management, internal affairs/background investigations and training.
Human Resources / Labor Relations Analyst
Brandi has 15 years of public-sector work experience, including four years as a Labor Relations Specialist for Marion County. In her experience at Marion County, she provided a full range of support to the labor relations program, including compiling and analyzing comparator contract language and compensation data; drafting proposals; and incorporating negotiated changes into new contracts. She earned her Professional in Human Resources certificate in 2012.
Brandi has experience researching and gathering data for all types of public-sector labor proceedings, including collective bargaining, mediation, grievance/interest arbitration, and unit clarification hearings. In addition to labor relations, she has experience in recruitment, training, HR information systems, record retention, and employee benefits
HR Contract Consultant
Paulette's human resources career has spanned local government, education, and private enterprise. Her interests include position classification and compensation; organizational analysis and design; job analysis; and policy development.
HR Contract Consultant
Libet retired from a 30-year career directing Human Resources management for Lee Enterprises/Corvallis Gazette-Times; Oregon State University; and Benton County Government. Her interests lie strongly with business innovation, facilitation, and positive management-labor relationships.
Aaron conducts internal-affairs investigations and background checks for public entities on behalf of LGPI. Aaron is a retired Oregon State Police supervisor with 26 years of experience. He now is an organization and training consultant, as well as an adjunct instructor at Portland Community College, where he teaches criminal justice courses. He has taught at Oregon’s Department of Public Safety Standards and Training schools; as well as OSP’s schools.
In 2003, Aaron was awarded the Regional Trainer of the Year Award by DPSST. He received his Masters of Education from Oregon State University and a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from Portland State University
Craig works with LGPI on a part-time basis conducting internal investigations and background checks for new employees.
He works as an investigator representing a variety of public employers who seek assistance in conducting investigations that may result in potential disciplinary actions or identifying policy and system deficiencies. Craig has provided investigative assistance and system review services to a number of Oregon Municipalities and to an Oregon State Licensing Board and has also been active as an investigator conducting reviews of potential public employee applicants.
Craig retired from the Salem Police Department after 30 years of service, which included 23 years as a child abuse/homicide detective and has conducted several thousand criminal investigations. His investigations included many long-term technical investigations, investigations of public employees and a variety of high-profile cases in the Salem area.