Angela M. Clements is the Principal Attorney and Founder of Clements Employment Law. Angela is a labor and employment attorney focused on serving the needs of culture-first organizations and businesses. Angela also represents individuals who have been treated unfairly at work. She brings over a decade of labor and employment law practice to her law firm, which is woman and LGBT owned.
Clements Employment Law's services include: employment law advice and counseling; workplace investigations and training; and litigation/claims resolution.
Angela’s firm has offices in Santa Rosa, CA and in San Francisco, CA, but serves clients throughout the state. Angela is a Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star.
Previously, Angela was Senior Counsel at a major San Francisco law firm where she practiced in the Labor & Employment Section. She also previously served as counsel to the Berkeley Law Center on Health, Economic & Family Security, where she developed model legislation for national paid family leave. While attending Berkeley Law, Angela served as a law clerk for the City and County of San Francisco and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Angela was also a senior policy advocate the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C., where she worked to extend federal civil rights laws to LGBT+ people.
Angela is an active member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Sonoma County Bar Association, and the National LGBT Bar Association. Angela is admitted to practice in state and federal court throughout California.
Originally from the Great Plains, Angela maintains a deep love of the outdoors and wild, open space. When she is not practicing law, you can find her hiking a trail or camping with her family in one of the many beautiful spots in California.
golbou ghassemieh has 15 years of professional Human Resources management level experience. Her career began as a recruiter for a local executive search firm, and she also spent time consulting with small businesses while working on her Master’s thesis. She continued her career in the challenging retail industry as a HR Manager, and then, transitioned into the public sector HR at the County of Sonoma supporting 27 departments and over 4,000 employees. She served as the Recruitment & Classification Manager responsible for the employment division and then Assistant Director of Human Resources, overseeing multiple sub-divisions of County of Sonoma’s central HR Department, including EEO, Recruitment & Classification, Workforce Development, HRIS, Employee Retention & Engagement Programs, and other administrative functions. In July 2017 she took the senior HR leadership position for the City of Santa Rosa. golbou holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley, a Master’s in Business Administration from Sonoma State, and several private and public sector HR certifications. She has been appearing as a lecturer at Sonoma State off and on since 2004.
John F. Hyland has primarily focused his practice to employment law since his admission to the Bar in 1995. Prior to forming Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP, John held an Of Counsel position with Paul Hastings, LLP in the firm's San Francisco office where he advised and represented companies in State and Federal court actions covering all areas of employment law, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, disability law, employee privacy, employee leaves, and wage and hour issues. John has represented clients in jury trials and arbitrations, and has argued cases before the California Court of Appeal. He continues to advise and represent clients in all areas of employment law and in commercial and business disputes. John serves as an editor and contributing author for the CEB Publication, Employee Leave Laws: Compliance and Litigation (2016). John regularly conducts training seminars and presents on a wide array of employment law issues. Law & Politics Magazine selected John as one of its Northern California Super Lawyers each year from 2006 through 2012, and again in 2014-19. San Francisco's Best Lawyers named John in its 2012 edition, and The Best Lawyers in America selected John for inclusion in each edition since 2012. In addition to his litigation and counseling practice, John devotes a significant part of his practice to serving as a mediator. John obtained certification as an employment law mediator from Cornell University’s School of Industrial Relations and from the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He served as a mediator for the Sonoma County Superior Court ADR Program in which he mediated a wide array of civil cases, and he continues to serve as a panelist for the Court’s settlement conference program. John is also a member of the Early Neutral Evaluation Program for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for which he serves as an evaluator and serves as a mediator for the Court as well.
Jessica Jauregui is a dynamic Human Resources leader with over 20 years of accomplished leadership experience in all functional areas of Human Resources. She has been the Chief Human Resources Officer at Santa Rosa Community Health since April 2017. In her current role as the executive level HR professional, Ms. Jauregui provides leadership to a team of seven HR Professionals and strategic partnership to the health center’s senior leadership team. Prior to that, Ms. Jauregui worked with St. Joseph Health as the Director of Human Resources. In that role she led a team of 10 HR professionals and all functional areas of human resources including employee and labor relations, organizational development, recruitment and selection, employment and retention, training and development, and employee health services. She possesses extensive knowledge of labor and employment law, including the NLRA and collective bargaining agreements. She also brings experience in the wine industry as she started her HR career at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates. Jessica has a BS in Business Administration from California State University-Chico and a Master's Degree in Human Resources and Organization Development from the University of San Francisco. In her free time she is very active with her husband and daughters and enjoys training for triathlons, reading and drinking Sonoma County wine.
Jennifer Krug blends compliance and compassion in her HR work. She founded Wine Country HR, an HR consulting business focused on helping small organizations. Jennifer loves simplicity and effective systems and putting them in place for her clients. She has a strong HR generalist background, in her early career she served as an HR Department of One, in various industries. Jennifer works to bring meaning into the workplace. She is a certified Empowering People in the Workplace facilitator and is active in the Effective Altruism movement. Jennifer is also a SCORE volunteer as an HR Subject Matter Expert, and a volunteer mentor through The Mom Project. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communications degree from San Diego State University, and HR certifications through Santa Rosa Junior College, and Sonoma State University. She also holds the SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications.
Victor (Vic) McKnight
Vic McKnight is Vice President of InterWest Insurance Services. He joined InterWest in August 2016. Previously, he was a Principal at EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants in their North Bay office. Vic has been in insurance consulting and employee benefit program management for 24 years. As a benefits consultant, he enjoys partnering with HR professionals to create employee benefit programs meet the strategic goals of their organizations. His strategic planning and program design ensure quality, timely and accurate deliverables for developing effective employee benefit communication programs. Vic is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management. He is two time Past President of the North Coast Association of Health Underwriters, an active member of the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mark West Union School District. A frequent speaker to business groups on healthcare reform and health insurance trends, Vic also regularly contributes his perspective to articles appearing in the North Bay Business Journal and other North Bay publications.
Scott Rhymes is a highly accredited environmental, health, and safety professional with over 20 years of experience working in the areas of workplace safety, environmental health and insurance risk control. Scott is currently a Senior Risk Control Consultant with ABD Insurance Services where he helps clients identify and minimize industrial hygiene and safety risk management exposures. Scott helps develop and implement health and safety programs for a variety of industries including large technology, transportation, and manufacturing. He conducts initial facility needs assessments, program development, culture improvement workshops and management training. His technical experience includes environmental, health and safety program development, and the development of program metrics to help ensure proper resource allocation. Scott’s registrations and certifications include: Associate Risk Manager; Certified Industrial Hygienist; Certified Safety Professional; Registered Environmental Health Specialist. He also has focused training in OSHA management and supervisor training; 40- Hour OSHA health and safety training; indoor air quality investigation; and industrial and office ergonomics. Scott holds a Bachelors and Master of Science degree in Environmental and Occupational Health from the California State University.
Lorraine Segal, M.A., through her business Conflict Remedy, offers consulting, coaching, and training for business executives, managers, and employees to help them navigate conflict, communicate clearly, understand bullying, and help create a harmonious and productive workplace. Her clients have included the Department of the Interior, St. Joseph’s Health, County of Napa, Duckhorn Winery, and a number of companies and nonprofit organizations. As well as being a professor at Sonoma State University, she also teaches for Br?v Online Conflict Management. She has been interviewed by NPR and quoted in Huffington Post. She is a contributing author in a new book, "Stand up, Speak Out against Workplace Bullying", December 2017.