Movers & Shakers

California: Nancy Steffan Appointed Deputy Secretary of Policy, California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

Sacramento, California – Nancy Steffan has been appointed deputy secretary of policy at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency, where she has been assistant general counsel since 2020. Steffan was a trial attorney in the Office of the Solicitor at the United States Department of Labor from 2013 to 2020, where she was an honors attorney from 2011 to 2013. She was an assistant director at the Worker Rights Consortium from 2006 to 2008, where she was a program associate from 2003 to 2006. Source: Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

Patrick S. Wooten Appointed to Deputy Commissioner, N.C. Industrial Commission

Raleigh, North Carolina – The North Carolina Industrial Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick S. Wooten as a deputy commissioner. Wooten has served in the Workers’ Compensation Section of the North Carolina Department of Justice as a Special Deputy Attorney General since 2003. Over the past 19 years, he has litigated hundreds of complex workers’ compensation cases before the commission on behalf of numerous state agencies, departments, and institutions. He also has represented state entities seeking statutory workers’ compensation lien recovery from third-party cases in superior court. Wooten’s legal experience also includes substantial appellate work, including representing the State in workers’ compensation and criminal appeals at the North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court. Prior to joining the Department of Justice in 2003, Wooten worked as a law clerk and research assistant for North Carolina Supreme Court Justice G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Source: North Carolina Industrial Commission

Harvard MedTech Executives Appointed to IAIABC Committees on Work Disability, Medical and Regulatory Issues

Las Vegas, Nevada – The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions has appointed two Harvard MedTech executives to its committees. Gerry Stanley, M.D., P-CEO, senior vice president and chief medical officer, and Mark Moore, senior vice president, market partnerships, have been appointed to serve on the work disability prevention and return to work committee. In addition, Dr. Stanley will serve on the medical issues committee of IAIABC, and Mark Moore was appointed to the regulation committee. Source: Business Wire/Harvard MedTech/LinkedIn