Dispute Resolution Committee

Chair: Deborah Wood Blevins, Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission

Co-Vice Chair: Jennifer Hopens, Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation

Co-Vice Chair: Brian Holmes, Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation

IAIABC Staff Liaisons: Brianna Schumann and Samantha Collier

Board of Directors Liaison: Shannon Bruno Bishop, Louisiana Office of Workers Compensation and Wesley Marshall, Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission

The mission of the Dispute Resolution Committee is to promote best practices in workers’ compensation judicial and dispute resolution functions among member jurisdictions by providing education, training, and information sharing opportunities for adjudicators and dispute resolution professionals.

Current Projects
  • Collaborating with the NAWCJ and CWCL to offer training opportunities for judges
  • Planning and offering an annual virtual Workers' Compensation Mediators' College program
  • Subcommittee for ombuds
  • Organizing spotlight presentations on jurisdictional dispute resolution systems

Committee Materials

Official Committee members can continue to the Dispute Resolution Committee Community.