Regional Associations

Central States Association

The Central States Association is an association of jurisdictional workers' compensation agencies from the central region of the U.S., including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. To learn more, view the Constitution of the Central States Association.Central States Region

Leadership

The leaders of the Central States Association are from member jurisdictions, and are voted on by the membership to one year terms. 

President Jazz Washington, Kansas Division of Workers' Compensation

Vice President Jill Schroeder, Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court

Central States Association Spring Seminar

The Central States Association Spring Seminar brings together regulators and private sector leaders from the central region of the US to discuss policy, regulation, and legislation. The Central States Association Spring Seminar took place June 4 - 5, 2020 virtually.

Presentations:

20 Issues for the '20 Decade by Jennifer Wolf

New Evidence for Managing Concussions by Brian Wilson

WCRI Research on Medical Treatment Guidelines by Laure Lamy

NCCI Video 

Kansas Remote and Virtual Operations Experiement during the COVID-19 Pandemic by David Sprick

Optimizing Injury Outcomes by Brian Allen, Harvey Warren and Douglas Amend

Recordings:

Thursday Morning- Jennifer Wolf and Laure Lamy's Presentations

Thursday Afternoon- Roundtable Discussion

Friday Morning- David Sprick and Brian Allen, Harvey Warren and Douglas Amend's Presentation

Western Association of Workers' Compensation Boards (WAWCB)

The Western Association of Workers' Compensation Boards (WAWCB) is an association of jurisdictional workers' compensation agencies from the western region of the U.S.

Western RegionLeadership

The leaders of the WAWCB are from member jurisdictions and are voted to one year terms by the membership. 

President Sally Coen, Oregon Workers' Compensation Division

Vice President Katherine Godwin, Nevada Division of Industrial Relations

Treasurer Linda Williams, Washington Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

Meetings

The WAWCB holds its annual meeting during the IAIABC Convention.

The WAWCB will also begin holding teleconferences to discuss issues of common interest to jurisdictions in the western region of the U.S.