WCAB Announces New Deputy Commissioner

The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board has announced that Cris Gondak has been appointed deputy commissioner at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Her roles will include supervising WCAB’s staff attorneys, training and mentoring new attorneys and acting as counsel to commissioners. She will also participate in drafting regulation, en banc and significant panel decisions, according to WCAB, as well as serve as a panelist on cases, as necessary.

Previously, Judge Gondak served as a workers’ compensation administrative law judge in Santa Rosa and Oakland. She is a graduate of University of California Hastings College of the Law and Stanford University.

Judge Gondak begins her new role at WCAB on July 1.