Staff and Attorneys
Elizabeth Newcomb: (503) 595-2167
Executive Director. The Evergreen State College and Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College (cum laude). Former law clerk to U.S. District Judges Helen Frye and Owen M. Panner, associate at Lindsay Hart Neil & Weigler, partner at Banks, Newcomb & Sacks. Over thirty years experience in law practice, with current emphasis in Employee Benefits, including ERISA, HIPAA, and COBRA.
Jim Frazer: (503) 595-2166
Director, Labor Relations. University of Oregon, Graduate and Post Graduate School of Business and San Jose State University undergraduate. Over twenty-five years manufacturing management experience and labor relations, including negotiations, arbitrations, and NLRB matters. Since 1988, Adjunct faculty, Portland State University, Department of Management, School of Business Administration.
Beth Olenski: (503) 595-2171
Director, Training and Member Relations. University of Connecticut and Graduate School of Business, Northeastern University with an emphasis in Human Resources Management. Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification. Extensive experience in employee relations, management, and customer service in a manufacturing environment.
Reese Noe: (503) 595-2160
Member Communications/Project Manager. Grinnell College. Five years experience as a 401(k) Administrator at Milliman USA, an actuarial and consulting firm. Over 15 years' experience in customer service, problem solving, and organizational support.
Gina Delahunt: (503) 595-2170
Associate General Counsel, UEA Inc. University of Portland, undergraduate and graduate School of Business, Lewis & Clark Law School. Commercial Litigation Associate at Davis Rothwell Earle & Xochihua. Extensive experience in workers’ compensation, employment law and risk management.
Marko Oksanen: (503) 595-2176
Financial Director, UEA Inc. Sonoma State University (BA). California State University, Hayward (MBA). Over 20 years of experience in accounting, finance, and business analysis in companies of various sizes and across several industries.
Jeff Chicoine*: (503) 224-5858
University of Illinois College of Law and Institute of Labor & Industrial Relations; Hearings Officer with Oregon Employment Relations Board; serves on executive committee of the Labor and Employment Section of the Oregon Bar. Labor and Employment Law including Negotiations and NLRB matters.
Wayne Landsverk*: (503) 224-5858
University of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin Law School. Named among the Best Lawyers in America, and designated Oregon Super Lawyer by Portland Monthly. Labor Relations, including Negotiations, NLRB, and Employment Law Matters.
Verne Newcomb: (503) 595-2174
University of California (Berkeley), Harvard Business School and Columbia Law School. Secretary of UMTA/UEA. Negotiations, Employment Law, and General Corporate Matters. Selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America and as one of Portland’s Top Lawyers by Portland Monthly.
Jack Schwartz*: (503) 224-5858
Stanford University and Harvard Law School. Employment Law, Employee Benefits and General Corporate Matters. Director of several private and public corporations, including Associated Oregon Industries.
*Affiliated with Miller Nash, LLP.