Pamela Lancaster, Chair

Pamela Lancaster, a former City of Austin Municipal Court Judge, has spent 32 years as a prosecutor, judge and attorney in Austin.  Since 1991, she has maintained a private practice in criminal defense and employment law and conducted more than 200 grievance hearings under the City's prior grievance process.  Her other jobs have included debt counselor, Vietnamese refugee teacher, billing clerk, gas station attendant and piano teacher.

Melissa Rogers, Vice-Chair

Melissa Rogers is an attorney with 20 years of experience in a broad range of labor and employment matters.  In her years in private practice and as in-house counsel, she litigated, provided advice and presented training on issues involving discrimination, harassment, contract disputes and labor issues.  Ms. Rogers is also active in her community volunteering at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and at Austin Pets Alive!

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Rebecca Eisenbrey

Rebecca Eisenbrey is a staff attorney at the Equal Justice Center in Austin, where she represents low-wage workers seeking to assert their rights under state and federal labor and employment laws. Before joining the EJC, Rebecca served as a law clerk for the Honorable James L. Dennis on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, LA, and worked as a policy analyst for the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division in Washington, DC. 

 

Erika Kane

Erika Kane is a Senior Corporate Counsel at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT).  Prior to joining ERCOT, she was an attorney in private practice and served as an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Texas.  Early in her legal career, she served as a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Texas and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Teresa Perez-Wiseley

Teresa Perez-Wiseley, formerly in middle management with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), has spent the last 13 years as an International Union Representative responsible for understanding Civil Service rules and personnel policies as well as negotiating contracts.  She has also mediated/arbitrated Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cases.