Gemma Deleon-Lopresti

Commissioner, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Commissioner Deleon-Lopresti is a mediator for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service where she assists labor and management in achieving agreement primarily through collective bargaining, grievance mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Gemma has for over 20 years negotiated accords affecting thousands of workers in multiple industries. Prior to FMCS, Gemma was National Director of Strategic Planning for the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, president of RWDSU Local 1102 and chair of the local’s health and pension funds. She has served on the boards of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, and Long Island Federation of Labor, taught business courses and served as a community college trustee. 


Sparking Cross-Sector Collaboration for COVID Recovery: How a Family Foundation Catalyzed Local Investment

Posted on February 24, 2021 by Nancy Rauch Douzinas, Kevin Law, Patrick Halpin, Gemma Deleon-Lopresti, Katie Smith Milway

 The Rauch Foundation of Long Island will describe how family foundations can play a unique role as a neutral hub to forge relationships across local business, government, and media that can multiply investment in regional economic recovery. Foundation President Nancy Rauch Douzinas and a panel of collaborators will articulate and illustrate five principles for using research, relationship networks, advocacy… Read More