As a current Executive Board member, it’s an honor to represent our members who provide every level of service from LVNs, Radiology Technologists, and Lab Techs to Housekeeping, Dietary, and Maintenance. I’ve been a Kaiser employee since 2002. I’m a Licensed Vocational Nurse, Chief Steward and SEIU-UHW Executive Board Member. During the last eighteen years I’ve been actively involved in protecting our members as Steward, Chief Steward, LVN redeployment, Workplace Safety Tri-chair, Contract Specialist, Healthcare Justice League member and on various committees, political activities and projects. I understand that fully engaging, empowering and educating the members of our union is the key to strengthening our collective bargaining unit.
Healthcare Justice means a fair and equitable distribution of benefits and equal access to all. As a mom, nurse, and community activist I know firsthand that we have a great amount of work to do to make Healthcare Justice a reality. I’ve seen in my own neighborhood a lack of access to free and affordable healthcare. I’ve brought this crisis to the attention of our local legislators, advocating for change.
I look forward to continuing this work alongside my community of peers, coworkers, and activists, making sustainable change for healthcare.