UNAC/UHCP Executive Vice President Candidate Biographies
I joined UNAC/UHCP in 2012 as the first Staff Representative for both SCNSC and KPMWON. By 2014, I had become the Staff Representative for Kaiser Woodland Hills. There, I led the Safe Staffing Campaign and increased our strength by adding 75 new full-time positions.
To bolster my negotiating skills in 2015, I requested to assist the Saint Francis bargaining team. Later that year, I attended Cornell University’s program in labor relations to further my bargaining abilities, including learning how to draft collective bargaining agreements.
In 2018, I lead negotiations for SCNSC Bargaining. There, seeing an opportunity to engage with our membership, I worked with UNAC/UHCP’s communication department to bring daily video updates that the employer followed closely. This culminated with the most significant challenge of my career, serving as the co-lead for SHARP San Diego bargaining.
In 2020, I was elected the UNAC/UHCP State Treasurer, where I delivered on the promise of my campaign to work on infrastructure. I also made sure every affiliate had access to important tools, some of which included Microsoft Office, and Chromeriver, an online expense system. My team and I increased yearly revenue from our investments from $25 (yes, you read that correctly) to $500,000+ and streamlined processes, making it easier for our treasurers. I also moved us forward by completing our UNAC/UHCP app to ensure members had up-to-date information on their phones.
My biggest accomplishment was as the co-lead of the National Staffing team, where my team and I bargained language establishing staffing committees for all KP affiliates, ensuring transparency.
If elected as Vice President, I will focus on issues that impact us today. This includes a comprehensive look at our current staffing crisis, which will take a multitude of different actions to correct. I promise to go back to the grassroots of unionism and engage all of our members in moving us forward.