The staff of SEIU Local 99 work hand-in-hand with members to build a strong union by assisting and supporting members in building a lasting, member-led leadership structure directly in their workplaces.

Some of this work entails the day-to-day affairs at the union office, field organizing, facilitating meetings, representing members, keeping members informed, managing our union’s finances, and all the activities done on behalf and in the interest of the membership at-large.

Max Arias
Executive Director

Pam Stevenson
Special Assistant to the Executive Director


Blanca Gallegos
Director of Communications

Denae Ayala
Communications Specialist

Wayne Huang
Senior Communications Design Specialist

External Organizing

Nanette Rincon-Ksido
Director of External Organizing

Maria Duque
External Organizer

Gilbert Frogozo
Field Administrative Assistant

Aaron Gonzalez
External Organizer

Jovanna Hernandez
Senior External Organizer

Melissa S. Noriega
External Organizing Manager

Joe Skala
Research Manager

Celeste Valle
External Organizer

Government Relations

Lester Garcia
Political Director

Jen Baca
Community Relations Manager

Internal Organizing and Member Resource Center

Manny Rangel
External Organizing Director

Margaret Rodriguez
Internal Organizing Manager

Raquel Esquivel
Senior Internal Organizer

Toi Jackson
Internal Organizer

James Kidd
Senior MRC Specialist

Chrishawn Lawrence
MRC Specialist

Ulises Leon
Internal Organizer

Troylynn Limar
Senior Internal Organizer

Richard McLeod
Internal Organizing Manager

Chris Mock
Chief Steward at Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District

Union-Employer Relations

Michael Haberberger
Director of Union-Employer Relations


Nancy Calderon
Director of Operations

Mila Amao
Finance Manager

Rocio Aguilar
Field Administrative Assistant

Lydia Campos
Downtown LA Office Receptionist

Wallace White
Senior Maintenance Lead