A smiling headshot portrait of SEIU member leader SL Grace
Sector 9

Nursing Home Director

SL Grace

Certified Nursing Assistant
Avamere Health Services

SL Grace takes pride in the fact that she was the first worker in her nursing home to sign a union card and join the organizing committee. For SL, it was about job security and going from ‘just cuz’ to ‘just cause.’ Since that day, SL has helped organize over 10 more nursing homes.

SL believes that SEIU 503’s successful effort to maintain Medicaid rates for seniors, helping maintain their dignity and their ability to remain in their homes, was an important victory for consumers, care providers and our communities. When we fight for everyone, not just our members, we help ensure a more just and stable economy where everyone can live with dignity and respect.

In addition to Homecare, SL is also a Child Care provider. An innate caregiver, she is also a respite foster parent and fosters animals awaiting adoption. In her spare time she enjoys taking her nieces and nephews to the beach, stamp art and painting with watercolor.