Region 03: SW Oregon • Coos, Curry, Douglas & Josephine Counties
I am running for the Board of Directors because I feel that I could represent, a wide group of our union members, that sometimes don’t feel heard, the rural workers in our state.
I was born and raised on a ranch in Douglas county. I have been married for 32 years with 6 kids, 18 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild, as well as being a foster parent.
I have been in home care for about 33 years. Working through, private pay, agencies, the local hospital, hospice and Oregon state. My last license was HPCNAS 2 (Hospice Specialist), as well as from the VA as a combat veteran’s hospice specialist. I am currently working for CIIS, thru DHS, caring for critical needs children in their homes. I also care for my husband who is a disabled vet, an adult child with autism, and my parent who needs 24 hour supervision.
In our union I have been one of the directors for Douglas county, a member of the Latin X caucus, The indigenous peoples Caucus, The Differently Abel-led Caucus and the Veterans Caucus. General Counsel, I have also been a part of many actions to help our workers and consumers to have a voice.
We aren’t in this line of work to get rich, we are to care for others, in every job in our union.