I grew up in the Midwest with my two sisters and brother. Our father was a minister and had a doctorate in theology and our mother has a degree in business. I live in San Diego now, and used to work in insurance managing a program to raise funds for paralyzed veterans. Now I act as the primary caregiver for my mother who lives with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and is a colon cancer survivor. I enjoy providing compassionate and effective in-home care and am also an advocate for a young woman who was injured in an attempted robbery that left her with paraplegia.
I’ve been a UDW member for 14 years, and became involved in union activities in 2005. I’ve attended rallies, served on the Advocacy Council for our district, participated on the wage negotiations committee, and served as the San Diego Vice Chair from 2006-2009.
I am honored to continue in my role as District Chair, and look forward to building on the work we’ve done so far. I’m proud that in the past three years, we’ve won wage increases, overtime, travel time, and broadened our reach in the community. Last year, we started holding monthly food bank distributions, put together our first toy drive, and sponsored a Pop Warner football team that went on to be regional state champions.
It’s easy to get involved and show solidarity, and we need all the help we can get to be bigger, better, and stronger!