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Board of Governors

EAA's Leadership

As a member-led union, EAA’s Board of Governors (BOG) is elected by the dues-paying membership. The BOG is composed of Unit Governors (elected by each bargaining unit) and At-Large Governors (elected by the collective membership). Elections are conducted annually and each Governor serves a three year term(s). The BOG elects the Executive Officers (President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and selects the Executive Director, who completes the Executive Team. 


EAA’s Leadership strives to uphold the integrity, accountability, and transparency of our great Union. EAA’s Constitution, ByLaws, and Policies contain further details on elections, structure, and responsibilities.

Board of Governors

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Roy Samaan

President - At Large

Planning

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Michael Cruz

Treasurer - MOU 01

City Attorney

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David Somers 

Secretary - At Large 

Transportation

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Jackelyn Cornejo

MOU 21

Housing

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Betty Barberena

MOU 19

Planning

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Ralph Suarez

MOU 20

Airports

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Tiffany Hall

At Large

LAPD

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Unit Councils

Each EAA bargaining unit (01, 19, 20 and 21) is represented by a Unit Council (chaired by the Unit Governor), elected by members of the unit to primarily inform the BoG in matters related to contract bargaining and assist fellow  members in organizing proposals for bargaining. 

Board Committees 

EAA’s Board President appoints Board Committee members. Dues-paying members who are interested in serving on a committee should contact the Board President. 

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

The Scholarship Committee administers EAA's annual program, which offers educational scholarships to dues-payers of EAA and their family members (in the same household):

Alissa Gordon (Chair)

Robin Aksu

Alice Okumura

Ellen Slezak 

Vacancy

CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS COMMITTEE

The Constitution and By-Laws Committee reviews EAA's governing documents and proposes amendments to the BoG, subject to a vote of the membership:

Vacancy (Chair)

Michelle Carter

Cesar Hernandez

Primitiva (Iva) Vidal

Vacancy

YOUNG WORKERS COMMITTEE

The Young Workers Committee advocates for our members with ten years or less of City service, with a focus on bargaining and member engagement (all ages welcome):

Alice Okumura (Acting Chair)

Blair Smith

Alexander (Xander) Wikstrom

Vacancy

Vacancy

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

The Membership Committee is responsible for developing tools and opportunities for member engagement, recruitment and retention:

Jackie Cornejo (Chair)

Roy Samaan

Rubina Ghazarian

Nivar Rivera

Andy Rodriguez

ELECTIONS

COMMITTEE

The Election Committee oversees EAA’s internal officer and contract ratification elections and procedures in conformance with the Board-approved Election Manual:

Julia Heidelman (Chair)

Sheimeikaa Wagstaff

ToMai Nguyen

Rolf Parkes

Vacancy

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

The PAC oversees EAA’s political engagement, candidate evaluations for endorsement, requests for campaign contributions and EAA's volunteer efforts:

Dave Somers (Chair)

Lisa Flenoury

Michelle Carter

Julia Heidelman

Rubina Ghazarian

Maya Abood

Vacancy

RACIAL & GENDER COMMITTEE

The Racial & Gender Equity Committee aims to address and educate EAA Leadership on race and gender inequality experienced by our members:

Vacancy (Chair)

Coil Dunn

Kevin Ocubillo

Sheimeikaa Wagstaff

Vacancy

FINANCE

COMMITTEE

The Finance Committee, under the direction of the Board Treasurer, conducts monthly audits of all EAA expenditures and reviews EAA’s service contracts:

Michael Cruz (Treasurer/Chair)

Rosemary Cubero 

Ellen Slezak

Christina Youssef

Vacancy

BARGAINING COMMITTEE

The Bargaining Committee is tasked with identifying members’ priorities in all four (4) Units for contract negotiations via proposals or recommendations to the BoG:

Monique Schwaneman (Chair)

Michael Cruz

Peter (Bruno) Huerta

Edward Miller 

Vacancy

Committee meetings are closed to the membership, unless otherwise specified. EAA’s Constitution, ByLaws, and Policies contain further details on Board Committees' structure and responsibilities.

Governors
Unit Counci Members
Board Committees

MOU 01: Administrative 

Michael Cruz (Chair)

City Attorney

Term Expires 2024

Shyreen Martin Hancock

Transportation

Term Expires 2025

Serene Chen-Pang

LAPD

Term Expires 2025

Vacant

Vacant

Term Expires 2025

Darline Beatty

LAPD

Term Expires 2025

Vacant

Vacant

Term Expires 2025

MOU 19: Supervisory Technical 

Betty Barberena (Chair)

Planning

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Oscar Figueroa

Sanitation

Term Expires 2024

Aditya Verma

Sanitation

Term Expires 2025

Vacant

Vacant

Term Expires 2026

Vacant

Vacant

Term Expires 2026

James Cassley

PW: Contract Admin

Term Expires 2026

MOU 20: Supervisory Administrative

Ralph Suarez (Chair)

Airports

Term Expires 2025

Sara Ponce

LAPD

Term Expires 2024

Tiffany Hall

LAPD

Term Expires 2024

Monique Schwaneman

Rec & Parks

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Naila Hay

LAPD

Term Expires 2024

Riad Azizul Huq

Airports

Term Expires 2025

MOU 21: Technical

Jackelyn Cornejo (Chair)

Housing

Term Expires 2024

Kevin Fulton

Planning

Term Expires 2025

Debra Davidian

LAPD

Term Expires 2024

Alex Linz

Planning

Term Expires 2026

Vacant

Vacant

Term Expires 2026

Vacant

Vacant

Term Expires 2025

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