Health Care Agency

OCEA members in the Health Care Agency are represented by union stewards and a professional staff of labor relations representatives. Standing together, every OCEA member in the Health Care Agency plays a role in achieving better wages, retirement security and fair rights on the job.

The information below is a resource for all OCEA members in the Health Care Agency. Below, you will find a list of stewards and staff representatives for OCEA members assigned to the Health Care Agency. You’ll also find the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which is the negotiated union contract that sets forth the wages, hours and working conditions guiding your employment. And you can also find updates and news from OCEA about what’s happening in your agency and across the County.


Stay informed: Union news that affects you!

Memorial Day and the meaning of sacrifice

May 25, 2020

Our national holidays can provide you, me, and every American an opportunity to put aside our differences and remember those things that bind us together as a nation. Even as our country stands divided in one of the most politically polarized environments since the 1960s, we can all stand together to honor and respect the sacrifices made by so many to preserve our American values and keep our country safe.

Fiscal year vacation use deadline coming up!

May 22, 2020

This is clearly a time of uncertainty and workplace disruption. Your family, your safety, and your job security are all paramount. Vacation hours and usage may not be at the top of everyone's mind.

Newport Rib Co's Memorial Day offer benefitting Heroes Hall

May 21, 2020

One of Orange County's premiere restaurants, the Newport Rib Company, is hosting a Memorial Day fundraiser for the Heroes Hall Foundation—the organization that manages the Heroes Hall Veterans Museum in Costa Mesa.

Attention! New Benefits Administration goes live June 1

May 19, 2020

The County of Orange is moving from current benefits administrator Secova to Alight Solutions (Alight) as of June 1, 2020. Transition letters informing County employees, Court workers and retired participants were sent last week. This is not an OCEA-negotiated change. Our employers are not obligated to meet and confer on such an issue. We do, however, want to make sure you are receiving the information you need.

Deadline approaching! Annual Leave conversion to Healthcare

May 13, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically impacted all of us and worker leave balances may be more influx than ever. Our negotiated contracts with the County included a transition from the Annual Leave system to Healthcare and Vacation Leave, which provides much of the same flexibility as Annual Leave, while at the same time providing the security of being able to cash out more hours with no approval required. Another component of the conversion allows OCEA-represented employees a one-time election to convert an unlimited amount of Annual Leave over to Healthcare Leave.

Editorial: OC Public Servants Speak Out About Workplace Safety

May 11, 2020

Your workplace safety is OCEA's top priority. You and your coworkers have given us the data we need to push our public employers in the right direction when it comes to protecting you and your family from the Coronavirus at work.

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HEALTH CARE AGENCY STEWARDS

Gema Aranda
Destinee Ball
Huda Bayaa
Deborah Bennett
Robert Brown
Rafael Canul
Margaret Carrigan
Rhena Carusillo
Vernon Castle
Tina Chen
J.R. Chopra
Maria Corona
Sara De Smet
Alissa Dratch
Nichole Duplesse
Robert Fore
Greg Fuller
Paul Fuller
Teresa Garcia
Yessenia Garcia
Diane Gipson
Dagmar Himmler
Chris Jimenez
Susan Johnson
Lauren Juarez
Kathy Kendrick
Minh Le
Cecilia Leon
Kim Long
Angelo Lugo
Mehrak Makooi
Irvin McKlenshaw
Michelle Menke
Alexandra Merrit
Nidia Moran
Francisco Moreno Martinez
Faith Morrison
Fernanda Morton
Alexis Moulton
Walter Muneton
Jennifer Negro
Tracey Nguyen
Veronica Ortiz
Benito Paredes
Rachel Peraino
Chris Prevatt
Jose Quintanilla
Stacy Rusu
Milfred Dwain Salwasser
Sandra Scott
Karen Simerlink
Kim Sligar
Suzette Smith
Hanh Thuc Ullman
Adriana Vargas
Sheryl Woodhouse
Vuthy Yam
Victoria Young

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OCEA LABOR RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVES

Bridgette Harris

Operations Manager

Veronica Rodarte

Labor Relations Representative

Kate Wolf

Labor Relations Representative