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!

County Negotiations Update: May 25, 2023

May 25, 2023

The OCEA Negotiations team met with the County on Wednesday, May 24 for our sixth formal negotiations session. You can read our last recap here. You can also review the video from our May 11 virtual membership meeting where OCEA Lead negotiator, Charles Barfield, provided an overview of negotiations.

DEADLINE IS TONIGHT: Improved Retiree Healthcare Selection

May 18, 2023

Effective June 16, 2023, the County is transitioning from the current Retiree Medical Grant to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement. The deadline to make your choice regarding the HRA is 11:59 p.m. tonight, Thurs., May 18.

OCEA VIDEO UPDATE: Here's the Current State of Negotiations

May 12, 2023

OCEA’s General Manager and lead negotiator, Charles Barfield, provides an overview of the current status of negotiations. Make no mistake—the OCEA Negotiations Team is fighting to secure a good contract for you and your co-workers!

REMINDER: Negotiations Virtual Meeting this Thursday, May 11

May 9, 2023

To provide a more comprehensive overview of where negotiations stand and to answer any questions, the negotiations team will hold a Virtual Membership Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Mother's Day Sweeptakes

May 8, 2023

Congratulations to these OCEA members who have each won a $100 Gift Card to for Mother's Day from Orange County's Credit Union.

Improved Retiree Healthcare Selection Deadline is May 18!

May 8, 2023

Effective June 16, 2023, the County is transitioning from the current Retiree Medical Grant to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement. You have two options: 1) ROLLOVER the value of your Retiree Medical Grant to an HRA or 2) RETAIN the frozen Retiree Medical Grant. The deadline to make this choice is by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 18.

Negotiations Update: May 4, 2023

May 4, 2023

The OCEA Negotiations team met with the County on Wednesday, May 3 for our fourth formal negotiations session.

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE: Lakers vs. Warriors Fri., May 12

May 2, 2023

The Lakers are playing the Golden State Warriors early in the NBA Playoffs in a rivalry for the history books! We have an extremely limited number of tickets available now for $175 each (300 Level).

Negotiations Update: April 27, 2023

April 27, 2023

The OCEA negotiations team met with the County on Wednesday, April 26 for our third formal negotiations session.

Mother's Day Sweepstakes | Now thru Friday, May 5

April 26, 2023

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day with our OCEA Members by hosting a special sweepstakes going on through May 5, 2023!

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Darlene Amaya-McDonald
Cheri Azodi
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Robert Brown
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Mary Chavez
Tina Chen
Frank Cienfuegos
Colette Craig
Maria Corona
Tina Dean
Elvira Dodd
Nichole Duplesse
Sandra Duarte
John Duckson
Marco Escobedo
Jennifer Hoang
Thomas Hsuing
Melinda Flores
Ryan Froelich
Paul Fuller
Lauren Juarez
Kathy Kendrick
Eunice Kim
Peter Lai Din
Juliet Le Rankin
Cecilia Leon
Kim Long
Luz Lopez
Angelo Lugo
Amy Marchen
Maria Marin
Diane Mason
Alexandra Merrit
Francisco Moreno Martinez
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Faith Morrison
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Alexis Moulton
Jennifer Negro
Carol New
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Chris Prevatt
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Heather Rink-Rosas
Stacy Rusu
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Bianca Sandoval
Fatiha Shannon
Shouka Sharifpour
Catherine Shreenan
Karen Simerlink
Kim Sligar
Margarethe Smith
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Jessica Vasquez
Maria Villar
Sheryl Woodhouse
Vuthy Yam
Victoria Young
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Linda Meyer

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Senior Labor Relations Representative

Michelle Rubio

Senior Labor Relations Representative

Jessica Salazar

Labor Relations Specialist