In April 2016, 1199SEIU members voted to re-elect President George Gresham and Secretary-Treasurer Maria Castaneda to a third three-year term leading the Union. Reflecting the Union’s continued growth, members cast their ballots in this election for a newly-structured leadership, which is designed to meet the challenges of a changing healthcare industry. The changes are largely in the New York Region; they reflect the growth and evolution of the long-term care industry and hospitals into mega-health systems.

An Election Board comprised of 20 members and 20 alternates was appointed by the Executive Council. Executive Officers, Organizers and Delegates were sworn in at a Joint Delegate Assembly in New York City in June. Delegates were also sworn in at Regional Delegate Assemblies.

The American Arbitration Association counted a total of 21,819 votes in the mail-ballot election.

Leadership | Executive Vice Presidents | Vice Presidents | Union Wide Vice Presidents At Large | Organizers | Elected Rank & File Executive Council Members

Executive Vice Presidents

 

 

Jacqueline Alleyne
Presbyterian
Executive Vice President

Norma Amsterdam
Registered Nurses
Executive Vice President

Yvonne Armstrong
Downstate Long Term Care
Sr. Executive Vice President

Lisa Brown
Maryland/DC Region
Executive Vice President

Ruth Heller
Upstate / Western New York
Central NY
Executive Vice President

Maria Kercado
Mt. Sinai
Executive Vice President

Steve Kramer
NSLIJ (Northwell)
Executive Vice President

Joyce Neil
NYU
Executive Vice President

Monica Russo
Florida Region
Executive Vice President

Rona Shapiro
Home Care
Executive Vice President

Milly Silva
Nursing Home & NJ Region
Executive Vice President

Gregory Speller
Hudson Valley / Capital
Executive Vice President

Veronica Turner
Downstate Health Systems
Sr. Executive Vice President

Laurie Vallone
CBO / Pharmacy
Executive Vice President

Estela Vazquez
Montefiore
Executive Vice President

Vacant
Massachusetts Region
Executive Vice President

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Vice Presidents

 

Shaywaal Amin
Nursing Home Division
Area B
Vice President

Michael Ashby
Presbyterian
NY Presbyterian / SSA
Vice President

Herbert Jean Baptiste
Massachusetts Region
LTC Nursing Home
Vice President

Saily Cabral
Mt. Sinai
Upper Manhattan
Vice President

Gerard Cadet
NYU
NYU / HHC
Vice President

DeQuasia Canales
Florida Region
UMH
Vice President

Joseph Chinea
Nursing Home Division
Area F
Vice President

Donald Crosswell
CBO 2
Mental Health / DD / MISC.
Vice President

Jude Derisme
Florida Region
Tenet
Vice President

Filanine Deronnette
Massachusetts Region
BMC / Community
Vice President

Raymond Dorsey
Maryland / DC Region
Baltimore Hospitals
Vice President

Jerry Fishbein
Massachusetts Region
Cape/Southeast
Vice President

Eunice Forde
NSLIJ (Northwell)
Lenox/ Westchester/ Queens
Vice President

Patrick Forde
Montefiore
Off Sites
Vice President

Vladimir Fortunny
Home Care A
Vice President


Roy Garcia

New Jersey Region
Area B
Vice President

Frances Gentle
Nursing Home Division
Area E
Vice President

Robert Gibson
Florida Region
HCA West
Vice President

Rebecca Gutman
Massachusetts Region
PCA
Vice President

Kwai Ho (David)
Home Care D
Vice President

Todd Hobler
Upstate / Western New York
Western NY Nursing Homes
Vice President

Antonio Howell
Presbyterian
Presbyterian / Other Off Sites
Vice President

Brian Joseph
NSLIJ (Northwell)
Independents / Off Sites
Vice President

Keith Joseph
Home Care C
Vice President

William Kee
Nursing Home Division
Area J
Vice President

Manuel Leon
Mt. Sinai
BI Petrie Bklyn/Queens
Vice President

Mary Ellen Levelle
Massachusetts Region
Steward Health Systems
Vice President

Kevin Lockhart
Upstate / Western New York
Central NY
Vice President

Winslow Luna
CBO 1
Dialysis / FQHC / MD
Vice President

Coraminita Mahr
NSLIJ (Northwell)
Maimonides SIUH SI
Vice President


Donta Marshall
Maryland / DC Region
Long Term Care
Vice President

Patricia Marthone
Registered Nurses
Area A
Vice President

Leah Nelson
Home Care B
Vice President

Margarette Nerette
Florida Region
Long Term Care
Vice President

Bruce Popper
Upstate / Western New York
Rochester/Corning
Vice President

Victor Rivera
NYU / Lutheran
Brooklyn Independent
Vice President

Timothy Rodgers
Nursing Home Division
Area I
Vice Presidentp;

Rene Ruiz
Home Care E
Vice President

James Scordato
Upstate / Western New York
Western NY Hospitals
Vice President

Stephanie Shaw
Florida Region
HCA East
Vice President

Berta Silva
CBO / Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Vice President

Patricia Smith
Nursing Home Division
Area D
Vice President

Clauvice St. Hilaire
New Jersey Region
Area A
Vice President
Kathy Tucker
Upstate / Western New York
North Country
Vice President
Julio Vives
Nursing Home
Area A
Vice President

Margaret West-Allen
NSLIJ (Northwell)
LIJ /Northshore (Northwell)
Vice President

Nadine Williamson
Registered Nurses
Area B
Vice President

Noreen Wray
Nursing Home Division
Area C
Vice President


Sui Ling Xu
Montefiore
Bronx Independents
Vice President

Vacant
NY / Hudson Valley / Capital
Hudson Valley
Vice President

Vacant
Montefiore
Montefiore
Vice President


Vacant
Maryland / DC Region
Registered Nurses
Vice President


Vacant
Maryland / DC Region
DC/PG
Vice President

Vacant

Nursing Home Division
Area H
Vice President
   

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Union Wide Vice Presidents at Large

 

Mark Bergen
 

Dale Ewart

Tim Foley

David Greenberg

Patricia Lippold


Ron McCalla
 
Rhina Molina-Munck

Helen Schaub

Onika Shepherd

Allan Sherman
 

Katherine Taylor

Daine Williams
 

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Organizers

 

Lystra Campbell
Union Wide Organizers At Large


Joseph Comer
Florida

Cletus Gay
Political Action

Jerusha Jacobs
NH-CA

Elise Laviscount
Nursing Home B

Damon McGee
Nursing Homes
Kathy Ville
Upstate New York

Anicia Nelson
Unlimited Staff Representative

Sheron Whitter
Nursing Homes

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Rank and File Members

 

Roanna Abborino
Upstate / Western NY / Central NY

Kindalay Cummings Akers
Massachusetts
Steward Health Systems

Alma Ames
Maryland / DC
DC/PG

Allys Ansah-Arkorful
Registered Nurses B

Clifton Barker
CBO Area 1
Dialysis / FQMD

Kervin Campbell
Nursing Home C

Rosie Cantave
Massachusetts
LTC Nursing

Sukoya Charles
Home Care C

 

Marguerite Clarkson
Upstate / Western NY /
Rochester/ Corning

Thomas Cloutier
Montefiore
Bronx Independents

Carmenta Dawkins
Montefiore
Off-Site

Denise Dawkins
NSLIJ (Northwell)
LIJ / North Shore

Maurice Depalo
Montefiore

 

Patricia Sherran Diaz
Florida
HCA East

Paulatte Forbes
NYU/Lutheran/Brooklyn Independents

Debra Friedland
Registered Nurses A

Frazier Dudley-Gaines
NSLIJ (Northwell)
LI Independents Off-Site

William English
Upstate / Western NY / WNY Hospitals

Sue Hayes
Upstate / Western NY / North Country

Fred Hicks
Nursing Home E

 

Leah Holland
Nursing Home D

 

Hatisha Holmes
Upstate / Western NY / Central NY

Marie James
NYU / HHC

Elizabeth Jazon
Florida
University of Miami Hospital

Ruth Johnson
Upstate /Western NY/
WNY Nursing Homes

Natalie Denise King
NY / Hudson Valley
Capital

Phil King
Florida
Tenet

Shaquanna King
Presbyterian / Other Offsites

 

Norva Morris Lewis
Home Care C

Carmen Lopez
Home Care A

Jeanitha Louigene
New Jersey A

Michael Mack
CBO Area 2
Mental Health / DD / Misc

Irma Miller
Home Care E

 

Maurice Mintz
Nursing Home J

 

Lisa Murphy
Massachusetts
Cape / Southeast

Renee Neal
Maryland / DC
Baltimore Hospitals

Patricia Ohara
Home Care B

 

Jeanie Oliver
Massachusetts
BMC / Community

Victoria Owens
Retired Members Division

Margaret Paul
NSLIJ (Northwell)
Lenox Hill / Westchester / Queens

Millicent Peterkin
Nursing Home H

Felix Quinones
Mt. Sinai Upper Manhattan

Ionis Riley
Maryland / DC
RN

Cheryl Roberts
New Jersey B

Berthelia Robinson
NSLIJ (Northwell)
Maimonides / SIUH / SI

Carmen Schaefer
CBO Pharmacy
Pharmacy

 

Judy Sadeli
Nursing Home I

 

Eduardo Santiago
NY Presbyterian / SSA

Phyllis Smith
Home Care A

 

Jacnyth Stewart
Mt. Sinai BI Petrie
Brooklyn / Queens

Leora Stirrat
Florida
HCA West

Nancy Stokes
NY / Hudson Valley
Hudson

Michelle Wang
Home Care D

Kim Thompson-Werekoh
Home Care B

 

Opal Townsend
Nursing Home F

 

Sheldale Washington
Maryland / DC
Long Term Care

Dennese Wray
Nursing Home A

 

 

Brenda Young
Florida
Long Term Care

Shirley Young
Nursing Home B

 

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