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

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GEORGE GRESHAM
PRESIDENT
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MARIA CASTANEDA
SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

 

Executive Vice Presidents

Jacqueline Alleyne
Presbyterian
Executive Vice President


Yvonne Armstrong


Downstate Long Term Care
Sr. Executive Vice President

Lisa Brown
Maryland/DC Region
Executive Vice President

Dale Ewart
Florida Region
Acting
Executive Vice President

Tim Foley
Massachusetts Region
Executive Vice President

PatrickForde_fa.jpgPatrick Forde
Montefiore
Executive Vice President

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

Antonio Howell

CBO / Pharmacy
Executive Vice President

Maria Kercado
Mt. Sinai
Executive Vice President

Steve Kramer
NSLIJ (Northwell)
Executive Vice President

Joyce Neil
NYU
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

Nadine Williamson
Registered Nurses
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

Yahnae Barner
Maryland / DC
DCPG
Vice President

karenBarrette_fa.jpgKaren Barrette
NY / Hudson Valley / Capital
Hudson Valley
Vice President

Lorraine Brown-Zanders
Nursing Homes
Area A
Acting 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

Zenaida Colon
Montefiore
Off Sites
Vice President

Roger Cumberbatch

Presbyterian
Prebyterian
Vice President

Jude Derisme
Florida Region
Tenet
Vice President

Filanine Deronnette
Massachusetts Region
BMC / Community
Vice President

Raymont Dorsey
Maryland / DC Region
Baltimore Hospitals
Vice President

Jerry Fishbein
Massachusetts Region
Cape/Southeast
Vice President

Vladimir Fortunny
Home Care A
Vice President

Frances Gentle

Nursing Home Division
Area E
Vice President

Robert Gibson
Florida Region
HCA West
Vice President

Adekemi Gray
Mt. Sinai
Upper Manhattan
Vice President

Katia Guillaume
Home Care B
Vice President

Rebecca Gutman
Massachusetts Region
PCA
Vice President

Tracey Harrison
Upstate Western NY
Rochester
Vice President

Kwai Ho (David)
Home Care D
Vice President

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

Herbert Jean Baptiste
Massachusetts Region
LTC Nursing Home
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

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


LeiLani Montes


New Jersey Region
Area B
Vice President

Margarette Nerette
Florida Region
Long Term Care
Vice President

Taren Peterson
Maryland / DC
RN
Vice President

Madeleine Preau
NSLIJ (Northwell)
Lenox/ Westchester/ Queens
Vice President

Victor Rivera
NYU / Lutheran
Brooklyn Independent
Vice President

Timothy Rodgers

Nursing Home Division
Area I
Vice President

Rene Ruiz
Home Care E
Vice President

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New Organizing
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

Brenda Spry

Montefiore
Montefiore / Other Off Sites
Vice President
Clauvice St. Hilaire

New Jersey Region
Area A
Vice President
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Hudson Valley
Capital Region
Vice President
Julio Vives

Nursing Home
Area A
Vice President

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

Noreen Wray
Nursing Home Division
Area C
Vice President


Sui Ling Xu
Montefiore
Bronx Independents
Vice President

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Union Wide Vice Presidents at Large

 

David Greenberg

Tyrek Lee

Rhina Molina-Munck Roxy Nelson

Helen Schaub

Allen Sherman

Katherine Taylor

Daine Williams
 

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Organizers

 


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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