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Elected Union Leadership

Jettie Deden-Castillo, NP
UNAC/UHCP Treasurer

UNAC/UHCP Treasurer Jettie Deden-Castillo, NP, has been an Ob-Gyn Nurse Practitioner for over 30 years. She started as a registered nurse and was able to get the education required to become a Nurse Practitioner through education benefits negotiated by UNAC/UHCP in her affiliate's collective bargaining agreement.

She's an expert on advanced practice health care professionals, including certified nurses-midwives, physician assistants, and other nurse practitioners, and a thought leader on how these advanced health care professionals can ease the doctor shortage.

Jettie began her career as a union nurse and was an activist in her local affiliate for many years before being elected to serve as the state treasurer in 2013. She has served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees (NUHHCE) since 2016.

Featured Media – Op-eds, quotes and appearances

Statement: Overuse of Medical Exemptions From Childhood Vaccinations (November 2017)

Nurse practitioners the prescription for doctor shortage (December 2013)