KOCPA Officer Candidate Bios

November 2017

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Officer Candidate Biographies


Chhay Yann-Ly

For Irvine Hospital President


Currently a UNAC Contract Specialist, 2017, I enjoy connecting with members, to inform, educate and empower members. And I enjoy enforcing the contract. I see UNAC as a good cause for nurses. We all need to have a voice, to speak up for what is right, for patient and nursing safety. We are all a team! We can do amazing things together!

I have been with Kaiser Permanente for over 11 years. I have always believed in UNAC. I am the UNAC Contact person for Kaiser Permanente, Irvine, MCH (FCC, L&D & NICU). The first time I attended the UNAC Convention at the Beverly Hills, Hilton, I was hooked. The experience opened my eyes.

I have attended the last five (5) UNAC Conventions and Steward Training Classes for the past nine (9) years. After every convention/class, I learn more and enforce the contract more.

My desire is to remain active with UNAC, to help, make a difference and empower members.



Ron Tumlos

For Parliamentarian

My name is Ron Tumlos. I have been a nurse with Kaiser Irvine for 7 years. Currently, I am a full time Charge Nurse in a dynamic and vibrant MST department. Serving our local Affiliate (KOCPA) for the past 2 years has given me the knowledge of our Union (UNAC/UHCP) and the political insight to fight for our rights. That knowledge and confidence has pushed me to continue to become active and run for Parliamentarian this coming election. With the support of my family, I have once again committed to serve our members. Thank you for your trust and may you have happy holidays ahead.


Sincerely, Ron E. Tumlos, RN BSN PHN KOCPA Irvine President UNAC/UHCP Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center Ron.kocpa@gmail.com Cellphone: (714) 290-0997 www.OCunac.com