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Erica Yvette Mays, RN, CM

Affiliate: Specialty Care Nurses

Unit: Inpatient Utilization, Kaiser Riverside

Health Care Professional Since: 2006

UNAC/UHCP Member Since: 2012

As a Case Manager in Inpatient Utilization, I don’t do direct patient care. But I get to take a case all the way through to the end—not just in the hospital, but after they leave. Making sure that after they get well, they stay well. That’s gratifying. And that’s what I want to do as President (South). Some of us on the Bargaining Team feel like the contract is our baby. I don’t want to let it go. I want to see the affiliate through to being fully set up. Make sure that all our hard work pays off.

For so long we were told what to do. Many of my colleagues worked in constant fear of being written up, losing their jobs. I had no experience with unions before. But I’ve become enlightened. Management definitely treats you better when you’re union. What I seek for our affiliate is for SCNSC members to be part of decision-making when it comes to our jobs and our patients, so that when Kaiser is implementing things they actually listen to us. I want all the Case Managers and Patient Educators to know: your opinions are important. Don’t be afraid to speak up.

Previous Leaders

Dinah Hernandez, RN Sunset
Joy P., RN Sunset
Debra Sung, PT PT/OT/RT
Michelle Lanorias, RN Pettis Memorial
Brenda Gomez, RN St. Francis
Rose Kivila, RN Parkview
Barb Kotlik, NP Downey
Carol Granot, RN Sharp
Summer Noyes, RN Sharp
Nery Naguiat, CHRN Garden Grove
Randy Naguiat, RN Garden Grove
Crystal Janey, RN Balboa
Linda Church, CNM Specialty Care Nurses
Nancy Gustafson, WOCN Specialty Care Nurses
Elena Sangit, RN Panorama City
Maria Palacio, RN, CM Specialty Care Nurses
Isaac Saroia, RN Beverly
Sally Manalad, RN Lakewood
Corazon Arabaca, RN Fountain Valley
Krissy Stassin, RN Riverside
Susanna Adame-Rozbruch, RN, BSN Woodland Hills
Gene Chang, OD South Bay
Monica Guillemin, PA-C West LA
Shelley Stanovich, RN Downey
Inese Redondo, RN Sharp
Ahsan Haque, RN St. Francis
Vena Stover, RN Baldwin Park
Debby Cruz, RN Parkview
Edwin Guardado, RN St. Francis
Angelica Coria, RN Garden Grove
Daniel Quiñones, RN Sharp
Janet Rossi, RN Orange County
Krishna Yu, RN Lakewood
Bernadette “Bernie” Brayshaw, RN Fountain Valley