Summer Noyes, RN

Affiliate: Sharp

Unit: ER

Health Care Professional Since: 2008

UNAC/UHCP Member Since: 2008

Growing up in a family of firefighters I always knew I would join a union if I had the opportunity. So when I was a fire dispatcher I joined the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). I thrive in high stress situations. Before I even became Quality Liaison, management in my unit decided to change our scheduling, which they have the right to do. But I rallied the troops to sign a petition, so management formed a committee of nurses and we fixed it. Even issues that aren’t contract violations can sometimes be addressed through collective action.

As Quality Liaison I’m foot patrol for SPNN and UNAC/UHCP, going floor to floor talking to nurses to hear their concerns and tell them what the union’s doing. In October we got the raise we negotiated. Some of the new grads don’t know that before the union, our raises were whatever management decided to give us. I tell them this is why you need to join the union. When we have the numbers, we have the power. When we go to negotiations next year management will see that our numbers have increased and know we really have the support of the nurses.

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
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
Erica Yvette Mays, RN, CM Specialty Care Nurses
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