Rebecca Hanson, Executive Director

Rebecca Hanson is the Executive Director of The Education Fund, a nonprofit partnership between SEIU UHW-West and Healthcare Industry Employers; on a mission to accelerate the careers of 100,000 SEIU Healthcare Workers. She serves as the Chairperson of the California Interagency Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship and is a member of the Workforce Equity Initiative Steering Committee of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency.

Rebecca’s experience includes founding and leading the innovative nonprofit startup, Good Health for California, Labor leadership as a Senior Organizer for pension strategies at SEIU and Strategic Research roles in Healthcare, Workforce and Economic Development with the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and both the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago.

She holds a B.A. in Economics from Smith College, an M.A. in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois, and a Graduate Fellowship with the Institute for Government and Public Affairs.

Education Fund Board Of Trustees

Daniel N. Shaw
President & Chair
Management Trustee
VP, National Finance Planning & Performance
Kaiser Permanente

Donald A. Bradburn
Management Trustee
Director, Workforce Planning and Development
Kaiser Permanente Southern California

Wylie Adams
Management Trustee
System Director, Labor Relations Business Partner
Employee & Labor Relations
Human Resources
Dignity Health

Ra Criscitiello
Labor Trustee
Strategic and Legal Research, Deputy Director of Research

Dennis Anderson
Labor Trustee

Claudia Rodriguez
Labor Trustee
Kaiser Division Assistant Director

Ryn Schneider
Labor Trustee
Hospital Division Regional Director

Sonya Allen-Smith
Labor Trustee
Contract Specialist

Meg Niemi
Labor Trustee
SEIU Local 49



Leadership Team

Rebecca Hanson
Executive Director

Phoenix Lockett
Senior Director of Programs

Tarik Scott
Director of Development

Lai-San Seto
Assistant Director of Quality and Compliance

Maggie Newcomb Raine
Director of Organizational Learning

Mabel Meza
Assistant Director of Education

Keith Mitchell
Assistant Director, Communications, Marketing & Branding

Rachel Lupole
Director, Career Advice

Deanna Hatter
Assistant Director of Career Advice

Thomas Echaniz
Chief of Finance and Administration

Jocelyn Cutay

Edgar Romero
Director, Human Resources

Greg Maron
Director of Employer and Labor Relations