Rebecca Hanson, Executive Director

Rebecca Hanson is the Executive Director of the Education Fund, a nonprofit partnership between 6 SEIU local unions and 22 healthcare industry and public sector employers working to advance the careers of 100,000 SEIU healthcare workers. She serves as the Chairperson of the California Interagency Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship; serves on the Board of Directors of the California EDGE Coalition; and is a member of the Skills for California Leadership Council.

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

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

Lourdes Maria R. Casao, PhD, RN, FNP, NPD-BC
Management Trustee
Director, Education Department
CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center

Tamara Stafford
Management Trustee
Director, Talent Development / Employee Wellness and Health Services
El Camino Health

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

Sonya Allen-Smith
Labor Trustee
Contract Specialist

Dennis Anderson
Labor Trustee
Clinical Lab Assistant

Meg Niemi
Labor Trustee
SEIU Local 49

Terrie Ridgeway-Olmos
Labor Trustee
Coordinator – Healthcare Opportunities Dept.

Ryn Schneider
Labor Trustee
Hospital Division Regional Director



Leadership Team

Rebecca Hanson
Executive Director

Angela Choy
Chief Operating Officer

Tarik Scott
Director of Development

Lai-San Seto
Assistant Director of Quality and Compliance

Maggie Newcomb Raine
Director of Organizational Learning

Arianna Aldebot
Director of Programs

Mabel Meza
Assistant Director of Education

Angelynn Avé
Assistant Director, Education and ROC

Deanna Hatter
Assistant Director of Career Advice

Thomas Echaniz
Chief Financial Officer

Jocelyn Cutay

Edgar Romero
Director, Human Resources and Administration

Greg Maron
Director of Employer and Labor Relations

Madeleine Brand
Assistant Director of Programs

Keith Mitchell
Director of Communications, Marketing and Branding