Meet Our Staff

Our staff is committed to serving Los Angeles County’s First District. Located in our five offices across the district, our staff members combine unique experience and unparalleled dedication to meet the needs of our constituents and communities.

Hall of Administration, 1st District

<strong>James Blunt</strong><br />
Budget Deputy
James Blunt
Budget Deputy
<strong>Cindy Chen</strong><br />
Chief of Staff
Cindy Chen
Chief of Staff
<strong>Cesar Diaz</strong><br />
Planning Deputy
Cesar Diaz
Planning Deputy
<strong>Taylor Dudley</strong><br />
Children's Deputy
Taylor Dudley
Children's Deputy
<strong>Barbara Garcia</strong><br />
Administrative Director
Barbara Garcia
Administrative Director
<strong>Jessie Gomez</strong><br />
Communications Deputy
Jessie Gomez
Communications Deputy
<strong>Javier Hernandez</strong><br />
Transportation Deputy
Javier Hernandez
Transportation Deputy
<strong>Russell Horning</strong><br />
Economic Development Deputy
Russell Horning
Economic Development Deputy
<strong>Michael Kapp </strong><br />
Communications Director
Michael Kapp
Communications Director
<strong>Dana Jacinto </strong><br />
Administrative Assistant
Dana Jacinto
Administrative Assistant
<strong>Cecilia Ley</strong><br />
Administrative Assistant
Cecilia Ley
Administrative Assistant
<strong>May Lim</strong><br />
Scheduling Assistant
May Lim
Scheduling Assistant
<strong>Marcel Loya</strong><br />
Administrative Assistant
Marcel Loya
Administrative Assistant
<strong>Megan Moret</strong><br />
Board Operations Deputy
Megan Moret
Board Operations Deputy
<strong>Benjamin Polk</strong><br />
Justice Deputy
Benjamin Polk
Justice Deputy
<strong>Angelita Ramirez</strong><br />
Executive Assistant / Scheduler
Angelita Ramirez
Executive Assistant / Scheduler
<strong>Andres Robles</strong><br />
Assistant Board Operations
Andres Robles
Assistant Board Operations
<strong>Sarkis Semerdjyan</strong><br />
Health Deputy
Sarkis Semerdjyan
Health Deputy
<strong>Teresa Villegas</strong><br />
Environmental / Public Works Deputy
Teresa Villegas
Environmental / Public Works Deputy
<strong>Judith Vasquez </strong><br />
Senior Advisor
Judith Vasquez
Senior Advisor
<strong>Olivia Vasquez</strong><br />
Casework Manager
Olivia Vasquez
Casework Manager

East Los Angeles Regional Office

<strong>Joseph Martinez</strong><br />
District Director
Joseph Martinez
District Director
<strong>Edith Gonzalez </strong><br />
Deputy District Director
Edith Gonzalez
Deputy District Director
<strong>Mario Betanco</strong><br />
Caseworker
Mario Betanco
Caseworker
<strong>Fernando Delgado</strong><br />
Field Deputy
Fernando Delgado
Field Deputy
<strong>Mary Lopez</strong><br />
Caseworker
Mary Lopez
Caseworker
<strong>Bertha Velazquez</strong><br />
Casework Manager/ Office Manager
Bertha Velazquez
Casework Manager/ Office Manager

San Gabriel Valley/ El Monte Regional Office

<strong>Rachel Barbosa</strong><br />
District Director
Rachel Barbosa
District Director
<strong>Lawrence Shih</strong><br />
Deputy District Director
Lawrence Shih
Deputy District Director
<strong>Andrea Moreno</strong><br />
Field Deputy
Andrea Moreno
Field Deputy
<strong>Jimmy Tang</strong><br />
Assistant Field Deputy / Caseworker
Jimmy Tang
Assistant Field Deputy / Caseworker
<strong>Yelila Silva </strong><br />
Caseworker
Yelila Silva
Caseworker

Southeast Los Angeles Regional Office

<strong>Antonio Chapa</strong><br />
District Director/ Veterans & Homeless Liason
Antonio Chapa
District Director/ Veterans & Homeless Liason
<strong>Kimberly Ortega</strong><br />
Field Deputy
Kimberly Ortega
Field Deputy

East San Gabriel Valley/ Pomona Regional Office

<strong>Norma Martinez </strong><br />
District Director
Norma Martinez
District Director
<strong>Yolanda Fuquay</strong><br />
Assistant Field Deputy / Caseworker
Yolanda Fuquay
Assistant Field Deputy / Caseworker
<strong>Eva Thiel-Maiz</strong><br />
Caseworker
Eva Thiel-Maiz
Caseworker