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, First District

Cindy Chen, J.D.
Cindy Chen, J.D.Chief of Staff
Angelita Ramirez
Angelita RamirezScheduling Director
Anthony Cespedes
Anthony CespedesHealth Deputy
Aydin Pasebani
Aydin PasebaniAssistant Environmental & Special Projects Deputy
Barbara Garcia
Barbara GarciaAdministrative Director
Daniella Urbina
Daniella UrbinaHousing & Homelessness Deputy
Diana Vargas Avelica
Diana Vargas AvelicaSupervisor’s Staff Assistant
Elise Weinberg, J.D.
Elise Weinberg, J.D.Assistant Chief of Staff
Esther Lim, MSW
Esther Lim, MSWJustice Deputy
Guadalupe Duran-Medina
Guadalupe Duran-MedinaPlanning Deputy
Hoang Nguyen
Hoang NguyenSupervisor's Deputy
Jamie Cabrera
Jamie CabreraAdministrative Assistant
Jessica Mercado
Jessica MercadoStaff Assistant
Martin Reyes, P.E.
Martin Reyes, P.E.Transportation Deputy
Stephany Villasenor
Stephany VillasenorCommunications Director
Tami Omoto-Frias
Tami Omoto-FriasBudget Deputy
Waqas Rehman, P.E.
Waqas Rehman, P.E.Director of Planning and Development

East Los Angeles Regional Office

Antonio Chapa
Antonio ChapaDistrict Director/ Veterans & Homeless Liaison
Bertha Velazquez
Bertha VelazquezCasework Manager/ Office Manager
Daisy Martinez
Daisy Martinez Administrative Assistant
Elizabeth Andalon
Elizabeth AndalonSenior Field Deputy
Mario Betanco
Mario BetancoCaseworker

San Gabriel Valley/ El Monte Regional Office

Bryan Urias
Bryan UriasSenior Field Deputy
Edith Gonzalez
Edith Gonzalez Deputy Director of District Operations
Florencio Briones
Florencio BrionesSenior Field Deputy
Kimberly Olivares
Kimberly OlivaresStaff Assistant

Southeast Los Angeles Regional Office

Guadalupe Camberos
Guadalupe CamberosField Deputy
Hannali Paniagua
Hannali PaniaguaCaseworker
Kimberly Ortega
Kimberly OrtegaDistrict Director

East San Gabriel Valley/ Pomona Regional Office

Andrea Moreno
Andrea MorenoDistrict Director
Eva Thiel-Maiz
Eva Thiel-MaizField Deputy
Ryan Serrano
Ryan SerranoAssistant Field Deputy/Caseworker