Meet Our Staff

Our staff is committed to serving Los Angeles County’s First District. Located in our four 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 PasebaniEnvironmental & Special Projects Deputy
Barbara Garcia
Barbara GarciaAdministrative Director
Benjamin Feldman
Benjamin FeldmanSpecial Projects Deputy
Daniella Urbina
Daniella UrbinaHousing & Homelessness Deputy
Diana Vargas
Diana VargasSupervisor’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
Jareny Talamantes
Jareny TalamantesStaff Assistant
Kimberly Ortega
Kimberly OrtegaActing Communications Director/ Arts and Culture Deputy
Louisa Ollague
Louisa OllagueDirector of Planning and Development
Tami Omoto-Frias
Tami Omoto-FriasSenior Budget Deputy

East Los Angeles Regional Office

Antonio Chapa
Antonio ChapaDistrict Director/ Veterans & Homeless Liaison
Daisy Martinez
Daisy Martinez Caseworker
Mario Betanco
Mario BetancoCaseworker
Guadalupe Camberos
Guadalupe CamberosSenior Field Deputy

Greater San Gabriel Valley Regional Office

Andrea Moreno
Andrea MorenoDistrict Director
Edith Gonzalez
Edith Gonzalez Deputy Director of District Operations
Eva Thiel-Maiz
Eva Thiel-MaizField Deputy
Kimberly Olivares
Kimberly OlivaresAssistant Field Deputy/ Caseworker
Maria Ponce
Maria PonceCaseworker
Ryan Serrano
Ryan SerranoField Deputy