Contact Us

SEIU Local 221
4004 Kearny Mesa Road
San Diego, CA 92111
Telephone: (858) 560-0151
Fax: (858) 560-1299
Mail Stop: O-850

Advocacy Hotline: (858) 268-7020


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To contact staff via phone, please call (858) 560-0151.


Staff Leadership Team:

Shane Brinton, Chief of Staff

Christa Fink, Executive Operations Manager

David Lagstein, Political Director

Mark Leo, Deputy Director of Member Initiatives

For elected officer contact info, including President David Garcias, click here.


Public Services & Education Team:

Maggie Ta, Senior Organizer-Representative / Team Lead
County: Sheriff’s Department (Non-Medical)
Non-County: City of National City, City of Encinitas, City of Chula Vista MMPR, Episcopal Community Services

Charles Leon, Organizer-Representative
County: Probation, District Attorney, Public Defender, County Counsel, Child Support Services
Non-County: San Diego Superior Court, City of Imperial Beach, San Diego Housing Commission, Neighborhood House Association (NHA)

Miriam Melendez, Organizer-Representative
County: Public Works, Parks and Rec, Air Pollution Control District, Planning and Development, Environmental Health, Assessor/Recorder, Agriculture Weights & Measures
Non-County: Metropolitan Areas Advisory Committee (MAAC)

Cipriano Vargas, Organizer-Representative
County: Libraries
Non-County: Grossmont Union High School District, Fallbrook Union High School District


Health & Human Services Team:

Ashlee Hoffman, Senior Organizer-Representative
County: Public Health, Behavioral Health, Sheriff’s Medical and Mental Health Services, Medical Examiner
Non-County: U.S. Naval Hospital, Red Cross

Robert Sanders, Organizer-Representative
County: Child Welfare Services, Aging and Independence Services, Housing and Community Development, Eligibility


Advocacy & Enforcement Team:

Jennifer Spirit, Senior Advocacy Center Organizer / Team Lead

Greg Thedell, Advocacy Center Organizer


Program Support Team:

Adriana Meza, Representation Specialist

Norma Whitaker, Membership Specialist

Adam Ward, Communications Specialist

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