Officers & Staff


Lita Blanc

Lita Blanc worked as a bilingual teacher and literacy specialist in the San Francisco Unified School District for 29 years. After many years of serving… read more

Susan Solomon

Susan Solomon has been a teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District since 1999. She taught for several years as a kindergarten teacher at… read more

Carolyn Samoa

A 23-year veteran para-educator in the SFUSD, Carolyn Samoa has served UESF in a variety of leadership roles throughout the years. In addition to currently… read more

Liz Conley

Liz Conley was elected Vice-President of Substitutes for UESF in 2015. Previously she had been a teacher at Hillcrest Elementary School and Vice-President for Substitutes.… read more

Elaine Merriweather

Elaine Merriweather has over 25 years of teaching experience with SFUSD as an Early Childhood Educator. She has served as a Mentor Teacher, Literacy Coach,… read more

Lisa Gutierrez Guzman

Three terms as Bilingual Rep on UESF Executive Board; Have been on UBC and usually Building Rep at Buena Vista and Flynn and now at… read more


Amanda Hart

Amanda Hart is UESF’s organizing director.… read more

Anabel Ibanez

Anabel is UESF’s new political director.  She comes to us from the ranks of membership.… read more

Marilyn Ilagen

Marilyn comes to UESF from the International Longshore Warehouse Union, where she worked for more than 20 years.… read more

Bracha Israel

Bracha has over 20 years of professional administrative experience.  Working with various unions such as SEIU, AFSCME, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, and AFSCME District
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Tom Lacey

Before moving to California, Tom attended Kent State University in Ohio.  He majored in Art and Education, and graduated with a BFA.  Tom’s mother was… read more

Beatrice Montenegro

Beatrice is UESF’s field representative for most elementary schools in the San Francisco Unified School District. Prior to joining UESF, Beatrice was an organizer with… read more

Julian Quinonez

Julian serves as the field representative for all SFUSD High Schools, some SFUSD Elementary Schools, and all UESF-represented charter schools. Julian comes to UESF with… read more

alma soto

Alma is the UESF field representative for all middle schools and many elementary schools.… read more

Nguyen Weeks

Nguyen Weeks has been involved in labor since 2000 as a union member, and more recently, was involved in communication, training and representation for public… read more

Audreen Williams

Audreen Williams has worked for labor unions in San Francisco for nearly 20 years, including Sheet Metal Workers and Unite Here. Unions have been a… read more