Carla Zamora has been a Dental Hygienist for 24 years and for the past nine years has worked in private practice alongside Kaiser. Over her 24 years at Kaiser she has worked primarily at the Salmon Creek location. She has been a shop steward for about the last eight years, right up until accepting the Contract Specialist’s job. She has remained at Kaiser because we are a union house and she loves the people she works alongside. Carla knows it is mportant to hold management accountable, and for employees to have a voice in their work environment. She has always loved helping her colleagues navigate the complicated KP world, particularly new hires, who all need to know the importance of a strong union. Our strength is based on our member involvement, so that is where she focuses on building. Carla is also an outdoors lover, has a big family, and is a certifiable "foody."
Kristen has been a Physical Therapist at Kaiser since 2010, working at the Mt Talbert, Beaverton, then Tanasbourne locations. She has been serving as a steward since 2014, including Stakeholding in Rehab template and Precepting LOUs. She is currently on the Leadership Development Committee and Steward Delegates Assembly. She enjoys helping educate other stewards and members and fostering independence within workgroups. Outside of the union office, Kristen enjoys long distance running and spending time with her family and cat.
I’m Mary Katherine, most people know me as Katie. I have been a RN for 14 year and I currently work as an outpatient Oncology/Infusion Team lead in Longview-Kelso, WA. I have worked as inpatient Contract Specialist from 2021-2022. I was part of the RN Bargaining Team in 2021. I currently serve as Vice Chair of the RNs. I am originally from Maryland. I am married to an Army Combat veteran and I have one son. I call myself a seasoned fisher-person, but I have only caught a handful of fish. I’m excited to serve in this role again.
Nick Eng has been with Kaiser for 7 years; 2 as a circulating RN, and 5 as a RN first assist in the operating room at Westside. Nick has been an active steward for 5 years with countless hours of representational work under his belt. He applies his ability to remain calm under pressure while in surgery to his steward work. This quality was especially helpful during the 2021 contract bargaining. As contract specialist he is looking forward to educating, organizing, and empowering members. When not working, Nick can be found in the gym, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, and roasting coffee.
Trevor has been a Certified Surgical Technologist for around eight years, with his home base as the Main Operating Room at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center. For the past four years, Trevor has been an active steward and has become a part of the tech bargaining committee. He is here to hold management accountable and to educate our tech membership on contract language to empower our unity. Trevor was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and his hobbies include going to the gym, enjoying outdoor adventures in my camper van as well as snowboarding, hiking, camping and gardening.