Meet the Staff

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LaShe Rodriguez

Chief of Staff

Covers Policy Area/Department:

  • California State Association of Counties (CSAC)
  • CEO
  • CEO – Human Resources
  • CEO - State and Legislative Affairs
  • County Counsel
  • National Association of Counties (NACo)
  • Office of Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission
  • Orange County Water District
  • Small Business/Workforce Development
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
  • Placentia Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (Placentia EIFD)
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Al Jabbar

Deputy Chief of Staff

Covers Policy Area/Department:

  • CalOptima
  • Commission to End Homelessness
  • Education/Children
  • First 5 Orange County, Children & Families Commission
  • Health Care Agency 
  • Metro-Link
  • Orange County Behavioral Health Advisory
  • Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS)
  • Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)
  • Probation
  • Transportation Corridor Agency-Foothill Eastern
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Jannelle Welker

Policy Advisor/Communications Director

Covers Policy Area/Department:

  • Animal Care
  • Information Technology
  • Libraries
  • Parks/OC Parks Foundation
  • Registrar of Voters
  • Social Services Agency
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Andrea Dima-Smith

Policy Advisor/Office Manager

Covers Policy Area/Department:

  • Board, Commission, and Committee Appointments
  • Clerk of the Board
  • Community Investment Division - OCCS
  • Housing and Community Development - OCCS
  • John Wayne Airport
  • OC Housing Authority
  • OC Housing Finance Trust
  • Southern California Housing Authority
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Jessica Guerrero

Policy Advisor/Field Representative

Covers Policy Area/Department:

  • District Attorney
  • Education/Children
  • Immigration
  • Internal Audit
  • Libraries
  • Office of Independent Review 
  • Orange County Children’s Partnership
  • Orange County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (OCCJCC)
  • Public Defender
  • Sheriff-Coroner
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Jesus Gaona-Perez

Field Representative

Covers Policy Area/Department:

  • Auditor-Controller
  • Audit Oversight Committee
  • Assessor
  • Clerk-Recorder
  • Grand Jury
  • Health Care Agency
  • Orange County Registrar of Voters
  • Treasurer Tax-Collector
  • Veterans Service Office – OCCS

Jeffrey Hentzen

Event Coordinator

Covers Policy Area/Department:

  • Animal Care
  • Emergency Management Council
  • Human Resources Services
  • Information Technology
  • Office on Aging
  • Orange County Fire Authority
  • Orange County Housing Authority
  • Orange County Operational Area Executive Board
  • Orange County Sanitation District
  • Parks/OC Parks Foundation
  • Public Works
  • Waste & Recycling

Itzel Parra

Communications Coordinator

Covers Policy Area/Department:

  • Child Support Services
  • Social Services Agency