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Team Fletcher

Heidi Martinez
Director of Community Engagement

Heidi is a hard charging advocate for immigrant rights, community empowerment and social justice. She has more than 8 years of experience leading community outreach and organizing initiatives. Heidi sharpened her expertise while interning in the California State Assembly, as a member of the Invest in San Diego Families coalition and serving as Campaign Manager for the successful 2018 Nathan Fletcher for Supervisor campaign.    

Service Areas: Internship Program

Boards & Commissions Contact: Community Action Partnership, Social Services Board, District 4 Advisory Board, Metropolitan Transit System 

Communities/Constituencies: Immigrant, Hispanic and Latino, Labor, Indigenous Americans


James Canning
Director of Communications

James is a promoter of robust and transparent communications. He has nearly 20 years of experience leading top-level communications programs for elected officials and government agencies, public-private partnerships and the private sector. Before joining Team Fletcher, James directed communications for the Wayne County Executive and Mayor of Detroit in Michigan, and led communication campaigns for transportation and land use initiatives in Seattle, Washington.

Service Areas: Media Relations, Social Media, District 4 Website, Newsletter, Proclamations, Adjournments in Memory, External Communications  

Communities/Constituencies: News Media, Downtown Business Groups, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Downtown Partnership, Little Italy 


Stephanie Gioia-Beckman
Director of Public Policy

Stephanie loves introducing  policy to help people experience a better quality of life. She has nearly 20 years of notable experience in California working on health and social service system and policy changes: she worked locally as Senior Advisor to a former County Supervisor, as well as public policy and community liaison for the State of California. Before joining the County of San Diego, Stephanie also represented former California State Senator Dede Alpert.

Policy Area: Health, Social  Services

Boards & Commissions Contact: San Pasqual Academy, Polinsky Children’s Center Advisory Board, Child and Family Strengthening Advisory Board, Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, Regional Task Force on the Homeless, Health Services Advisory Board, Behavioral Health Advisory Board, Aging and Independence Services, Governor’s Task Force on Homeless and Supportive Housing


Emily Wier
Policy Advisor

Emily is a passionate champion of environmental sustainability. She has nearly a decade of environment and energy policy experience. She notably served in the Obama Administration's Office of Energy and Climate Change, where she advised on electric vehicle and renewable energy policy, and was also a fellow with the San Diego Leadership Alliance. She received her master’s degree in Environmental Management from Yale.

Policy Areas: Land Use, Environment

Boards & Commissions Contact: California Air Resources Board, County Sanitation District, Air Pollution Control District, Air Pollution Control District Advisory Board, Solid Waste Hearing Panel, County Planning Commission, Traffic Advisory Committee, CAC Waterfront Park

Communities/Constituencies: Ocean Beach, La Jolla, Mission Valley, Environmental Advocates


Sarah Dawe

Policy Adivsor

Sarah is a seasoned policy professional and attorney with a background in community advocacy. She has eight years of experience in the legal, public, and nonprofit sectors. Previously, Sarah represented Senator Barbara Boxer in her San Diego office and was a Policy Consultant for the San Diego Housing Federation. Sarah is also an active member of several community organizations geared toward public service, including serving as a board member of the San Diego Museum of Man, a member of the San Diego City’s Balboa Park Advisory Committee and as Co-Chair of Strategic Partnerships at Women Give San Diego.

Policy Areas: Housing, Homelessness, Public Safety

Boards & Commissions Contact: Regional Task Force on the Homeless, City Homelessness Leadership Council, USD Homeless Symposium, Commission on the Status of Women, San Diego Workforce Partnership, Local Agency Formation Commission, Unified Disaster Council, Citizen’s Law Enforcement Review Board, CA Identification System Remote, Countywide Redevelopment Successor Agency 

Communities/Constituencies: Clairemont, Pacific Beach, Bay Ho, Kearny Mesa / Serra Mesa, Veterans 


Tiffany Frost 

Tiffany is dedicated to getting things done quickly and with flawless execution. She has nearly 20 years of experience supporting executive leadership and directing office operations. Her work  is vital to keeping the  fast-moving office of Supervisor Nathan Fletcher running efficiently. Prior to joining Team Fletcher, Tiffany worked as the Executive Assistant to Tony Robbins’ Chief Financial Officer, she was manager of administration for the Los Angeles Kings’ President and General Manager and Administrative Assistant & Baseball Team Travel Manager for the University of Southern California Athletics.

Service Areas: Scheduling, travel arrangements, office management, liaison to office visitors 


Susan Guinn
Special Advisor

Susan is driven to deliver results and execute big ideas. Her policy expertise - which is informed by nearly three decades of law practice - spans climate protection, consumer rights and product safety, workers’ rights, and human rights, including wins against Big Tobacco. She’s served at the top of organizations like the Consumer Attorneys of California, the American Trial Lawyers Association, Western Trial Lawyers, Equality California, and SDUSD. Susan is a proud Asian-Pacific Islander. 

Policy Areas: Finance and Government, Seniors 

Service Areas: Innovation in government; private public partnerships; major initiatives; University collaborations;  film industry; grant programs, county budget; and appointments to boards and commissions.     

Boards & Commissions Contact: City-County Reinvestment Task Force, Tobacco Securitization JPA, Commission on the Status of Women, CAC Building Occupancy 


Paul Worlie
Chief of Staff

Paul is a strategic policy, communications and government relations expert. He has more than 25 years of experience in government and public affairs. His distinguished leadership experience ranges from Deputy Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, to leadership roles in the offices of two former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders - Harry Reid (D-NV) and Tom Daschle (D-SD). Prior to joining Team Fletcher, Paul was the Senior Director of Public Affairs for an award-winning public relations firm in San Diego.

Boards & Commissions Contact: Urban Counties of California, San Diego County Employees Retirement Association, California State Association of Counties, National Association of Counties, Civil Service Commission