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Paola Martinez-Montes ( She/Her/Hers )

Director of Community Engagement & Senior Advisor

Paola is a community champion who’s fought for change throughout the region for progressive causes. She has more than a decade of experience fighting for racial, social and economic justice and improving the lives of low to moderate-income families across San Diego County. Before joining Team Fletcher, Paola led the Invest in San Diego Families Coalition (ISDF) at the Center on Policy Initiatives. As the Director of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) San Diego she secured millions in infrastructure funding/allocations and led regional civic engagement programs. Paola also serves as Chair of the Human Relations Commission in the City of Chula Vista, is an alumnus of  Hispanas Organized for Political Equality Leadership Institute and a recipient of the Flip the Script Truth to Power Award. 

Service Areas: Refugee Health Programs/Border Health, Refugee Services/Immigration, Migrant Shelter, Hunger/Food Banks/Calfresh, Office of Equity

Boards and Commissions Contacts: COVID-19 Equity Task Force, Human Relations Commission 

Communities/Constituencies: Labor, Tribal Relations, Latinx, Youth 


Abbey Reuter ( She/Her/Hers )

Community Representative

Abbey believes young people deserve a seat at the table and a voice in political decisions that impact their future. She is a passionate organizer and advocate for progressive causes. Abbey enjoys using her experience to help drive progress in San Diego County government and get the community involved. Before joining Team Fletcher, she worked with the San Diego City Council as a Management Intern in District 7. She also served as the Associate Vice President of Local Affairs in student government at UC San Diego as well as the Advocacy Director for Our Time to Act United, a youth centered nonprofit. Abbey graduated with her Bachelor’s in Political Science from UC San Diego.

Service Areas: Constituent Services, Office Administration, Digital Community Organizing

Communities/Constituencies: Hillcrest, Balboa Park, Talmadge, Mission Hills, University Heights, Bankers Hill, North Park, Old Town, Normal Heights, Kensington and Youth 


Ana Laura Martinez ( She/They )
Community Representative

Ana Laura is a committed and passionate advocate. She has more than 10 years of organizing and advocacy experience on economic justice, reproductive justice and LGBTQIA+ issues. Prior to joining Team Fletcher, Ana Laura was the Organizer and Leadership Development Coordinator at the Center on Policy Initiatives (CPI). While there she led campaigns on worker justice at the City, County and State levels and coordinated an organizing program. Ana Laura graduated from University of California, San Diego with a double major in Ethnic Studies and History. In her free time she serves as a Board Member for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest.

 Service Areas: Boards and Commissions, Constituent Services, Certificates, Resolutions

Communities/Constituencies: Latinx, LGBTQ+, Asian Pacific Islander Liaison; Rolando Park, North Clairemont, Bay Park, Bay Ho, Clairemont Mesa, City Heights, Oak Park, Paradise Hills, Chollas Creek, Kearny Mesa, Rolando and Azalea Park









Iman Rashid (
 She/Her/Hers )
Grants Fellow

Iman graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Point Loma Nazarene University. She is now studying to get her Masters of Legal Studies Degree specialized in Cybersecurity from American University Washington College of Law. 

Service Areas: Community Team and Grants


Jamaéla Johnson (She/Her/Hers)
Community Representative

Jamaéla is a proud Southeastern San Diego native and fierce social justice advocate. She is passionate about racial justice, equity, and inclusion. Jamaéla enjoys using her experience to engage with San Diegans, listen to their needs and connect them to services to help improve their quality of life. Prior to joining Team Fletcher, she worked as a Student Services Professional for San Diego State University (SDSU) and California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) using her experience to help drive progress in San Diego County’s higher education institutions and community engagement. Jamaéla was honored with the President’s Outstanding Graduate award, North San Diego County NAACP Juanita Jackson Youth Leadership and Activism Award, and Growing Tree Award for commitment to promoting equity, working for social justice and dedication to empowering others. Jamaéla received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development from CSUSM and her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from SDSU.

Service Areas: Constituent Services 

Communities/Constituencies: Lemon Grove; Southeastern San Diego: Valencia Park, Encanto, Bay Terraces, Skyline; Serra Mesa, Civita, Grantville (a tiny portion), Montezuma Mesa, College Area, SDSU Mission Valley; Spring Valley; Black/African-American, BIPOC, and Veterans Liaison.  

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James Canning ( He/Him/His )
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, 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 


Edgar Ontiveros Medina ( He/Him/His )
Multimedia Designer

Edgar is a creative and strategic communications professional. With over ten years of experience in photography, video production, and graphic design, he is passionate about producing stories of community power and resilience. As an immigrant with a background in community organizing, he leverages his bilingual and creative skills to inspire people to take action. Before joining Team Fletcher, Edgar worked as the Media Specialist at the Mid-City Community Advocacy Network where he developed and implemented digital strategy for community organizing campaigns, civic engagement, fundraising, and leadership development programs. Edgar graduated from University of California Santa Cruz with a double major in Anthropology and Latin American and Latino studies and received a Professional Certificate in Marketing from San Diego State University. 

Service Areas: Photography, Video Production, Graphic Design, Audio/Visual Technology



Alexandra Oslowski ( She/Her/Hers )
Digital Content Manager

Alexa has a strong belief in the importance of connecting to online communities. Prior to joining Team Fletcher, she served as a photography assistant for California State Senate and as an editor for The Daily Aztec. Alexa was also a digital storyteller for The Daily Aztec who used her written and multimedia expertise to deliver stories on breaking San Diego stories, on-campus news and the LGBTQIA+ community. Alexa has spent her free time working with groups focused on providing support for sexual assault survivors and combating rape culture in her community.  She is a graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies and a minor in Art. 

Service Areas: Website, Newsletter, Social Media



Emily Wier ( She/Her/Hers )
Director of Policy

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



Sarah Dawe ( She/Her/Hers )

Senior Policy Advisor

Sarah is a seasoned policy professional and attorney with a background in community advocacy. She has considerable experience in the legal, public, and nonprofit sectors. Previously, Sarah represented U.S. 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 and is currently serving as the Co-President of Women Give San Diego and an at-large member of the San Diego City's Balboa Park Advisory Committee. She previously served as a board member of the Museum of Us (formerly the Museum of Man). 

Policy Areas: Housing, Homelessness, Public Safety, Arts and Culture, Gender Equity

Boards & Commissions Contact: Regional Task Force on Homelessness, City of San Diego Homelessness Leadership Council, Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, Unified Disaster Council, Citizen’s Law Enforcement Review Board, Countywide Redevelopment Successor Agency 



Joshua Bohannan ( He/Him/His )
Policy Advisor

Josh is a committed advocate for policies that protect our most vulnerable populations. He spent five years working with the Alzheimer’s community where he fought to eliminate health inequities, prevent elder abuse and improve public health outcomes. While in Sacramento, Josh studied legislation and policy at Sacramento’s McGeorge School of Law. He also completed a fellowship with the New Leaders Council. Josh has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from California State University - Sacramento. 

Policy Areas: Health, Human Services, Behavioral Health, Public Health, Seniors, Veterans, Child Welfare

Boards & Commissions Contact: San Pasqual Academy Subcommittee, Polinsky Children’s Center Advisory Board, Child & Family Strengthening Advisory Board, Health & Human Services Advisory Board, Behavioral Health Advisory Board, Social Services Advisory Board, Community Action Partnership, In-Home Supportive Services, Aging & Independence Services Advisory Board 



Joon Suh (
He/Him/His )
Senior Advisor and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

Joon uses his expertise in economic development and fiscal matters to provide policy analysis and strategic advice that helps advance the interests of San Diego County. He serves as the Chair’s liaison with federal, state, and other regional partner entities to ensure strong coordination. Before moving to San Diego, Joon gained extensive experience at both the federal and state levels. He previously worked in leadership positions for the U.S. House of Representatives, and has served as a Chief of Staff and in other senior advisory roles for four Members of Congress. Joon spent well over a decade working on economic and fiscal policy, issues impacting social mobility, and helped shape some of the most consequential recent pieces of legislation for members of the House Ways and Means Committee, Appropriations Committee, and Committee on Education and Labor.  He also served non-profit and charitable sector interests as a government relations consultant and worked at a prominent Washington think tank supporting policy development at all levels.

Service Areas: County Budget, CINA, Office Strategy and Intergovernmental Affairs, Registrar of Voters, Department of General Services, Real Estate Services, Facility Planning and Design

Boards and Commissions Contacts: San Diego County Employees Retirement Association (FGG), Retirement Association (SDCERA)




Paul Worlie ( He/Him/His )
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



Tiffany Frost ( She/Her/Hers )

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 


Lauren Macdonald (
She/Her/Hers )
Chair’s Assistant 

Lauren believes local government can change people’s lives. She loves connecting and uplifting the community by recognizing deserving people and organizations with Proclamations, which she coordinates for all five Supervisorial districts. Lauren draws from the experience gained from more than 25 years of service to carry out vital tasks that support the Office of the Chair. She has served as an English teacher in Nagasaki Japan, Citizenship Teacher and Program Manager at the International Rescue Committee, Academic Director at an English language school for International students and Campaign Manager for a local city council candidate. Lauren is also an active member of the San Diego Democratic Party. 

Service Areas: Proclamations, Board Meeting Invocations and  Adjournments in Memory    




Raymond 'Jay' Bariuan ( He/Him/His )

Jay's Program Intern

Jay has been a member of Team Fletcher since Chair Nathan Fletcher's time in the California State Assembly.

 Service Areas: Research, Database Entry and Management, and Filing


Jordan Chu ( He/Him/His )

Jordan is currently a student at University of California, San Diego earning a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy and History with a Public Service minor.

 Service Areas: Community and Policy Teams

Jacob Babauta ( He/Him/His )

Jacob is currently a student at San Diego State University earning a Bachelor's Degree in Communications Studies.

 Service Areas: Community and Communications Teams