Meet the Staff

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LaShe Rodriguez

Chief of Staff

Covers Policy Area/Department:

  • California State Association of Counties (CSAC)
  • CEO
  • CEO - State and Legislative Affairs
  • County Counsel
  • Office of Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission
  • Orange County Counsel of Governments (OCCOG)
  • Orange County Water District
  • Santa Ana Water Project
  • Small Business/Workforce Development
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
  • State and Federal Legislation
  • Placentia Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (Placentia EIFD)
  • Watershed and Coastal Resources
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Al Jabbar

Deputy Chief of Staff

Covers Policy Area/Department:

  • CalOptima
  • Education
  • Health Care Agency
  • Metro-Link
  • 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
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Libraries
  • Parks
  • 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
  • Scheduling
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Jessica Guerrero

Policy Advisor/Field Representative

Covers Policy Area/Department:

  • District Attorney
  • Emergency Management Division - Sheriff-Coroner
  • Grand Jury
  • Immigration
  • Internal Audit
  • Office of Independent Review
  • Orange County Fire Authority
  • Public Defender
  • Public Works
  • Sheriff-Coroner

Beatriz Mendoza

Director of Special Projects

Covers Policy Area/Department:

  • Animal Care
  • Child Support Services
  • Education
  • Housing Authority - OCCS
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Libraries
  • Office on Aging - OCCS
  • Orange County Sanitation District
  • Parks
  • Public Works
  • Social Services Agency
  • Waste & Recycling

Jesus Gaona-Perez

Field Representative

Covers Policy Area/Department:

  • Auditor-Controller
  • Assessor
  • Clerk-Recorder
  • Health Care Agency
  • Orange County Registrar of Voters
  • Treasurer Tax-Collector
  • Veterans Service Office - OCCS