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Meet the Staff

Derrick Seaver, Chief of StaffDerrick Seaver, Chief of Staff
Derrick Seaver has spent the last 18 years working on government advocacy and action.

Derrick manages Susan's staff, land use, environment and transportation policy, constituent services and community events.

Email: Derrick.Seaver@bos.sccgov.org

Angelica Ramos-Allen, Policy DirectorAngelica Ramos-Allen, Policy Director
Angelica Ramos-Allen has spent the past decade as a political consultant, an activist for women's rights, and an advocate for policies to support and protect children.

She is currently a Fellow with the Children's Defense Fund and holds a J.D. from Whittier Law School with a specialization in child welfare and juvenile justice.

Angelica manages Susan's legislative priorities and agenda, social safety net issues, constituent services, and community events.

Email: Angelica.Ramos@bos.sccgov.org

Mayra Flores, Communications DirectorMayra Flores, Communications Director
Mayra Flores spent the first 16 years of her career as a journalist in the South Bay. She is an award-winning reporter and life-long community enthusiast.

Most recently, she was accepted as part of the 2019 HOPE Leadership Institute.

Mayra manages Susan's media relations, community relations, digital media, constituent services and community events.

Email: Mayra.Flores@bos.sccgov.org

Michelle Collins, Front Office AdministratorMichelle Collins, Front Office Administrator
Michelle Collins has worked for the County of Santa Clara for the last 17 years, most recently with Supervisor Ken Yeager.

She brings a deep knowledg​e of the inner-workings of the county and all its complexities to Susan's team.

Michelle manages Susan's calendar, office logistics, constituent services and community events.

Email: Michelle.Collins@bos.sccgov.org

David Fernandez, Board Aide
David Fernandez is a San Jose State University alum who has experience with helping underrepresented and underserved populations within our communities.

David manages Susan's housing policy, constituent services and community events.

Email: David.Fernandez01@bos.sccgov.org


Yvonne Jimenez, Policy Aide
Yvonne has more than seven years of federal and local government experience, most recently working for Supervisor Ken Yeager.

She is a passionate advocate for equitable and inclusive policies, and increasing opportunties for underrepresented communities.

Yvonne manages Susan's public safety and justice issues, constituent services and community events.

Email: Yvonne.Jimenez@bos.sccgov.org​​​​

Steve Kline, Social Justice Aide

Steve has spent decades as a political consultant, a community activist for neighborhoods, LGBTQ rights, and accessible libraries.

He is an Attorney and Counselor at Law, graduating from Pepperdine University School of Law. He is a sole practitioner with a General Practice.

Steve manages Susan's LGBTQ, senior issues, constituent services nad community events.
Email: Steve.Kline@bos.sccgov.org​

Jasmine Leyva, Communications Aide
Jasmine spent the last year working in the marketing department at Foothill College, crafting collateral aimed at promoting educational resources. Prior to this, she spent three years as a journalist covering local news in the South Bay.

She is a San Jose State University alum and outdoor adventurist.

Jasmine manages Susan's District 4 social media channels, newsletter, marketing materials, constituent services and community events.
Email: Jasmine.Leyva@bos.sccgov.org

Christine Rutherford-Stuart, Policy Aide
Christine has more than 15 years of public health experience supporting the development and implementation of programs in partnership with communities. She has served in federal, city and county health departments working on a variety of issues including child health, obesity prevention, emergency response, HIV and STD prevention.

She completed a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Washington and a post-graduate fellowship with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program planning and evaluation.

Christine manages Susan's health and hospital services, public and behavioral health policy, constituent services and community events.
Email: Christine.Rutherford-Stuart@bos.sccgov.org

Basil Saleh, Community Relations Aide
Basil Saleh is a native San Josean, and D4 resident. As a student, the effects of wealth inequality and tragedies like the Ghost Ship Fire on the Bay Area Arts Community, drove Basil to apply his skills to public service and policy in order to represent the diverse communities that call our region home.
Before joining the D4 team, Basil created “Project Now,” an incubator helping young organizers & activists grow their efforts and foster youth engagement regionally.
Basil manages Susan's community relations, constituent services and community events.


Kelly Vedi, Policy Aide
Kelly Vedi spent the first part of her career in education, workforce development and non-profit management. Her experiences include building a workforce intermediary from the ground up, policy research and analysis, and teaching high school math in a Title I school.
Kelly holds a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and is a proud Alumna of the University of Florida.
Kelly manages Susan’s finance and government operations policy, constituent services and community events.
Email: Kelly.Vedi@bos.sccgov.org​​
Last updated: 4/24/2019 2:32 PM