This website is intended to provide our members with information on
organizational, contract and bargaining related issues.

LACAA’S Annual Election of Officers and Directors

Notice of LACAA's Annual Election of Officers and Directors was provided to the Membership. Upon receipt of Nominating Petitions, the Board has used its authority under the Bylaws, Article 3, Section 5, to appoint those who have expressed interest in being on the Board to the open seats, rather than holding an Election.


The results from this process are as follows:


Board Members for the 2019-2021 Term:

President: Oscar Winslow

2nd Vice President: Syndi Hoa Driscoll

Secretary: Ann Rosenthal

Proprietary Director: Christina Checel

Criminal Director: Matt Schonbrun

Civil Director (acting): Richard Tom (2018-2020 term)

Civil Director (acting): Artin Afkhami


Continuing Board members for the 2018-2020 term are:

1st Vice President: Josh Geller

Treasurer: Nick Lauber

Criminal Director: Patrick Hiscocks

Criminal Director: Karine Philips


We welcome our new Board Members and are sincerely grateful to the entire Board for volunteering their time for the benefit of the Membership.


Employee and Family Assistance Program

Support Plus: Employee and Family Assistance Program launched January 1, 2019 and is available to all LAwell benefit program members and the members of their household. Support Plus provides 24-hour, free, and confidential services to cover both everyday situations and emotional health issues.

Accessing services

LAwell members can access services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by phone (800-213-5813) or online ( using the following access code:


Want more info?

Employees and their dependents can attend our January 30th webinar to learn more about the services available and to ask questions. Registration is not required.

Support Plus webinar

January 30, 2019
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join 11:30 webinar HERE

Join the webinar a few minutes early to complete setup.


If you have questions about Support Plus, or would like to request additional communication materials to distribute to your membership, please contact the Support Plus administrator, Gabriela Cortes, at 213-978-1631 or via email at

Health Care Committee: Several members have expressed concerns regarding their health benefits and ongoing issues with coverage. To address these and other matters, we are forming a committee to survey our members' experiences and to explore recommendations for improving our health coverage. For those interested, please contact Elise Ruden at for further information.

As you know, our new MOU includes annual reimbursement for MCLE-related expenses. To ensure that you receive complete and timely reimbursement, we encourage you to follow the instructions contained in the MCLE protocol provided by City Attorney Management. You must complete and submit a reimbursement form in order to receive reimbursement.

You can reimburse expenses related to attending MCLE programs that are accepted by the California State Bar, even if the program takes place in another state. Eligible expenses include the cost of the program, travel, and per diems.

Please be judicious when choosing lodging and which food/drink expenses you submit for reimbursement.

The Board is pleased to announce that LACAA has retained the law firm of MASTAGNI, HOLSTEDT, AMICK, MILLER & JOHNSEN as General Counsel.

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