As a PROTEC17 member, Jessica Garcia has served as an REC Delegate, a Steward, on the bargaining team for the last two contract negotiations with Benton-Franklin Health, and as Trustee since 2017. Jessica has been working for the Benton Franklin Health District since 2010, where she has served in many roles as a WIC Nutrition Aide, Communicable Disease Health Services worker, Vaccine Coordinator, and HIV Case Manager. She is currently a Public Health Educator serving the Tri-Cities community with a primary focus on the latinx community and those affected by HIV. Jessica graduated from Central Washington University with a BS in Information Technology and Administrative Management. She is an eastern Washington native who currently resides in the Tri-Cities with her two children.
Emily Tabachnick is an IT Analyst for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Technology Services (BTS). She provides software support and computer hardware repair and replacement for the Portland Police Bureau. She currently serves on the BTS Equity Committee and is co-chair of the BTS Labor Management Committee. Emily has worked for the City of Portland and has been a proud union member since 2008. She became an REC delegate in 2018. Emily has a background in the fine arts, loves all dogs, and can frequently be found at Star Trek conventions. Her goals are always geared towards collaboration and she hopes to help all PROTEC17 members live long and prosper.
Renee Thompson is an Engineering Tech IV with the City of Tacoma, where she’s worked since 1996. Born into a union household, Renee is passionate about working for the greater good. As a nearly 25-year PROTEC17 member, she has served as a Steward and on the contract negotiations team. On the Executive Board, she is committed to making sure that all members feel heard and empowered to take action to make their workplaces and their lives better. Renee is also a member and officer for the Toastmaster organization and is in training to become a facilitator for equity classes at the City of Tacoma. She is the proud mom of two grown children and enjoys spending time with her friends and family (which includes several cats, dogs and a bunny).