UFCW Local 135

STAFF

Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

Financial and Facilities Officer

Brent Beltran

Brent E. Beltrán

Communications Director

Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

Financial and Facilities Officer

Brian Kelly has been UFCW Local 135’s Comptroller since 2001.

Brent Beltran

Brent E. Beltrán

Communications Director

Brent E. Beltrán took over as the Communications Director for Local 135 in October 2019. He has a background in community journalism and activism.

Representation & Contract Enforcement

Kelly Tanaka

Kelly Tanaka

Grievance Director

Veronica Chavez

Veronica Chavez

Grievance Department Administrator

Kelly Tanaka

Kelly Tanaka

Grievance Director

Kelly Tanaka was promoted to Grievance Director in 2020. Prior to that he was a Union Representative for a year and an Insurance Specialist for fourteen years. He worked at Vons for 10 years.

Veronica Chavez

Veronica Chavez

Grievance Department Administrator

Veronica Chavez has been a staff member at UFCW Local 135 since 2008 and has been working in the Grievance Department since 2015. Prior to being hired at the office she was a member for eleven years at Rite Aid.

MEMBERSHIP

Lindsey Bensinger

Membership Director

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Carl Rapp

Membership Specialist

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Kat Rocha

Membership Specialist

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Elyse Shattuck

Membership Specialist

Lindsey Bensinger

Membership Director

Lindsey Bensinger has been on staff with UFCW Local 135 for 17 years. Previous to being hired by the union she worked at Ralphs for 5 years. As part of her main duties she oversees the entire Membership Department. Lindsey is also a Vice President on UFCW Local 135’s Executive Board where she was voted in by the membership.

Carl Rapp

Carl Rapp

Membership Specialist

Carl Rapp has been a staff member at UFCW Local 135 since 2005. Prior to coming into the office he worked at Albertsons for 18 years, finishing up as an Assistant Front End Manager.

Kat Rocha

Kat Rocha

Membership Specialist

Katia Rocha was hired at UFCW Local 135 in March of 2019. Before coming onboard the Local she worked at Vons as a cashier for 31 years.

Elyse Shattuck

Membership Specialist

Elyse Shattuck started working for UFCW Local 135 in March of 2019. She worked at Albertsons for about ten years, finishing up as a GM Clerk.

Insurance & Pension

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Ehileen Lopez

Insurance and Pension Director

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Gabriela Cardoso

Insurance Specialist

Leslie Cervantes

Leslie Cervantes

Insurance Specialist

Sarah Maya Goldbaum

Sarah Maya-Goldbaum

Insurance Specialist

Ehileen Lopez

Insurance and Pension Director

Ehileen Lopez started working at UFCW Local 135 in March of 2019. She worked at Vons for fourteen years.

Gabriela Cardoso

Insurance Specialist

Gabriela Cardoso began working at UFCW Local 135 in early 2021. She worked at Ralphs for 36 years.

Leslie Cervantes

Leslie Cervantes

Insurance Specialist

Leslie Cervantes was hired in August 2020. She worked at Albertsons for almost twelve years, finishing as a Service Deli Manager.

Sarah Maya Goldbaum

Sarah Maya-Goldbaum

Insurance Specialist

Sarah Maya-Goldbaum started working for UFCW Local 135 in April of 2019. She worked at Vons twelve years where she was a Deli Manager.

Cristi Montano

Cristi Montano

Insurance Specialist

Wong Yang

Wong Yang

Insurance Specialist

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Ana Valadez

Insurance Specialist

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Julie Ritkes

Insurance Specialist

Cristi Montano

Cristi Montano

Insurance Specialist

Cristi Montaño started working at UFCW Local 135 in February of 2005. She put in eighteen years combined at Food Basket, Luckys, and Albertsons.

Wong Yang

Wong Yang

Insurance Specialist

Wong Yang joined the staff of UFCW Local 135 in April of 2019. Prior to being hired he was a Service Operations Manager at Vons. He started with Vons as a teenager, putting in sixteen years with the company.