Carmen Roberts is the first from-the-ranks SEIU 2015 member to be elevated to the
position of Executive Vice President of the statewide union representing California’s
long-term care workers. A longtime member of the union’s Bargaining Committee for Los
Angeles County IHSS providers, Carmen has served on the union’s Executive Board for
nearly a decade, and became a Regional Vice President for L.A. County in 2017, and
most recently became the union’s very first statewide member leader for home care:
First Vice President, Home Care Industry.
As Executive Vice President, Carmen draws on all her personal experience as a
caregiver to this role. Carmen continues her commitment to building power and bringing
structural change to the long-term care industry.
Carmen is looking forward to bringing that dedication to CCA as a board member. “Too
many care providers haven’t enough access to the quality, affordable training necessary
to provide the best possible care. As a former care provider, I’ll work with CCA to provide
increased availability of training. That’s key to ensuring long-term care is recognized as a
real career…where young people will say ‘I want to go into long-term care work’ like
others choose engineering, medicine, and law,” she says.