EAA board of governers
executive Officers
Mark Santistevan

Mark Santistevan

President (MOU 21)

Governor Santistevan has been employed by the City of Los Angeles since 1989. President Mark Santistevan was elected to the EAA Board of Governors in 2012 to represent MOU 21. The Board of Governors appointed Mark to his first term as President in January 2020. Mark is employed as a Survey Party Chief II for the Bureau of Engineering. President Santistevan is dedicated to protecting the rights and benefits of EAA members, and the Integrity, Transparency, and Accountability of our great Union.

Gonzalo Barriga

Gonzalo Barriga

Vice President (At-Large)

Governor Barriga has been employed by the City of Los Angeles since 2006. Vice President Gonzalo Barriga was appointed to the EAA Board of Governors in 2014 as Governor At-Large, representing MOUs 1, 19, 20, and 21. Gonzalo is employed as a Chief Environmental Compliance Inspector I in the Bureau of Sanitation. Barriga, a former EAA President is credited with overseeing the purchase of the EAA Headquarters in 2018. Governor Barriga brings a wealth of experience to the membership and is Chair of the popular Scholarship and Holiday Party Committees.

Jack Kayajian

Governor (at-Large)

Governor Kayajian has been employed by the City of Los Angeles since 2012. Secretary Jack Kayajian was elected to the EAA Board of Governors in 2018 as Governor At-Large, representing MOUs 1, 19, 20, and 21. Jack is employed as an Administrative Coordinator II in the Office of the City Attorney. Secretary Kayajian chairs the Membership Committee which oversees new member recruitment, member outreach, and the Stewards program.

Jack Kayajian

Brenda Aguirre

Brenda Aguirre

Treasurer

Governor Aguirre has been employed by the City of Los Angeles since 2006. Treasurer Brenda Aguirre was elected to the EAA Board of Governors in 2019 to represent MOU 20. Brenda is an Emergency Management Coordinator I in the Department of Recreation and Parks, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by overseeing up to 25 emergency shelters established as part of Mayor Garcetti’s “Stay at Home” order.

Governor Aguirre is a graduate of the University of Laverne where she received her MPA. As your MOU 20 Governor, she continues to advocate for the safety of members working the frontlines of the effort against COVID-19. Her diligence in the field and on the Board has played an integral role in EAA making informed decisions.

Brenda Aguirre

governors

John dierking

MOU 1

Governor Dierking has been employed by the City of Los Angeles since 2002 and was elected to the EAA Board of Governors in 2012 to represent MOU 1. John is employed as a Tax Compliance Officer III, Department of Finance.

Governor Dierking after serving many years as Board Treasurer is credited for the strong stewardship of EAA expenditures and investments.

John Dierking

Lisa barr

at-large

Governor Barr has been employed by the City of Los Angeles since 2016 and was elected to the EAA Board of Governors in 2019. Lisa is employed as a Paralegal I in the Office of the City Attorney.

Lisa Barr

Bhupendra patel

MOU 19

Governor Bhupendra Patel was appointed to the EAA Board of Governors in 2020 to represent MOU 19. Governor Patel is employed as a Chief Environmental Compliance Inspector II in the Bureau of Sanitation. Governor Patel joins the Board of Governors after serving for many years as a MOU 19 Unit Council member.

Bhupendra Patel