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Adam has ten years of experience in the Labor/Union field.  He graduated from UCSC in 2010 with a BA in history.  His focus was on Early Modern European history and the Atlantic world.  Adam worked in Alameda County for the Alameda Health System for 8 years where he was promoted several times in the Labor Relations department before ending as a Senior Labor Relations Analyst.  He has negotiation experience on both the management and union side of the table, bargaining multiple contracts as both first and second chair.  He has extensive experience in arbitration and a winning record on both the employer and employee side.

Adam came to CEMA in 2019 looking to broaden his experience after spending the first 8 years of his career at AHS.  In his time with CEMA, Adam’s major accomplishments include bargaining CEMA’s 2020-2024 MOU alongside Zeb Feldman with a minimum raise 23% over 5 years for members; winning an arbitration with Santa Clara over CEMA’s nurses’ signing bonus, resulting in a payment over $1,000,000 for CEMA’s nurses, and a slew of successful classification studies with off contract raises between 5-20% for members.

Adam is an avid backpacker and hiker.  In 2018 he spent 2-3 months hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, completing the California portion before summer wildfires closed off the rest of the trail that year.  He would like to finish the PCT but has his eyes on the Continental Divide Trail as well.  Adam’s other hobbies include playing piano, running, diving, fishing, and gaming.  His goal for 2021 is to run a marathon.

Originally from Kansas City, Adam grew up around California before going to school in Santa Cruz and finally settling in the East Bay.  He currently lives in Emeryville and can often be found sitting in traffic on 880 listening to a podcast.

Adam provides union member services to CEMA members in Santa Clara County's:


  • Valley Medical Center
  • O'Connor Hospital
  • St. Louise Regional Hospital
  • Public Health Department
  • Behavioral Health Services Department
  • Custody Health Services Department
  • Emergency Medical Services Department
  • Valley Health Plan
  • Office of the County Counsel