Olivia Sanchez,

Board Chair

Olivia Sanchez is the Equal Employment Opportunity Manager at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. In her role she has provided leadership in the development and implementation of strategies, programs and policies relating to the Metropolitan’s EEO/AA and Nondiscrimination programs. Other areas of focus have been the development of outreach strategies related to women and minorities, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and diversity and inclusions efforts. Prior to joining Metropolitan, she worked for the California State University, both at the Chancellor’s Office under the General Counsel and as the Equity and Diversity Manager at CSU, Los Angeles.

Assisting with improving the lives of others through her contributions is something she is passionate about. Seeing a life positively impacted, doors open that were once closed or other constructive outcomes as a result of her work on the Board of Directors for WINTER is a motivating force for her.


Miriam Scott Long,

Board Vice Chair

Since graduating from USC and Princeton University, Miriam Scott Long has had a 30 year career that includes both public and private sector experience. From work as a Municipal Bond Analyst in New York City, Miriam has served as Manager of Government and Public Affairs at LACTC, Senior Deputy for Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke and Deputy Mayor with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and more. As a former Coro Fellow and past President of the USC Black Alumni Association, her commitment to the underserved has never wavered. She brings to the Board of WINTER that same commitment to support those seeking to break glass ceilings and chart their own paths to career success.

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Jeremy Diaz, Secretary of the Board

Jeremy Diaz is the Business Manager, Financial Secretary-Treasurer for United Association Plumbers Local Union 78.  Plumbers Local 78 was chartered in 1892 and covers the Los Angeles, Long Beach, and surrounding communities.  As a Business Manager, he is responsible for the successful coordination of manpower & signatory contractors, while ensuring the needs of the membership and the improvement of the contractors bottom-line and the positive experience of the labor force.  

He has served for several years as an Executive Board Member of the Southern California Pipe Trades representing 18,000 Members and the largest Plumbers Apprenticeship on the West Coast.  Prior to his current position Jeremy held several other positions which allowed him to share his passion for the labor movement and his desire to grow and imbue Local 78 with the reputation of being the best.  Considered an Influencer, while serving as the Apprenticeship Coordinator Mr. Diaz was instrumental in igniting the desire to learn and strive to be the elite of the plumbing industry amongst the newly indentured apprentices as well as seasoned apprentices about to embark on the next leg of their journey as licensed journeymen plumbers. Attention to evolution has always been the cornerstone to Mr. Diaz’s assurance that Local 78 will continuously escape mediocrity. He proudly serves as the Board Secretary for Women In Non Traditional Employment Roles (WINTER).  


Daniel Sloan, Board Treasurer

Mr. Sloan is the vice president of labor relations for the Parsons Corporation and president/general manager of subsidiary Parsons Constructors Inc. (PCI). He is the top labor relations executive and lead labor negotiator for Parsons, which delivers innovative technology-driven solutions in the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets around the globe; making the world safer, healthier, and more connected with $4 billion revenue in 2021 and 16,000 employees worldwide. Mr. Sloan is a Parsons-certified project manager with 17 years of labor relations experience directing labor relations programs and collective bargaining agreement administration for multi-billion-dollar complex client programs, and leading complex labor negotiations. He creates and manages innovative workforce development programs to increase local inclusion and diversity.

Mr. Sloan has a BA from the University of Washington and a Collective Bargaining Studies Certificate from Cornell University. He has attended the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Mr. Sloan was a Top 20 Under 40 award winner from Engineering News Record in 2015.

Dr. Lynn Shaw, Board Member

Dr. Lynn Shaw received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy from Claremont University and San Diego State. She currently is a Independent contractor with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, working on Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development. She served as Co-Chair of the Taskforce on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy. Dr. Shaw served 4 years as the fulltime faculty union President for Long Beach City College. She is the past Los Angeles Chair of the California Community Colleges Regional Consortia for Los Angeles and Orange County. This project works to connect the 28 community colleges with business and industry and other stakeholders in workforce and economic development. She has worked as a miner, steelworker, longshore worker and journeylevel electrician and is often a featured speaker on the topics of career technical education, women in nontraditional careers, and apprenticeship.

Scottie Oliver, Board Member

Scottie Oliver is a change management & organizational development consultant with over 15 years of deep experience in helping organizational leaders, teams and individuals improve the success of change and transition efforts across diverse organizational levels and functions in rapidly changing business environments. Drawing on years of internal Fortune 100 experience and external business consulting experience in change and talent management, she facilitates with leaders and teams to construct cohesive people-oriented change management strategies and strategic plans, skillfully facilitating participatory decision making and consensus building that increases change readiness and capability in the overall organization in support of t long term change success.

She has worked with clients in Consumer Products, Utilities, Pharmaceutical, and Manufacturing industry.

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