Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, District 4
Your District 4 Team
Policy & Government Relations
Paul Worlie, Chief of Staff
619-531-5544 / Paul.Worlie@sdcounty.ca.gov
Worlie has more than 25 years of experience in government relations
and public affairs. He most recently was Senior Director of Public
Affairs for San Diego-based Nuffer Smith Tucker. Before coming to San
Diego, Worlie was the Deputy Executive Director of the Democratic
Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and served in various leadership
roles for former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and
former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD).
Susan Guinn, Special Advisor
619-531-4736 / Susan.Guinn@sdcounty.ca.gov
Guinn, a proud member of the Asian Pacific Islander community, spent
the first three years of her career as a nurse before turning her
attention to practicing law. For the past 27 years she has enjoyed a
law practice dedicated to protecting and advancing consumer rights,
product safety, environmental protection, and human rights, including
successfully litigating cases against Big Tobacco. Guinn was a
two-time President for the Western Trial Lawyers, and a past board
member for the Consumer Attorneys of California, and Equality
California. As Chair of the San Diego Unified School District’s
Environmental and Sustainability committee, Susan worked with district
staff, area stakeholders, and the City of San Diego to create the
district’s climate action recommendations.
Stephanie Gioia-Beckman, Director of Public Policy
619-515-6989 / Stephanie.Gioia@sdcounty.ca.gov
Gioia-Beckman has 19 years of local and state of California health
and social services-related public policy experience. She previously
served on the staff of a San Diego County Supervisor for 14 years,
developing policy recommendations and serving as a Senior Advisor.
Specific County policies and programs that Gioia-Beckman advanced
include childhood obesity prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention, homeless
and housing, food access and nutrition, behavioral health, child
welfare and juvenile justice. Prior to joining County government, she
spent more than four years representing former California State
Senator Dede Alpert.
Emily Wier, Policy Advisor
619-531-4939 / Emily.Wier@sdcounty.ca.gov
Wier has more than eight years of experience developing and consulting on environment and energy policy, including within the Obama Administration’s White House Office of Energy and Climate Change. While there, she worked on climate change, electric vehicles, and renewable energy policy. Most recently, Wier developed policy and legislative strategy for a startup firm deploying electric vehicle charging solutions. Wier was appointed to the City of San Diego’s Sustainable Energy Advisory Board, and was a 2014 Fellow for the San Diego Leadership Alliance. Wier earned her master’s degree from Yale.
Gabriel Gutierrez, Policy Advisor
619-531-5245 / Gabriel.Gutierrez@sdcounty.ca.gov
Gutierrez has more than 10 years of experience in land use, public
safety and energy public policy. He served as a Policy Advisor to on
the staff of a San Diego County Supervisor for five years, managing
land use and public safety policy. Gutierrez also supported the
creation and implementation of an advanced incident command system for
public safety that is now used by the State of California and
governments throughout the world. Gutierrez most recently worked in
external relations in the energy sector where he was responsible for
employee philanthropy, community relations, and supplier diversity
support. He also is three-time Chair of the Chula Vista Planning
Commission and is the immediate past Chair of Circulate San
Heidi Martinez, Director of Community Outreach
619-531-6002 / Heidi.Martinez@sdcounty.ca.gov
Martinez earned her organizing and community relations credentials
while attending the University of California San Diego. She began her
advocacy career working alongside faculty and local community colleges
to assist minority students transfer to four-year universities.
Martinez then interned for a member of the California State Assembly
where she worked with constituents, and then went on to direct
educational and outreach campaigns for the Honorably Discharged,
Dishonorably Deported. Martinez, a prideful Dreamer and immigrant
rights activist, also volunteered with Invest in San Diego Families.
She most recently served as Campaign Manager for the successful 2018
Nathan Fletcher for Supervisor campaign. Martinez has strong
relationships with a broad cross-section of communities in District 4.
Martinez earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the
University of California, San Diego.
Eryn Wilson Nieves, Community Representative
619-531-5544 / Eryn.Wilson-Nieves@sdcounty.ca.gov
Wilson Nieves has more than six years as a community organizer, most
recently serving as Civic Engagement Coordinator with Alliance San
Diego. She has also served on numerous coalitions across the region
that focused on the City of San Diego budget, policing in vulnerable
neighborhoods and protecting the environment.
Brandon Torres, Community Representative/Policy Advisor
619-531-4936 / Brandon.Torres@sdcounty.ca.gov
Torres for more than five years has worked on homelessness and LGBTQ+ challenges for multiple non-profits, including the San Diego LGBT Community Center and The Regional Task Force on the Homeless. He helped orchestrate WeAllCount, an annual volunteer-driven county-wide census of persons residing on the streets and in shelters. Torres also managed a pilot program to connect homeless individuals to employment services.
James Canning, Director of Communications
619-685-7988 / James.Canning@sdcounty.ca.gov
Canning has more than 16 years of experience leading communications
programs for county and city governments, economic development
organizations and public-private partnerships. Prior to coming to San
Diego, Canning directed communications for transformational land use
and transportation projects in Detroit, Michigan and Seattle,
Washington. He also served as Director of Communications for the Wayne
County Executive in Michigan and was Deputy Press Secretary for the
Mayor of Detroit.
Kianna Santana, Scheduler
619-531-5872 / Kianna.Santana@sdcounty.ca.gov
Santana is a Chula Vista resident, native San Diegan who is fluent in English, German and Spanish, she’s an active member of her community and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She is also a past participant in local and statewide campaigns. Santana also participated in the California State Assembly’s Junior Legislative Program.
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