Rebecca Hanson

Executive Director
SEIU-UHW Joint Employer Education Fund and the Shirley Ware Education Center

Rebecca Hanson is the Executive Director of the Education Fund, a nonprofit partnership between 6 SEIU local unions and 22 healthcare industry and public sector employers working to advance the careers of 100,000 SEIU healthcare workers. She serves as the Chairperson of the California Interagency Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship and is a member of the Skills for California Leadership Council.

Rebecca’s experience includes founding and leading the innovative nonprofit startup, Good Health for California; labor leadership as a Senior Organizer for pension strategies at SEIU; and strategic research roles in healthcare, workforce and economic development with the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and both the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago.

She holds a B.A. in Economics from Smith College, an M.A. in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois, and a Graduate Fellowship with the Institute for Government and Public Affairs.