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LI Labor Leader Appointed to Suffolk's Board of Trustees
Gemma de Leon Lopresti, at left, is sworn in as a Suffolk County Community College Trustee by Deputy Suffolk County Clerk Chris Cuomo and was welcomed by, photo right, at left, Theresa Sanders, chair of the board of trustees and at right, Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun L. McKay.
An immigrant from the Philippines who came to the U.S. as a child,
de Leon Lopresti worked her way through college and earned bachelor’s and
master’s degrees from St. John’s University. She became involved in RWDSU Local
1102, starting out as an office worker while still in school, and currently
serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the New York local. De Leon Lopresti continues
to serve as a Local 1102 union officer in addition to her role as Executive
Vice President of the RWDSU.