Who We Are

In 2019, the Board consists of nine members who reflect the domestic work industry and who have a demonstrated interest in improving domestic work industry standards. The Mayor and City Council each appoint four members and the Board appoints one member. In 2020, the Board increased to 13 members. The initial nine members serve for two-or-three-year terms. Future members will serve three-year terms. 

The Domestic Workers Ordinance, Seattle Municipal Code 14.23 guides the composition of the Domestic Workers Standards Board. The Seattle Office of Labor Standards provides staff and support to the Board.

Meet Our Commissioners

Baylie Freeman, Domestic Workers Standards Board

Baylie Freeman

Co-Chair
Appointed by: City Council
Term: 3/1/20 - 2/28/23

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Baylie Freeman began working as a professional nanny in 2015, following a career as a teacher and daycare worker, totaling over 10 years of childcare service. In July 2020, she took up the role of Director of Client Engagement and Social Responsibility at Seattle Nanny Network. In this position, she helps families find nannies, educates the parents on their responsibilities regarding labor law compliance, and teaches them how to manage communication and boundaries with their new hire. She helped found the Nanny Collective (under the umbrella of the Fair Work Center/Working Washington) to create an advocacy space for nannies and au pairs to share their stories and influence lawmakers. She has been the Co-Chair of the Domestic Workers Standards Board since January 2021 and is excited to continue to center and empower the voices of those too vulnerable to advocate for themselves. Baylie holds a Master of Science (Child & Developmental Psychology) from Southern New Hampshire University and Bachelor of Arts from Evergreen State College.

Silvia González, Domestic Workers Standards Board

Silvia González

Co-Chair
Appointed by: Mayor
Term: 3/1/21 - 2/28/24

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Silvia González is a mother and has been an immigrant domestic worker for about 15 years. Silvia has combined her work of cleaning houses with work as a staff member of Casa Latina for the last five years. This helps her see the real needs of her compañerxs domestic workers and to make sure that their voices can be heard and that changes can be achieved in this labor sector.  Silvia has also been part of the Board of Directors of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) for three years, where they are currently working on the Bill of Rights for domestic workers at the national level and the launch of Alia (portable benefits for workers who clean houses). Silvia played a very active role in the campaign to pass the bill of rights at the local Seattle level as an organizer for domestic workers at Casa Latina.

Elvia Cortes

Elvia Cortes

Interim Member
Appointed by: Appointed by: DWSB; subject to official Council appointment
Term: 3/1/2023 - 2/28/2026

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Elvia Cortes has been a domestic worker since 2011 and is a leader at Casa Latina. She works hard to tell other domestic workers about their rights. She has gone to Washington D.C. on 3 separate occasions to share her story with decision makers. She currently support Mujeres Sin Fronteras, a network of women domestic workers across King County (North KC, Seattle, South KC) where they discuss safety worker standards, labor protections, etc.

Jordan Goldwarg, Domestic Workers Standards Board

Jordan Goldwarg

Member
Appointed by: Mayor
Term: 3/1/20 - 2/28/22

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Jordan Goldwarg is a domestic worker hiring entity of a house cleaner. In his professional life he has been a high school teacher and nonprofit executive, and currently serves as Executive Director of OneWorld Now, a youth development nonprofit. He also is an active volunteer with the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) and a number of progressive political causes. Jordan is passionate about racial equity and looks forward to helping ensure that all domestic workers in our city have dignified working conditions and are valued for the critical services they provide.

Estefana Harry

Estefana Harry

Member
Appointed by: Board
Term: 3/1/21 - 2/28/22

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My name is Estefana Harry. I started working as a caregiver in 2009 achieving more than 10 years of experience in the industry. In 2018 I got certified as a nursing assistant (CNA). Recently at the beginning of this 2022 I finished my associate in medical assistant (AAS-MA). Currently I'm the Vice President of Organizacion  Anichigu Luma Amenigini (ALAGW) in which we focus on empowering Garifuna women in the state of Washington in all aspects and support raising the voice in the Garifuna community of knowing their labor rights and more. I am an active member of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and collaborate closely with the chapter WE DREAM IN BLACK (WeDIB). This has allowed me to bring support and voice to many caregivers and CNAs in the community by sharing history and listening too. I have been a member of the Domestic Workers Standards Board since 2021. My hope is to continue sharing the needs of change that are needed for equal rights in all areas.

Etelbina Hauser

Member
Appointed by: Mayor
Term: 3/1/20 - 2/28/22

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Etelbina Hauser has been involved in ALA Garifuna, an organization dedicated to building leadership among Black Caribbean people. A domestic worker for over 20 years, Etelbina has expert experience on the needs and working conditions of domestic workers, particularly Black immigrant women. During her time at the Board, she has provided leadership and guidance on worker outreach.

Liz Hunter-Keller, Domestic Workers Standards Board

Liz Hunter-Keller

Member
Appointed by: Mayor
Term: 3/1/21 - 2/28/24

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Liz Hunter-Keller is a marketing and communications professional who lives in Seattle with her husband and two children. She has a master's in communications and digital media from the University of Washington and is one of the original members of the Womxn's March Seattle team, with whom she has organized for the last three years. Liz credits the support of amazing domestic workers, including nannies and a housekeeper, with keeping her life and family happy and healthy, and she believes domestic workers deserve the same rights, protections, and opportunities any worker enjoys in the United States. 

 

Becca Rose, Domestic Workers Standards Board

Becca Rose

Interim Member
Appointed by: DWSB; subject to official Council appointment
Term: 3/1/2022 - 2/28/2025

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Becca Rose is a healthcare operations professional, a mom of 2 and a 5th generation Seattleite.  She most recently served as the COO of Landmark Health, helping deliver home-based medical care for complex seniors.  She is the proud and grateful employer of excellent child carers, home cleaners and gardeners, all of whom help her.  She lives in Columbia City with her family and enjoys gardening, dancing and eating cookies.

Edy Dominguez

Edy Dominguez

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Over the past decade, Edy Dominguez has dedicated herself to the care and education of others, starting as an Au Pair in 2011 and later taking on various roles, including working in a preschool and daycare. As an active leader with the Nanny Collective since 2017, she has been advocating for Domestic Workers Bills of Rights. Now, as a Community Engagement & Base Building Educator at Fair Work Center, she is passionate about empowering low-wage workers and fighting for justice in their communities. With her diverse background and firsthand experience in the childcare industry, she is committed to making a positive impact and creating meaningful change alongside fighting for justice in our communities.