Dion Aroner is a founding partner at Aroner, Jewel & Ellis Partners. Dion represented the 14th District in the CA Assembly for 6 years and as Chair of the Human Services Committee. Prior to being elected, she served as Chief of Staff for 25 years to her predecessor Tom Bates. She began her career as a social worker for Alameda County and was the first female President of the Service Employees International Union 535. A graduate of University of California, Berkeley, Dion currently serves on the Boards of Freight and Salvage, Seneca Center, and the Berkeley Film Foundation.