Marie J. Hopson
My name is Marie J Hopson. I am originally from rural South Georgia. I am a proud Army Veteran. I joined the union (Local 2883) in 2001 and served as VP; Secretary and Steward for the local 2883 since 2001. My passion is “helping others”; cooking and spending time with my family.
My motto as President of the local is “United we Bargain, Divided we Beg”.
Yolanda F. Jacobs
Executive Vice President
My name is Yolanda Jacobs. I am native to Louisiana and relocated to the metro-Atlanta area in 2004. As an Army veteran, I’ve lived and deployed to many places around the world.
My mission has always been to help those who have been wronged to get justice whenever possible. This is why I became a trained EEO specialist and mediator. I joined Local-2883 as a union steward in December 2021 because I recognized it as a place where my mission and the organization’s purpose aligned.
In my personal time, I love spending time with family and friends, roller skating and traveling.
Rodney E. Brooks
My name is Rodney E. Brooks. I began my tenure as a Federal Employee in 2006 as an intern with the Government-wide Acquisition Management Intern Program (GAMIP). After graduating from the GAMIP Program in 2009 I served as a Contact Specialist/Contracting Officer for the FDA, HRSA, and NIH. In 2016 I accepted a Procurement Analyst position with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources (ASFR). In 2019 I had the opportunity to relocate to the Atlanta area supporting the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Financial Resources, Office of Acquisition Services as a Senior Procurement Analyst/ Contracting Officer Representative.
I look forward to supporting the local 2883 in my newly elected role as Vice
I am a Proud Alumni of Tuskegee University and a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
My name is Annette Durr and I live in GA. I have been involved in Union activities since I began my career at CDC. I recently became Chief Steward. As Chief Steward, my goal is to ensure that all Stewards have the required training to serve all BUEs in the most effective and efficient way and get positive results.
My hobby is to travel and have fun. My everyday motto is to ‘speak up and speak out’. You are not alone.
My name is Veronica Chew, I lived in Georgia for over 20 years. A native of New York, NY. I began my tenure as a Federal Employee in Atlanta, GA 1987 with the Federal Government.
I joined the union in 1990. There is where I discovered the benefits of a union. 2009 I joined the union (Local 2883) where I serve as Secretary since 11/2020 to participate for the common purposes and goals of the union.
My goal is to be involved and to learn how to help others. Working towards equal opportunities is very important. Unity is Strength.
My personal goal is enjoying family first and helping others.
Irismar M. Williams
Irismar (Reese) Williams, is a dedicated professional with a passion for serving her local community. As the Local’s 2883 Treasurer, Reese has been a steadfast advocate for sound financial practices. She has implemented innovative cost-saving measures, streamlined budget processes, and worked tirelessly to ensure that our unions dollars are managed responsibly. Her dedication to transparency has resulted in regular financial reports accessible to the eboard, fostering trust and accountability across the local. Beyond her professional life, Reese is an active member of the community. She volunteers her time with smaller businesses and participates in community initiatives. Reese’s vision for the local is one of continued prosperity, fiscal stability, and a vibrant collective where every member can thrive. Her unwavering commitment to these principles makes her a respected and admired local treasurer, dedicated to the financial well-being of the local.