Your Union Team

Anthony G. Speelman

Anthony G. Speelman - President

Tony's affiliation to Local 1500 began while he was attending college and working as a part-timer at a Long Island staple for decades, Dairy Barn. He first joined UFCW Local 1500 as a Vice President/Executive Board member in 1979. In 1986 he began working as a staff organizer and once again steadily worked his way up through the ranks. Read more on Anthony Speelman>

Robert Newell Robert Newell - Secretary-Treasurer

Rob Newell has been a Local 1500 member for over 20-years. He began his career pushing carts at Pathmark and joined the UFCW Local 1500 staff in 1995, helping to organize Wild by Nature. Rob has been a Pension & Welfare Trustee since 2007 and in January of 2014 was elected as Plan Manager of the UFCW Local 1500 Legal Service Fund. Read more on Robert Newell >

Rhonda Nelson Rhonda Nelson - Recorder/Executive Vice President, Trustee

In November of 2009, the Local 1500 Executive Board unanimously voted to appoint Rhonda Nelson as Trustee. Mrs. Nelson also serves as a Trustee on the Local 1500 Pension and Welfare Funds. As the third officer of Local 1500, Rhonda Nelson is responsible for recording and reporting of each Local Union membership and Executive Board meetings, keeping an accurate and permanently bound or unalterable electronically stored record of all proceedings. Read more on Rhonda Nelson >

Joe Waddy Joseph Waddy - Assistant to the President/ Vice President

In May of 2016, President Tony Speelman appointed Joe Waddy Assistant to the President. Joe also serves as Vice President on the Local 1500 Executive Board, Welfare Fund Trustee, and a Delegate to the Long Island Federation of Labor. Read more on Joe Waddy >

Aly Aly Y. Waddy - Assistant To The Secretary-Treasurer/ Vice President

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Aly Y. Waddy began her career working as a PT deli clerk for Dan's Supreme Key Food in Queens, NY in 1998.  She rose through the ranks from PT to FT and finally to Deli Manager.  In June of 1999 Aly left Dan’s and came to work for Local 1500 as an Organizer.  She currently holds the position of Assistant to the Secretary Treasurer.  In her new Executive position Aly will work directly with Secretary-Treasurer Rob Newell and the rest of the Executive staff daily to ensure that the hardworking women and men of Local 1500 are protected in their workplace. Read more on Aly Waddy   

Terry Terry Quiñones - Senior Director/Vice President

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Terry Quiñones has been a Local 1500 member for over 35-years. She began her career at D’Agostino and joined the UFCW Local 1500 staff over 20 years ago. Terry now oversees all Union Representatives as the Field Director for UFCW Local 1500. She also a Vice President and is a Trustee on UFCW Local 1500 Pension Fund. Read more on Terry Quiñones >                                   

Paul Santarpia Paul Santarpia - Field Director/Vice President

Paul Santarpria has been a Local 1500 member for over 35-years. He began his career at Pathmark on Staten Island and joined the UFCW Local 1500 staff in 1992. Paul oversees all Union Representatives as Field Director for UFCW Local 1500. He is also a Vice President. Read more on Paul Santarpia >