Rebecca “Beckie” Gomez was elected to the City Council in 2010. Beckie and her husband, John McKeon and their three children have made Tustin their home since 1988.
Council Member Gomez, or Beckie, as she is fondly referred to, represents the City of Tustin on the Orange County Senior Citizens Advisory Council, the Santa Ana River Flood Protection Agency (SARFPA), and the Orange County Library Advisory Board. She serves as the Chair for the Orange County Library Advisory Board and is on the Executive Committee of the Santa Ana River Flood Protection Agency. Beckie is the liaison to the Tustin Area Senior Center Fund. She was an appointed Commissioner for the Orange County Waste Management Commission for 2012-2013. Beckie also serves as an alternate for the Southern California Association of Governments and the Water Advisory Committee of Orange County.
Beckie has been actively involved in many community and professional organizations. She is the two-time past President of the Greater Orange County Health Information Association and has served on various state professional committees. Beckie has previously served as the President, Tustin Public Schools Foundation; President, Tustin South Bobby Sox; President, Tustin High School Academic Boosters; President, TUSD Coordinating Council; President, Thorman Elementary PTO and President, Currie Middle School PTA. She has also been on the Board of Directors for Tustin Girls Softball, Nelson PTA, Tustin Meadows Tiny Tots and the Orange County Women’s Soccer League. Beckie has been a long time youth coach in Tustin South Bobby Sox, Tustin Girls Softball, AYSO and NJB.
Beckie has held various management and consulting positions in hospitals, ambulatory clinics and a national home health agency. She is the past recipient of the William J. Olsten Award for Excellence in Records Management and the Core Values Winner for “Commitment to our Shareholders” from Tokos Medical Corporation. Beckie is currently a professor in the Health Information Technology Program and the Staff Development Coordinator at Cypress College.
Beckie received her Bachelor of Science degree from the UCLA School of Public Health, a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from Long Beach State University and a Master of Arts degree in Sports Fitness and Management from the University of San Francisco.
Beckie and John’s three children attended Thorman and Nelson elementary schools, Currie Middle School, Tustin High School and Sage Hill School. Her sons are Cal State Fullerton and Sonoma State University graduates and her daughter graduated from Stanford University.