Human Resources Director


(510) 583-4544

Jana Sangy joined the City of Hayward in May 2021.  Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she moved to the United States in 1999 and called Washington DC her home for over 17 years. Jana moved to Seattle in May of 2019 and joined the City soon after. She brings with her 20 years of experience in the fields of Human Resources and Labor Relations. Prior to joining the City, Jana Sangy held executive positions in both private and non-profit sectors.

In her role as Director of Labor Relations with the City of Seattle, she led the City’s labor relations strategy and internal labor policy implementation, serving as a trusted advisor to the three branches of government.  Her labor relations philology is one of true partnership and collaboration between unions and management.  

Jana relocated to the Bay Area shortly after joining the City of Hayward, with her husband and her dogs.  When she is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with friends and family and traveling the world.