NTEU Chapter 293 Directory

Nina Smallwood-Johnson


Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

Nina is an attorney in the Office of Investor Education & Advocacy. She previously worked as an attorney in the Office of Market Oversight. Prior to joining the SEC, she worked as counsel for The Acacia Group, a broker-dealer. Nina received her JD and MBA from The American University in Washington D.C.

Ryan Sutcliffe


Division of Investment Management
(202) 551-6197

Ryan is an attorney in the Disclosure Review and Accounting Office in the Division of Investment Management. He previously worked as an attorney in the Office of Market Oversight and the Broker-Dealer/Exchange Program within the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.

Tenita Thomas


Atlanta Regional Office
(404) 842-5735

Tenita is a Compliance Examiner in the Atlanta Regional Office.

Dinah Touny


Los Angeles Regional Office
(323) 965-4515

Dinah is a Division of Exams Attorney Adviser in the Los Angeles Regional Office, where she also serves as a steward. Prior to working at the SEC, she worked as an associate at Akin Gump’s Los Angeles office, as a Deputy District Attorney for the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, including in the Special Prosecutions Division, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. She received her B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude, from UCLA, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Patricia Trujillo

Executive Board member | Steward

Philadelphia Regional Office
(215) 597-3189

Patricia is a Senior Counsel for the Enforcement Division in the Philadelphia Regional Office. She serves as the PLRO Representative to the Executive Board and as a Steward. She also filed a grievance and secured the first arbitration victory upholding the rights of enforcement attorneys under the CBA to a recurring telework schedule. Before joining the Commission staff, Patricia was a litigation attorney for over 10 years at law firms in Pennsylvania and California. She received a B.S., with honors, in economics and political science from Colorado State University and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Will Tudor


Miami Regional Office
(305) 982-6330

Will is a Securities Compliance Examiner in the Miami Regional Office, where he serves as as Steward.

Rose Wells


Division of Trading and Markets

Rose is a special counsel in the Division of Trading and Markets and has been at the Commission since 1996. After earning a M.S. in Mathematics at the University of Oregon, she taught high school and college math in Oregon, Chile, Hawaii, California, and Washington, D.C.. After studying accounting in order to keep the books for a natural food coop in Honolulu, she took the CPA exam for fun, placed second in the nation, and worked as an auditor for a national accounting firm. To prepare for her next career, she earned a law degree from George Mason University Law School and then clerked at the Court of Federal Claims. She has three children, nine grandchildren, and a large organic fruit and vegetable garden. She is a certified yoga instructor and a licensed massage therapist.

Olivia Zach


New York Regional Office
(212) 336-0455

Olivia is an enforcement attorney in the New York regional office, where she is also a union steward. Olivia graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1997 and received a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 2001. She joined the SEC in 2008 after 7 years in the private sector and lives in New York with her family.