Antioch Police Dep’t employee promoted to city’s Human Resources Director

Ana Cortez and with APD staff on Aug. 1, 2022. Photo: APD

Ana Cortez replaces Nickie Mastay

By Allen D. Payton

Administrative Analyst for the Antioch Police Department, Ana Cortez has been promoted to Human Resources Director for the City of Antioch. On August 1, 2022, she replaced Nickie Mastay who left her position with the title of Administrative Services Director to take the position of Assistant City Manager in Richmond.

A post on the APD Facebook page on Monday, August 1, reads, “In 2006, Ana Cortez was hired as a temporary employee in the HR department soon after graduating from CSU Hayward (East Bay) with a bachelor’s in science, with an emphasis in Human Resources. Shortly after, she was hired full-time as a Human Resources Technician responsible for police recruitment, benefits, and the City’s Risk Management. Adding to her already impressive resume, in 2014, Ana was brought on as an Administrative Analyst at the Police Department who was responsible for managing the department’s $56 million budget, grants, assisting with personnel matters, and hiring staff.

In addition to all her other duties and responsibilities, Ana was a vital member of the Recruitment Team, Peer/Wellness Support Team, and the Social Media Team. If you weren’t already impressed by Ana’s work ethic, we would also like to add that she was Employee of the Year in 2015. Trying to sum up what Ana meant to this organization would be impossible as she was instrumental to the success of this agency. Ana has dedicated her life to the city of Antioch and enjoyed working on community events, specifically the Trick-or-Treat with APD, Holiday Food Drive, and Easter Egg Hunt.

Today, Ana starts the next chapter in her career as the Human Resources Director for the City of Antioch. Congratulations, Ana! Your promotion is well deserved, and we will miss you over at the PD. Good Luck!!!”

About Cortez’ promotion, in a post on Monday on District 1 Councilwoman Tamisha Torres-Walker’s official Facebook page she wrote, “Congratulations Ana Cortez on your promotion to Human Resources Director for the City of Antioch and thank you for your 17 years of service to the City of Antioch.”

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