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2018 Annual Convention Committee

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Chair – Angela Barsalou, Secretary & Respiratory Therapist

Bill Feldbruegge – Executive Council, Speech Language Pathologist
Chelsea Gordon – Executive Council, Occupational Therapist
Karen Schmid – Board of Governors, Respiratory Therapist

Following the Annual Convention each year, Executive Council elects chairs for each committee. Shortly thereafter, each Chair selects members from Executive Council, and sometimes members-at-large to be a part of the committee. The Annual Convention Committee is responsible for making arrangements for the Annual Convention within the budget approved by the Executive Council.

Executive Committee

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Chair – Karen Wasylenko, President, Speech Language Pathologist

Maureen Kraemer – Vice-President, Social Worker
Angela Barsalou – Secretary, Respiratory Therapist
Amy Ewart – Treasurer, Mental Health Therapist

Communications Committee

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Chair – Natalie Horejda, Board of Governor, Physical Therapist

Karen Wasylenko – President, Speech Language Pathologist
Maureen Kraemer – Vice-President, Social Worker
Amy Ewart – Treasurer, Mental Health Therapist
Bill Fischer – Executive Council, Advanced Care Paramedic
Dean Job – HSAS Executive Director
Mark Jagoe – HSAS Office Manager
Holly Bratt – HSAS Executive Assistant
Dawn Brown – Communications Officer

The Communications Committee is responsible for developing a communications strategy regarding internal and external communications.

Governance Committee

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Chair – Karen Wasylenko, President, Speech Language Pathologist

Maureen Kraemer – Vice-President, Social Worker
Natalie Horejda – Board of Governors, Physical Therapist
Chelsea Gordon – Executive Council, Occupational Therapist
Colleen Howe – Executive Council, Assessor Coordinator
Dean Job – HSAS Executive Director

The Governance Committee is responsible for assisting Executive Council in all matters pertaining to the HSAS Constitution and Bylaws.

 

Finance Committee

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Chair – Amy Ewart, Treasurer, Mental Health Therapist

Karen Wasylenko – President, Speech Language Pathologist
Karen Schmid – Board of Governor, Respiratory Therapist
Krishna Vegunta – Executive Council, Physical Therapist
Bill Feldbruegge – Executive Council, Speech Language Pathologist
Anil Sarkar – Member at Large, Respiratory Therapist
Dean Job – HSAS Executive Director
Mark Jagoe – HSAS Office Manager

The Finance Committee is responsible for managing the finances of HSAS.  Duties include:

  • Supervising the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Monitoring all revenue and expenditures in relationship to the budget

The Finance Committee also oversees the following portfolios:

  • Education Funds
  • Charitable Donations
  • Professional Contributions
  • Emergency Fund

Grievance Committee

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Chair – Colleen Howe, Executive Council, Assessor Coordinator

Brent Vanin, Executive Council, Pharmacist
Haley Oshowy, Executive Council, Dietitian
Tracy Erickson, Member at Large, Addictions Counsellor
Terry Nordgulen, Member at Large, Mental Health Therapist

The Grievance Committee is responsible for ensuring that all HSAS members are represented in a fair, consistent and reasonable manner.  This Committee will hear a member’s appeal of a decision by the Labour Relations Staff not to advance her grievance to arbitration.

Negotiating Committee

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Permanent Committee Members
Dean Job – Chief Negotiator/Negotiating Committee Chair & HSAS Executive Director
Karen Wasylenko – President & Speech Language Pathologist
Natalie Horejda – Board of Governor, HSAS Communications Committee Chair & Physical Therapist
Holly Bratt – HSAS Executive Assistant, Recorder

Appointed Committee Members
Maureen Kraemer – Vice-President, Social Worker
Angela Barsalou – Secretary, Respiratory Therapist
Scott Boucher – Dietitian
Jodi Posehn – Addictions Counsellor
Sergio Silveira – Primary Care Paramedic
Shannon Orell-Bast – Executive Council, Assessor Coordinator

The Negotiating Committee is responsible for bargaining the best possible Collective Agreement for the membership as a whole.

Occupational Health & Safety Committee

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Chair – Bill Fischer – EMS

Krishna Vegunta – Physical Therapist

Member Engagement Committee

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Chair – Brent Vanin – Executive Council, Pharmacist

Bill Feldbruegge – Executive Council, Speech language Pathologist

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