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2020 Annual Convention Committee

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Chair – Tara Watts, Executive Council, Pharmacist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon

Karen Schmid, Board of Governor, Respiratory TherapistUnion Region 7 – Saskatoon
Angela Barsalou, Secretary, Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Lara Ewanchuk, Executive Council, Occupational Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon

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, Union Region 7

Maureen Kraemer, Vice President, Social Worker, Union Region 12 – Weyburn
Amy Ewart, Treasurer, Mental Health Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina
Angela Barsalou, Secretary, Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon

Committee Support:
Dean Job, Executive Director
Mark Jagoe, Office Manager
Natalie Horejda, Communications/Membership Benefits Manager
Holly Bratt, Executive Assistant, Recorder

Communications Committee

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Chair – Natalie Horejda, Communications/Member Benefits Manager
Karen Wasylenko, President, Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Bill FischerBoard of Governor, Paramedic, Union Region 11 – Regina
Maureen Kraemer, Vice PresidentSocial WorkerUnion Region 12 – Weyburn
Amy Ewart, Treasurer, Mental Health TherapistUnion Region 11 – Regina

Committee Support:
Dean Job, Executive Director
Mark Jagoe, Office Manager
Holly Bratt, Executive Assistant/Recorder
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, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon

Scott Boucher, Board of Governor, Dietitian, Union Region 11 – Regina
Marueen Kraemer, Secretary, Social Worker, Union Region 12 – Weyburn
Cori Debert, Executive Council, Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Dr. Marcel Peloquin, Executive Council, Registered Doctoral Psychologist (Provisional), Union Region 7 – Saskatoon

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 Wayslensko, President, Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Krishna Vegunta, Executive Council, Physical Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Tara Watts, Executive Council, Pharmacist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Anil Sarkar, Member-at-Large, Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon

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 – Tracy Erickson, Executive Council, Addictions Counsellor, Union Region 8 – Yorkton

Angela Barsalou, Secretary, Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Haley Oshowy, Executive Council, Dietitian, Union Region 10 – Moose Jaw
Karen Zemlak , Social Worker, Union Region 10 – Moose Jaw
Terry Nordgulen, Member-at-Large, Mental Health Therapist, Union Region 8 – Southey
Vanessa Lazaruk, Member-at-Large, Social Worker, Union Region 8 – Yorkton

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 - HSAS & SAHO

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Permanent Committee Members
Dean Job, Chief Negotiator/Negotiating Committee Chair & HSAS Executive Director
Karen Wasylenko, President, Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Natalie Horejda, Communications Committee Chair, Communications/Member Benefits Manager

Committee Support:
Holly Bratt, HSAS Executive Assistant, Recorder

Appointed Committee Members
Scott Boucher, Board of Governor, Dietitian, Union Region 11 – Regina
Maureen Kraemer, Vice-President, Social Worker, Union Region 12 – Weyburn
Angela Barsalou, Secretary, Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Shannon Orell-Bast, Executive Council, Assessor Coordinator, Union Region 11 – Regina
Jodi Posehn, Addictions Counsellor, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Sergio Silveira, Paramedic, Union Region 6 – Unity

The Negotiating Committee is responsible for bargaining the best possible Collective Agreement for the membership covered by the HSAS & SAHO Collective Agreement.

Occupational Health & Safety Committee

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Chair – Bill Fischer, Executive Council, Paramedic, Union Region 11 – Regina

Angela Barsalou, Secretary, Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Haley Oshowy, Executive Council, Dietitian, Union Region 10 – Moose Jaw
Krishna Vegunta, Executive Council, Physical Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina
Travis Bolen, Executive Council, Paramedic, Union Region 11 – Regina

The OH&S Committee develops and implements a process approved by Executive Council for the selection and tracking of HSAS Members to local OH&S Committees.

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