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2019 Annual Convention Committee

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Chair – Krishna Vegunta, Executive Council, Physical Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina

Haley Oshowy – Executive Council, Dietitian, Union Region 10 – Moose Jaw

Committee Support:
Mark Jagoe, HSAS Office Manager
Natalie Horejda, HSAS Communications/Membership Benefits Manager
Dawn Brown, HSAS Communications Officer

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
Karen Schmid, Board of Governor, Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon (on leave)
Dean Job, HSAS Executive Director
Mark Jagoe, HSAS Office Manager

Committee Support:
Natalie Horejda, HSAS Communications/Membership Benefits Manager
Holly Bratt, HSAS Executive Assistant, Recorder

Communications Committee

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Chair – Natalie Horejda, Board of Governor, Physical Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina

Karen Wasylenko, President, Speech language Pathologist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Maureen Kraemer, Vice-President, Social Worker, Union Region 12 – Weyburn
Amy Ewart, Treasurer, Mental Health Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina
Bill Fischer, Executive Council, Paramedic, Union Region 11 – Regina
Dean Job, HSAS Executive Director
Mark Jagoe, HSAS Office Manager

Committee Support:
Holly Bratt, HSAS Executive Assistant, Recorder
Dawn Brown, HSAS 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

Maureen Kraemer, Vice-President, Social Worker, Union Region 12 – Weyburn
Cori Debert, Executive Council, Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Marcel Peloquin, Executive Council, Clinical Associate, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Dean Job, HSAS Executive Director

Committee Support:
Natalie Horejda, HSAS Communications/Membership Benefits Manager
Holly Bratt, HSAS Executive Assistant, Recorder

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, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Karen Schmid, Board of Governor, Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon (on leave)
Krishna Vegunta, Executive Council, Physical Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina
Tara Watts, Executive Council, Pharmacist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Anil Sarkar, Member-at-Large, Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
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 – 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
Colleen Howe, Assessor Coordinator, Union Region 11 – Regina
Terry Nordgulen, Member-at-Large, Mental Health Therapist, Union Region 11 – Southey
Vanessa Lazaruk, Alternate, 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, Physical Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina

Committee Support:
Holly Bratt, HSAS Executive Assistant, Recorder

Appointed Committee Members
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
Scott Boucher, Dietitian, Union Region 11 – Regina
Jodi Posehn, Addictions Counsellor, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Sergio Silveira, EMT-A, 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

Haley Oshowy, Executive Council, Dietitian, Union Region 10 – Moose Jaw
Krishna Vegunta, Executive Council, Physical Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina

Member Engagement Committee

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Cori Debert, Chair, Executive Council, Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon

Karen Wasylenko, President, Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Julianna Cook, Executive Council, Physical Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Tara Watts, Executive Council, Pharmacist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Dean Job, HSAS Executive Director

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