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2022 Annual Convention Committee

Contact

Chair – Karen Schmid, Board of Governor and Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon

Karen Wasylenko, President and Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon (Ex-officio)
Angela Barsalou, Vice-President and Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Coral Ennis, Executive Council and Pharmacist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon

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

Contact

Chair – Karen Wasylenko, President and Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7

Angela Barsalou, Vice-President and Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Crystal Bittman, Secretary and Occupational Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina
Krishna Vegunta, Treasurer and Physical Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina

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

Strategic Planning Committee

Contact

Chair – Karen Wasylenko, President and Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7

Angela Barsalou, Vice-President and Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Crystal Bittman, Secretary and Occupational Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina
Karen Schmid, Board of Governor and Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon

Krishna Vegunta, Treasurer and Physical Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina
Adam Bue, Executive Council and Physical Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Alma Mendez, Executive Council and Social Worker, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon

Committee Support:
Mark Jagoe, Office Manager
Natalie Horejda, Communications/Membership Benefits Manager

Communications Committee

Contact

Chair – Natalie Horejda, Communications/Member Benefits Manager

Karen Wasylenko, President and Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7- Saskatoon (Ex-officio)
Crystal Bittman, Secretary and Occupational Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina
Tracy Erickson, Executive Council and Addictions Counsellor, Union Region 8 – Yorkton
Amy Ewart, Executive Council and Mental Health Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina

Committee Support:
Mark Jagoe, Office Manager
Holly Bratt, Executive Assistant/Recorder
Jess Grant, Communications Officer
Dawn Brown, Communications Officer

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

Governance Committee

Contact

Chair – Karen Wasylenko, President and Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7

Angela Barsalou, Vice-President and Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Crystal Bittman, Secretary and Occupational Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina
Sheila Kerr, Board of Governor and Physical Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina
Alma Mendez, Executive Council and Social Worker, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon

Committee Support:
Holly Bratt, Executive Assistant/Recorder

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

Finance Committee

Contact

Chair – Krishna Vegunta, Treasurer and Physical Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina

Karen Wasylenko, President and Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon (Ex-officio)
Sheila Kerr, Board of Governor and Physical Therapist, Union Region 7 – Regina
Karen Schmidt, Board of Governor and Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Cori Debert, Executive Council and Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Colleen Howe, Executive Council and Assessor Coordinator, Union Region 11 – Regina
Tara Watts, Executive Council and Pharmacist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon

Committee Support:
Mark Jagoe, Office Manager
Samantha Frank, Executive Secretary/Recorder

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

Contact

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

Angela Barsalou, Vice-President and Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Haley Oshowy, Executive Council and Dietitian, Union Region 10 – Moose Jaw
Amy Ewart, Committee Alternate and Mental Health Therapist, Union Region 11 – Regina
Karen Zemlak, Member-at-Large and Accessor Coordinator, Union Region 11 – Regina
Vanessa Lazaruk, Member-at-Large and Mental Health Therapist, Union Region 8 – Yorkton

Committee Support:
Holly Bratt, Executive Assistant/Recorder

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

Contact

Chair – Dean Job, Chief Negotiator and HSAS Executive Director

Karen Wasylenko, President and Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Natalie Horejda, Communications Committee Chair and Communications/Member Benefits Manager

Committee Support:
Holly Bratt, HSAS Executive Assistant/Recorder

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

Contact

Chair – Travis Bolen, Executive Council and Paramedic, Union Region 11 – Regina

Angela Barsalou, Vice-President and Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Bill Fischer, Board of Governor and Paramedic, Union Region 11 – Regina
Brad Mee, Executive Council and Paramedic, Union Region 3 – Meadow Lake
Adam Bue, Executive Council and Physical Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon

Committee Support:
Jody Harasymchuk, Labour Relations Officer, OH&S
Heather Hails, Administrative Assistant/Recorder

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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