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2021 Annual Convention Committee

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Chair – Colleen Howe, Assessor Coordinator, Union Region 11 – Regina

Scott Boucher, Board of Governor and Dietitian, Union Region 11- Regina
Krishna Vegunta, Physical Therapist, Union Region 11- Regina
Travis Bolen, Paramedic, Union Region 11- Regina
Karen Wasylenko, President and Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7- Saskatoon (Ex-officio)

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

Angela Barsalou, Vice-President, Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Crystal Bittman, Secretary, Occupational Therapist , Union Region 11 – Regina
Tara Watts, Treasurer, Pharmacist, 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

Crystal Bittman, Secretary, Occupational Therapist, Union Region 11- Regina
Julianna Cook, Physical Therapist, Union Region 7- Saskatoon
Tracy Erickson, Addictions Counsellor, Union Region 8- Melville
Lisa Johnson- Hallberg, Social Worker, Union Region 12- Weyburn
Karen Wasylenko, President and Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7- Saskatoon (Ex-officio)

Committee Support:
Dean Job, Executive Director
Mark Jagoe, Office Manager
Holly Bratt, Executive Assistant/Recorder
Jess Grant, 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

Angela Barsalou, Respiratory Therapist and Vice-President,  Region 7- Saskatoon
Crystal Bittman, Occupational Therapist and Secretary, Region 11- Regina
Lisa Johnson-Hallberg, Social Worker, Region 12- Weyburn
Scott Boucher – Board of Governors, Region 11- Regina

Committee Support:
Dean Job, Executive Director
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

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Chair – Tara Watts, Treasurer, Pharmacist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon

 

Committee Support:
Dean Job, Executive Director
Mark Jagoe, 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, Respiratory Therapist and Vice-President,  Region 7- Saskatoon
Haley Oshowy, Dietitian, Region 10- Moose Jaw
Vanessa Lazaruk, Social Worker, Region 8- Yorkton
Amy Ewart, Mental Health Therapist, Region 11- Regina
Karen Zemlak- Social Worker, Region 11 – Regina

Committee Support:
Dean Job, Executive Director
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

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Chair – Dean Job, Chief Negotiator & HSAS Executive Director

Karen Wasylenko, President, Speech Language Pathologist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Natalie Horejda, Communications Committee Chair, Communications/Member Benefits Manager
Scott Boucher, Board of Governor, Dietitian, Union Region 11 – Regina
Angela Barsalou, Vice-President, Respiratory Therapist, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Jodi Posehn, Addictions Counsellor, Union Region 7 – Saskatoon
Sergio Silveira, Paramedic, Union Region 6 – Unity

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

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Chair – Travis Bolen, 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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