Standing Committee Membership Lists
(President Rob Sisk is an ad hoc committee member of all committees if he is not specifically on a committee)
Christy Te, Staff
|Chair: James Jacobson, Vice President, UofO/Eugene|
|Jerry Rosenkoetter||Employment Division||Salem|
|LJ Denney||Homecare Worker||Roseburg|
|Ben Ogato||Homecare Worker||Portland|
|Mary Wood||Retirees||Lincoln City|
MEMBER REPRESENTATION COMMITTEE
Keith Quick, Staff
|Chair: Steve Demarest, Employment/Portland Metro|
|Pat Nores||Nursing Homes||Salem|
|Rob Fullmer||Portland State University||Portland Metro|
|Terry Haydon||Homecare Worker||Corvallis|
|Andy Limbird||City of Springfield||Springfield|
Rich Peppers, Staff
|Chair: Rebecca Sandoval, Secretary Treasurer; Homecare/Medford|
|Rob Sisk, President||DAS||Salem|
|James Jacobson, Vice President||UofO||Eugene|
|Carmen Morales Mayoral||DHS-OHA (OHA)||Portland Metro|
|Bobbie Sotin||Homecare Worker||Coos|
|Lawrence Arnbrister||City of Beaverton||Portland Metro|
|Portia Moye||Child Care||Portland Metro|
|Mary Hubert-Godwin||Homecare||Portland Metro|
|LeeLa Coleman||DHS-OHA (OHA)||Portland Metro|
Heather Blankenheim, Staff
|Phyllis Wills||Homecare Worker||Portland Metro|
|Mike Scott||ODOT||Grants Pass|
|Roxanne Hazen||AFC||Cottage Grove|
|S.L. Grace||Nursing Homes||Coos|
|Dan Mata||Parks & Recreation||Portland Metro|
|Julie Chase||City of Pendleton||Pendleton|
MEMBER BENEFITS COMMITTEE
Rolando Figueroa, Staff
|Chair: Joy’e Willman, Homecare/Portland Metro|
|Holly Fries||Homecare Worker||Portland Metro|
|Alice Redding||Homecare Worker||Columbia|
|Roberta Laux||Department of Agriculture||Salem|
|Don Bonner||DHS-OHA||Portland Metro|
STAFF SCREENING COMMITTEE
Danica Finley, Staff
|Co-Chair: Janet Ferris, OYA, Tillamook|
|Co-Chair: Martin Ramirez, DHS-OHA, Medford|
|Abyssinia Trent||Adult Foster Homes||Salem|
|Co-Chairs: Theo Ko Thompson, UofO/Eugene & Carmen Morales Mayoral, DHS-OHA/Portland Metro|
|Vanessa Herriott||DHS-OHA||Grants Pass|
|Julio Pina||Eagle Healthcare||Portland|
|Benjamin Gerritz||Cascade AIDS Project||Portland|
|Joyce Vegar||Homecare Worker||Lakeside|
|Johnny Earl||University of Oregon||Eugene|
|Sam Ko||Department of Education||Portland|
MEMBER ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Danica Finlay, Staff
|Chair: Austin Folnagy, Employment/Klamath Falls|
|Rose Rogers||Homecare||Coos Bay|
|Richard Snearly||Retirees||Grants Pass|
|Ernie Kirchner||Housing and Community Services||Salem|
|Sara Fillion||Marion County||Salem|
|Chair: Rosanne Richard, DHS-OHA, Salem|
|Staff Advisor: Molly Malone, Organizer, Local 503|
|Christine Mulrooney||Nursing Homes||Corvallis|
|Bob Sexton||Southern Oregon University||Phoenix|
|Gloria O’Brien||Oregon State University||Blodgett|
|Linda Carrillo||ODOT||Baker City|
|Vicki Palmer||Department of Revenue||Salem|
|Janie Hanson||Marion County||Salem|
WOMEN’S COUNCIL COMMITTEE
Jennifer Snyder, Staff
|Chair: Kimberly Cole, Child Care/Medford|
|JT Tanguay||Homecare Worker||Springfield|
|Kassaundra Nichols||Child Care||Baker|
|Belinda Melendez||Southern Oregon University||Medford|
Committee and Council Synopsis
Rules Committee promotes the consistency of rules as set forth in the Union’s Bylaws and Administrative Policies and Procedures, making recommendations to the Board on issues requiring clarification.
Member Representation Committee recommends Board action on matters concerning negotiation and representation of employees, election appeals and recall elections, allegations of a breach of the union’s duty of fair representation, internal union disputes, and contract ratification procedures.
Union Finance Committee develops plans for adequately financing the union, presents an annual budget to the Board and regularly reviews the fiscal operation of the union.
Stewards’ Committee coordinates steward activities statewide. The committee plans a biennial stewards’ conference, monitors steward training, and assists with lists, selection and replacement language, and development of councils and other steward networks.
Staff Screening Committee collects and reviews applications, conducts interviews and makes recommendations to the Executive Director or Department Supervisor.
Information Technology Committee, established by the 2008 General Council, is charged with exploring the use of technology to improve communications within the union and make recommendations to the Board.
Member Benefits Committee recommends Board action on benefit programs, policy positions on insurance programs, and maintenance, betterment and promotion of workers’ compensation benefits.
Civil and Human Rights Committee promotes and monitors the union’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and administers the Latino, the Lavender and the African/American caucuses to build a strong power base for pursuing issues of cultural diversity.
Member/Local Union Organizing Committee designs and supports programs in which members work on behalf of the union while on leave or release from their current employment.
Hardship Committee sets standards and criteria for local Hardship Committees for providing limited and short-term assistance to members.
Committee to Protect Injured Workers organizes, educates and mobilizes around the issues of workers’ compensation, insurance, safety and health.
Pension and Thrift Committee includes two members who help monitor the plan implementation and pension funds investment of the SEIU Local 503, OPEU staff Retirement Plan.
Fight Contracting Out Committee is charged with developing expertise in how to fight privatization and acts as a rapid response team to assist in fighting any contracting out efforts.
Operational Audit Committee is charged with operational audits, reviews, and other investigations as the Board deems necessary to assure that resources and assets are used efficiently and effectively.
Women’s Council plans conferences and institutes information, research, and lobbying programs that address issues of particular interest to the women of our union. This committee is comprised of members and a Chairperson appointed by the President and approved by the Board.