Jimmie Mathis Treasurer
Joel Funfar Secretary
Brent McFarlane NW Regional VP
Shannon (Moriarty) Deacon NW Regional VP
Nikki Wagener N W Regional VP
Keith Covert MW Regional VP
SPEEA Council Officers
Theryl Johnson Chair
Matthew Joyce Treasurer
Sandra Hastings Secretary
Midwest Regional Council Officers
Mark Gayer Chair
Matthew Joyce Treasurer
Emily Forest Secretary
Northwest Regional Council Officers
Tony Hickerson Chair
Orlando De Los Santos Treasurer
James Raskob Secretary
Bill Dugovich Communications Director
Lori Dupuis Graphic Designer/Web Developer
Karen McLean Publications Editor
Amber Musselman Communications Support
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Health care benefits overview in Portland
About 50 took part in a lunchtime meeting in Portland with SPEEA Benefits Director Matt Kempf. He presented an
overview of health care benefits in response to members’ questions about Oregon health plans. Kempf presented the background
and possible next steps for members’ concerns. Mike Hochberg, the SPEEA Contract Administrator (CA) for Portland also
attended. More SPEEA lunchtime meetings are scheduled in November and December on open enrollment and retirement
(seminars held by Kempf in the Puget Sound as well).
SPEEA’s new office is ‘under construction.’ The remodel is on schedule for a fall move- in and open house.
The work is under way on a former Quik Trip
building near the Spirit AeroSystems plant where
SPEEA members work.
The new office, which has 2,462 square feet, has
more usable space for meetings. Shown here is
the Council space, a larger meeting room.
Apply for leadership conference
on race, gender and labor
SEATTLE – Are you interested in devel- oping leadership skills while learning more about issues related to race, gender
and labor in Seattle?
SPEEA is looking for members to apply for the
Emerging Leaders Conference Friday, Dec. 9
through Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Georgetown
campus of South Seattle Community College.
This year’s conference theme is “The Different
Meanings of Solidarity: Labor Leadership at the
Intersections of Race, Gender, and Community.”
The conference is organized by the Washington
State Labor Education and Research Center ( WA
LERC) at South Seattle College and Washington
Young Emerging Labor Leaders (WA YELL).
If interested, email email@example.com by Tuesday,
Oct. 25, and include why you’d like to attend as
well as what you hope to gain and bring back
to your workplace and SPEEA. The Executive
Board will review applicants. SPEEA will cover
See more information, including conference
logistics, at www.speea.org.