Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is a group of elected members who perform the duties required to maintain the basic functions of the Union, as tasked to them by the membership, on a day-to-day basis.  The Executive Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting, and vacant positions on the Committee may be filled by election at Special General Meetings.  The term of office of the current Executive Committee ends April 30, 2016.

Executive Members receive an honorarium in compensation for their work completed for the Union.  For the 2015/2016 Academic Term, this honorarium is $420/month.

The members of the Executive Committee are:

President
Craig Berggold
president@psac901.org
The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Local, as well as its primary spokesperson.  They represent the Local in interactions with the Employer and sign all official documents of the Local.
Vice President (Community Relations)
Lesley Jamieson
vpc@psac901.org
The Vice President (Community Relations) represents the local within the PSAC and at the District Labour Council.  They are responsible for developing and maintaining contacts with numerous groups in the community at large, including the University community, the local Labour community, and the local community in general.  In the absence of the President, the VP Community performs the duties of the President.
Vice President (Postdoctoral Scholars)
Silja Freitag
vppd@psac901.org
The Vice President (Postdoctoral Scholars) is the chief representative for Composite Local 2, representing Postdoctoral Scholars at Queen’s University.  They represent the interests of Composite Local 2 members, within the Local, PSAC, Queen’s University, and the community at large.
Treasurer
Abigail Agresta
treasurer@psac901.org
The Treasurer is the chief financial officer of the Local and its Composite Locals.  They ensure that the financial records of the Local are properly maintained and report on the financial state of the Local.
Co-Chief Steward (Stewards)
Hannah Johnston
chiefsteward@psac901.org
There are two Co-Chief Stewards in the Local.  The first Co-Chief Steward is primarily responsible for the Stewards’ Council and Stewards’ Network, and ensuring compliance with the Collective Agreement within each department.  They also assist the second Co-Chief Steward with supporting members through the grievance process.
Co-Chief Steward (Grievances)
Yagya Paudel
chiefsteward2@psac901.org
There are two Co-Chief Stewards in the Local.  The second Co-Chief Steward is primarily responsible for the receipt and administration of grievances within the Local.  If you would like to file a grievance, this is the Executive member to contact.
Occupational Health/Safety Officer
Alexandru Sonoc
healthandsafety@psac901.org
The Occupational Health and Safety Officer is responsible for identifying and addressing health and safety issues that impact the members of the Local.  They chair the Local’s Occupational Health and Safety Sub-committee, and are the representative of the Local on the Unity Council Health and Safety Committee.
Information Officer
Stéphanie McKnight
info.officer@psac901.org
The Information Officer is responsible for records, information and communications for the Local.  They are also Editor-in-Chief of the PSAC 901 Newsletter, the 901 Bite.
Equity Officer
Tamara Jamapishvili
equityofficer@psac901.org
The Equity Officer is tasked with addressing issues of equity and harrassment within the Local, the University, and related external bodies.  They chair the Social Justice Committee, and seek to identify and resolve any equity related issues within each Local’s Collective Agreement and the workplace.  In accordance with PSAC policy, the Equity officer must identify as a member of one of the five equity-seeking groups recognized by Ontario and Queen’s University: women, racialized persons, people with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, or LGBTTQ persons.
The Local Trustee (Ex Officio) is MaryAnne Laurico.