MEMBERS RUN COUNCIL 28
Members are the key to the union’s growth and success. They participate in many ways such as setting contract priorities, serving on bargaining teams, participating in political caucuses/events and advocating in community concerns.
Members are elected to serve in various council and local level leadership positions. Many members volunteer to serve as shop stewards and serve on committees.
Members use local-level elections to choose their leaders: local officers and executive board members. Local-level elections also select delegates and alternates to council-level policy committees, our council’s biennial convention, and to the AFSCME International convention.
COUNCIL 28 OFFICERS FOR 2015-2017
- President Sue Henricksen, Local 53
- Vice President Judy Kuschel, Local 313
- Secretary Tracy Stanley, Local 1400
- Treasurer Don Hall, Local 1466
COUNCIL 28 POLICY COMMITTEES
Policy Committee members define and work through issues unique to their area of work before forwarding requests for action (in the form of resolutions) to the Council 28 executive board.
Our policy committees are: Corrections, Employment Security, Human Services, Institutions, Higher Education, Labor and Industries, Miscellaneous, Natural Resources, Public Service and Transportation. Council 28 policy committee members also elect representatives from their committee to the council’s Executive Board.
Our ten policy committees are:
CORRECTIONS POLICY COMMITTEE
Community Corrections and Work Release members.
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY POLICY COMMITTEE
Employment Security Department members.
HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE
Members in four-year institutions (UW, WWU, CWU, EWU, WSU, TESC); community colleges (Bellevue, Centralia, Everett, Green River, Peninsula, Lower Columbia, North Seattle, Seattle Central, Shoreline, South Seattle, South Puget Sound, Spokane, Tacoma and Whatcom); and Renton Technical College.
HUMAN SERVICES POLICY COMMITTEE
Department of Social and Health Services members, except those employed in Institutions (below), Division Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and JRA Community Services Section.
INSTITUTIONS POLICY COMMITTEE
Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) members in Consolidated Maintenance Operations (CMO); Consolidation of Institution Business Services (CIBS); Developmental Disabilities Residential Habilitation, Field Services and SOLA (State-Operated Living Alternatives); Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration, and Juvenile Rehabilitation Group Homes; Mental Health, such as Western and Eastern State Hospitals, and Child Study & Treatment Center; and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES POLICY COMMITTEE
Department of Labor and Industries members.
MISCELLANEOUS POLICY COMMITTEE
Members in state agencies not covered by other Policy Committees, including the Arts Commission; Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals; Department of Commerce; Criminal Justice Training Commission; DSHS Vocational Rehabilitation Division and the Community Services Section of Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration; Enterprise Services; Health; Health Care Authority; Horse Racing Commission; Human Rights Commission; Consolidated Technology Services; Insurance Commissioner; Licensing, Lottery; Military Department; School for the Blind; Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss; Secretary of State; State Patrol; Utilities and Transportation Commission, and others.
NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY COMMITTEE
Members in Agriculture; Ecology; Fish and Wildlife; Natural Resources; Parks and Recreation; and Recreation and Conservation Office.
PUBLIC SERVICE POLICY COMMITTEE
American Behavioral Health Systems; American Friends Service Committee; and Interpreters United; plus other members not employed by a state agency, college or university.
TRANSPORTATION POLICY COMMITTEE
Department of Transportation members.
COUNCIL 28 EXECUTIVE BOARD
The Council Executive Board is the body that is charged with carrying forward the resolutions approved at the WFSE/AFSCME biennial convention and conducting the business of the membership between conventions. Council Policy Committee members elect representatives from their committee to the council-level Executive Board. The Executive Board meets at least three times a year, but may schedule special meetings to deal with urgent matters.
Members are of the Executive Board are:
- Council President Sue Henricksen, Local 53, DD Field
- Council Vice President Judy Kuschel, Local 313, DOC
- Council Secretary Tracy Stanley, Local 1400, Lower Columbia College
- Council Treasurer Don Hall, Local 1466, Parks & Recreation
- Bill Copland, Local 1253, Community Corrections, Tri-Cities
- Sean Raybell, Local 53, Community Corrections, Tacoma
- Alice Rogers, Local 1253, Community Corrections, Tri-Cities
- Ginger Bernethy, Local 443, Olympia
- Joanne Bird, Local 443, Olympia
- Rosanna Lugo, Local 396, Walla Walla
- Quincy Burns, Local 931, Eastern Washington University, Cheney
- Lin Crowley, Local 443, The Evergreen State College, Olympia
- Joe Davenport, Local 1488, University of Washington, Seattle
- Vicki Echerd, Local 1400, Lower Columbia College, Longview
- Rodolfo Franco, Local 304, Seattle Community College
- Rick Halverson, Local 1221, Community Colleges of Spokane
- Skip Jensen, Local 330, Central Washington University, Ellensburg
- Paula Lukaszek, Local 1488, University of Washington, Seattle
- Ty Pethe, Local 304, Seattle College, Seattle
- Max Phipps, Local 1020, Everett Community College, Everett
- Tashia Smith-Hankerson, Local 1488, Haborview Medical Center (UW), Seattle
- Salvador Castillo, Local 1488, University of Washington, Seattle
- Craig Walker, Local 931, Eastern Washington University, Cheney
- Orson Williamson, Local 304, Seattle College, Seattle
- Kevin Allen, Local 843, Seattle
- Dawn Burns, Local 1221, Spokane
- Adam Draude, Local 443, Olympia
- Cynthia English, Local 53, HCS, Tacoma
- Steve Fossum, Local 443, Olympia
- Michelle Loper, Local 313, Vancouver
- Patricia Loving, Local 313, Vancouver
- Katie Nelson, Local 443, DCS, Olympia
- Addie Rodriguez, Local 1326, Yakima
- Brenna Schimpf, Local 948, Everett
- Debbie Sills, Local 1326, Yakima
- Ed Tilton, Local 53, Tacoma
- Carol Van Arnam, Local 1299, DCS, Wenatchee
- Tracy (Fosty) Wilson, Local 1060, CA, Bellingham
- Dolly Adeyemi, Local 341, Fircrest School, Shoreline
- Craig Gibelyou, Local 793, Western State Hospital, Lakewood
- Gabe Hall, Local 862, Green Hill School, Chehalis
- Kevin Hamel, Local 341, Fircrest School, Shoreline
- Rick Hertzog, Local 793, Western State Hospital, Lakewood
- Lyn Hofland, Local 482, Veterans’ Home, Retsil
- Lee Malinda, Local 573, Lakeland Village, Medical Lake
- Julianne Moore, Local 1326, Yakima Valley School
- Mike Murphy, Local 491, Rainier School, Buckley
- Eliga Sacks, Local 793, Special Commitment Center, McNeil Island
- Michele Stelovich, Local 1060, DD Field Services, Bellingham
- Dianne Womack, Local 782, Eastern State Hospital, Medical Lake
- Steven Yates, Local 491, Rainier School, Buckley
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
- Thornton Alberg, Local 443, Tumwater
- Imelda Ang, Local 443, Tumwater
- Stacy Copland, Local 1253, Kennewick
- Carmyn Shute, Local 443, Tumwater
- Wendy Conway, Local 443, Office of the Insurance Commissioner, Olympia
- Linda Erickson, Local 443, Health Care Authority, Olympia
- Ingrid Hansen, Local 443, Department of Health, Olympia
- Scott Hone, Local 1225, School for the Blind, Vancouver
- Joanne McCaughan, Local 443, Enterprise Services
- Jeff Paulsen, Local 443, Consolidated Technology Services, Olympia
- Heather Pyles, Local 313, Washington State Patrol Crime Lab
- Brooks Salazar, Local 304, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, Seattle
- Llyn Doremus, Local 1221, Ecology, Spokane
- Denis Felton, Local 1466, Parks, Coulee City
- Steve Fraidenburg, Local 443, Natural Resources, Olympia
- Elena Guilfoil, Local 872, Ecology, Lacey
- Eddie Holbrook, Local 1253, Ecology, Tri-Cities
- Tami Lentz, Local 1671, Interpreters, Snohomish
- Leroy Mould, Local 1671, Interpreters, Olympia
- Larry Flue, Local 378, Seattle
- Steve Fries, Local 1299, Moses Lake
- Roberto Guerrero, Local 1299, Othello
- Kate Rogers, Local 1060, Greenbank
- Georgina Willner, Local 443, Olympia
COMMITTEES OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
The President may appoint members to Committees of the Executive Board to study certain issues or topics and to make recommendations to the board. The committees meet as needed to accomplish work assigned to them.
- Collective Bargaining
- Conservative Caucus
- Education and Training
- External Organizing
- Finance (Elected)
- Green Caucus
- Health and Safety
- Institutions of Higher Education Police & Security Officers
- Internal Organizing
- Legislative & Political Action
- LGBTQI – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex
- Medal of Valor
- Members Only Benefits
- Next Wave
- Personnel (Elected)
- Progressive Caucus
- Public Safety Caucus
- Skilled Labor & Trades
- Statewide Grievance
- Women’s & Equal Partners
- Workforce Diversity & Human Rights
COUNCIL 28 CONVENTION
WFSE/AFSCME’s highest governing body is the convention of the membership held in odd-numbered years. Locals elect union members as delegates and alternates to attend and represent them at the convention.
At Convention, the delegates elect the council’s four officers (president, vice president, secretary and treasurer), formulate policies for the next biennium, and consider any amendments to the Council 28 constitution. The 2017 Biennial Convention is scheduled for October.
AFSCME INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
The highest governing body of the union is AFSCME’s convention of the membership. It is held in even-numbered years.
AFSCME’s Locals from across the country convene to elect officers, formulate policies and consider resolutions and amendments to the International constitution.
Read AFSCME’s Constitution at AFSCME.org > Publications
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