UNAC Committees

The Representative Assembly maintains a number of standing and ad hoc committees that address topics and issues of importance to union members. Committees welcome issues, concerns, and suggestions from faculty. Dues-paying members are also welcome and encouraged to join a committee! Please contact a member of the relevant committee.

All standing committee descriptions are in our by-laws. Our current ad-hoc committees are our Campaign Action Team (CAT) and our Non-Tenure Track Committee.

Collective Bargaining Committee (CBC)*CBC (continued)Legislative RelationsMembership & Organizing
CHAIR, Tim Hinterberger (UAA)Maria Williams (UAA)CHAIR, Pete Praetorius (Mat-Su)CHAIR, Deb Mole (UAA)
Anthony (Tony) Rickard (UAF)Gokhan Karahan (UAA)Maria Williams (UAA)Kevin Maier (UAS)
Jennifer Carroll (UAF)Kevin Berry (UAA)Art Nash (UAF) Debu Misra (UAF)
Debu Misra (UAF)Matthew Cuellar (UAA)Gokhan Karahan (UAA)Richie Berndt (UAF)
Falk Huettmann (UAF)Jill Dumesnil (President, ex-officio)
Julie Maier (UAF)
*The CBC assists in the selection of our Negotiation Teams by recruiting nominees and making recommendations to the Executive Board, which makes the final decision on Negotiation Team members. The CBC also assists the Negotiation Team by assessing member priorities and gathering helpful data.
Finance, Budget & AuditJoint HealthcareConstitution & Bylaws
CHAIR, Kristen Ogilvie (UAA)Jill Dumesnil (UAS, President) CHAIR, Leah Berman Williams (UAF)
Nelta Edwards (Treasurer)Leah Berman (UAF)Kristen Ogilvie (UAA)
Haiwei Chen (UAF)Abel Bult-Ito (UAF)Pete Praetorious (Mat-Su)
Melanie Arthur (alternate, UNAC staff)Kathy DiLorenzo (UAS)
Elections Committee2024 Negotiation Team
Chair, Sharon Chamard (UAA)TBD
Gordon Williams (UAF)
Terissia Bell (UAS-Sitka)
Paulette Schirmer (UAS)
Page Brannon (UAA)
see UNAC Bylaws for more details of our committees

State and National Union Boards

Our elected Representatives also represent UNAC on state (APEA/AFT) and national (AFL-CIO) union boards.

Seat A:
Jill Dumesnil (UAS)
Seat A:
Anthony (Tony) Rickard (UAF)
Jill Dumesnil (UAS)
Alternate for Seat A:
Abel Bult-Ito (UAF)
Alternate for Seat A:
Abel Bult-Ito (UAF)
Nelta Edwards (UAA)
Seat B: Tim Hinterberger (UAA)Seat B: Nelta Edwards (UAA)
Alternate for Seat B:
Pete Praetorius (UAA)
Alternate for Seat B:
Sharon Chamard (UAA)