UNAC Committees

In addition to regular video and face-to-face meetings for work related to union governance, the Representative Assembly maintains a number of standing committees that address topics and issues of importance to union members. Committees welcome issues, concerns, and suggestions from faculty – please contact a member of the relevant committee.

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

Collective Bargaining Committee (CBC)*Legislative RelationsMembership
Maria Williams (UAA)Nelta Edwards (UAA)Peter Bienieck (UAF)
Debu Misra (UAF) Lisa Hoferkamp (UAS) Kate Quick (UAF)
Mara Bacsujlaky (UAF)Max Kullberg (UAA)John Radzilowski (Ketchikan)
Anthony (Tony) Rickard (UAF) Art Nash (UAF)Charla Brown (UAS)
Sharyl Toscano (UAA)
*The CBC informs the UNAC Negotiations Team (see UNAC Bylaws for details).
Finance, Budget & Audit
Joint HealthcareConstitution & Bylaws
CHAIR, Sharon Chamard (UAA)CHAIR, Abel Bult-Ito (UAF) CHAIR, Gordon Williams (UAF)
Nelta Edwards (UAA)Charla Brown (UAS)Ian van Tets (UAA)
Haiwei Chen (UAF)Sharyl Toscano (UAA)Pete Praetorious (Matanuska-Susitna)
Rick McDonald (CTC) Leah Bergman (UAF)Jill Dumesnil (UAS)
Andrea Dewees (UAS)

State and National Union Boards

Seat A:
Abel Bult-Ito (UAF)
Seat A:
Anthony (Tony) Rickard (UAF)
Abel Bult-Ito (UAF)
Alternate for Seat A: Anthony (Tony) Rickard (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: Nelta Edwards (UAA)Alternate for Seat B: Sharon Chamard (UAA)

Updated February 2020