Yessenia Guerrero

Yessenia Guerrero

President

Term of office: 2022–2025 (2023–24 president)

Pronouns: she/her

"At its core, I believe the UWSA should defend, protect, and advocate for staff. We should be the ones dealing with the concerns voiced by our members. We should be working collaboratively with the University to make important changes that will improve our working environment on campus. I want to encourage our staff to be involved within the association so that we can hear the voices within our community. I hope to see our association grow and with everyone’s support, we can build a better workplace."

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Agata Jagielska

Agata Jagielska

Past president

Term of office: 2021–2024 (2022–23 as president)

Pronouns: she/her

Reason for running: I am motivated by meaningful work and eager to help advocate for our staff. Helping people is my passion and it is extremely rewarding.

Vision for UWSA: Continuing to improve our staff’s work environment while taking on some of the more pressing challenges. I want to ensure that the vision of the UWSA remains strong and rooted in equity and justice so that the staff feel safe and supported.

Lisa Habel

Lisa Habel

President-elect

Term of office: 2023–26 (2024–25 as president)

Pronouns: she/her

Reason for running: Having served as the UWSA Area Reps Chair, I wanted to get more involved and give voice to those who felt they weren’t being heard. I hope to make an impact and ensure staff is being treated equitably across campus. 

Vision for UWSA: To have equal representation with FAUW on University committees, to ensure that staff is being recognized for all we do. We are the backbone of the institution.

Jacqui Terry

Jacqui Terry

Director

Term of office: February–October 2024

Pronouns: she/her

"My vision for UWSA is that it is a strong voice for staff at the higher levels of leadership, that we are able to influence the system to one of care and mutual support, such that all employees at UW are able to thrive in the workplace."

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Gitanjali Shanbhag

Director

Term of office: 2023–2026

Pronouns: she/her

“The voices of the BIPOC community need to be amplified and I am here to advocate for and be the voice of my community. I am dedicated to instigating positive change for our staff contending with unfair workplace challenges. This commitment entails ongoing learning, promoting awareness, and championing the cause of our staff, aligning with UWSA's strategic priorities.”

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Sara Perkins

Sara Perkins

Director

Term of office: 2022-2025

Pronouns: she/her/they

"I have always been a vocal advocate for safer and healthier work conditions, physically and psychologically. I want to make the University a better place for ALL workers, and represent the needs of neurodivergent staff."

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Lillian Liao

Director

Term of office: February–October 2024

Bio coming soon!

Ken Berry

Director

Term of office: February–October 2024

Bio coming soon!

Kathy Becker

Kathy Becker

Director

Term of Office: 2022–2025

Pronouns: she/they

Contact forGovernance matters, Staff Excellence Fund ideas, or an informal chat about getting involved with your UWSA!

Vision for UWSA: I care about the people who make up our campus and I’m driven to make things better. To me, this means ensuring that the UWSA’s work adopts antiracist, decolonial, and anti-oppressive approaches. It’s the only way to ensure that we’re in a strong position to advocate for improved working conditions while providing staff with exceptional services and supports.

Bill Baer

Bill Baer

Director

Term of Office: 2022–2025

Agata Antkiewicz

Agata Antkiewicz

Interim chair

Term of office: 2022–2025

Reason for running: My third term on the UWSA Board of Directors will be spent ensuring that the Board can complete the transition we have started with the introduction of our by-law (2019) and the MOA with the University (2022). In addition to completing the organization changes, I intend to use my experience in management and my relationship-building skills to advocate for and empower staff. I hope to further improve the university as a workplace and to share my passion for equity, opportunity and personal growth.

Vision for UWSA: To be the most active campus force for social justice, anti-racism, decolonization, equity, diversity and inclusion. 

Alana Christi Guevera

Director

Term of office: 2023–24

Bio coming soon!

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