Gitanjali Shanbhag

Chair (2024–2026)

Term as director: 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

Vice chair (2024–25)

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

"Having been part of the University community in various roles for many years including as a graduate student, I continually meet, learn, and draw inspiration from the diverse members of the UW campus. My vision is for the UWSA to become a more prominent and diverse voice in unifying and empowering all staff in advocating for healthier working conditions and fulfilling opportunities."

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Ken Berry

Ken Berry

Director

Term of office: February–October 2024

"As a strategic thinker, I am a firm believer in thinking long term while maintaining a focus on the vision of the board in guiding the high-level strategic governance of the UWSA."

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Kathy Becker

Kathy Becker

Secretary (2024–25)

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

About bill: I'm the Information Technology (IT) Director in the Arts Computing Office and have worked on campus for twenty-plus years. During my Engineering undergraduate years, I volunteered with ESQ and realized I had a passion for outreach.

Agata Antkiewicz

Agata Antkiewicz

Director

Term of office: 2022–2025

"I take true joy in meeting and talking to people, resolving differences and finding a constructive way forward to advocate for and empower staff as well as to help ensure the growing influence and appreciation of staff in the decision-making processes on campus."

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Alana Christi Guevara

Director

Term of office: 2023–24

"My desire to join the UWSA Board of Directors stems from a deep commitment to enhancing the staff experience and ensuring that the organization operates efficiently and effectively. I have been involved with the University for several years, allowing me to develop a comprehensive understanding of its goals, challenges, and opportunities. Serving on the WUSA Board of Directors has given me a firsthand insight into the organization's inner workings and the importance of effective governance." 

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