2019-2020 WEA Committees and contacts
Benefits Services Advisory Board
Monitor transition process to the state medical insurance program (SEBB).
- Chair Dan Gossett
Boundary Dispute Committee
Reviews boundary disputes and makes recommendations that address a process for locals to utilize to resolve internal conflict.
Budget and Finance Committee
Receives a report and/or recommendation on the budget prior to each board meeting. Makes recommendations as needed for the WEA Board and WEA Representative Assembly. Reviews audits.
Change, Innovation and Achievements Committee
Develops strategies and make recommendations to the WEA Board to promote quality education for students Pre-K through Graduate School.
Children’s Fund Board
Oversees the activities of the Children’s Fund and makes recommendations for systemic changes to sustain the fund.
- Chair Janie White
Credentials Work Team
Prepares report and/or recommendations concerning procedures for registration of delegates and alternates for the RA.
Documents and Resolutions Work Team
Organizes the business of the Representative Assembly in consultation with the President.
Early Career Educator Committee
- Chair Estefa Gallardo
Provides advice to local union leadership and WEA staff on matters pertaining to ESA Professionals. (Education Support Associates)
- Chair Marla Morton
ESP Action Coordinating Team (ACT)
Advocate for and advise education support professional (ESP) locals.
- Chair Gwendolyn Jimerson
Responsible for exercising the general authority of the WEA Board of Directors as needed between regular meetings of the Board.
- Larry Delaney, President
- Janie White, Vice President
- Keith Swanson, Walla Walla
- Len Hill, Seattle
- Vicky Jensen, Eastern Region
- LaVasha Murdoch, North Central
- Becca Ritchie, Kent
- Pamela Sepúlvida Wilson, Mondroe
Hearing and Appeals Board
Provides a formal channel by which members can appeal a decision by WEA staff denying WEA funding for a grievance or legal case.
- Chair Sonya Langford
Health and Safety Committee
Works with members, staff, school districts, parents and community groups to improve and make school buildings safe and healthy for staff and students.
- Chair Sandy Hunt
Human and Civil Rights Committee
Committee designed to plan and develop long term solutions for our members to better reflect the students that we educate.
Legislative Strategy Committee
Committee that designs short- and long-term strategies to achieve positive legislative impact for the WEA membership.
NEA Convention Work Team
Plans and coordinates WEA’s participation in the NEA Representative Assembly.
- Chair Andrea Fuller
Nominations and Elections Work Team
Coordinates notification and procedures of Association nominations and elections and tabulate ballots.
- Chair Adam Brickell
Small Rural Task Force
Engages small and/or rural locals to meet association needs and develops paths for connections to the council and state organizations.
- Chair Joan Fleming
Approves requests from instructors for WEA to provide clock hours for their training.
- Chair Janie White
WEA Convention Work Team
Plans and coordinates the WEA Representative Assembly.
WEA Historical Work Team
- Chair Shannon McCann