Tammy started with the USFA in 2008 after working for the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Regina in Prince Albert and the College of Dentistry at the U of S. She is the first contact for the majority of member inquiries. Tammy assists in the coordination of all USFA special events, conferences, workshops and travel arrangements. She has overall responsibility for the operation of the office and takes lead responsibility for appointments, scheduling, preparing agendas and minutes for the Executive Committee, as well as coordinating and structuring office meetings and those of the various committees.
Johanne joined the staff of the USFA in 2001 after more than a decade as a local union leader and activist with the United Steelworkers union. She is an active participant at the bargaining table and works closely with USFA leadership on strategic matters. Johanne is responsible for advising and supporting a number of association committees including the Joint Committee for Management of the Agreement (JCMA), the USFA Communications Committee and the USFA Committee on Women’s Issues (CWI). She is one of the USFA observers for appointments and attends many initial Search Committee meetings.
Phone: 306.966.5609 (temporary)
Maureen Fryett has been the full-time Professional Officer since August of 2004. She will be transitioning to part-time effective September 1, 2023 with an eventual retirement date of June 30, 2024. She will continue to support the Association Grievance Committee, Joint Grievance Committee, and Joint Benefits Committee and serve as an USFA Observer on the University Review Committee.
Reuben joined the USFA as a Professional Officer in 2023, following eight years providing professional services to the University of Victoria Faculty Association. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Manitoba. As a Professional Officer, Reuben’s responsibilities include working closely with the Executive Committee on policy issues and other disputes with University administration, as well as serving as a Faculty Association representative or observer on joint union-employer committees. In addition to his legal training, Reuben brings a principled and pragmatic approach to negotiation and dispute resolution that recognizes the respective roles and interests of unions and management within a labour relations framework.
Dianne is with USFA for a one-year, part-time communications position until January 2024. She has a Master of Arts in English and over 25 years communications experience working for health organizations, provincial human service ministries, and as a freelance graphic designer.