Tammy Stieb, Executive Assistant
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 Brassard, Member Services Officer
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.
Maureen Fryett, B.A., LL.B., Professional Officer
Maureen Fryett has been the USFA Professional Officer since August of 2004 after 23 years as a national union representative for Service Employees International Union. She is responsible for advising the Executive Committee on collective agreement administration and labour relations issues. She serves on the Association and Joint Grievance Committees, and the Joint Benefits Committee. Maureen is one of two USFA observers on the University Review Committee and provides advice to members with respect to appeals of collegial decisions as well as assisting faculty advocates in representing members through the appeal process. She has acted as union counsel at arbitration hearings, served on numerous union negotiating committees and has represented union members during grievance proceedings, harassment and discrimination investigations, and academic misconduct proceedings. Maureen is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the annual Calgary Lancaster Labour Arbitration Conference. She has also presented at the Calgary Conference and is a regular speaker at the Centre for Labour-Management Development conferences in Saskatchewan.
Bettyann Cox, B.A., LL.B., Professional Officer
Bettyann joined the Association’s staff as a Professional Officer in September 2016. She currently serves on the Association’s Negotiating Committee, Grievance Committee, Joint Committee for the Management of the Agreement (JCMA), provides advice to the Executive on labour relations matters, is 1 of 3 Association Trustees to the CAUT Defence Fund, and is the CAUT delegate on behalf of USFA. Bettyann is also one of USFA’s 2 observers on the University Review Committee and the President’s Review Committee. Prior to working for the Faculty Associations, Bettyann had an active labour law practice with Silversides & Cox in Regina, representing numerous unionized clients across all provincial sectors in grievance arbitration and human rights matters, mediation, Labour Relations Board and Court proceedings, and negotiations. Bettyann graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1992 with a B.A. and LL.B., following on having been an active member of the trade union movement for 10 years. She graduated from the Labour College of Canada in 1986, and served on the Board of Directors for the Saskatoon Cooperative Association for 10 years when she previously resided in Saskatoon. She has served as a Vice-President for the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers (CALL), and has been active in the Labour & Administrative Law sections of the Saskatchewan Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. Most recently, Bettyann was appointed as a member of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board for a 3 year term in September 2016.