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Service Officer Assignment:
Regina is a Compliance Officer with Air Pollution Control District. Her expertise is within the Asbestos Program where she has been conducting asbestos inspection for twenty five years. She writes and review all asbestos permits. Regina has been an active AFSCME member for twenty five years. She started as a union steward six months before Air Pollution Control underwent re-organization and she helped fight for the members to maintain their jobs. She believes that when working people join together, powerful things happen. Regina is married with two children. She enjoys interior design as well as taking old homes apart and putting them back together. She is the Church Clerk at Seven Angels Church of Truth, they call her The General for getting things done. Regina stated that we all have to remember that a group is only as powerful as its members. She is enjoying her new position as Vice President and serving AFSCME the working people.
Erica is an Environmental Health Specialist with the Department of Health and Wellness. She conducts health inspections in a variety of areas including pools, hotels, and restaurants. She has been an active AFSCME member for almost 8 years, a steward for 4 years, and has really enjoyed serving as Treasurer for the last 3 years. She is married, has an 11 year old son, and 2 dogs.
Public Health and Wellness
Caitlin is an Information Systems Specialist with the Department of Health and Wellness. She provides IT support and graphic design/marketing design assistance. She has been an active AFSCME member for almost 2 years and became a steward in February 2016. She is mother of three year old Abby and has 2 dogs. She looks forward to serving alongside her fellow members.
Susan is a Compliance Officer with Air Pollution Control District. She writes permits and conducts inspections for the asbestos program along with investigating community complaints on open burning and odor issues. Soon after she was hired in 2005 she became an active member of AFSCME. Susan is married with one son. In her spare time Susan enjoys hunting and fishing and spending time with her family. Also she enjoys cruising the car shows with her extended family. She looks forward to working alongside with her fellow membership.
Service Officer Assignments:
Nate is our Parks and Recreation Contract Rep. He has been with Metro since 2002 and a steward since 2004. He got involved with union to help make a difference and has remained active because he enjoys the fellowship. He states, "It is not about one person but the entire membership that makes a union special."
Parks, Recreation, Golf
Adam Campbell is our Zoo Contract Rep. He has been at the Zoo for five years and with AFSCME for two years. He started with the union as a steward and quickly moved into the role of Chief Steward Officer. Adam currently works in the Horticulture department at the Zoo but he started out as an elephant trainer. And he says that HE LOVES HIS JOB! Adam is married to his wonderful wife Abbey and he also has an awesome baby boy named Hunter. He is the owner of two dogs, Penny and Tater Tot. He looks forward to working with every single one of you.
Department of Information Technology
Shalonda Curry works as an Information and Referral Tech for the Department of Community Services for 3 yrs.
Tom is a corporate tax auditor at the Revenue Commission, a volunteer for a number of civic organizations, and a member of the Louisville Friends Meeting. Married to a retired teacher, their local family includes their daughter, son-in-law, two granddaughters, nieces, nephews-in-law, and great-nieces. His father and father-in-law were lifelong union members and veterans. Like them, Tom served his hitch too.
Dave started with Council 962 in May of 2014 as an Organizer and a Staff Representative. He represents workers in several locals including 2629 to create and sustain a strong member led union. Starting his union experience as a rank in file worker, he held many positions as a member of SEIU including serving as a steward, chief steward, committee chair and member organizing committee chair of the "Contract Action Team." As an activist Dave has worn many hats and has worked on almost every level from local to international representing and organizing workers. He has had the opportunity to negotiate contracts all over the country and the honor to empower a wide range of private and public sector workers and working families. He believes that it is only when we begin to organize ourselves that we can organize our work places. Dave is a self proclaimed book with many chapters and interests who hails from Michigan, where his familly still resides.