I am running for re-election to the NY SAG-AFTRA Board and for Convention Delegate
I am a member of the union since 1979, and began doing committee service in the mid 1980’s. In 1995 I recieved a Joseph C. Reilly Award for my service to the union. I have been serving on the NY Board 11 years: as SAG for four years, then SAG-AFTRA for seven years (current).
I serve as the Shepherd of The Lambs, the oldest professional theatrical organization in America, and I’m president of its arts-based foundation, both for over six years.
I served in the US Navy and was a founding member of the SAG-AFTRA Military Personnel & Families Support Committee, which I have served on for over seven years. I have fequently visited Washington DC to represent our union at the GI Film Festival, and at meetings with elected officials on the Hill.
Many of you have seen me in our NY Offices working at events as a Vice Chair of the NY Host Committee, serving food, cleaning dishes and helping you get your swag! I’ve worked closely with staff earning their respect as we dealt with union issues at committee meetings.
As Vice-Chair for the MORE committee if have hosted holiday events. As a member of the MOVE Committee I have hosted numerous events including new member orientations and background actors seminars, and I have often spoke with students in NY schools about our great union.
I am a past member of the NY Background Advisory Committee (Vice-Chair) and of the National Background Actors’ Committe – and I have resprented the members who do background and stand-in work on the board, and as a two-time alternate in the TV/Theatrical Negotiations….and I am a frequent National Board replacement for meeting in Los Angeles.
I served on the NY SAG-WGAE Film Society for many years, pioneering the change from a paper check-in card to the bar coded computer system. I have served on the Web Site Committee and pushed for an APP long before the merger, and I now sit on the National Social Media Committee.
I have physically carried boxes of petitions with fellow members during work issues with signatories…more than once! I have walked many picket lines here in NY since my first joining the union.
I have walked in the Disability Pride Parade will fellow union members for five years, and pushed to have the NY & LA offices keep a wheelchair on hand for those times when one is needed.
I am the Vice-Chair of the NY Reinstatement Obligations Review Committee, and also serve on the National Disciplinary Review Committee.
I hope you will re-elect me so I may continue to serve my fellow members, facing challenges and representing all members nationwide.
I support the relection of Gabrielle Carteris for National President, and support the election of Camryn Manheim as National Secretary Treasurer.
- Negotiated a robust commerical contract
- Won the BBH strike, forcing them to once again honor our union commerical contract
- Landed a landmark deal with Netflix
- Set guidlines for intimacy cooridnators on sets
- Fought for NYS film tax credits, protecting and expanding them
- Created the first-ever contract with Telemundo
- Created direct deposit of residuals
- Set guidlines for qualifying stunt coordinators
Keep our union strong – Vote for USAN in NY and UFS in Los Angeles. The accomplishments speak for themselves.
I’m # 12 and #82 on your NY ballot.
Thanks for your support!