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Robby Stern, President

PSARA president, Robby SternFormer attorney, pipefitter/welder. Lobbyist/assistant to President of Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO 15 years, former chair of the Healthy Wa Coaltion; current chair of Social Security Works WA. Email: president@psara.org

Bobby Righi, Administrative Vice President

Bobby Righi, PSARABobby Righi is a retired community college mathematics teacher who has been active in social movements since returning from the Peace Corps in 1967 and jumping into the anti Vietnam War demonstrations and support for Black Liberation struggles. She is a member of the AFT, American Federation of Teachers, and serves on the PSARA Environmental Committee. Email: adminvp@psara.org

Jessica Bonebright, Membership Vice President

Jessica BonebrightJessica Bonebright is a former President of Martin Luther King Jr, County Labor Council, MLKCLC ending in 2015. Current Advisory board member of WA Labor Education & Research Center and active with SPEEA retirees and 11th district democrats. Past KCLS Library Trustee and Past United Way KC Board member.Email: membershipvp@psara.org

 

Vivian Lee, Outreach Vice President

PSARA board member, Vivian LeeRetired Senior Manager for women’s health programs in federal Region X of the US Public Health Service. She now volunteers at the UW promoting diversity and scholarship fundraising. She is active in the Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization for health screening in underserved populations. She is active in social justice organizations and in organizations that address issues of disparity. Email: outreachvp@psara.org

Susan Levy, Outreach Vice President

PSARA board member, Susan LevyRetired professor of economics and labor relations at Shoreline Community College as well as the former President of AFT WA. She currently serves as Vice President of the Retireee Chapter of AFT WA and also serves as their representative to the Social Security Works WA Coalition. Email: outreachvp@psara.org

Tom Lux, Treasurer

PSARA board member, Tom LuxTom Lux is a 35 year member of the Machinists Union and was on the staff of the union for eight years and serves as a member of the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee. He is on the Visiting Committee of the Harry Bridges Chair at the UW and is the President of the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association. Email: treasurer@psara.org

Frieda Takamura, Secretary

PSARA secretary, Frieda TakamuraTeacher, and then union staff member with the Washington Education Association. Human/Civil Rights Program Coordinator at WEA. Active volunteer with many groups, including the Asian Pacific Islander community, State committees working to improve public education for students of color and the Safe Schools Coalition. Email: ftakamura08@gmail.com