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Two Wonderful Leaders

By Robby Stern

PSARA is incredibly fortunate to have Maureen Bo, Administrative Vice President, and Edie Koch, Treasurer, as leaders of our organization.

A former teacher of English and Spanish; Maureen was an office secretary for Office and Professional Employees Local 8 for 12 years; a shop steward and board member for 6 years. and business manage, the union’s top ranking officer, for 17 years. A tough minded negotiator and clear thinker, she has brought her abundant skills to PSARA.  She not only plays a leading role in formulating PSARA/s policies and programs, she also coordinates and organizes many of our activities. She performs the complicated job of Administrative Vice President with passion and a generous spirit.

Edie is a retired registered nurse,  She serves as treasurer of Seattle Senior Housing Advocates, as a board member of the Washington Health Security Coalition, and as a member of the Older Women’s League. She is active in helping to guide PSARA on health care reform issues. She  is helping to develop PSARA’s newand exciting economic justice education program.  On top of all that, Edie devotes hours and hours to keeping PSARA financially sound, keeping our membership rolls up to date, sending out reminders when annual dues are late, and more.

These two terrific women devote enormous amounts of volunteer time to PSARA and our members. Next time you get the chance, please thank them for their extraordinary commitment and devoted service to PSARA and our members, and for their leadership in helping us fight for a better world.

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