The SEA/SEIU Local 1984 has worked hard for NH families for over 70 years and our public service doesn’t stop at work. We’ve led the way in the fights for equal rights, affordable health care, workers’ rights and to raise the minimum wage to a living wage. Our committees help us with these initiatives.
The following lists the standing and ad hoc committees as adopted by the Board in November 2022.
To learn more about joining any of these committees, please contact the chair or call the union office at 603-271-3411. You may also download the form below and send it to the SEA offices. Meeting dates and times listed are subject to change.
Campaign for Public Good
Chair: Tam Feener
Charge and Trial Board
Whenever charges are pressed against any member of the SEA, the charges are processed by the members of the Charge and Trial Board.
Chair: Kerry Barnsley
Collective Bargaining Advisory Committee
Studies, prepares, and initiates all union policies and programs relative to collective bargaining.
Chair: Leah McKenna
Conservative Member Committee
Conservative Member Committee brings together conservative minded members of our union to ensure all of our members’ voices are heard.
Chair: Karen Irwin
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. To learn more, click here.
Constitution and By-Laws Committee
Studies and makes recommendations in regard to the union Constitution and all chapter by-laws.
Chair: Eric Ferren
Convention Arrangements Committee
Makes arrangements for accommodations and program planning for the annual Convention.
Chair: Mary Fields
Dues Assistance Committee
Accepts applications and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on requests for dues assistance.
Chair: Cheryl Towne
Reviews and oversees the union’s Code of Ethics.
Chair: Peter Brunette
Considers all requests for expenditures not included in the budget that are referred to it by the Board of Directors, and submits its recommendations to the Board of Directors. Reviews the fiscal practices of the Association and makes recommendations regarding investments, disbursements, and other management issues as to the finances of SEA. Prepares the annual budget for the Association and submits it to the Board of Directors for approval.
SEA Treasurer: Brenda Thomas
Chair: Mary Fields
Honorary Membership Committee
Reviews all persons recommended for honorary membership in the union.
Chair: Deb Wheeler
Chair: Avis Crane
Meets fourth Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m.
Member Benefits Committee
Maintains all member-benefit programs.
Chair: Kristy Blanchette
Operation Santa Claus Committee
Coordinates the union’s fundraising efforts at Christmas time for needy children throughout the state. Click here to learn more.
Chair: Rebecca Baker
Studies, prepares, and carries out such activities as will build up the membership of the union. Responsible for all aspects of chapter formation, dissolution, and constitutional chapter meeting requirements.
Chair: John Hattan
Political Education Committee
Studies, prepares, and initiates the political education and political action programs of the union.
Chair: Ralph Mecheau
Studies all resolutions presented to the convention.
Chair: Stan Freeda
Studies retirement laws of this state and other matters affecting these laws.
Chair: Richard Gulla
Road Race Committee
This committee organizes and runs to raise funds for Operation Santa Claus, the State Employees’ Association’s holiday giving program that provides NH families in need with holiday gifts for their children.
Chair: Jennifer Day
Social Activities Committee
Develops and organizes the social activities of the union.
Chair: Rebecca Ladd
Coordinates and plans steward training.
Chair: Kenneth Muske