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 2023.

To learn more about joining any of these committees, please contact the chair or call the union office at 603-271-3411.  Meeting dates and times listed are subject to change.

You may also click on and fill out the Committee Sign Up sheet below and send it to the SEA offices.

The Campaign for Public Good uses the strength of the SEA/SEIU1984 union to provide opportunities for members, families and friends to create positive change in NH communities.

Meets once per quarter at 5 pm.

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Chair: Tam Feener

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

Studies, prepares, and initiates all union policies and programs relative to collective bargaining.

Chair: Leah McKenna

Meets the first Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

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.

Studies and makes recommendations in regard to the union Constitution and all chapter by-laws.

Chair: Eric Ferren

Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:15 p.m.

Makes arrangements for accommodations and program planning for the annual Convention.

Chair: Mary Fields

Reviews and oversees the union’s Code of Ethics.

Chair: Peter Brunette

Meets the second Thursday of the month at 5 p.m.

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

Meets second Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m.

The Grievance Committee’s primary purpose is to review a complaint that has not been resolved at the staff or administrative levels and to provide mediation when appropriate.

Chair: Mary Fields

Maintains all member-benefit programs.

Chair: Kristy Blanchette

Coordinates the union’s fundraising efforts at Christmas time for needy children throughout the state. Click here to learn more.

Chair: Phil Burt

Meets third Wednesday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

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

Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m.

Studies, prepares, and initiates the political education and political action programs of the union.

Chair: Ralph Mecheau

Meets the second Monday of the month at 5 p.m.

Studies retirement laws of this state and other matters affecting these laws.

Chair: Richard Gulla

Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m.

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.

2023 Concord Community Events

Chair: Jennifer Day

Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m.

Develops and organizes the social activities of the union.

Chair: Rebecca Ladd

Coordinates and plans steward training.

Chair: Kenneth Muske

Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.