Support Staff United Officers:

President – Heather Bauman, Phlebotomist,

Secretary – Melissa Lavallee, Admin/Financial Assistant,

Treasurer – Kenan Avdibegovic, Patient Support Services Lead,

Vice President of Communications/Outreach – Jacob Berkowitz, Staffing Office Specialist,

Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Camden Ellis, Phlebotomist,

Vice President of Organizing – Brett Rhodes, Unit Sec/LNA,

Vice President of Education and Advocacy – Leah Briggs, Phlebotomy Operations Coordinator,

Support Staff United Chief Stewards

IDX/Remote/Call Center – Betsy Brown, Call Center Lead,

IDX/Remote/Call Center – Becci Searle-Schrader, Senior Code Alert Operator,

Inpatient Cardiology/Critical Care – Lisa LaFreniere, Unit Sec,

Distribution/Materials – Jeremy Giroux, Distribution Shift Coordinator,

CPSA – Ingrid Rice, CPSA,

Nutrition Services (Main Campus) – Corey Gottfried, Line Chef,

Cardiology/Radiology – Beth Manion, SCOA,

PeriOp – Charlene Spaulding, Unit Sec,

Labs – Jamie Potts, Phlebotomy Operations Coordinator,

Fanny Allen – Sue Kelley, LNA,

Outpatient ACC – Shannon Lawrence, Medical Assistant II,

Outpatient ACC – Addie Metivier, Operations Support Specialist,

Environmental Services – Ali Amir, Envir Svcs Worker II,

Inpatient Surg/Trauma – Tristan Kading, Licensed Nurse Assistant,

Inpatient Medicine – Justin Bisonette, Licensed Nurse Assistant,

Patient Support/Guest Experience/Staffing/Others – Josh Shults, PSS Emergency Response Orderly,

Outpatient Clinics (Other Locations) – Gabriela White, Clinical Care Associate,

Congratulations to our Executive Board and we are so excited to work together to continue to build our union and defend our historic contract. The following positions remain vacant on our Executive Board:

  • Grievance Chair (2)
  • UHC Chief Steward (1)
  • Outpatient ACC Chief Steward (1)
  • Environmental Services Chief Steward (1)
  • Nutrition Services (Main Campus) Chief Steward (1)
  • Inpatient Mother/Baby/Child Chief Steward (1)
  • Cancer/Radiology Chief Steward (1)
  • Outpatient Clinics (South Burlington) Chief Steward (1)
  • Shep/ED/Registration Chief Steward (1)
  • Ortho Chief Steward (1)

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about joining the Executive Board, please reach out to or any of the folks on your Executive Board!