PSARA Officers

Karen Richter

Co-President

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Karen Richter worked in public transportation her entire career and is a retired AFSCME member out of Chicago.   She organized and chaired the Fundraising Committee. She has worked on the Environmental Committee, the Advocate mailing committee, Social Security Works, WA Coalition, and on getting the King County Council to pass a motion to expand Medicare and social Security.

Email:  president@psara.org

Maureen Bo

Co-Administrative Vice President

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Former teacher of English and Spanish; union office secretary 12 years. OPEIU Local 8 shop steward and board member 6 years, union business manager 17 years.

 

Angie Bartels

Membership Vice-President and Chair of the Fundraising Committee

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Steve Bauck

Co-Outreach Vice-President

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Steve Bauck is retired after serving as Director of Advocacy and Agency Relations for Northwest Harvest. He has long been active on many issues, with a special focus on poverty and hunger and has served on a variety of non-profit boards of directors at the local, state and national levels. He currently serves as co-chair of the PSARA Education Committee.

 

Susan Levy

Co-Secretary   

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Susan came to Seattle in 1970 and taught Economics and Labor relations at Shoreline CC for 30 years. She was an Activist and leader in American Federation of Teachers and the Washington State Labor Movement for 20 years. Susan retired in 2000 and has continued her involvement with senior, labor, and other progressive issues.

Jeff Johnson

Co-President

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Jeff Johnson is the former President of the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) which represents more than 500,000 employees in the state of Washington.  Formerly the research Director of the WSLC, Jeff in his former life was a college professor.  He is currently on the board of the Labor Network for Sustainability where he focuses on the intersection between labor, climate change and climate justice including a “Just Tradition”.

Email: president@psara.org

Jessica Bonebright

Co-Administrative Vice President

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Retired from Boeing and SPEEA, IFPTE 2001 staff. PSARA delegate to WA Senior Lobby, Former President of Martin Luther King Jr, County Labor Council, MLKCLC ending in 2015.  Active with 11th district democrats. Past KCLS Library Trustee and Past United Way KC Board.

 

Vanetta Molson

Co-Outreach Vice President

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As a teenager, Vanetta Molson joined the Black Panther Party to promote the well-being of Black residents in Seattle. She went on to serve the African American community and the broader community as a registered nurse. She also volunteered as a leader of the Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization to provide scholarships and mentoring to young women and men of African descent. She is a co-chair of PSARA's Race & Gender Equity Committee(RAGE) and an outreach Vice-President of PSARA.

Tom Lux

Treasurer

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Tom 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.

 

Michael Warren

Co-Secretary   

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President, Chapter 3, Retired Public Employees; President, WASARA; former chief shop steward and bargaining committee member; chair, Washington CAP, advocating for people with disabilities.