PSARA Officers

Karen Ricter


Karen Richter worked in public transportation her entire career and is a retired AFSCME member out of Chicago.   She joined PSARA over two years ago and 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.

Maureen Bo

Co-Administrative Vice President


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


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



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.

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Jessica Bonebright

Co-Administrative Vice President


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


Bio for Vanetta Molson is coming



Tom Lux



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



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