Board of Directors

APEA/AFT is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the President and Secretary-Treasurer, who are elected by delegates at the biennial caucus, and 16 voting and one non-voting directors elected by specific constituencies on a regional or employer basis. APEA/AFT has a full-time staff of 23 employees, located in the APEA/AFT Regional Field Offices: Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau.  Staff is directed by the Business Manager who is hired by and reports to the Board of Directors.


President, Cecily Manning | Email Cecily


Tina Cochran, Secretary/Treasurer | Email Tina


ACE/AEIOU Alt  - Stephanie Voorhees

AHECTE/AHMC - Hap Pierce

AHECTE/AHMC Alt - Charles Silva

CEA - Dan McCrummen

CEA Alt - Joseph Reeves

ACE/AEIOU - Dane Sutterfield

Northern Region - Rita Heselton

Northern Region Alt - Deborah Koons

Northern Supervisory - Michael Lund

Northern Supervisory Alt - Shelly Showalter

RPEA Advisory - Sharon Hoffbeck

RPEA Advisory Alt - Brad Owens

South Central Region - Sara Clemons

South Central Region Alt - Vacant

South Central Supervisory - Mike Miller

Southeast Region - Joe Bertagnoli

Southeast Supervisory - John White

TOTEM A - Sharon Baker

TOTEM A Alt - Sandra Thompson

TOTEM B - Amey Tamagni

TOTEM B Alt - Alicia Woods

United Academic Adjuncts - Fran Polumsky

United Academic Adjuncts Alt - Bruce Bowler

United Academics A - Abel Bult-Ito

United Academics A Alt - Anthony "Tony" Rickard

United Academics B - Tim Hinterberger

United Academics B Alt - Nelta Edwards

USESE/Valdez - Cheryl Derifield

USESE/Valdez Alt - Ann Groeneveld

South Central Supervisory Alt - Bob Murphy

Southeast Region Alt - Chris Cairns

Southeast Supervisory Alt - Liam Carnahan