2014-2015 Board Members
Sanela Bejdic, Chair
The functions of the Chair include: Preside over Webster Staff Alliance meetings; represent the Webster Staff Alliance; be available to staff members to discuss relevant concerns and interests; be an ex-officio member to all staff committees; be the liaison for the constituency to the University Administration; work with the Associate Chair regarding budget matters; and maintain log of meetings, presentations, special events and committee documentation.
Sanela works as an Academic Resource Coordinator in the Academic Resource Center, and has been in this position since August 2010. Sanela was elected as WSA Chair in 2014 for a two-year term. She was previously the WSA Compensation Chair.
Dana Parker, Associate Chair
The functions of the Associate Chair include: Maintain accurate budget records and handle all monetary duties; assist the Chair as needed; be an ex-officio member on all staff committees; serve as Acting Chair in the Chair’s absence or should the chair be unable to complete the current term of office.
Dana works as a Coordinator in the Academic Resource Center, and has been with the University for 7 years. She was elected as WSA Associate Chair in 2014 for a two-year term.
Christina Gilbert, Secretary
The functions of the Secretary include: Record and maintain accurate minutes of all WSA board meetings; maintain complete and accurate records of all WSA correspondence; and update the WSA website as needed.
Chrissy works as the Transfer & Articulation Coordinator in the Office of Admission, and has been in this position since October 2010. She was elected as WSA Secretary in 2014 for a two-year term.
Debra Ingles, Extended Campus Chair
The functions of Extended Campus Chair include: Preside and work closely with extended campus staff; provide insight to their needs and requests for more extended campus inclusion; appoint volunteers to assist with WSA extended campus activities and events; and create interest for new and current extended campus staff to participate and contribute ideas for WSA functions.
Debra currently works as an Academic Advisor at the WingHaven campus, but has served as an extended campus director for Webster sites near Boston and in San Antonio. She has been with the University for 9 years. Debra was elected as WSA Extended Campus Chair in 2014 for a two-year term.
Elizabeth Condon-Oakberg,Compensation Chair
Functions of the Compensation Chair include: Preside over all Compensation Development Funds, meetings and projects regarding compensation; appoint a minimum of six members of the constituency, who are not currently serving on the WSA Board, to serve one-year renewable appointments on the WSA Compensation Committee; handle compensation issues as they arise; maintain a record of surveys, results, proposals, responses and other documentation regarding issues and concerns throughout the term.
Liz works as Student Employment Coordinator in the Career Planning and Development Center, and has been with the University for 7 years. She transitioned to WSA Compensation Chair in 2014 for a two-year term, after being elected and serving as the Associate Compensation Chair for two years.
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Functions of the Associate Compensation Chair include: Manage and oversee the Professional Development funds budget; preside over the organization of Professional Development day and organize a committee of volunteers for the events; act as Acting Compensation Chair in the Chair’s absence or should the Compensation Chair be unable to complete the current term of office.
Eileen works as the Representative in the Legal Studies Department, and started with the University in this position in February 2014. She was appointed to the vacant position of Associate Compensation Chair in 2014.
Blerina Polovina, Membership Chair
Functions of the Membership Chair include: Maintain e-mail distribution for the WSA Saint Louis and extended campus listserv; create interest for new and current staff members to participate in activities and attend WSA functions; send out welcome letter and organize campus tours for new employees.
Blerina works as the International Credential Specialist in the Office of Admission, and has been in that position just over 5 years. She was appointed as WSA Membership Chair to fill the vacant position and finish out the term of the previous Membership Chair.
Patricia Baygents, Special Events Chair
Functions of the Special Events Chair include: Preside over Professional Development Day, and assist the Associate Chair with their Holiday Party and Special Events activities; supervise the preparation and distribution, in conjunction with the Membership Chair, fliers to announce monthly constituency meetings.
Patti currently works as the Admission Events Coordinator in the Office of Admission, and has been with the University for over 7 years. She was elected as WSA Special Events Chair in 2013 to serve a two-year term.
Jaime Stecker, Associate Special Events Chair
Functions of the Associate Special Events Chair include: Arrange catering for WSA Holiday Party, sessions, luncheons and activities; assist the Special Events Chair with the Professional Development subcommittee and events; serve as Special Events Chair in the Chair’s absence or should the Special Events Chair is unable to complete the current term.
Jaime works as a Department Associate in the Office of Admission, and has been in that position for 3 years. She was elected as Associate Special Events Chair in 2014, and will have the opportunity to move into the Special Events Chair position in 2015.