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Labor Executive Council

The Labor Executive Council (formerly the Cabinet on Economic and General Welfare) is the democratically elected governing body for WSNA’s union-related work statewide. To be eligible for election or appointment to the council, a person must hold current membership in WSNA, be represented for collective bargaining by WSNA, and meet the WSNA definition of staff nurse.

Functions of the Council

  • Set priorities for functions and activities of WSNA labor relations.
  • Create program objectives and periodically evaluate the state of the economic and general welfare program.
  • Develop and review policies and procedures relating to the conduct of collective bargaining, contract administration, contract enforcement, organizing and other labor relations activities.
  • Promote economic and general welfare education programs.
  • Encourage the organization of local units in collective bargaining and related labor relations activities on behalf of nurses.
  • Establish standards for local units and approve local unit rules.
  • Enact fiscal policies for managing and governing economic and general welfare-designated funds.

Members of the Council (2023-2025)

Edna Cortez, RN
Chair
Edna Cortez, RN
Shoreline
Jacob Garcia, MSN, BSN, RN, PCCN
Vice Chair
Jacob Garcia, MSN, BSN, RN, PCCN
Pasco
Jon Olson, RN
Secretary-Treasurer
Jon Olson, RN
Kelso
Member at large
Susie Cervantes, RN
Toppenish
Yunna Flenord, RN
Member at large
Yunna Flenord, RN
University Place
Member at large
Anne Landen, RN
Tacoma
Member at large
Jessica Lewellen, RN
Spokane
Member at large
Shelly Mead, RN
Tacoma
Ruby Crisostomo Tan, BSN, RN
Member at large
Ruby Crisostomo Tan, BSN, RN
Tacoma
Tristan Twohig, RN, CEN
Member at large
Tristan Twohig, RN, CEN
Spokane