2013 Elections Will Open February 13
Nominations open from February 13 to March 8
Voting begins March 25 and concludes April 15
Results from the election will be announced April 19. Elected members will serve two years (2013-2015). Members are elected by being among the five candidates who receive the most votes. The two candidates with the next highest number of votes will be selected as alternates. If, for any reason, a member cannot fill a term, the top alternate will move into a voting position. Alternates serve for one year (2013-2014).
Review Candidates: Candidates are featured below along with biographical information. Please review the candidates then use the anonymous ballot to submit your representative preferences.
2013 SAA Ballot
2013 SAA Candidates
My name is Alex Amegashie and I am working for UA Statewide Fund Accounting as a Financial Accountant. My primarily job is to assist in ensuring that the university meets its financial reporting responsibilities towards both external and internal bodies. I am Army veteran, originally came to Alaska in 2006 on military orders. Alaska is now my home; I enjoy the beauty and close knit family experience of this great State.
My academic background includes Masters in Business Administration from UAF and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Liberty University in Virginia. Some of my achievements are Lifetime Membership to International Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma and JP Jones Industry Leadership Award in Financial Sector.
I volunteer in the community to offer financial advice and tax preparation services. I also serve as an audit committee member of my church to review financial records. I am always looking for opportunity to serve, and SAA offers that. In SAA, I will promote issues important to all staff and also assist in the university decision-making process and governance.
My name is Chrystal Warmoth, I moved to Anchorage in 1996 from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I worked for DHL Global Forwarding for 10 years doing logistics, operations , collections and customer service. I was briefly the Operations Manager for a small trucking company called Legacy Logistics before I came to work for UA Facilities and Land Management in April, 2012 as the Administrative Assistant. In just the year that I have been here at the University I now know that wherever I end up it will be within the academia world. I love the atmosphere, the people and the attitude that knowledge is something to attain at any age. I think it is important to give back and be involved in something that is important to you. I also believe that if you want change or want something to remain the same, that you have to make sure that you have made an effort to make your voice heard otherwise no complaining when it doesn’t go the way you want it to. J I have two beautiful daughters who are 20 and 28yrs old, 1 grandson who is 7 and come this October I will have either another grandson or a granddaughter. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, sitting in the sunshine, listening to music, taking pictures and going to the bookstore.
Debra Rimer joined the StatewideCost Analyst Department, October 2011. Before coming to Statewide, Debra spent a year as the fiscal officer at UAF College of Engineering & Mines and two years at Facilities Services. Her work before coming to UA includes being a contract administrator for a Department of Defense research contract and an office/accounting managerfor Nortech Environmental Engineering. Debra has been in Alaska since 1984 and graduated from UAF in 1997 with a BA in Psychology and Economics. She is on the Board of Directors of both the Ester Volunteer Fire Department and with Toastmasters here at UAF. One of her current projects with SAA is working with Facilities Services to improve the Butrovich Picnic area by installing a Pergola and an ADA compliant walkway. Debra is also a Captain on 2 Statewide Teams competing in the 2013 Spring Fittest Competition. Debra enjoys hiking,
kayaking, quilting, healthy cooking, and gardening.
Dory Straight is the Scholarship Officer for UA Foundation. Dory began her career at UA in 2008 when she moved to Alaska from Idaho. Dory is responsible for administering the UA Foundation scholarships and awards program, along with increasing private support for existing UA scholarships. She enjoys working with donors to lighten the financial load on our students. Dory feels that working with governance can make a positive change not just for staff members, but ultimately the system as a whole.\
Karesa Kramer is the Fiscal Technician for UA Foundation Accounting. She started with the University of Alaska Foundation as an Administrative Assistant, and became an integral part of the fundraising efforts for the University of Alaska. She participated in the Statewide Staff Campaign and contributed her time and effort in assisting with the success of the campaigns which garnered over 50% staff participation. Karesa also assisted in the success of the UA Foundation Annual Reports between 2007-2010, one in which earned a Gold Star award recognition by the Council For Advancement And Support of Education (CASE). One of Karesa’s goals while working for UA is to continue her academic journey, and she believes in continuing education to acquire knowledge. She accomplished this goal when she graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in May 2012 with an Associate’s degree in Accounting.
Linda Hall came to Fairbanks from Anchorage in Feb 2006 joining UA Statewide in Cost Analysis. She moved to Fairbanks in order to be closer to the grandkids. In December 2007 she accepted an accountant position in Foundation Accounting. She has been in the accounting field for over 20 years. In 2005 she was an ambassador to China in the People to People program for accounting. She traveled to Beijing and Shanghi for that program. In her spare time she likes to take walks, crochet, read or spend time with the grandkids.
Monique Musick was elected to the Statewide Administration Assembly her first year at UA in 2008 and has been an enthusiastic participant ever since. Currently completing her second term as SAA President, Musick is also Vice Chair of the Staff Alliance where she represents Statewide staff on a systemwide level. She is interested in continuing to represent staff in the governance process. Some of the key issues for Musick include ways to better recognize and compensate staff; career and professional development; managed health care; workplace satisfaction; and open communications. Musick believes that staff play a very important roll at the university and can provide valuable insight to administrative initiatives. She’s seen that the entire institution benefits from a healthy and transparent governance process and wants to continue to work to improve and develop those processes
Coty moved to Alaska in 1990 after graduating from the University of Minnesota, Mankato. She has worked the last 18 years in the medical field as the office manager for a physical therapy clinic, and recently at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital where she was a Clinic Facilitator for the Cardiology Clinic and a Patient Financial Services Rep/Biller for Home Health Care. Tanya is the Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and is really enjoying the career change. Tanya is married to Brad Coty, has 3 children, Joseph 18, Kayla 16, and Jacob 13. She also has 2 step children, Christopher 20, and Carine 17. When not at work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, sports, and just being outside in Alaska.