Staff Alliance 2014-15
Monique Musick, Chair
SW SAA Vice President
SW Public Affairs
Monique Musick was born and raised in Ester, Alaska. After attending ICS and later Lathrop High School, she received a bachelor’s of art in journalism from UAF. She currently works for UA Public Affairs doing what she enjoys most: photography, communications and graphic design. She became involved with governance in 2009 shortly after coming to UA Statewide and has enjoyed being an active member of System Governance ever since. She values the opportunity afforded through shared governance to support co-workers, participate in policy review, advise on changes in the university and to advocate on behalf of staff throughout the system. She recently purchased her old family home in Ester and enjoys gardening, photography, motor sports, outdoor activities, prospecting, music and time with friends.
Kathleen McCoy, Vice Chair
UAA APT Council President
UAA University Advancement
227 Administration Building
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Kathleen McCoy is a Navy brat born in Denver, CO, who followed her family to Guam, the Philippines, Japan, and eventually San Diego, CA. She earned concurrent BAs in journalism and classical rhetoric from UC Berkeley. She has worked as a reporter and editor in Alaska for 30 years, currently writing stories for internal and external publications for UAA.
Dayna Mackey, Secretary
UAS Staff Council Vice President
UAS Career Education
221 Technical Education Center
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801
Dayna Mackey was born and raised in Oklahoma. She earned a B.S.Ed. in health, physical education and recreation from East Central University (2000), and a M.Ed. in higher education administration from University of Arkansas (2002). She worked for Arkansas universities before she moved to Fairbanks and worked at UAF. In 2010, she moved to Juneau to work at UAS in the School of Career Education as administrative manager. She participated on various UAF and UAS governance committees.
Faye Gallant, Treasurer
UAF Staff Council Vice President
UAF Office of Management and Budget
109B Administrative Services Center
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Faye Gallant was born and raised on the coast of Maine. She received her B.A. in Geography from UAF in 2006, and her Master of Public Administration from UAS in 2013. She lives in a cabin in the woods with her husband and two dogs, and loves to hike, travel, and play outside.
UAF Staff Council President
Instructional Program Consultant
UAF Office of Information Technology
319B Bunnell Building
303 Tanana Drive, Room 233
Fairbanks, AK 99775
SW Statewide Administration Assembly Member
Lead Desktop Support Technician
SW Office of Information Technology
230 Bunnell Building
P.O. Box 755320
910 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Tom attended Marquette University graduating with a BS degree, majoring in Biomechnical Engineering & Law, and promptly moved to Alaska. He joined OIT as a mid-level technician and was promoted to lead his department less than two years later. He spends as much of his time as he can in the mountains or on Alaska's rivers. Tom currently leads the OIT Desktop Support team.
UAS Staff Council President
UAS Administrative Services Operations
2600 7th Avenue
Gwenna Richardson came to Alaska in 1996 via the Army. She married, and retired from the military. She completed her B.A. in administration management and accounting from Excelsior College, Albany, NY in 2005. She served as the Ketchikan Member-At-Large from 2006-2008, UAS Vice President from 2009-2011 and from 2012-present as the UAS President of Staff Council. As a member of Staff Alliance, she serves on the Joint Health Care Committee, Staff Health Care Committee and various subcommittees.
UAA Classified Council President; UAA University Assembly President
Academic Workforce Program Administrator
Partners in Policymaking Program Administrator
2702 Gambell Street
Anchorage AK 99503
Liz came to Alaska 6+ years ago from North Carolina after retiring from the federal government. She has a BS in Organizational Development and an MS in Computer Information Systems. As her retirement job, she decided to join the University. She has worked in Biology, Chemistry & Physics and now serves in the Center for Human Development Department – part of the College of Health. She has served on several committees and committees. Currently is a member of Staff Alliance and serves on the IT Executive Council.