Our Staff

MSEA-SEIU, Local 1989 – (207) 622-3151 or 1-800-452-8794

Rod Hiltz

Executive Director


Office Extension: 1105
Work Email: rod.hiltz@mseaseiu.org


Directing the union’s staff and working with the elected leadership, Rod ensures that the policies, budget, constitution and by-laws of MSEA-SEIU Local 1989 are carried out. He provides leadership in policy development and implementation, and oversees internal and external communications.

Tom Feeley

General Counsel


Office Extension: 1110
Work Email: tom.feeley@mseaseiu.org


Tom primarily handles legal issues relating to enforcing union contracts and labor laws impacting the union and its members. He works with our Field Services Department on legal issues that come up in grievances and arbitrations or in bargaining, provides legal advice and support to all other departments, the Board of Directors and the union as needed, and represents the union before administrative agencies and the courts. Tom co-directs the Representational Services Department with Director of Field Mobilization Doug Swanson.

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Director of Field Mobilization


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Anne Macri

Deputy General Counsel


Office Extension: 1119
Work Email: anne.macri@mseaseiu.org


Anne primarily handles legal issues relating to enforcing union contracts and labor laws. She works with Field Services on legal issues that come up in grievances and arbitrations or in bargaining, provides legal advice and support to all other departments and the union as needed, and represents the union before administrative agencies and the courts.

Maygan Dunlap

Member Leader Development Coordinator


Office Extension: 1142
Work Email: maygan.dunlap@mseaseiu.org


Maygan helps strengthen our union through internal and external organizing of new members. She recruits new members, identifies workers who want union representation, develops and implements campaigns, and assists in the transition to collective bargaining.

Sarah Watson

Organizer


Office Extension: 1153
Work Email: sarah.watson@mseaseiu.org


Sarah helps strengthen our union through internal and external organizing of new members. She recruits new members, identifies workers who want union representation, develops and implements campaigns, and assists in the transition to collective bargaining.

Lindsey Bigelow

Field Representative


Office Extension: 1128
Work Email: lindsey.bigelow@mseaseiu.org


Lindsey works with Stewards to protect and improve workers’ rights. She provides support to bargaining unit members in administration and enforcement of collective bargaining agreements, including negotiations, grievance handling, arbitrations and organizing.

Mike Castaneda

Field Representative


Office Extension: 1130
Work Email: mike.castaneda@mseaseiu.org


A former MSEA-SEIU member, Mike works with Stewards to protect and improve workers’ rights. He provides support to bargaining unit members in administration and enforcement of collective bargaining agreements, including negotiations, grievance handling, arbitration and organizing.

Amanda Fickett

Field Representative


Office Extension: 1140
Work Email: amanda.fickett@mseaseiu.org


Amanda works with Stewards to protect and improve workers’ rights. She provides support to bargaining unit members in administration and enforcement of collective bargaining agreements, including negotiations, grievance handling, arbitrations and organizing.

Joe Gribbin

Field Representative


Office Extension: 1123
Work Email: joseph.gribbin@mseaseiu.org


Joe works with Stewards to protect and improve workers’ rights. He provides support to bargaining unit members in administration and enforcement of collective bargaining agreements, including negotiations, grievance handling, arbitration and organizing.

Jim McGurty

Field Representative


Office Extension: 1136
Work Email: jim.mcgurty@mseaseiu.org


A former member of our union, Jim works with Stewards to protect and improve workers’ rights. He provides support to bargaining unit members in administration and enforcement of collective bargaining agreements, including negotiations, grievance handling, arbitrations and organizing.

Frank Porter

Field Representative


Office Extension: 1124
Work Email: frank.porter@mseaseiu.org


A former MSEA-SEIU member, Frank works with Stewards to protect and improve workers’ rights. He provides support to bargaining unit members in administration and enforcement of collective bargaining agreements, including negotiations, grievance handling, arbitrations and organizing.

Meg Reilly

Field Representative


Office Extension: 1143
Work Email: meg.reilly@mseaseiu.org


Meg works with Stewards to protect and improve workers’ rights. She provides support to bargaining unit members in administration and enforcement of collective bargaining agreements, including negotiations, grievance handling, arbitrations and organizing.


Terry Baillargeon

Lead Member Support Specialist


Office Extension: 1113
Work Email: terry.baillargeon@mseaseiu.org


Terry provides member support for our union’s Representational Services Divison. She provides support for our contract bargaining activities, reclassification appeals, and court and Labor Board cases, as well as support on grievances and arbitrations.

Karen Rancourt-Thomas

Member Support Specialist


Office Extension: 1141
Work Email: karen.rancourt-thomas@mseaseiu.org


Karen provides member support for our union’s Representational Services Division. She provides support for our contract bargaining activities, reclassification appeals, and court and Labor Board cases, as well as support on grievances and arbitrations.

Jessica Doody

Executive Assistant


Office Extension: 1109
Work Email: jessica.doody@mseaseiu.org


A former member of MSEA-SEIU, Jessica provides support for executive-level staff, elected leaders, politics and legislation. She is responsible for human resources functions, purchasing, office and facilities management and Annual Meeting planning. Jessica provides support for the Board of Directors and the following committees: Constitution and By-Laws; Annual Meeting; Building Association; Constitution & By-Laws; Elections & Credentials; Elections Review; Labor/Management Committees; Member Strength; Organizational Review/Chapter Structure; PASER; Personnel; Resolutions; and Solidarity.

Joan Levesque

Receptionist / Staff Assistant


Office Extension: 0 --- or --- 1101
Work Email: joan.levesque@mseaseiu.org


When you call or stop by union headquarters, Joan will be there to greet you. A former MSEA-SEIU member, Joan is our receptionist and staff assistant to our administrative assistant. She maintains our meeting calendars, handles sales of discounted tickets and produces our new member packets and new retiree packets. She provides support for the Retirees Steering Committee and Area I, II and III Presidents and Vice Presidents. She also mails out all chapter and area caucus notices.

Shelly Page

Director of Finance & Administration


Office Extension: 1134
Work Email: shelly.page@mseaseiu.org


Shelly oversees the union’s finances. She designs, implements, and evaluates our accounting and fiscal operations. She ensures that our union and its affiliates operate under consistent fiscal policy in keeping with the organization’s goals, as well as federal and state mandates for compliance and reporting requirements. She also tracks PASER contributions.

Luanne Collins

Account Clerk


Office Extension: 1114
Work Email: luanne.collins@mseaseiu.org


Luanne provides bookkeeping services, including handling Building Association accounts and recording revenues. She’s also a staff resource for the Membership Benefits Committee, and the Retiree Northeast Delta Dental Plan. Working for our Income Protection Plan and Trust, she assists with claims and answers questions from plan participants.

Carmen Gardner

Account Clerk


Office Extension: 1107
Work Email: carmen.gardner@mseaseiu.org


If you file any MSEA-SEIU expenses, Carmen is the one who processes them. She maintains all accounting records for our accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll systems, including the allocation of charges and credits to appropriate cost centers. She completes and files related monthly and quarterly financial reports, and is responsible for paying chapter allotments.

Andy Wing

VEBA Eligibility & Claims Examiner II


Office Extension: 1108
Work Email: andy.wing@mseaseiu.org


Andy verifies, processes and maintains the claim files for the MSEA Income Protection Plan. He prepares the financial documents and works with the VEBA Committee and the auditors to ensure compliance under the Plan Document, ERISA regulations and IRS rules. Andy is available to present educational information at chapter and worksite meetings.

Steve Butterfield

Director of Information Services


Office Extension: 1137
Work Email: steve.butterfield@mseaseiu.org


Steve is our very own “I.T. Geek.” He designs, establishes, maintains and repairs our computer network and database systems, ensuring security and integrity. He creates specialized programming, and conducts research in support of our bargaining and legislative initiatives. He also evaluates, purchases and tests computer hardware and software.

Lynn Warner

Systems / Database Administrator


Office Extension: 1131
Work Email: lynn.warner@mseaseiu.org


A former MSEA-SEIU member, Lynn maintains our membership database and provides network system support. She’s responsible for network system monitoring and system backups, troubleshooting, query design, membership data maintenance, mass data imports, batch processing and data reporting. She develops and maintains tracking systems for membership applications, changes and updates. She also assists leadership and staff in troubleshooting computer issues.

Mary Anne Turowski

Director of Politics & Legislation


Office Extension: 1133
Work Email: maryanne.turowski@mseaseiu.org


A past president of MSEA-SEIU, Mary Anne manages and leads our union’s lobbying, electoral and member mobilization program. She recruits, trains and coordinates the work of member volunteers and staff. She educates members on political issues and mobilizes members in support of our political and legislative initiatives.

Bill MacDonald

Lead Member Political & Legislative Coordinator


Office Extension: 1120
Work Email: bill.macdonald@mseaseiu.org


A former MSEA-SEIU member, Bill works with MSEA-SEIU members to help build their power through the legislative and electoral process. He is developing our statewide legislative outreach program that builds political power in our members’ communities. He works on MSEA-SEIU endorsed candidate and referendum campaigns.

Jeff McCabe

Member Political and Legislative Coordinator


Office Extension: 1144
Work Email: jeff.mccabe@mseaseiu.org


Jeff works with MSEA-SEIU members to help build their power through the legislative and electoral process. He is developing our statewide legislative outreach program that builds political power in our members’ communities. He works on MSEA-SEIU endorsed candidate and referendum campaigns.

Tom Farkas

Communications & Training Coordinator


Office Extension: 1127
Work Email: tom.farkas@mseaseiu.org


Tom coordinates our written and electronic communications, including the Maine Stater, membership emails, fliers, news releases, website news, social media, legislative and electoral mailings, and advertising. He coordinates our Steward Trainings and our annual MSEA-SEIU Retirees Day. He serves as our photographer. He also serves as training coordinator for the Northern New England Council of the Service Employees International Union.

Stephen Tirrell

Information Technology Specialist


Office Extension: 1106
Work Email: stephen.tirrell@mseaseiu.org


A former member of MSEA-SEIU in his prior job at the Office of Information Technology for the State of Maine, Stephen performs system maintenance and installation of computer hardware and software for the union. He evaluates new systems to enhance the operation and effectiveness of the union’s computer network.

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