Executive Bios

Executive Officers of NASA are elected by a majority vote at each Annual General Meeting. The term of office for each position is two years. There are nine Executive positions - five of these positions are filled at the AGM in even years and four are filled at the AGM in odd years.

The Executive has full control and management of the affairs of the Union and meet on a regular basis. The Executive is responsible for the conduct of NASA business according to the bylaws and the intentions of the membership; they report on their activities to each Annual General Meeting.

The current Executive members and their terms of office are listed below:

President - ( - )

Elizabeth was first elected President of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA) in July of 2015. She previously served as NASA Treasurer and worked in accounting in the Research Office of the Department of Family Medicine.

Vice-President - ( - )

Quinn is serving his second term as Vice President of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).  He has worked in the University of Alberta Libraries since 2012.  In that time he has served as a NASA Steward (2013) and has served on the Political Action Committee since its incepti

Treasurer - ( - )

Aziz Akbari has been working with the University of Alberta since 2015. He began at the International Office as a Budget and Finance Supervisor and currently works at the Research Services Office as a Finance Analyst.

Secretary - ( - )

Elizabeth is serving her second term as Secretary of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA). She has worked for the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering since 2010. She currently works in the Department of Medicine - Division of Preventive Medicine.

Membership Chair - ( - )

Bryan Mortensen is the Administrative Secretary at the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (iSMSS). He also serves as the Executive Director for the altView Foundation for Gender Variant and Sexual Minorities. Bryan’s academic background is in English and Philosophy.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Chair - ( - )

Sobia has been part of the NASA EDI Committee, and this is her first term as the EDI Chair.

Grievance Chair - ( - )

Dinuka joined the U of A in May 2016, coming from Ontario, where he spent the last 9 years working at three post-secondary institutions.

Human Resources Committee Chair - ( - )

This is Kim’s first term as Human Resources Chair of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA). She began working for the University of Alberta as a Dental Assistant in the Main Clinic of the Department of Dentistry in February 1997.

Political Action & Member Education Chair - ( - )

Scott is serving his first term as Political Action and Member Education Chair. He works as the Communications Coordinator with Parkland Institute, an Alberta-wide, non-partisan research centre situated within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta.