Our Team

Released Officers

Carolyn Proulx-Wootton


• Official Spokesperson of the Local
• Administrator of Local Federation business
• Professional Relations Services
• College of Teachers/CAS
• Disciplinary Meetings 
• Performance Appraisals (TPAs)  
• Political Action 
• Public Relations
• Collective Bargaining 
• Union Steward Training
• Ex-Officio Member of all committees
• Health and Safety

Full time release position

Michaela Kargus

First Vice President

• Collective Agreement Issues
• Staffing
• Member Leaves of Absence
• Sick Leave/Medical Leave
• Long Term Disability 
• Return to Work/Accommodations
• Pregnancy/Parental Leave
• Chief Negotiator and Collective Bargaining 

• Grievances


Full time release position

Heather Chwastiak

Second Vice President

• GEETF Treasurer 
• Budget Preparation
• Retirement issues
• Committee Support 
• ETFO Annual Meeting/Resolutions Committee Chair/Delegate 

• Member of Collective Bargaining Committee


0.5 release position (days 2, 4, alternate 5)


Executive Assistant

Jeannette Dodds

Executuve Assistant

• Executive Assistant to the GEETF Office
• Arrange member release for Federation business
• Prepare expense forms and record financial transactions 
• Support the work of all GEETF committees
• Assist in facilitating committee events 


• Booking, administration and registration for Professional        Development workshops and committee meetings                  • GEETF website management 
• Administration of the Professional Development Conference Fund
• Goodwill

Full Time, non-union position

Our Executive

Executive At Large

Lori Burroughs Miller
Connie Hill
Lyndsay Houghtling                      Hayley Lapierre  

Cheryl Mann                                   Jennifer McColl                             Jacqueline McEwen                      Kataisha McQueen

Carolyn Proulx-Wootton, GEETF 

First Vice President
Michaela Kargus, GEETF

Second Vice President
Heather Chwastiak, GEETF (days 2, 4, alternate 5)   School – (days 1, 3, alternate 5)

Roberta Ryerse

Health and Safety Officer
Jennifer Orr    


Monique Coretti

Connie Hill

Indigenous Partnerships
Connie Hill 

First Five Years Teachers’
Lyndsay Houghtling

Awards & Recognition/Banquet
Jeannette Dodds

Collective Bargaining Committee
Michaela Kargus

Health & Safety
Jennifer Orr

Political Action/Public Relations
Lori Burroughs Miller

Professional Development
Jennifer McColl

Social Justice
Marsha Anguish and Anh Hoang 

Status of Women
Jaqueline McEwen

Union Steward Liaison
Carolyn Proulx-Wootton

Members of the Collective Bargaining Committee:
Lyndsay Houghtling, Cory Judson, Hayley Lapierre, Jennifer McColl, Jacqueline McEwen, Jennifer Orr

Ad Hoc FSL
Lyndsay Houghtling and Lacey Smith

Ad Hoc Scholarships
Lori Burroughs Miller

Ad Hoc Social
Hayley Lapierre

Ad Hoc Special Education
Lorelei Parsons