- President: Kay Emmert
- Vice-President: Christina De Angelo
- Secretary: Shawn Gilmore
- Treasurer: Matt Goodman
- Grievance Committee Chair: David Gooler
- Communications Chair: Joe Grohens
- Bargaining Research Committee Chair: Cindy Wachter
President: Kay Emmert
Kay Emmert is the elected President of NTFC for the 2017-2018 academic year. She is a Lecturer in the Department of English and teaches courses in writing. Kay served as lead negotiator for the union’s first collective bargaining agreement. She has been the chair of the bargaining research committee for the last 3 years. Kay’s goal is to support the growth of the union’s committees and new leaders. By the time her term finishes she intends to leave the union stronger than when she found it.
Vice President: Christina de Angelo
Christina is an instructor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She also teaches Spanish to younger students from pre-school to High School age at programs throughout Campus.
Secretary: Shawn Gilmore
Treasurer: Matt Goodman
Matt is a lecturer in the Materials Materials Science and Engineering department. He recently completed his Ph.D. in Materials Science and is now affiliated with the Hoeft Technology and Management Program, where he teaches classes to both engineering and non-engineering students. As Treasurer he is responsible for the financial side of our union.
Grievance Committee Chair: David Gooler
David is a lecturer in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science and an audiologist. He teaches courses in communication sciences and disorders, and his research focuses on clinical and basic hearing sciences. David served on the Grievance Committee during the 2016-2017 academic year. As Chair of the Grievance Committee for 2017-2018, he will address contract-related concerns and grievances brought to the committee by bargaining unit members.
Communications Chair: Joe Grohens
Joe is an instructor in the department of English specializing in Business and Technical Writing. As Communications Chair he is responsible for communications to union members.
Bargaining Research Chair: Cynthia Wachter
Cindy Wachter is a lecturer in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism. She attended bargaining sessions last spring as we negotiated our first contract and has also contributed to the Bargaining Research report on Visiting Faculty. As Bargaining Research Committee Chair she provides leadership in the identification of and recommended improvements to the working conditions most important to the bargaining unit.
Stewards Council Head: Dennis Dullea
Dennis is a senior instructor in the English Department. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, he started teaching at the University of Illinois in 1989. Dennis’ current focus is on leading Stewards Council.