HPAE State Officers
Ann Twomey, President
As a registered nurse at Englewood Hospital, Ann Twomey led the drive by Englewood’s nurses to unionize in the early 1970’s. Under Ann’s leadership, HPAE has grown from a small independent health care union into today’s powerful union of 11,000 members. Besides serving as President of HPAE, Ann also serves as a Vice President on the Executive Council of the American Federation of Teachers; HPAE’s international affiliate. Email Ann at email@example.com.
Bernie Gerard, Vice President
Bernie Gerard also led the drive by his colleagues to unionize with HPAE while working as an RN at University Hospital in Newark, NJ. Now, as our union’s Vice-President, Bernie brings the experience he gained as a nurse and an unmatchable amount of energy to his position heading up HPAE’s Professional Issues Department, continuing education program, and overseeing HPAE’s legislative initiatives. Email Bernie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbara Rosen, Secretary/Treasurer
Barbara Rosen is a long time member and leader of HPAE. She served as President of Local 5091, was a member of HPAE’s COPE committee, and has testified numerous times before legislative hearings. She is talented, respected and very capable. Email Barbara at email@example.com
The State Executive Council (SEC) is the governing body of HPAE. In between HPAE’s bi-annual conventions, the SEC implements the convention’s resolutions, supervises the affairs of the union, and authorizes the expenditure, investment, and management of the union’s fund’s.
The members of the SEC are the three “state” officers – President, First Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer – and two representatives from each HPAE local union. (See the list below.) The President and Grievance Chair of each local union are the two local representatives.
#5091 – Bergen Regional Medical Center
#5147 – Meadowlands Hospital
Revised December 2016