Directors

Stacy Chamberlain, Executive Director (she/her/hers)
(503) 239-9858 x4142
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Stacy Chamberlain joined Oregon AFSCME Council 75 as a council representative in 2005. Stacy currently serves as the Executive Director, prior to this appointment she served the Council as Collective Bargaining Director and Associate Director. In 2016 the delegates at the International Convention elected Stacy as an International Vice President.

Prior to her work with AFSCME, Stacy worked as a legislative aide to a State Senator in the Oregon Legislature. Before graduating law school from Willamette University, Stacy clerked at the United States Attorney's Office. She later worked as an associate at a labor law firm in Portland and was a senior policy advisor to a former Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard.

A Portland native, she brings with her a deep knowledge of labor and politics in Oregon. In May of 2013, Stacy was appointed to the Public Employee Benefit Board and currently serves on the Oregon AFL-CIO Executive Board.

To schedule a meeting with Stacy, please contact Kathy Formella [email protected].

Joe Baessler, Associate Director (he/him/his)
(503) 239-9858 x4135
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Joe Baessler joined the Oregon AFSCME staff in 2006. A native of the Midwest, prior to joining AFSCME Baessler worked on the staffs of Gov. Ted Kulongoski, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, and Multnomah County Commissioner Lisa Naito, among others. He is also a co-founder of the Oregon Bus Project. Baessler graduated from Michigan State University in 1997 and has a law degree from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. Baessler and his wife, Sarah, have three young children.

Andy Friedman, Field Services Director (he/him/his)
(503) 239-9858 x4143
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Andy Friedman was hired as the union's Field Services Director in 2014. For 16 years prior to working with AFSCME, Friedman worked as an Organizer on the East Coast and in the Midwest for SEIU International, and for SEIU locals in Pennsylvania and New York City as a Union Representative. Se habla Espanol.

Corey Hope Nicholson, Organizing and Education Director (she/her/hers)
(503) 239-9858 x4138
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Corey Hope Nicholson has been the AFSCME Strong Program Manager since October 2015. Nicholson worked for almost a decade for 1199 SEIU running campaigns to organize over 5,000 new workers into the union. Prior to that, she was the Program Director of the North Shore (Mass.) Labor Council, AFL-CIO. She also served as the board co-chair of the New England Jewish Labor Committee, on the board of the Women’s Institute for Leadership Development, and as a regular trainer and mentor to young organizers with the Jewish Organizing Initiative Network. A native of Denver, Nicholson lives in Portland with her husband, Zev Nicholson and their young son General.

David Kreisman, Communications Director (he/him/his)
(503) 239-9858 x4118
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Prior to joining Oregon AFSCME, David spent six years with AFSCME International where he oversaw strategic communications on internal/external organizing campaigns, legislative/policy fights, and political campaigns. Originally from the Midwest, David managed political and progressive advocacy campaigns in Wisconsin for a decade before joining the labor movement. David graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and lives in SE Portland with his dog Dexter.

DAVE CUTLER, FISCAL DIRECTOR (HE/HIM/HIS)
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Kathy formella, Human Resources Manager/Executive Assistant (she/her/hers)
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