Stacy Chamberlain, Executive Director (she/her/hers)
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Stacy Chamberlain is a mom, a fierce social justice advocate, a long-time union leader, seasoned executive, policy wonk, and someone who doesn’t blanch at setting big goals. She is focused on helping workers find their voice and collective power to build the communities they want to live and work in.

Stacy joined Oregon AFSCME Council 75 as a Council Representative in 2005 and became the Executive Director in 2018. Previously, she served the Council as the Collective Bargaining Director and Associate Director. She was elected International Vice President in 2016 and re-elected in 2020.

A Portland native and Willamette University Law School graduate, Stacy also has worked as Chief of Staff to a state senator in the Oregon legislature, a clerk for the U.S. Attorney's Office, an associate at a labor law firm, and a senior policy advisor to a former Portland City Commissioner.

She serves on the Oregon AFL-CIO Executive Board and is a founding member of Oregon Women Labor Leaders (OWLL).

Joe Baessler, Associate Director (he/him/his)
(971) 271-7835
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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.

Corey Hope Nicholson, Staff Director (she/her/hers)
(971) 271-7825
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Corey Hope Nicholson has been with Oregon AFSCME since 2015 after almost a decade working for 1199 SEIU MA running campaigns to organize over 5,000 new workers. Prior to that, she was the Program Director of the North Shore 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 two young children Rebel & General.

David Kreisman, PUBLIC AFFAIRS MANAGER (he/him/his)
(971) 271-7818
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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 NE Portland with his dog Dexter.

Andy Chavira, member engagement DIRECTOR (HE/HIM/HIS)
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Kathy formella, Human Resources Director (she/her/hers)
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