UniServ Staff

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Kathleen Heiman, UniServ Representative 425-440-6152

Issaquah EA and Mercer Island EA

Kathleen has worked as a union rep and organizer in Washington state since 1998. She was the Executive Director of the Bellevue Education Association for six years and has worked as a WEA UniServ Director since then. Her prior union work includes the Wisconsin Education Association Council, representing K-12 public school educators; and the National Treasury Employees Union, representing Social Security Administration attorneys, nuclear engineers employed by the Nuclear Regulatory Administration, and attorneys and other employees of the Internal Revenue Service in a multi-state region. Prior to the Affordable Care Act, she represented children with disabilities and their families gain access to health care. Kathleen’s husband is a Registered Nurse and has served as a union representative. They are the proud parents of a graduate of the Issaquah School District.  They are pleased to call Washington state home.

Michael Ruiz

Michael Ruiz, UniServ Representative 425-440-6161

Bellevue EA and Tahoma EA

Michael was a former Sammamish Council Lake Washington ESP member for five years,  where he worked at Support Services and Rosa Parks Elementary in the Lake Washington School District. He participated in the NEA Intern Program for Women and Ethnic Minorities in 2011. He was a Field Representative for SEIU Local 1948 - Public School Employees for three years before coming back to the Sammamish Council. He has been a UniServ Representative since August 2016.

Michael received his B.A. from Western Washington University and A.A. from Bellevue College.  When he is not working he enjoys time with his family, friends, and traveling.


Jada Walker, UniServ Respresentative 425-440-6146

Lake Washington ESP, Riverview EA, Snoqualmie Valley EA, Snoqualmie Valley ASA

Jada is a Uniserv Representative with the Sammamish Council with several years of experience in workers’ rights. During her legal studies, she interned with the U.S. Department of Labor, CWA, and the American Federation of Government Employees. Prior to joining the Washington Education Association, Jada advocated on behalf of a variety of public sector employees in Ohio.

Jada received her B.A. from Georgia State University and her J.D. from Howard University School of Law. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring the country, finding the sun, and spending time with her family.
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Charlotte Cole, Field Assistant 425-440-6151

Prior to coming to the Sammamish Council in 2006, Charlotte was a proud union member of LWESP (Rose Hill Elementary) and SEIU (Ben Rush Elementary) in the Lake Washington School District. Her four children are also products of Lake Washington.

Her passions are her five grandchildren, family, traveling, journaling, crafting, and reading. Being a life-long learner is also important!

Amy Moszeter, Field Assistant 425-440-6150

Amy joined the Sammamish Council team in December 2018.  She came from the Snoqualmie Valley school district.  She was a secretary, an active union member serving on the bargaining team for SVASA.

During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, playing & coaching volleyball, camping, reading, and puzzles.