Staff and Officers


Rebeca Perez-Menon


Born and raised in Mexico, Rebeca came to the US graduate studies at the University of Kansas. She holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Child Psychology from the University of Kansas and is board-certified behavior analyst at the doctorate level (BCBA-D).  Rebeca has been a part-time instructor at Western Michigan University since 2014 in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Her father and sister have been prominent union leaders in Mexico, and Rebeca has served as PIO President since May 2019.


Steven Chamberlain

Vice President, Organizing


Doug Coulter

Vice President, Contract Enforcement



Jasmine LaBine

Communications Officer

Jasmine is a double-alumna of WMU, having received her B.A. in Organizational Communication in 2013 and her M.A. in Communication at WMU in 2016. About a month after defending her thesis, she began teaching Gender and Communication at Western and has since expanded her teaching load to include Interpersonal Communication and Public Speaking at both WMU and KVCC. Jasmine is passionate about teaching students the power of messages in shaping, and especially challenging, reality. Go Broncos!

Judy Buchanan




Ian Anderson

Organizer (AFT Staff)

Born and raised in Oregon, Ian moved to Kalamazoo to pursue his MA in history at WMU. As a graduate student at Western Ian worked as a Teaching Assistant and became involved with the Teaching Assistants Union (AFT 1729), getting the chance to serve as president in his last year. After Ian’s program ended he worked first as a field organizer for the One Campaign for Michigan in 2018, and then as an Internal Organizer/Union Rep for SEIU Healthcare Michigan. Ian is incredibly excited to be back with AFT and working with these Kalamazoo-area higher ed locals!