Tari Hayes, CAP-OM
Diana Eilers, CAP-OM
Jo Ann Yonemura
Kathleen Long, CAP
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2012-2013 Chapter Officers
IAAP Willamette Chapter Officers for 2012-2013
President--Tari Hayes, CAP-OM
Tari Hayes is an Administrative Assistant for the City of Albany. Having spent 5 years with the Cityís Parks and Recreation Department, she took a position with the Cityís Community Development Department in July of 2011. While deciding on whether to take the position in the Community Development department, the Community Development director visited her office and saw her Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) and Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) certifications hanging on the wall. He shared with her how much he respected and appreciated the CPS/CAP designations. It turned out that an office manager in his past had gone through the certifications. The dedication she showed, the curriculum, and the knowledge and skills she brought to the workplace after certification, really impressed him. That was when Tari decided to take the position with the new department.
Prior to working for the City of Albany, Tari spent 3 years working for the State of Oregon. First as the Executive Assistant to the Oregon Department of Transportation's Office of Project Delivery, then as the Executive Assistant to the Director of the Oregon Public Utilities Commission.
While employed as an Agency Administrator at the State Farm Regional Office in DuPont, WA, Tari was encouraged by her supervisor to make use of the many continuing education courses being offered. She earned her CPS ranking in November, 2003 and was re-certified in 2008. While employed with the City of Albany, she was determined to earn the CAP designation, which she did in May of 2009. She earned her MS Office certification from the Business Computer Training Institute in 2001.
Tari has been an International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) member since 2003, spending most of that time as a member-at-large. Some of the administrative staff in the City started inviting her to the Willamette Chapter meetings in 2010 and she became a Chapter member that year. She is thankful for the leadership and educational opportunities that come from being a member.
Tari is intent on spreading the word about the many benefits of IAAP membership and CAP/CAP-OM certification. The biggest benefit she finds from membership is the ability to network with a great group of administrative staff, across departments and outside agencies. She would like the Chapter to grow both the professional and associate memberships in the coming year. The chapter is exploring ways to partner with the Business Technology program at Linn-Benton Community College.
Tari is also the Vice-President of her local American Federation of State and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and serves as co-captain on the Cityís Relay for Life team. The rest of her spare time is spent with her son and visiting her far flung family across the country.
Vice President--Diana Eilers, CAP-OM
Diana graduated from Linn-Benton Community College with an Associates of Applied Science Degree. Right after graduation, Diana began her career at Benton County Parole & Probation as an Office Specialist. After working for Benton County for 4 years, she was hired at the City of Albany in the City Manager's Office as an Administrative Assistant.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with family. She has been a member of IAAP for 6 years.
Sheena works as an Administrative Assistant at the Albany Public Library.
Recording Secretary--Gina Burrese
Gina is an Office Clerk in the City Managerís Office. She provides office support for the City Managerís Office, Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology Departments. Some of her responsibilities include handling incoming and outgoing departmental mail, copying and distributing City Council agendas, processing purchase orders and processing invoices for payment, order and process purchasing paperwork for specific office supplies for staff, and assist with scheduling interviews. Gina loves her job because there is such a variety of tasks. Working in the City Managerís Office is never boring.
In her spare time, she likes to make greeting cards, gardening, and decorating her home. She has taken mission trips to Haiti.
Gina joined IAAP after an enthusiastic recommendation from her supervisor. It appealed to her because she realized that she could gain useful skills for her job in a friendly atmosphere that doesnít interfere with her busy schedule.
Corresponding Secretary/Newsletter Co-Editor--Tonya Hammer
Tonya is employed by the Oregon School Boards Association as a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to the Bookkeeper. Her job responsibilities range from answering incoming calls for 30+ staff members to assisting with payables, receivables, reconciliations and more. Prior to her position at the association, she worked in the front office in the health care industry.
She keeps her skills sharp by working through the Options Training program offered through IAAP. Tonya enjoys spending time with her family, which is normally at a football game, basketball game, or a band concert for her son. Her very talented son will be a sophomore in high school this fall and is the joy of her life.
Tonya joined IAAP in December 2011.
Newsletter Co-Editor--Debbie Green
Debbie currently works for the Dallas School District as the Assistant to the Superintendent and HR Assistant (supporting the Assistant Superintendent). Her job responsibilities range from board secretary to management of personnel for the district. She is currently taking classes towards an Administrative Professional Associates Degree.
One of her responsibilities is to mentor the Dallas School District secretaries and to hold a meeting with them once a month. She became interested in IAAP as a possible resource to help mentor and train these employees and provide them with professional growth opportunities. She enjoys athletics, cycling, playing the piano and spending time with her grandson.
Membership Chair/Webmaster--Jo Ann Yonemura
Jo Ann is employed by Samaritan Albany General Hospital Foundation as a Foundation Assistant and has been with the company for 8 years.
In her spare time, she enjoys rubber stamping, scrapbooking, music, photography, traveling, gardening, cooking and leading her daughter's troop of Brownie Girl Scouts.
Jo Ann's expertise is in event planning. Some of the events she has planned in the recent years are reunions, food festivals, private parties, fundraisers, luaus, and seminars. Jo Ann planned her own wedding in which over 1,200 invited guests were in attendance!
Jo Ann graduated from the University of Oregon's Festival and Events Management Program in 2004. She has been a member of IAAP since 1997 and held the offices of President, Treasurer and Membership Chair. She is currently studying to take the CAP exam. Her true passion is coaching administrative professionals.
Bylaws Chair--Linda Wakefield
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