MUNFA President

Dr. Ken Snelgrove, Engineering
munfa.pres@mun.ca

Contact MUNFA

Room ER4047
Alexander Murray Building
St. John’s, NL, Canada A1B 3X5
Telephone: (709)864-8642
FAX: (709)864-3703
Email: munfa@mun.ca

Staff Contacts

  • James Farrell – Legal Counsel
  • Kim O’Reilly – Office Manager (T)864-8642; (E) munfa@mun.ca
  • Travis Perry  – Membership and Administrative Coordinator (T)864-4090; (E) membership.munfa@mun.ca
  • Amy Wadden – Labour Relations Officer (T)864-4197; (E) lro.munfa@mun.ca

Staff Bios

James Farrell – Legal Counsel

James Farrell is MUNFA’s Legal Counsel. James is primarily responsible for providing advice to the Association on all aspects of labour and human rights law, including the duty to accommodate, employee discipline and workplace investigations. James is also responsible for representing the Association and its members at arbitration hearings. Prior to joining MUNFA, James completed his articles and practiced law with the City of Calgary, and worked as a Labour Relations Advisor in the public sector where he was responsible for all aspects of collective agreement administration and grievance management. James is a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers.

Kim O’Reilly – Administrative Officer

Kim O’Reilly is MUNFA’s Administrative Officer and has been with the Association for 23 years. In Kim`s position, she is responsible for the daily administrative and financial issues of the Association and works with the President and the Treasurer on executive and financial matters. She has worked with many of the MUNFA Committees in different capacities and has acquired a vast knowledge and appreciation of the internal work of the Association. Kim has enjoyed working with MUNFA through many transitions over the course of her career. Prior to working at MUNFA, Kim had extensive experience in the private sector as an Executive Assistant and Administrative Professional.

Travis Perry – Membership & Administrative Coordinator

Travis Perry is MUNFA’s Membership and Administrative Coordinator. Travis maintains MUNFA’s various membership lists and coordinates communication to new faculty appointees and retirees. In his role, he assists with the implementation of MUNFA’s communication strategy including the maintenance of the MUNFA website, the media contact list, and the email listserv through which all of our Information Bulletins are distributed. Travis provides support to various committees including Communications, Benefits, Pensions and Scholarships.

Prior to joining MUNFA, Travis worked for 7 years within the student movement, fighting for accessible, high-quality, publicly funded post-secondary education on a local, provincial and national level. In that time, Travis worked closely with various labour organizations on- and off-campus, including the Faculty Association.

Amy Wadden – Labour Relations Officer

Amy Wadden is MUNFA’s Labour Relations Officer. Amy is the first point of contact for ASMs with Collective Agreement interpretation questions or concerns. As Labour Relations Officer, she transfers information to the relevant Academic Freedom and Grievance (AF&G) Committee (SJ or Grenfell Campus). A large part of Amy’s role involves supporting the SJ Campus AF&G Committee and, as required, Grenfell’s AF&G Committee. Amy attends all grievance meetings on the SJ Campus with MUNFA case officers (both individual and Association) and consults with ASMs who have concerns about the application of Memorial’s policies. Amy found her love for labour relations after completing the Master of Employment Relations at Memorial University in 2011. Before joining the MUNFA team in early 2016, Amy worked in a variety of roles at Memorial for 8 years. Her diverse experience and knowledge of University policies and procedures serve as an asset to her role as MUNFA’s Labour Relations Officer.