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For further information about UWOFA, please contact us:

1201 Western Road
Elborn College, Room 2120
London, Ontario N6G 1H1


Rachel Heydon


About Rachel Heydon

Steven Laviolette

Grievance Officer

About Steven Laviolette


Cindy Cossar-JonesBio

Professional Officer

519-661-2111 x86960

About Cindy Cossar-Jones

Cindy became UWOFA’s Professional Officer in 2010 after spending 19 years with the City of London. Whilst at the city, I held various positions within the Ontario Works division and within the union.

As UWOFA's Professional Officer, I use my years of union knowledge and experience to assist UWOFA members and to support the activities of various committees: Grievance, Joint Committee, Negotiations, Policy and Governance, Librarians & Archivists Stewards Committee, and the Faculty Representatives Council.

Conan MastersonBio

Administrative Officer

519-661-2111 x80016

About Conan Masterson

As the Administrative Assistant for UWOFA, Conan is the main point of contact for members, assists Board members and staff, and helps keep the office running smoothly. Before joining the UWOFA team, she worked for 10 years with PSAC Local 610, the Teaching Assistants and Postdoc Union at Western. She is experienced working with a diverse group of members in an ever-shifting environment and is understanding of the inner workings of academic unions and the workplace.

Lina RodriguezBio

Member Services Officer

519-661-2111 x86218

About Lina Rodriguez

I have worked in the area of employee and labour relations since 2013. I started working at UWOFA in September 2015 as an Operational Support Officer and I was promoted to Member Services Officer in June 2017. Prior to coming to UWOFA, I worked as a recruiter at St. Joseph's Health Care London for two years.
As UWOFA's Member Services Officer, I support and advise members who have questions about the Collective Agreements and other employment matters. I also work closely with the Grievance Committee, the Librarians and Archivists Stewards Committee, and the Faculty Representatives Council. As well, I manage databases related to grievances and the work of Joint Committee. During bargaining, I am a member of the Strike Action Committee.

Maram Hijazi

Communications Officer

519-661-2111 x87965

About Maram Hijazi