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Evan Eslinger

Evan Eslinger began his experience with union activism as an NEA member in the suburban Kansas City area, where he spent eight years as a teacher, coach, and local association president. In 2005, he began union staff work as an Organizational Consultant and organizer with the Arizona Education Association. He then accepted a position with Education Minnesota in 2007, serving as an organizer and organization development specialist throughout the state. He began working for the NEA and became an AFSE member in 2010, eventually serving several leadership roles in AFSE and being elected AFSE president in 2019. He now lives back in suburban Kansas City, where he takes his union activism with a side of barbecue and live blues music.


Latoya Johnson
LaToya Johnson, a Montgomery, Alabama native, began her career in education as a secondary teacher in Alabama and Virginia.  In 2001, she interned with the National Education Association (NEA) Minority and Women’s Program and was assigned to Iowa.  Prior to joining NEA, LaToya was a UniServ Director in South Carolina, Florida, and Maryland.  She is currently an Organizational Specialist with the NEA in the Center for Organizing Affiliate Support (C4OAS).  Assigned to Zone 1, she works with Connecticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island).  She resides in GA and enjoys traveling with her son, reading, and spending time with family and friends.


Amy Simpson
Amy Simpson spent the first 14 years of her professional career as a citizen advocate and campus organizer for state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs). She worked for consumer and environmental protection, and good government issues (e.g. campaign finance reform) on the state and federal levels in Colorado, Massachusetts, and Ohio. In 2003, she moved to Las Cruces, NM to begin my second career as a high school English and film teacher. She taught English and Film Studies at the high school and college level for the next 12 years. She co-organized the first successful union drive in Charter School in NM. After experiencing attacks on public education in New Mexico, she became a local leader in efforts to fight the devastating policies and (de)forms forced upon students, teachers, and public education. She has been an AFSE member working with the Center for Organizing since 2015.


Eric Rosenquist
Eric Rosenquist, in coordination with the AFSE Executive Committee, has managed AFSE’s finances since 2019. He is an Organizational Specialist on the C4OAS Zone 3 team. Some of the events of which Eric is most proud are supporting the educator walk-outs in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Arizona during the 2018 Red4Ed movement and winning key elections in 2020 and 2022. He most often works on organizing programs involving member-organizers and issue advocacy campaigns. In his spare time, Eric enjoys hiking, biking, traveling, and reading.

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