GEO Office

Phone: (734) 995-0221

339 E. Liberty, Suite 340
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Officers, 2019-20

Emily Gauld, President |

Dory Fox, Vice President |

Erin Markiewitz, Treasurer |

Danny Blinderman,

Cecilia Morales, Head Steward |

Luis Flores & Leah Abrams, Communications

Cait Dyche & Kat Brausch, Grievance

Johann Hariman & Yael Kenan, Organizing

Ed Platt, Jen Triplett, & Sumeet Patwardhan, Bargaining Committee

Amir Fleischmann & Katherine McLean, Solidarity & Political Action (SPAC)

Ed Platt, Website


Denise Bailey, Staff Organizer
Denise became active in GEO her first year of graduate school, first as a steward for her department (Sociology) in 2007, then the following year as Treasurer and the year after that as President and Co-Chair of the Disability Access Caucus. Throughout her tenure as a graduate student she has seen two bargaining campaigns; she was also a key player in the disability access campaign in 2009 and 2010. She is passionate about keeping unions strong on campus and across Michigan. She is also a mother and long-time Bikram yoga practitioner.

Liz Ratzloff, Staff Organizer |
Liz taught as a GSI while pursuing a MS in Environmental Informatics and Conservation Ecology from the School of Natural Resources and Environment in 2017. Before attending UM, she was an organizer for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan. She brings a strong background in leadership development and database management and is passionate about helping GEO continue to be a leader in the wider labor movement. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her dogs and living a balanced life.

Yvette Patrick, Finance and Office Manager