Professional Staff Association

GateWay's PSA needs you! Test

The current PSA executive leadership will complete their terms in office in Spring 2016. That's less than one year to a new PSA executive board! All positions - president, president-elect, secretary, and treasurer - will be open. If you have ever considered running for PSA office, now is the time to start planning. If you have any questions about time commitment, duties, and opportunities, please contact Janey Buri.

PSA offers many opportunities for you to get involved. Read on for opportunities to support fundraising efforts, events and elections!


Thank a Gecko ... all year long!

PSA is excited to say that our "Thank-You-Gram" fundraiser was a smashing success! PSA will continue to sell the grams by special order throughout the year. To order grams for your special Gecko(s), contact Janey Buri.


Check back often for the latest PSA Events.

PSA Spring Fling happens in April

GateWay's PSA is excited to hold the Spring Fling 2015 on April 9. The event, "Healthy Choices, Positive Change" features guest speakers Michelle Hamm and Sharon Zygowicz. Learn how to make good choices to enhance your personal and professional life, as well as strategies to reduce stress and avoid burnout. The day also includes games, prizes, and lots of fun! PSA hopes to hold two sessions - one in the morning and one in the afternoon - to maximize participation. However, each session must have a minimum of 20 participants. Lunch will be provided only if both sessions fill. "Cost" of admission is one case of water, to be donated to students or community members in need. The event will be held in SO 1330. Contact Janey Buri for more information.

Staff Updates

PSA is rolling out the Welcome Wagon! Be among the first to welcome new PSA members to campus by serving on this new committee. To volunteer for the committee, contact Jessica Brosilo. Learn more about the newest PSAs on campus, and those who have recently made career moves!

  • Congratulations to the Learning Center's Sarah Risi, who has accepted a new position at Scottsdale Community College. Sarah will be greatly missed, but we wish her well in her new position.

Professional Growth Online Application

PSA employees can now use Professional Growth funds for textbook reimbursement! Click here for instructions.

In an effort to reduce paper waste and to automate the Professional Growth process, an online version of the Professional Growth system has been developed. In conjunction with the District Office and our sister colleges, the online Professional Growth application is a One Maricopa initiative. Previously, requesting Professional Growth meant filling out forms and mailing them in for approval. The new Professional Growth application has replaced the paper-based system and more!

New Features
  1. The enhanced forms equal less data entry.
  2. Online tracking allows a person to check the status of their application in the process.
  3. Real-time financial indicators show employees the remaining funds they have available.
  4. An automated approval process routes your request to your PG Reps; there is no more need to mail in paperwork.
  5. Automated reminders to employees requesting reimbursement to ensure requests are processed quickly if information is missing.
What can I use it for?
  1. Tuition Applications
  2. Textbook Reimbursement
  3. Activity Applications
How to Login

To use the new Professional Growth application, please visit: To log into the system, use the following format for your username and password:

  • UsernameMCCCD-ORG\MEID   (Please note that you must use MCCCD-ORG\ before your MEID to be able to access the system.)
  • Password: Please use the same password you use to log in to HRMS.

If you experience any problems using the site, please don’t hesitate to contact your PG Rep.

Application Deadlines

ALL PSD applications for tuition and activity will be due by the last day of previous month to be considered for the next month's meeting. Applications submitted on the first of the month will not be considered until the following month. For any questions, contact Cindy Cooper at (602) 286-8226.

PSA Officers

Janey Buri President (602) 286-8546
Barbara Mazur Treasurer (602) 286-8477
Jessica Brosilo Secretary (602) 286-8152
Margit Tirpak Representative - GW (602) 286-8411
Mark Felder Representative - GW (602) 286-8644
Sarah Risi Representative - GW (602) 286-8472
David Huiett Representative - MSC (602) 238-4313
Lindsey Larson Representative - MSC (602) 238-0058
Debra Phillips Representative - MSC (602) 238-4367
Cindy Cooper PSD Rep (602) 286-8226
Cindy Cooper PEL Rep (602) 286-8226
Ricky Silva PSI Rep (602) 286-8230 



Administrative Assistant

Phone: (602) 286-8024
Building: Administrative - Faculty Wing
Room: AF234

Administrative Secretary III

Phone: (602) 286-8477
Fax: (602) 286-8478
Building: Center for Health Careers Education
Room: CH1063


Phone: (602) 286-8152
Fax: (602) 286-8151
Building: Integrated Education Building