Virginia (Gini) Davey is a native of Northern NY. She is the Chair of the Statewide Office of Mental Health (OMH)-PEF Labor/Management Committee, as well as the Region 7 Chair of the Political Action Committee. She serves on the Statewide Political Action, the Article 18 Health & Safety and the Statewide OMH Multi-Union Health & Safety Committees. Gini has been the PEF Council Leader for the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center (SLPC) for over 10 yrs. In the past, Gini served as an OMH member of the Statewide Multi-Union Teachers’ Committee and as a Co-Chair of the OMH-PEF L/M Teachers’ Sub Committee. She started her state career as a teacher at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility (Division of Corrections & Community Services - DOCCS). In 2014, Gini was a nominee for the NYS Senate’s Women of Distinction Award for Senate District 48 related to her work on the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center (SLPC) Task Force, whose relentless efforts helped to save the facility from closure. She is the elected Executive Board Representative for seat 305 for Northern NY Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) (Div. 242), formally Sunmount Developmental Disabilities State Operations Offices (DDSO), and SLPC (Division 249).
As Region 7 Coordinator, Gini would commit to using the knowledge that she has gained throughout her many years of union activism to advocate strongly for the interests of all PEF members across Region 7. Gini seeks the endorsement and ongoing support of Region 7 PEF members.