News
May 04, 2019

CUPE BC Convention elects new Executive Board

VICTORIA—Delegates to CUPE BC’s 2019 Convention today elected a new Executive Board to guide the union between conventions over the next two years.

President Paul Faoro and Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies were both acclaimed for another term, as were incumbent general vice presidents Karen Ranalletta and Michelle Waite. Joining the executive board for their first terms are Sheryl Burns and Nicole Edmondson, also both acclaimed to the position. Delegates also elected David Robertson to the position of trustee (3-year term.)

In addition to the at-large elections, delegates elected regional vice presidents and alternates in regional caucuses. Delegates also elected four diversity vice presidents and alternates in caucus elections earlier in the week.

The full Executive Board for 2019-2021 is as follows:

PRESIDENT 

Paul Faoro

SECRETARY-TREASURER

Trevor Davies

GENERAL VICE PRESIDENTS  

Sheryl Burns 

Nicole Edmondson 

Karen Ranalletta 

Michelle Waite

TRUSTEE (3-year term)

David Robertson

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS

FRASER VALLEY 

Shana Kirkland – RVP

Sara Manchester – Alternate RVP


KOOTENAYS

Anita Early – RVP

Janet Thorpe – Alternate RVP


METRO

Sarah Bjorknas – RVP

Andrew Ledger – RVP

John Gibson – RVP

Monika Dean – Alternate RVP


NORTH 

Stephanie Goudie – RVP

Rolanda Lavallée – Alternate RVP

OKANAGAN 

Rose Jurkic – RVP

Carmen Sullivan – Alternate RVP

VANCOUVER ISLAND

Amber Leonard – RVP

Kirk Mercer – RVP

Dan MacBeth – Alternate RVP

 

DIVERSITY VICE-PRESIDENTS

WORKERS OF COLOUR

Michele Alexander – DVP

Edward Parsotam– Alternate DVP

 

INDIGENOUS WORKERS

Debra Merrier – DVP

Danica Hansen-Hughes – Alternate DVP

 

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Pat Shade  – DVP

Laura Bulk – Alternate DVP

 

PINK TRIANGLE 

Joyce Griffiths – DVP

Michael Forrester – Alternate DVP

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