Sheryl Burns is one of four General Vice-Presidents of CUPE BC. She was first elected as Regional Vice-President for the Metro region in 2017. Sheryl is also the President of CUPE Local 1936, a growing Community Social Services Local in the Greater Vancouver area that includes members on the Sunshine Coast and Victoria. She is co-chair of the Community Social Services Committee and has co-chaired the Persons with Disabilities Committee, the Environment Committee and the CUPE National Women’s Committee. Sheryl is proud to be the Persons with Disabilities Representative on the BC Federation of Labour Executive Council representing workers with disabilities throughout British Columbia. She is passionate about social justice issues, with a belief that everyone matters. Sheryl represented labour and persons with disabilities for many years as a board member of the Disability Alliance BC and currently sits on the Vancouver Childcare Council where she advocates for high-quality, public accessible and affordable childcare for all.
Nicole Edmondson is a General Vice President of CUPE BC. She has been with the Kamloops Thompson school district since 2005 as an Education Assistant, and currently serves as the President of CUPE Local 3500 representing 800 support staff members including custodians, tradespersons, and school bus drivers. Nicole joined Savona Fire and Rescue in 1997 where she has served as Fire Chief since 2003.
Karen Ranalletta is in her third term as a General Vice President. She is the President of CUPE 2950 (representing more than 1500 clerical and library workers at the University of British Columbia). In addition to her role as GVP, she represents CUPE BC as an Officer (Vice President) of the BC Federation of Labour and chairs the BC Fed's Health and Safety Committee. She also chairs the CUPE BC Universities and Young Workers Committees and is a member of the CUPE National Post-Secondary Task Force. Finally, she sits on the Board of Directors for the BC Labour Heritage Centre - an organization dedicated to preserving and championing working people's history in BC. Blog: http://hottubbinforjustice.blogspot.ca/
Michelle Waite is a general vice president of CUPE BC, elected in April 2017. She was first elected RVP in 2013. Michelle is the President of CUPE Local 3479, North Island College Support Staff and represents members in Courtenay, Campbell River, Port Alberni, Port Hardy and Ucluelet. Michelle holds positions on the Vancouver Island District Council, the CUPE BC Colleges Committee, the National Post Secondary Task Force and is a member of the CUPE Colleges Bargaining Council.