José van Berkel is a Trustee of CUPE BC (three-year term) and is the secretary-treasurer of local 523. Her union activism covers many years and she is employed as an administrative secretary in a high school in Penticton. Also a trustee on the K-12 President's Council, this is Jose's first term as a CUPE BC Trustee.
Laurie Whyte is a Trustee for CUPE BC (one-year term) and is Chief Steward for Local 951, representing Office, Technical & Child Care Workers at the University of Victoria. Laurie has been active in her union and community for more than 25 years and has co-chaired the CUPE BC Women's committee.