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BCNU Council - Top Governing Body

The Council is the top governing body of BCNU consisting of 25 members - 5 members of the executive committee (president, vice-president, treasurer, two executive councillors) and 20 regional representatives (the regional chairs and co-chairs). Provincial executives and regional chairs are elected by members every three years. Council plans BCNU business, sets the policy, develops the Union's annual budget and reports to the annual convention on the Union's financial status. Priorities for the union work have been developed in the three year strategic plan.

 

Executive Committee

Regions and Regional Representatives

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Debra McPherson

Debra McPherson - President

“A Registered Nurse since graduating from St. Boniface General Hospital School of Nursing in 1972, I am committed to excellence in nursing and safe provision of care. That is why I am so proud to be President and part of your BCNU leadership team. We work hard every day to make sure that your workplaces support your contribution to health care. We negotiate collective agreements that provide continuously improving wages and benefits that recognize the value of your work. And we work together with you to ensure that BCNU remains the strong, growing and vibrant union that it has become, now and for our future.”
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Christine Sorensen

Christine Sorensen - Vice President

“I seek to build a high functioning Union and Council that understands their shared and individual roles, communicates well, navigates differences and thinks creatively and strategically. I am enthusiastic about working on strategies that will continue to improve workplaces for our members and protecting our public healthcare. As your Vice President, I understand the need for sound governance and will act honestly, be responsible for the decisions made by Council and be loyal to our members. I am committed to bringing new energy and creativity to the BCNU.”
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Mabel Tung

Mabel Tung - Treasurer

“I am committed to creating an open and transparent union business process, which assists our members in understanding the union finances. My community involvement will be continuously used to lobby politicians to assist members in achieving their personal and professional goals.”
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Marg Dhillon

Marg Dhillon - Executive Councillor – Health and Safety

“My previous Provincial and Regional experience equipped me to take on the leadership demands of the position which I have found both challenging and rewarding in delivering the programs in health and safety, continuing education and retraining.”
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Deb Ducharme

Deb Ducharme - Executive Councillor – Pensions

"As part of the leadership team of BCNU I am proud to represent BCNU members and work on their behalf. I commit to working hard to achieve a strong collective agreement in 2012 that addresses workload and improves pension benefits."
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Regions and Regional Representatives (Map)

Central Vancouver Coastal Mountain East Kootenay
Fraser Valley North East North West
Okanagan-Similkameen Pacific Rim RIVA
Shaughnessy Heights Simon Fraser South Fraser Valley
South Islands Thompson North Okanagan Vancouver Metro
West Kootenay    
 

Central Vancouver View All Regional Representatives

Judy McGrath

Judy McGrath

Co-Chair

Vancouver
C: 604-970-4339
VM: 2802
jmcgrath@bcnu.org

Dianne LaBarre

Diane LaBarre

Co-Chair

Langley
C: 604-341-5231
VM: 2722
dlabarre@bcnu.org

 

Coastal Mountain View All Regional Representatives

Kath-Ann Terrett

Kath-Ann Terrett

Chair

North Vancouver
C: 604-828-0155
VM: 2616
kterrett@bcnu.org

 

East Kootenay View All Regional Representatives

Patt Shuttleworth

Patt Shuttleworth

Chair

Cranbrook
C: 250-919-4890
VM: 2751
pshuttleworth@bcnu.org

 

Fraser Valley View All Regional Representatives

Linda Pipe

Linda Pipe

Chair

Mission
C: 604-793-6444
VM: 2734
lpipe@bcnu.org

 

North East View All Regional Representatives

Jackie Nault

Jackie Nault

Chair

Quesnel
C: 250-960-8621
VM: 2772
jacquelinenault@bcnu.org

 

North West View All Regional Representatives

Sharon Sponton

Sharon Sponton

Chair

Telkwa
C: 250-877-2547
VM: 2810
sharonsponton@bcnu.org

Louise Weightman

Louise Weightman

LPN Representative

Northern Health
C: 250-639-6436
VM: 2709
louiseweightman@bcnu.org

 

Okanagan-Similkameen View All Regional Representatives

Laurie Munday

Laurie Munday

Chair

Kelowna
C: 250-212-0530
VM: 2719
lmunday@bcnu.org

Janet Elizabeth Van Doorn

Janet Elizabeth Van Doorn

LPN Representative

Interior Health
C: 778-214-4798
VM: 2816
janetvandoorn@bcnu.org

 

Pacific Rim View All Regional Representatives

Jo Taylor

Jo Salken

Chair

Nanaimo
C: 250-713-7066
VM: 2774
jsalken@bcnu.org

 

RIVA View All Regional Representatives

Lauren Vandergronden

Lauren Vandergronden

Chair

Surrey
C: 604-785-8148
VM: 2763
laurenvandergronden@bcnu.org

Marlene Goertzen

Marlene Goertzen

LPN Representative

Vancouver Coastal
C: 778-874-9330
VM: 2814
marlenegoertzen@bcnu.org

 

Shaughnessy Heights View All Regional Representatives

Claudette Jut

Claudette Jut

Chair

Maple Ridge
C: 604-786-8422
VM: 2737
claudettejut@bcnu.org

 

Simon Fraser View All Regional Representatives

Debbie Picco

Debbie Picco

Co-Chair

Pitt Meadows
C: 604-209-4260
VM: 2700
dpicco@bcnu.org

Liz Ilczaszyn

Liz Ilczaszyn

Co-Chair

New Westminster
C: 604-785-8157
VM: 2760
lilczaszyn@bcnu.org

 

South Fraser Valley View All Regional Representatives

Cheryl Appleton

Cheryl Appleton

Co-Chair

Surrey
C: 604-839-8965
VM: 2773
cappleton@bcnu.org

Lisa Walker

Lisa Walker

Co-Chair

Aldergrove
C: 604-880-9105
VM: 2747
lisawalker@bcnu.org

Jonathan Karmazinuk

Jonathan Karmazinuk

LPN Representative

Fraser Health
C: 604-312-0826
VM: 2711
jonathankarmazinuk@bcnu.org

 

South Islands View All Regional Representatives

Adriane Gear

Adriane Gear

Co-Chair

Victoria
C: 778-679-1213
VM: 2727
adrianegear@bcnu.org

Margo Wilton

Margo Wilton

Co-Chair

Victoria
C: 250-361-8479
VM: 2685
mwilton@bcnu.org

Barry Phillips

Barry Phillips

LPN Representative

Vancouver Island
C: 778-679-9737
VM: 2710
barryphillips@bcnu.org

 

Thompson North Okanagan View All Regional Representatives

Tracy Quewezance

Tracy Quewezance

Chair

Kamloops
C: 250-320-8064
VM:
tquewezance@bcnu.org

 

Vancouver Metro View All Regional Representatives

Colette Wickstrom

Colette Wickstrom

Chair

Vancouver
C: 604-789-9240
VM: 2783
cwickstrom@bcnu.org

 

West Kootenay View All Regional Representatives

Lorne Burkart

Lorne Burkart

Chair

Castlegar
C: 250-354-5311
VM: tba
lorneburkart@bcnu.org


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