Sharon Sponton became BCNU treasurer in September of 2016, following her role as BCNU North West regional council member. She served on the North West region's executive team as treasurer for two terms before moving into the regional council member position in January of 2010. She became a steward in 2004 after recognizing breaches of the collective agreement and was driven to ensure contract compliance. A strong supporter of social justice and equity issues, BCNU's work in this area attracted her to become more involved.
Sharon has extensive experience as a direct care nurse. She graduated from University College of the Fraser Valley in 1995. Since graduation, she has worked in acute care, palliative care, pediatrics, obstetrics, home care nursing and public health. She has worked in urban hospitals in BC's lower mainland as well as rural, remote sites in BC's North. Sharon values the experiences she has gained through her wide nursing background, and her commitment to nursing and to nurses is foundational to her steward, regional council and treasurer roles within the BCNU.
Sharon serves on the BCNU Finance Committee, Retiree Benefit Program Committee, Human Resources Committee, and Bursary Committee. She is the provincial returning officer overseeing elections and ratification votes, and is chair of the Provincial Job Action Committee.
Sharon graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2013 with a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare degree and from Dalhousie University with a certificate in financial management in 2017.
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