Christine Sorensen graduated from the UBC School of Nursing in 1989 and spent her first day of work on the picket line at Royal Inland Hospital where she worked in obstetrics/gynecology. She began working as a public health nurse in Clearwater in 1990, and was involved in the community nursing strike of 1993.
Aman Grewal has been nursing since 1988 at Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH). Her involvement with BCNU came early in her career during the strike of 1989 when the chief steward was unavailable and her designate was unable to participate due to personal reasons. Aman stepped up to the challenge and took over the lead union position for job action for SMH.
Sharon Sponton became treasurer for BCNU in September of 2016, following her role as chair of the North West Region. She served on the North West Region’s executive team as treasurer for two terms before moving into the chair position in January of 2010.
Adriane Gear had been serving as South Islands region co-chair since her election in 2011. She was motivated to become a steward after receiving a needle stick injury while pregnant with her second child in 2002, when she felt the health authority had not taken her health and safety seriously.
Chris Armeanu was elected provincial executive councillor in December 2017. He became a nurse in 2012 after graduating from Douglas College with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychiatric nursing. He has worked at hospitals across the lower mainland, including Royal Columbian Hospital, Ridge Meadows Hospital, Chilliwack General Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital.
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