BCGEU Provincial Executive

The Provincial Executive is the governing body of the union between conventions, and represents the union's membership as a whole.

It sets the policies and goals and supervises the day-to-day affairs of the union.

The Provincial Executive consists of:

 


BCGEU Table Officers

The  President, Treasurer and Vice-Presidents represent the entire union membership. They are elected by and from the delegates to convention, which is the supreme policy-making body of the union.

Darryl Walker BCGEU President
Stephanie Smith BCGEU Treasurer
Michael Clarke Provincial Vice-President
Brenda Brown Provincial Vice-President
Lorene Oikawa Provincial Vice-President
Paul Finch Provincial Vice-President

BCGEU Component Representatives

The Component Chairpersons represent the interests of each occupational group. They are elected from the members of the components' executives. Components with more than 7,500 members get an additional representative in the Provincial Executive.

Dean Purdy

Chairperson,
Correctional & Sheriff Services
(Component 1)

Andrea Duncan

Chairperson,
Community Social Services
(Component 3)

Gale Engstrom

2nd Representative,
Community Social Services
(Component 3)

Sherry Ogasawara  

Chairperson,
Health Services
(Component 4)

Kimberlee MacGregor

Chairperson,
Retail Stores & Warehouse
(Component 5)

Doug Kinna

Chairperson,
Social, Information & Health
(Component 6)

Richard Schaeffer

Chairperson,
Education, Scientific, Technical & Administrative
(Component 7)

Carla Dempsey

Chairperson,
Community Health Services
(Component 8)

Louise Hood

2nd Representative,
Community Health Services
(Component 8)

Mike Nuyens

Chairperson,
Operational Services
(Component 10)

Maria Middlemiss

Chairperson,
Administrative Services
(Component 12)

Lori Joaquin

2nd Representative,
Administrative Services
(Component 12)

Dave MacDonald

Chairperson,
General Services
(Component 17)

George Buis

Chairperson,
Environmental, Technical & Operational
(Component 20)

Directors

Lynn Bueckert Director of Research, Campaigns & Communications
Mary Rowles Director of Organizing and Field Services
David Vipond Director of Negotiations and Human Resources
Dan Cahill Director of Advocacy, Administration and Finance