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 Executive Vice-Presidents represent the entire union membership. They're elected by and from the delegates to convention, which is the supreme policy-making body of the union.





(2014 - 2017)

BCGEU Component Representatives - vice-presidents

The Component vice presidents 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, Vice-President, Correctional & Sheriff Services (Component 1)
  • Andrea Duncan, Vice-President, Community Social Services,  (Component 3)
  • Gale Engstrom, 2nd Representative, Community Social Services (Component 3)
  • Sherry Ogasawara, Vice-President, Health Services (Component 4)
  • Salli Rye, 2nd Representative, Health Services (Component 4
  • Kimberlee MacGregor, Vice-President, Retail Stores & Warehouse (Component 5)
  • Doug Kinna, Vice-President, Social, Information & Health (Component 6)
  • Richard Schaeffer, Vice-President, Education, Scientific, Technical & Administrative (Component 7)
  • Carla Dempsey, Vice-President, Community Health Services (Component 8)
  • Louise Hood, 2nd Representative, Community Health Services (Component 8)
  • Rory Smith, Vice-President, Operational Services (Component 10)
  • Lori Joaquin, Vice-President, Administrative Services (Component 12)
  • Maria Middlemiss, 2nd Representative, Administrative Services (Component 12)
  • Dave MacDonald, Vice-President, General Services (Component 17)
  • George Buis, Vice-President, Environmental, Technical & Operational (Component 20)


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