Board of Directors

NSGEU Board of Directors

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The NSGEU Board of Directors is a group of 34 members who represent all occupations and provincial regions in which the union has members.

The Board meets almost every month, usually at the NSGEU office in Burnside. With significant input from individual locals via the Regional and Occupational Councils, the Board of Directors keeps its finger on the pulse of the entire union and makes all the union’s major decisions between Triennial Conventions.

For example, the Board of Directors is empowered to:

  • Set overall bargaining strategies;
  • Launch public-relations campaigns;
  • Set strategic direction and priorities (so long as they’re in-line with those set by Triennial Convention delegates);
  • Offer NSGEU solidarity, support, and/or financial assistance to other unions or social-justice organizations.

NSGEU Board of Directors include:

  • The five Provincial Executive Committee members elected by delegates during the NSGEU Triennial Convention;
  • Eight members elected from each of the eight NSGEU Regional Councils;
  • Twenty one members elected from each of the 14 NSGEU Occupational Councils. (Councils with more than 2,000 members get two seats on the board).

2013-2016 NSGEU Board of Directors (BoD):

Executive Committee

Joan Jessome, Local 246 (Prov. Executive Committee President)

Jason MacLean, Local 480C (Prov. Executive Committee 1st VP)

Kelly Murphy, Local 63A (Prov. Executive Committee 2nd VP)

Dustin Rioux, Local 3 (Prov. Executive Committee 3rd VP)

Darren McPhee, Local 8 (Prov. Exec. Committee Secretary-Treasurer)


Regional Council BoD Representatives

Lois MacDougall, Local 94 (Cape Breton Regional Council)
Alternate: Lori MacPhee, Local 55
Locals: 1, 18, 20, 33, 39, 44, 45, 46, 55, 72, 76, 80B, 83, 84, 94, 267 D & M, 470 D & 480C, 1670 & 1995

Edith Fraser, Local 35 (Cumberland/Colchester Regional Council)
Alternate: Madge Murphy, Local 3
Locals: 3, 17, 20, 26, 35, 44, 46, 64, 71A, 71B, 72, 80B, 92, 93, 96, 267 C, & N, 470C, 480B & 1670

Randy Anstey (Metro A Regional Council)
Alternate: Fred Webster, Local 19
Locals: 6, 19, 22, 24, 42, 43, 46, 55, 72, 75, 78B, 267I, W & Z, 470A, E & W

Darlene Pike, Local 8 (Metro B Regional Council)
Alternate: Terri L. Barry, Local 66
Locals: 8, 20, 28, 29, 34, 38, 41, 47, 57, 59B, 62, 63, 66, 67, 68, 87, 97 & 480F

Dawn Ferris, Local 77 (Metro C Regional Council)
Alternate: Carrie Campbell, Local 81
Locals: 7, 23, 44, 45, 48, 53, 77, 79, 80A, 80B, 81, 82, 99, 246, & 1670

Vacant, Local 60 (Pictou/Antig./Guysborough Reg. Council)
Alternate: Dawn Peters, Local 93
Locals: 2, 14, 20, 36, 37, 44, 50, 60, 60A, 61, 71C, 72, 80B, 85, 88, 93, 94, 267F, 470C, 480A & 1670

Karen Peters-Newell, Local 5 (South Shore Regional Council)
Alternate: Erica Sisco-Dube, Local 59
Locals: 5, 16, 20, 25,30, 32, 40, 44, 45, 46, 59A, 65, 70, 72, 74, 80B, 89, 90, 95, 267B, E & L, 470B, 480I & 1670

Krista Caldwell, Local 86 (Valley Regional Council)
Alternate: John Rowlings, Local 4
Locals: 4, 20, 27, 31, 46, 56, 72, 73, 80 B, 75, 86, 91, 95, 267 A & K, 470B & 1670


Occupational Council BoD Representatives

Anne Davis, Local 17 (Civil Service Clerical Occupational Council)
Alternate: Rosie Wieman, Local 1
Locals: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 14, 16 & 17

Tammy Gillis, Local 2 (Civil Service Clerical Occupational Council)
Alternate: Beth Hingley, Local 3
Locals: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 14, 16 & 17

Steve Newson, Local 8 (Civil Service Professional Occ. Council)
Alternate: Rocky Beals, Local 8
Locals: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 14, 16, & 17

Sandra Mullen, Local 16 (Civil Service Professional Occ. Council)
Alternate: Scott Hart, Local 8
Locals: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 14, 16, & 17

Glenn Kennedy, Local 6 (Civil Service Technical & Services Occ. Council)
Alternate: Robin MacDonald, Local 17
Locals: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 14, 16, & 17

Hugh Gillis, Local 480C (Civil Service Technical & Services Occ. Council)
Alternate: Randy Anstey, Local 6
Locals: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 14, 16, & 17

Darryl Warren, Local 77 (Post Secondary Education Occ. Council)
Alternate: Colin Sutton, Local 79
Locals: 18, 45, 77, 79, 81, 82, 88, 92, 96, 99 & 267

Tammy Zinck, Local 77 (Post Secondary Education Occ. Council)
Alternate: Rachel Kennedy, Local 92
Locals: 18, 45, 77, 79, 81, 82, 88, 92, 96, 99 & 267

Anne McCrate, Local 53  (Trade Union School Boards Occ. Council)
Alternate: Nannette Doherty, Local 73
Locals: 53, 70, 71A, 71B, 71C, 72, 73, 74, 80A & 80B

Catherine Peori, Local 76 (Trade Union Home Support Occ. Council)
Alternate: Susan Jewells-McNeil, Local 76
Locals: 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 76, 83, 84 & 85

Jim Ross, Local 470D (Trade Union Liquor Stores Occ. Council)
Alternate: Vacant
Locals: 470 & 1670

Claire Williams, Local 78B (Trade Union General Occ. Council)
Alternate: Kim Henderson, Local 78B
Locals: 2A, 25, 26, 44, 46, 47, 48, 50, 55, 60, 78B & 1995

Sarah Hollahan, Local 66 (Trade Union Group Homes Occ. Council)
Alternate: Vacant
Locals: 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65 & 66

Tracey Fisk, Local 42 (Trade Union Health Care Inst. Occ. Council)
Alternate: Laura MacMillan, Local 42
Locals: 22, 42 & 43

Adrienne LeBlanc, Local 42 (Trade Union Health Care Inst. Occ. Council)
Alternate: Peter Perry, Local 22
Locals: 22, 42 & 43

Monika Harvey, Local 93 (Trade Union Health Care Comm. Occ. Council)
Alternate: Tony Scott, Local 86
Locals: 20, 27, 28, 41, 56, 57, 67, 68, 86, 87, 93, 94 & 95

Karen Ferguson, Local 97 (Trade Union Nursing Occupational Council)
Alternates: Andrew Bursey, Local 97
Locals: 97

Rebecca Norris, Local 97 (Trade Union Nursing Occupational Council)
Alternates: Janice Nicholson, Local 97
Locals: 97

Kim Jenkins, Local 23 (Trade Union Clerical Occ. Council)
Alternate: Heather Ann Slade, Local 89
Locals: 21, 23, 29, 38, 89, 90, 91 & 246

Heather Tucker, Local 246 (Trade Union Clerical Occ. Council)
Alternate: Cheryl Kendall, Local 246
Locals: 21, 23, 29, 38, 89, 90, 91 & 246

Mike Gillis, Local 19 (Support Staff Occupational Council)
Alternate: Raymond Theriault, Local 19
Locals: 19 & 24