Tsai, David

David Tsai Director of Finance British Columbia Nurses Union Vancouver, British Columbia   Personally, David enjoys playing sport as a means to stay healthy and destress. He is particularly active in badminton, skiing, and ice hockey. He is also passionate about finding the most efficient and effective way to carry out the business process. David…

Towsley, Joshua

Joshua Towsley Assistant Business Manager International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115 Port Coquitlam, British Columbia   Josh is the Assistant Business Manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115 in British Columbia. Josh began representing workers in 2007; in his career he has represented workers in the construction, mining, hydroelectric, road building…

Thomas, Sarah

Sarah Thomas Capacity Development Manager First Nations Financial Management Board North Vancouver, British Columbia   Sarah is a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation where she started her career while also obtaining a BA in Communications. Connecting indigenous knowledge and western knowledge into her learning and personal work ethics has become a passion for her. Sarah…

Stewart, Ryan

Ryan Stewart Negotiator B.C. General Employees’ Union Burnaby, British Columbia   Ryan works as a negotiator for the B.C. General Employees’ Union (BCGEU). He has negotiated for workers in community social services, healthcare, hospitality, private postsecondary education and a Crown agency. Ryan is also an elected Trustee on the Burnaby Board of Education. As a…

Song, Mary

Mary Song Indigenous Liaison Advisor Statistics Canada Peachland, British Columbia   Mary is a Dakelh from the small community of Fort St James, which is located in the central Interior of British Columbia. She currently resides in Peachland, B.C., is a single mom to four children, and a second year master’s student at UBCO. Mary…

Slusarenko, Christy

Christy Slusarenko Vice President, Combined Units MoveUP Coquitlam, British Columbia   Christy was elected to the position of Vice-President, Combined Units of MoveUP in February 2018. Prior to her current role, she was an early childhood educator at the Capilano University Children’s Centre. Christy is a dedicated union activist and a champion for numerous causes…

Robertson, James

James Robertson Consultant Port Moody, British Columbia   James is passionate about the development of thriving communities and leadership. He comes from an impressive military background as both a naval and special forces officer, where he served along our coastline and abroad, including Afghanistan. Having left the military 5 years ago, he now professionally supports…

Rehmat, Shaheen

Shaheen Rehmat Senior Manager, Critical Infrastructure Protection BC Hydro North Vancouver, British Columbia   Shaheen is the Senior Manager of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program Office at BC Hydro. She has 20 years of leadership experience in the technology and energy sector in cybersecurity, strategic planning, risk management, product management, regulatory, and engineering. Her goal…

Ramsay, Cori

Cori Ramsay City Councillor City of Prince George Prince George, British Columbia   Cori Ramsay, 33 years old, is a City Councillor from Prince George, B.C. and serves on several council committees such as Finance & Audit, Accessibility and the Select Committee on Poverty Reduction. For the Living Wage for Families Campaign, she calculates the…

Railton, Bryan

Bryan Railton Business Representative International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115 Kamloops, British Columbia   Bryan is a proud fourth generation labour and social activist. He is an avid outdoorsman, angler, but most importantly the husband to a strong independent woman (Alana) and proud father of two amazing children (Donovan and Ariella). Bryan has been…