Susan was elected Vice President of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE), Alberta’s largest union, at its 2012 Convention after 13 years as a union activist. She currently chairs AUPE’s Young Activists’ and Women’s committees and sits on the board of Friends of Medicare as vice chair. She chaired the Union’s Pay and Social Equity committee and has been local and chapter chair, provincial executive representative and bargaining committee member. Susan has worked in health care since 1993, where she was employed as a Health Care Aide for 17 years. She is currently employed as a Licensed Practice Nurse with Alberta Health Services. In addition, Susan has taught the Health Care Aide course at Bow Valley College.