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Val Avery

Val Avery has been president of HSA since September 2013.

A union member for 35 years, she served as union's vice president since May 2009. Avery has been the chair the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association , which negotiates on behalf of 18,000 health science professionals working in BC's public acute and community health care facilities. She led the committee through the last two rounds of bargaining.

Avery is a physiotherapist at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, working in the outpatient orthopaedic clinic. She is a member of the board of directors of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – BC and Yukon Branch. She has served as a general steward, assistant chief steward, chief steward, member-at-large, district representative, relief labour relations officer and on several union committees.

Avery is a strong advocate for health science professionals and the public health care system, and is committed to speaking up for quality and accessible health care and community services, and respect for the people who deliver these services.

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