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Nominations open for HSA president

HSA’s 2019 annual convention will include an election for the position of president. The two-year term begins at the adjournment of the 2019 convention, set for April 4 and 5, 2019 in Vancouver.
 
The president is HSA’s senior elected officer, and acts as the CEO of the union, overseeing the union’s day to day operations, including staffing and budget management. The president is the union’s primary spokesperson and ensures that the policies and decisions of annual conventions and the board of directors are carried out.
 

Hale elected to HSA Board of Directors

HSA members in Region 8 have elected Cherylee Hale as their representative on the union’s Board of Directors. Her election is effective immediately for a two-year term that ends at conclusion of HSA’s annual convention in 2020.

Hale is a cardiology technologist working at Penticton Regional Hospital and Kelowna General Hospital. She has also worked at Kootenay Lake Hospital and Trail Regional Hospital. For 28 years throughout her working career, she has been an active union member, initially with HEU and then as an HSA member.

Election for Region 8 representative on HSA Board of Directors underway

During the coming weeks, HSA members in Region 8 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on HSA's Board of Directors.

The position was left vacant at the end of the recent HSA annual convention, as no member was nominated at the original call for nominations. After a second call for nominations in a byelection,  the position closed with two members declaring their candidacy:

Ayers re-elected to HSA Board of Directors

HSA members in Region 10 have re-elected Mandi Ayers to serve a two-year term as their representative on the union’s Board of Directors.  The term begins at the conclusion of the union’s annual convention on April 28, 2018.

Ayers is a medical laboratory technologist at Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers where she has worked for the past 30 years.  She has been involved in HSA her entire working career.  

The other candidate for the board position was Brent Erskine, a PACS administrator.

Hay re-elected to HSA Board of Directors

HSA members in Region 6 have re-elected Nancy Hay to serve a two-year term as their representative on the union’s Board of Directors.  The term begins at the conclusion of the union’s annual convention on April 28, 2018.

Hay is a social worker at St. Paul’s and Lions Gate Hospitals, and has chaired the union’s Political Action and Education committees, in addition to serving as an active member of the CESA, COPS and Resolution committees. 

The other candidate for the board position was Theo DeGagne, a psychologist.

Nominations open for Region 8 member of HSA board of directors

Nominations are now open for election of a regional director from HSA Region 8, which includes members in the Interior of the province. This is an excellent opportunity for members to contribute to the leadership of the union and to represent the interest of other members. 

To be eligible, candidates must have been a member of HSA for at least one year immediately prior to election, and be nominated in writing by two members in the region the nominee seeks to represent.

Two candidates declared in election for Region 10 representative on HSA Board of Directors

During the next several weeks, HSA members in Region 10 will have an opportunity to elect their representative on HSA's Board of Directors.

Nominations for the position closed with two members declaring their candidacy:

• Mandi Ayers, a medical laboratory technologist at Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers.
• Brent Erskine, a PACS Systems Administrator working out of the Brunswick Building in Prince George.

Joe Sebastian acclaimed as Region 4 representative on HSA Board of Directors

Joe Sebastian will return to represent HSA members in Region 4 on the HSA Board of Directors. Sebastian was acclaimed after the deadline passed with no further nominations.

He has worked as a Medical Radiation Technologist for over 18 years and has acted as a general steward at Vancouver General Hospital. He was first elected to the union’s Board of Directors in April 2014.

He currently serves on the union’s Occupational Health Safety Committee.

Sebastian’s two-year term expires at the conclusion of the 2020 HSA Convention.

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