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HSA Board of Directors re-elects vice president, elects new secretary-treasurer

Val Avery -- a physiotherapist at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria -- has been re-elected by the HSA board of directors to serve as the unions vice-president. Avery is the unions regional director for Region 2.

The vice-president assumes the duties of the president at the presidents request or in the presidents absence and chairs the unions resolutions committee. This is her second term as vice-president.

As vice-president, Avery currently serves on the unions Executive Committee, and chairs both the Resolutions Committee and the Presidential Issues Committee. Avery also serves as a trustee for the long term disability plan, and as HSAs representative on the board of the BC-Yukon Division of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Avery has represented Region 2 on HSAs board of directors since 2008.

Board members also elected Janice Morrison -- a physiotherapist at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson -- to serve as secretary-treasurer, overseeing the unions finances. Morrison is the first woman to serve as the unions secretary-treasurer in 16 years.

As secretary-treasurer, Morrison will chair the unions Finance Committee, and serve on the Executive Committee.

Morrison has represented Region 9 on HSAs board of directors since 2009. Since becoming an HSA member in 1990, she has served members as a steward, assistant chief steward, and chief steward at Kootenay Lake Hospital, as well as a Member-at-Large. She previously served on the Committee for Equality and Social Action, the Political Action Committee, and the Trials & Charges Committee.

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