Executive Board

Executive Board members are elected at the General Meeting in May every two years, with a transitional month in June. The President and Chief Steward work full time for the local, all other executive members perform their duties in addition to their regular positions. Please see the CUPE 951 By-Laws for a description of their roles and responsibilities.

  • President, Kirk Mercer (2021-2023)
  • Vice President, Pat Shade (2020-2022)
  • 2nd Vice President, Bo Love (2021-2023)
  • Head Steward, Laurie Whyte( Until June 30, 2022)
  • Secretary, VACANT – Contact Kirk Mercer for information
  • Treasurer, Michael Rheault (2020-2022)
  • Education Committee, Nykita Downie,
  • Communications Chair, Amy Issel (2020-2022)
  • Member at Large, Teresa Dixon (2020-2022):
  • Member at Large, Barbara Gordon (2021-2023)


Trustees are elected for three year terms that overlap. For a description of the duties of the trustees, please see the CUPE 951 Bylaws.

  • Jerry McFarland (2022) Cell 236-638-3118
  • Page DeWolfe (2020-2023)
  • Stephen Leckie (2021-2024) Cell 250-415-0342

Sergeant at Arms: