Local 475 Officers
Cell (613) 218-7323
I have been active in the Union for three years, as a Steward, Vice-President of Reference and now President.I have taken many courses and hope to take many more to have a well rounded ability to represent you. On a personal note I grew up in the small town of Stirling Playing hockey and riding four wheelers. I moved to Ottawa when I was 18. I graduated from St. Lawrence in 2003 and started working as a casual at TOH in Phlebotomy right after, after 1.5 years of being a casual I got a job in Microbiology and have been at TOH for 13 years. I am blessed with four children and a wonderful husband. I am excited to see what the future of Local 475 has in store for me.
Vice President - Laboratory TOHG & CHEO
Cell: (613) 218-8066
Vice President - Laboratory TOHC & TOHR
I was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario and have always been a science fan. My first experience was in high school as a co-op student in anatomical pathology at a hospital in Thunder Bay. After a couple of years into my bachelor of science in nursing, I decided to seek my fame and fortune in Ottawa. Ten years of waitering and bartending gave me the experience of public relations, and putting people first. In the new millennium I enrolled into getting my lab technician certification, and got a job at TOH after course completion. Since then I worked in phlebotomy, as a teaching assistant for the lab technician certification, histology, surgical pathology, and finally in autopsy pathology where I find my job both diverse and challenging. As the new VP for the Civic and Riverside campus I hope to bring my experiences to give additional strength and continuity to our local.
Vice President - Laboratory West Region
After graduating in 1990 I moved to Northern BC where I was the Lab/Radiology Charge in Fort St James for 15 years. During this time I took on the duties of Chief Steward for our union in BC HSA (Health Sciences Association) for 12 years. As a member I was on a four member provincial Health and Safety committee responsible for reducing the permissible exposure limits of chemicals found in the BC Health and Safety Act and Regulations. As the Chief Steward I was able to attend 8 HSA conventions in support of Northern BC. In 2005 I moved to Deep River where I am currently the Charge Technologist and your VP for the West and continue to be an avid runner and sports fanatic. Thanks and I look forward to working with everyone as we support our members of OPSEU local 475.
Vice President - Laboratory East Region
Cell (613) 938-2519
I was born in "La Belle Province" and moved to Cornwall, Ontario when I commenced elementary school. Always knowing that I'd end up working in the health field, I enrolled in the Medical Lab Technician program in 2007-2008. Since then was employed as a Teacher Assistant at Everest College in the MLA/T program, helping out in various lab areas. Eventually obtaining a position in the lab at Cornwall Community Hospital in 2009. I currently work at Montfort and Cornwall Hospitals.
This is my second year being active in Local 475. I was approached by our Local President to consider being Acting Vice President for East Region. After much consideration, I gladly accepted. My priorities are supporting our new and existing members, working in solidarity with other locals to obtain the common ground of respect and fairness in the workplace for all and helping to create an environment we can all be proud of.
Vice President - Protection Agents
Cell (403) 919-7218
Cell (613) 330-6346
After gradutaing from The Michener Institute in Toronto for Medical Laboratory Science in the spring of 2015 I was hired by EORLA to work at the Cornwall Community Hospital. Last year I made the move back to a big city to work in Biochemistry at TOH. Now that I live in Ottawa I have been taking advantage of this beautiful city; cycling, running and hiking in my spare time. Since starting my career I have been eager to become involved in the union. I have attended several educationals and conferences over the past year hoping to build my skills as a Steward and Secretary for the local. I am excited to apply this knowledge to Local 475 and bring about positive change for the members. If you see me in the halls of the General or the Civic please say hello. I want to hear how I can work for you!
Cell (613) 401-9503
I was born in Nova Scotia and that is where I did my training as a MLT. I graduated in the early 1980's and those that remember that time know that finding a job was next to impossible. I was lucky enough to be accepted as a MLT and proudly served in The Canadian Forces for 20 years working at many bases across Canada and overseas. After retiring, I remained in the beautiful town of Deep River. Deep River is the ideal setting for many of my leisure activities including kayaking, hiking, cycling, camping and snowshoeing. I am married to a wonderful man Serge and together we have 4 wonderful children and one precious grand daughter. Besides my full time job as a MLT, my husband and I have 2 small businesses that keep us busy as well. Since retiring from the military, I have always been an active member of OPSEU. The current LEC are all members ready to roll up their sleeves and get down to business. Let us work with you and for you.
Vice President - Laboratory Central