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Regional Council

The members of the Atlantic Regional Council are elected geographically (NS, NB, NL, PE) and/or by constituency (Equity Group, non-TB, etc).  All Council members are assigned to work with Committees of the Council.  It is in the balance of these two functions that Council members define their roles and responsibilities.

The primary purpose of Council is to represent to the REVP the needs of membership in the Atlantic.  Council joins the REVP in providing leadership within their regions and/or constituencies and Committees.

Council works collaboratively as requested by the REVP in providing leadership on PSAC and other Labour or social justice campaigns and to mobilize the membership in support of Collective Bargaining.  The REVP and Council recognize and appreciate the role of staff in delivery of these and other functions.  Working together we have a positive and energetic approach to leadership.

2017 – 2020 Atlantic Regional Council

Regional Executive Vice President
Colleen Hodder
1st Alternate: Chris Di Liberatore
2nd Alternate: Angela Decker

Provincial Director – NB
Darlene Bembridge
1st Alternate: Farid Tourkmani
2nd Alternate: Camille Arsenault

Provincial Director – NB
Mike LeBlanc
1st Alternate: Isabelle Forest
2nd Alternate: Donna Hitchman

Director for Young Workers
Leanne Moss
1st Alternate: Brandon Thorne
2nd Alternate: Cassandra MacKinnon

Director for GLBT Members
Wayne Kelley
1st Alternate: Edwin MacDonald

Director for Racially Visible Members
Neville David
Alternate: Sancia Doret

Provincial Director – NS
Chris Di Liberatore
1st Alternate: Brandon Thorne
2nd Alternate: Helen King

Provincial Director – NS
Bill Kroeger
1st Alternate: Lynette Robinson
2nd Alternate: Mary Rand-Delorey

Director for Francophone Members
Shanny Doucet
1st Alternate: Isabelle Forest
2nd Alternate: Sancia Doret

Director for Women, NL
Angela Decker
2nd Alternate: Jill Power

Director for Women, Maritimes
Rhonda Doyle-LeBlanc
1st Alternate: Carolyn Locke
2nd Alternate: Marilyn Gallant

Director for Members with Disabilities
Michelle Neill
1st Alternate: Laurie Ann Wesselby
2nd Alternate: Susan Frellick - Perry

Provincial Director – PE
Heather Ford
1st Alternate: Debi Buell
2nd Alternate: Jody LaPierre

Provincial Director – PE
Les Smith
1st Alternate: Ginger Cole
2nd Alternate: Kassandra MacKinnon

Director for Non-Treasury Board/Separate Employer – NL
Terry Sacrey
2nd Alternate: Jeanne Pratt

Director for Non-Treasury Board/Separate Employer – Maritimes
Brian Oldford
1st Alternate: Ginger Cole
2nd Alternate: Jan Pennington

Provincial Director – NL
Jill Power
1st Alternate: Michelle Lake
2nd Alternate: Mark Power

Provincial Director – NL
Roger Duffy
1st Alternate: Jeanne Pratt
2nd Alternate: Joanne Coish

Director for Aboriginal Members
Joey Dunphy
1st Alternate: Michelle MacKinnon
2nd Alternate: Don Bouchard

Director for Directly Chartered Locals
John Ivany
1st Alternate: Martha Wells
2nd Alternate: Chris Millar

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Education Committee 
Chris Di Liberatore
Shanny Doucet, co-chair
Angela Decker
Joey Dunphy, co-chair
Leanne Moss

Human Rights Committee
Joey Dunphy
Wayne Kelley
Neville David
Michelle Neill, secretary
Terry Sacrey, chairperson

Women’s Committee
Angela Decker, co-chair
Rhonda Doyle-LeBlanc, co-chair
Shanny Doucet
Heather Ford
Michelle Neill, secretary

Finance Committee 
Darlene Bembridge, chair
Jill Power
Les Smith

Health & Safety / Santé Securité
Chris Di Liberatore
John Ivany
Brian Oldford, chair
Jill Power
Terry Sacrey
Les Smith

Political Action Committee
Roger Duffy, co-chair
Heather Ford
Bill Kroeger
Wayne Kelley
Mike LeBlanc
Leanne Moss

Environment
Rhonda Doyle-LeBlanc
Roger Duffy, secretary
John Ivany, co-chair
Bill Kroeger, co-chair
Mike LeBlanc

July 23, 2018 - 11:53am •
PSAC members met with Wayne Easter, MP for Malpeque, to discuss Phoenix and Treasury Board Bargaining. (Wayne Easter, Heather Ford, Michelle Neill and Les Smith. Brian Watts also participated but he was the cameraman.)
July 18, 2018 - 8:37am •
Greetings Sisters and Brothers, We are writing on behalf of Atlantic Council to all non-treasury board (non-TB) and separate employer members of the PSAC who want their voices heard on the regional council. The non-TB / separate employer portfolio is very diverse, and its members face unique challenges as they are not subject to some of the benefits of being included under the umbrella of the Treasury Board, or, in the case of separately employed members, even under the Federal Government as a whole.
May 16, 2018 - 1:00pm •
As your Director for LGBTQ2+ members on the PSAC Atlantic Regional Council, I will soon be joining many PSAC members and allies across Canada and people around the world to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. I would like to take this time to celebrate our diversity and bring attention to LGBTQ2+ rights as human rights.
February 21, 2018 - 8:15am •
Congratulations to Shanny Doucet for receiving the Woman in Leadership Award 2018 by the New Brunswick Federation of Labour.  The award was presented to her by our Regional Executive Vice-President, Colleen Coffey on February 17.
January 15, 2018 - 8:03am •
Hello to all PSAC members in the Atlantic Region, When I attended the PSAC Atlantic Regional Convention in June of this year, I had not had any intentions of running for any position. I was in attendance as an observer, and I was planning on observing and learning. I also planned to help where I could. Helping is what I like to do, whether it’s through supporting my fellow union brothers and sisters in their pursuits, or educating members at the local level about the importance of union engagement.
January 9, 2018 - 12:37pm •
January 9, 2018 Elder Catherine Anne Martin Blind Bay, NS Sister Catherine, It is my absolute pleasure to be writing you on behalf of our 18,000 members in the Atlantic Region to offer you our sincerest congratulations on your appointment to the Order of Canada.
November 1, 2017 - 8:54am •
I am in shock. Disappointed, disgusted, shocked. I have just read the CBC News article on members of law enforcement agencies of all types dressing in what can only be described as racist costumes, and I cannot for the life of me comprehend how this was allowed to happen. To make matters worse, these photos were not leaked or obtained from a private social media account; they were published with pride by NL Law Enforcement Torch Run!
August 3, 2017 - 8:12am •
On December 17 1999, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth that August 12 be declared International Youth Day. International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.

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Regional Council Contact

Park West Centre
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301
Halifax, NS B3M 3Y7
Telephone: (902) 443-3541
Toll Free: 1-800-839-6661
Fax: (902) 443-8291