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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 Coffey
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
Chris Di Liberatore
John Ivany
Brian Oldford, chair
Jill Power
Terry Sacrey
Les Smith

Political Action Committee
Roger Duffy, 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

November 17, 2020 - 11:01am •
Transgender Day of Remembrance started as a vigil in 1999 to commemorate the death of Rita Hester, a transgender woman killed in 1998. Rita Hester was a highly vocal and visible member of the Trans community in Boston Massachusetts. Violence against transgender and gender non-conforming people, particularly Black and Brown transgender women, is at an all-time epidemic proportion. While this day is a day of mourning and remembrance, it is also a day to reflect on contributions to the Transgender community and the power of their survival.
October 23, 2020 - 9:32am •
Regional Council Directors met virtually on October 15-16 to conduct the Council business. Below are the main highlights of the meeting.
September 30, 2020 - 11:13am •
VIA EMAIL September 29, 2020 The Honourable Bernadette Jordan Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast GuardBernadette.Jordan@parl.gc.ca Dear Minister Jordan, We are writing on behalf of our 20,000 members in the Atlantic Region. We are extremely concerned with the recent events unfolding about the Mi’kmaw lobster fishery in the community of Saulnierville, NS.
July 7, 2020 - 12:12pm •
The PSAC Greater Moncton Area Council will be having a meeting on Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 at 6:00 PM.  Due to COVID-19, the meeting will take place by skype/conference call.   See poster for more information.
May 14, 2020 - 8:43am •
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is recognized every year on May 17 with events taking place both nationally and internationally. 
May 14, 2019 - 12:10pm •
As your Director for LGBTQ2+(Pride) members on the PSAC Atlantic Council, I will soon be joining many PSAC members within the Atlantic Provinces and across Canada, and people around the world in recognizing the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. I would like to invite you to join me on this day in celebrating our diversity and bringing attention to the fact that LGBTQ2+ rights are human rights.
November 14, 2018 - 2:00pm •
November 14, 2018 - 12:13pm •
Dear Brothers, Sisters, Members, Friends, I would like to take this opportunity to properly introduce myself to you. My name is Michelle Neill and I was elected asDirector for Persons with Disabilities at our PSAC’s 7th Triennial Atlantic Convention held in June of 2017. When I addressed the Persons with Disabilities’ caucus, I advised that I wanted to improve upon a communication network for all persons with disabilities in our Region.
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.)

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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