National Council & Staff

National Council

Rhea Tregebov, Chair
Julia Lin, First Vice-Chair

Natasha Deen, Second Vice-Chair
George Melnyk, Treasurer
Danny Ramadan, British Columbia/Yukon Representative
Anna Marie Sewell, Alberta/Northwest Territories/Nunavut Representative
Seyward Goodhand, Manitoba/Saskatchewan Representative
Kim Fahner, Ontario Representative
Tommy Schnurmacher, Quebec Representative
Jen Powley, Atlantic Representative
Cobra Collins, Advocate
Carla Harris, Advocate
Candace SavageAdvocate


While the Union’s office is closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, staff can be reached by email.

John Degen, Executive Director
416-703-8982 ext. 221

Siobhan O’Connor, Associate Director

416-703-8982 ext. 222

Gaeby Abrahams, Fund Development & Projects Manager
(on leave until September 2022)

Zalina Alvi, Communications Coordinator
416-703-8982 ext. 223

Kristina Cuenca, Membership & Engagement Coordinator
416-703-8982 ext. 226

Office Administrator

416-703-8982 ext. 224

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