National Council & Staff

National Council

Anita Daher, Chair
Rhea Tregebov, First-Vice Chair

Heather J. Wood, Second Vice-Chair
Julia Lin, Treasurer
Caitlin Hicks, British Columbia/Yukon Representative
Gail Sidonie Sobat, Alberta/Northwest Territories/Nunavut Representative
Bruce Rice, Manitoba/Saskatchewan Representative
TBA, Ontario Representative
April Ford, Quebec Representative
Chuck Bowie, Atlantic Representative
Benj Gallander, Advocate

Carmen Rodriguez, Advocate
Anna Marie SewellAdvocate

Staff

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

John Degen, Executive Director
jdegen@writersunion.ca
416-703-8982 
ext. 221

Siobhan O’Connor, Associate Director
soconnor@writersunion.ca
416-703-8982 
ext. 222

Gaeby Abrahams, Fund Development & Projects Manager
gabrahams@writersunion.ca
416-703-8982 ext. 223

Valerie Laws, Office Administrator
info@writersunion.ca
416-703-8982 
ext. 224

Jessica Kirk, Membership, Equity & Engagement Coordinator
jkirk@writersunion.ca
416-703-8982 ext. 226

Rhonda Kronyk, Write Editor
write@writersunion.ca

Gaeby Abrahams, Write advertising inquiries
ads@writersunion.ca