Executive Committee

Sharon Rodgers
CUPE National Representative

Bill Hickey

Don Steenson

Rahimah Makrod
Chief Steward

Maria McCarthy
Recording Secretary

Julia Lupinacci

Doug Underwood
Membership Officer

Geoff Freshwater
Chief Health & Safety Officer

Jamie Lynn Cassells
Member at Large

Member at Large


Stewards are responsible for building strong relationships in the workplace and making sure the employer abides by the terms of your Collective Agreement.

They are the eyes and ears of the union and the protector of members rights that we have won through the collective agreement.


  • They represent the member’s interests during meetings with the employer
  • Help to solve problems outside the grievance procedure
  • Educate members about the collective agreement, about the union’s role in the workplace – and about important social issues
  • Are the people you go to when you have questions or concerns

Rahimah Makrod, Chief Steward

Town Hall
1) Patricia Van Schagen

Operations & Environmental Services

Contact an Executive Member or the Chief Steward

Recreation & Culture

Contact an Executive Member or the Chief Steward


Patricia Van Schagen
3 year Trustee

Shane Christensen
2 year Trustee

Lorraine Billings
1 year Trustee

Pat Gartlan
Vendor Administrator