Executive Council

President Josh Mullins (Local 2)
Vice-President Shelby Kennedy (Local 14)
Treasurer Tanya Herrell (Local 19)
Secretary Michael Aucoin (Local 2)

Local  2 – Halifax Regional School Board
Tim Green, Mike Trider (Alternate)

Local 12 – Canadian Blood Services, Nova Scotia
Marc Doucette, Colleen MacKenzie (Alternate)

Local 13 – Halifax Regional Municipality
Melanie Gerrior, Leonard Bugbee (Alternate)

Local 14 – Halifax Public Libraries
Art Bouman, Stella Samuels (Alternate)

Local 15 –  Homes for Independent Living
Catherine Old, 
Deby Loiseau (Alternate)

Local 16 – Conway Workshop Association
Dwayne Whynot, Michael Orde (Alternate)

Local 17 – Quality Inn Airport Hotel Halifax

Local 19  – Canadian Blood Services, Prince Edward Island
Vacant, Patti Hooley (Alternate)

Local 22 – Cole Harbour Place
Robert Styles, Lee Billard (Alternate)


The NSUPE Executive Council oversees the union. The Council is responsible to ensure:

  • that NSUPE’s goal of providing a high level of in-the-workplace service continues
  • that each Local is kept informed of what other Locals are doing
  • that Locals be brought together for co-operative purposes
  • that the finances and activities of the whole Union are coordinated for the benefit of the Locals and the membership
  • the organization of new Locals
  • the hiring of union staff and other professional assistance
  • a liaison with other organizations such as the Confederation of Canadian Unions.