OPSEU Region 1 members have elected Laurie Nancekivell as the newest member of the union's Executive Board.
The election was held April 14 at a special meeting of Region 1 delegates at OPSEU Convention. It became necessary when long-serving Executive Board Member Ron Elliot stepped down to accept a position as the union’s Administrator of Local Services.
Nancekivell, a member of OPSEU Local 116 at the Children’s Aid Society of London and Middlesex, had previously served two terms on the board and has also represented OPSEU on the board of the OMERS pension plan.
Christine Laverty of Local 151, chair of the OPSEU Provincial Women’s Committee, was elected as the Alternate Executive Board Member. Current EBM Philip Shearer was elected as Alternate Regional Vice-President.