President: – Charlene Turnbull

I currently sit on the Executive Board for my  CUPE Local 523 as the 2nd Vice President, I Chair the Education, and Communication Committees.. I am a Education Assistant for School District 53, at Osoyoos Secondary School.  I have been a Union Activist for the past 3 years, have been attending OMDC meetings and reporting out for my local, for the past 2 years. I look forward to sitting on OMDC Executive board as Vice President and I promise to be a strong supporter for my Okanagan Members. I take my Union Positions seriously and will not let you down. Okanagan Proud & Strong!!!  Any Questions please Contact me. 250-485-7302 or email  omdcpres23@gmail.com


Vice President –  Nicci Cabrejos – CUPE 1123


I currently sit on my local’s executive as the recording secretary and have done so for the past 7 years. I am very proud to serve the members of the Okanagan Regional Library and take great pride in my upbringing in the Okanagan region. I have also served on the CUPE BC young workers committee for 2 terms and served as the young worker liaison to the CUPE BC Executive Board for 1 term. I have also served one term on the CUPE BC Worker’s of Colour Committee and hope to continue this important work on behalf of all racialized workers everywhere. I am proud to participate in any union activities I can, and strive to further my involvement in the labour movement in any capacity I can. I hope to make you proud as your new secretary by continuing to keep the integrity of the position and accountability to our membership.
Please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns at omdcvicepresident@gmail.com
Together we are Okanagan strong!
Many thanks,
Nicole Cabrejos
OMDC Secretary

Secretary Treasurer- Jose Van Berkel

I have been involved with our union for 21 years. My favorite part is interacting with other union activist and brainstorming on ” How to make us stronger”. I love working with numbers and I’m honored that the membership elected me for the position of Secretary Treasurer for Okanagan Mainline District Council. As your Secretary Treasurer I promise to continue to maintain the Accountability , Transparency and integrity of the finances to the members of this council. This past convention I was elected 3 year trustee for CUPE BC and look forward to my new role. Please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns.  Call 250-490-7787 or email – omdcsectreas@gmail.com



Recording Secretary- Cindy Ozouf

Hello and welcome to the Okanagan Mainline District Council. My name is Cindy Ozouf and I am your new Recording Secretary. A little bit about me. First and foremost, I am a wife and a mama to a 14-year-old daughter. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter. I am also an avid runner and regularly try to run whenever I can. On the union side, I have been actively involved with CUPE for the past 6 years. Currently, I hold the position as First Vice President and interim Recording Secretary and Grievance Chair for my local, CUPE 4879 – Thompson Rivers University (Support Staff) in Kamloops, BC, where I currently hold the position of Resources Specialist in the Open Learning division. I am enthusiastic and passionate about helping students, faculty, and the surrounding community. I am also a proud member of the CUPE BC Racialized Workers Committee, and I am privileged to have the opportunity to represent racialized workers in the Okanagan Region and beyond. I hope to continue this very important work with your support. Additionally, I am also a member of the CUPE BC Pensions committee and recently, I have also been given the opportunity to train as a CUPE Facilitator. I very much look forward to facilitating CUPE courses in your local area soon. I am also a member at large of the Kamloops District and Labour Council. As you can probably see, I am a very passionate union activist, I love meeting and getting to know others who share the same passion. This kind of work is what gets me excited to continue to represent. This work matters and it is the people that make it happen. I am very honored to have been elected as your new Recording Secretary for the Okanagan Mainline District Council. I will endeavor to continue to uphold the honor, transparency, and responsibility required in this role. I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me anytime. omdcrecordingsec23@gmail.com


Sargent At Arms – Ian Gordon