President: – Kevin Hansen

Long time activist since 1985. Currently President of CUPE Local 1908. Member of the CUPE BC Municipal Committee. Have been Vice President for the Columbia Shuswap Labour Council. Past Regional Vice President 873 Ambulance Paramedics. Organizer to start Day of mourning in Salmon Arm and organizer for the annual event. Involved in Political Action both Provincially, School District and Civic. Very proud to serve the Members of the OMDC and be Okanagan strong!!  Call 250-833-6354 or email – khcupe1908@cablelan.net


Vice-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 vicepresidentomdc@gmail.com


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- Karl Fultz

My home CUPE Local is 4879, the Support Staff of Thompson Rivers University here in Kamloops, where I am Second Vice President. I also serve on the Job Evaluation (Co-Chair), Communication (Chair), Negotiation, and Labour Management Committees at Local 4879. I believe that Union Solidarity advances the cause of Social Justice for people locally, regionally, provincially, nationally, and internationally. It is a privilege to work with my OMDC Friends as we achieve great things for the betterment of all.  

Together we are strong – Okanagan Strong!   Email – omdcsecretary@shaw.ca    https://4879.cupe.ca


Sargent At Arms Larry Oakley

My name is Larry Oakley. I’m 54 years old and have spent my career in the trades for 35 years. I have been involved with CUPE 338 for 20 years. While I have been involved with CUPE I have been a Shop Steward for 15 years, A Sargent At Arms for 3 terms and I served as Sargent At Arms at several conventions. In my local my current position is Outside Vice-President and I’m on my second term as Sargent At Arms for OMDC.  Call 250-309-2407 or by email cokvpoutside@cupe338.ca