Executive Board

The Executive Board term is July 2016 to June 2019.

Executive Board Portfolios

Jay Hunter, Acting President

hunter@cupe5167.org   905-522-0917 x 225

Jay has been a member of Local 5 since 1995, and then CUPE Local 5 and 167 merged in 2000. Jay is a Lead Hand in the City Parks Department. Jay was elected to the Executive in 2006 and was the City Outside Unit Vice President for 2 terms, Executive Administrator (Recording Secretary) for 2 terms, and elected as the Vice President/Chief Steward in 2014. This is his second term. Jay has a wealth of experience on various committees such as: education, health & safety, job evaluation, and bylaws. Jay is our resident Job Evaluation guru!

Derron Vernon, Temporary Vice President

vernon@cupe5167.org   905-522-0917 x 228

Derron has been a member of CUPE Local 5167 since 1987 in the Traffic Department as a Signs Specialist. Derron has 25+ years experience in Local 5 and 5167 as the Vice President, President and Steward.

Jodi Coville, Executive Administrator

coville@cupe5167.org   905-522-0917 x 229

Jodi has been a member of CUPE Local 5167 since she began at the City of Hamilton in the Community and Emergency Services Department in 2004.  Jodi is an OW Trainer. She began as a Steward in 2009, was a Trustee, newsletter committee member and was elected as Treasurer in 2012. Unfortunately due to personal reasons she was not able to complete her term after 16 months. Jodi was elected as the Executive Administrator in 2014. This is her second term. Jodi is the local’s communications and social media support. She loves when her Executive sends her pictures to keep the members informed of 5167 activities! So go like 5167 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

Oral Riseing, Treasurer

riseing@cupe5167.org   905-522-0917

Oral has been a member of CUPE Local 5167 since 2004. Oral is a Financial Assistant II with the City Unit. Oral became a Steward in 2007 and was active on many committees over the years such as: bargaining, strike, and the grievance committee. Oral was elected as the Treasurer from 2008 to 2012 and 2013 to present.

Gord Farrow, 2nd Vice President

farrow@cupe5167.org   905-522-0917 x 227

Gord has been a member of CUPE Local 5167 since 2005 and is currently in the Traffic Department. Gord started as a Steward and was elected as the 2nd Vice President in 2010. This is his 4th term. Gord is a HDLC delegate and is a CUPE OD Health & Safety committee member. Gord is the office MacGyver and can fix almost anything!

Ann Jenkins, 3rd Vice President

jenkins@cupe5167.org   905-522-0917

Ann has been a member of CUPE Local 5167 since 2004 and is currently an Employment Development Councillor in the City of Hamilton Unit. Ann was elected to the 3rd Vice President position in 2010 and this is her 4th term. Ann is also a Steward, JHSC committee member, CUPE OD Education Facilitator and currently the CUPE OD OMECC Chair.

Rose MacGowan, 4th Vice President

macgowan@cupe5167.org    905-522-0917

Rose MacGowan has been with the City of Hamilton since 1991. Rose is the Maintenance Coordinator for City Hall. Let’s be honest, everyone knows Rose, the heart of 5167! Rose started out as the Sergeant At Arms, and then was on the grievance committee, strike committee and is currently a member of the equity committee and a Steward. Rose was elected as the 4th Vice President in 2008, this is her 5th term.

Yasmeen Mirza, Equity Vice President

mirza@cupe5167.org or 905-522-0917

Yasmeen has been an active unionist for over 20 years! She has been a Steward, Bargaining Committee Representative, Equity Vice President, CUPE OD Executive Member – Women’s Committee Chair and CUPE National Women’s Representative. Yasmeen is also an active community member participating on several committees!

Bruce Davis, Airport Vice President

davis@cupe5167.org or   905-522-0917



Tracey St. Aubin, City Inside Unit Vice President

staubin@cupe5167.org   905-522-0917 x 226

Tracey has been a member of CUPE Local 5167 since 2001. She is an Employment Development Counsellor in the Community and Emergency Services Department. Tracey has been an active Steward since 2008 and has been a Trustee, grievance committee member, bargaining committee member, strike committee member and was elected as the City Inside Unit Vice President in 2014. This is her 2nd term.

Barry Conway, City Outside Unit Vice President

conway@cupe5167.org   905-522-0917 x 224

Barry has been a member of CUPE Local 5167 since 2003. He works in the Arenas and Parks. Barry has been an active Steward and was elected as the City Unit Outside Vice President in 2013. Barry is a radical unionist and passionately believes in the labour movement principles. He is currently pursuing his Labour Studies degree from McMaster University. Barry is a CUPE OD Education Facilitator, HDLC delegate and HDLC Special Events Member.

vacant, DARTS Unit Vice President



Paula Masys-Pollock, GSWS Unit Vice President

masys-pollock@cupe5167.org   905-522-0917

Paula has been working in Outreach Services at Good Shepherd Women’s Services since 1999. Paula has been active on many committees over the years such as: health & safety, grievance, newsletter, bargaining, political action, education and bylaws. Paula has been the Unit Vice President since 2008, this is her 5th term.

Sue Lavallee, Lodges Unit Vice President

lavallee@cupe5167.org    905-522-0917

Sue has been providing Administrative Support to the City of Hamilton Lodges since 2007. Sue has been an active Steward from the very beginning. In addition, she has been an active committee member participating on the newsletter, negotiating, education and bylaw committees at one time or another. Sue was elected as the Lodges Vice President in 2016. Sue has been a long time union activist for many years prior to joining CUPE Local 5167.

Brian Forester, RBG Unit Vice President

forester@cupe5167.org   905-522-0917


Brian has been a CUPE Local 5167 Member since 2008. He is a Building Technician at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Brian has been the RBG Unit Vice President since 2013. This is his 3rd term. Brian is a communications committee member and a HDLC delegate.



vacant, SMH Unit Vice President