Committees and Appointees

The responsibilities of GVTA committees and members can be found on the GVTA Governance page and the GVTA Constitution and Bylaws.

The role of joint GVTA/School District committees can be found in the Collective Agreement.

Executive Committee 2017-2018

Elected by the General Membership on May 4, 2017

President Jason Gammon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
First Vice President Darren Companion This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Second Vice President/Health & Safety Officer Carolyn Howe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary-Treasurer Robin Tosczak This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contract Chair Winona Waldron This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Professional Development Chair Ilda Turcotte This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Social Justice Co-Chairs Cincy Graf This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
TTOC/New Teacher Chair Mark Morrison This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Local Representative Sarah Harvey This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Local Representative Jennifer McDonald This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Local Representative Katrina McGee

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Member at Large Chris Clarke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Member-at-Large Cindy Gordon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Member-at-Large self Identifying as Aboriginal Jenna Peterson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Contract Committee

This committee consists of the 1st Vice President, the 2nd Vice President, the Contract Committee Chair, and up to 10 members elected by the General Membership that serve a two year term. 

Winona Waldron (Chair) Darren Companion Carolyn Howe
Celestina Azzoni Ross Gilbert Mo Kheari
Jane Jacek Rebecca MacKenzie  Viva Moodley
Mark Morrison Darinka Popovic          Matt Staples      

Robin Tosczak

   

Professional Development Committee

This committee consists of the Chair, the Secretary Treasurer, and up to 8 members elected by the General Membership for a two year term.

Ilda Turcotte (Chair) Debra Swain Kate Moll
Tina O Keeffe Jill Torney Cindy Graf
Viva Moodley Robin Tosczak Vacant
Vacant    

Social Justice Committee

This committee consists of the Chair, and up to 6 members elected by the General Membership for a two year term.  

Cindy Graf (Chair) Susanna Solecki  Sarah Harvey    
Leigh Pharis Vacant Vacant
Vacant    

Teachers Teaching on Call and New Teachers Committee

This committee consists of the Chair, the 1st Vice President, and up to 10 members elected by the General Membership for a one year term. 

Mark Morrison  (Chair) Darren Companion Chris Clarke
Viva Moodley Lila Lund Louise Bernamoff
Sarah Harvey Kate Moll Vancant 
Vacant Vacant Vacant 

Health & Safety Committee

This committee consists of the Second Vice-President (Chair), Contract Chair, member appointed by the GVTA Executive Committee to the District Occupational Health and Safety Committee, and up to 2 members elected by the General Membership for a two year term. 

Carolyn Howe (Chair)                   Winona Waldron                Celestina Azzoni               Jennifer Small                 Darinka Popovic 

 

Bargaining Team

The Bargaining Team consists of the President, three Contract Committe members including the Contract Chair, one Pro-D Committee member

Jason Gammon                 Ross Gilbert              Winona Waldron 
Darren Companion                 Viva Moodley           Darinka Popovic (alternate)
Alternate (vacant)    

Appeals Committee

Appointed by the Executive Committee

Thierry Ponchet    Christina Wilson 

 Colleen Pommelet 

Gillian Miller    

Victoria Labour Council (VLC) Appointees

Appointed by the Executive Committee

 TBA    

Benevolent Fund Committee

Three members appointed by the Executive Committee

Jason Gammon    Darinka Popovic   Gillian Miller

Professional Relations Committee (PRC)

GVTA members appointed by the Executive Committee

Jason Gammon           Darren Companion      Darinka Popovic    
     

Joint Committee on Curriculum Implementation (JCCI)

Five representatives from the GVTA and the Board. GVTA Representatives appointed by the Executive Committee

Ilda Turcotte Jason Gammon Cindy Graf
Cindy Gordon    

Joint District/GVTA Health and Safety Committee

Three GVTA members appointed by the Executive Committee. 

Vacant  Ross Gilbert        Jennifer Small 

District French Advisory Committee

Members appointed by the Executive Committee

Ilda Turcotte                Celestina Azzoni

 

District Diversity and Equity Committee

One GVTA member appointed by the Executive Committee.

Robin Tosczak      

 

Aboriginal Nations Education Committee

Appointed by the Executive Committee

Jennifer McDonald      Winona Waldron  

District Educational Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC)

GVTA members appointed by the Executive Committee: one middle School, one high school, one elementary school rep

Darren Companion (elementary)     Geoff Orme (high school)          Jason Gammon (middle school)        
 Alain Graoui    

Assigned GVTA attendees to Board Meetings

Regular Board Meetings President   
Education Policy Meetings Pro D Chair  
OPerations Policy and Planning Meetings Second Vice President  
Alternate

First Vice President