Ayers to join HSA Board of Directors

Mandi Ayers, a lab technologist at Bulkley Valley District Hospital, will join the HSA Board of Directors in April 2014 as the Regional Director representing Region 10.

At the close of deadline for nominations for election to the board, Ayers and Jameel Khan, a lab technologist from University Hospital of Northern BC, had been nominated. Khan withdrew his nomination this week. As the only candidate, Ayers is acclaimed to the position, and an election will not be required.

Ayers is a long-time union activist, having served as Chief Steward, OH&S Steward, Member at Large (sitting on both the Resolutions and Education Committees), delegate to the bargaining proposal conferences, and an HSA representative on the Northern Health Authority Violence Prevention committee.

Ayers’ two-year term begins upon adjournment of the April 2014 convention. She replaces Heather Sapergia, who has represented Region 10 on the Board of Directors since 2008, and who will retire from her position as a lab technologist at UHNBC later this year.