Meet the Leadership

Left to right: Lana Van Bradt (Alternate NEO), François Paradis (National President), Joanne Hay (Ex-NEO), Claudia Labonté ( National V-P), Denise Tremblay (NEO), Jennifer Horsley (NEO), Joey DeLafontaine (UPCE member), Jacquline Gujarati (UPCE member)

National President

François Paradis

The UPCE National President is elected as a full-time officer of the Component. As a National President, François Paradis is the chief executive officer of UPCE and as such, supervises the affairs of the component and signs all official documents. The National President also represents the component on the National Board of Directors of the PSAC, as required by Section 12, Subsection 1, of the PSAC Constitution.

François Paradis graduated from a paramedic program in 2006. His substantive position at Canada Post is Supervisor in the Pension Center. Francois has a Human Resources Management Certificate, a Pension Plan Administration Certificate, and is a CLC Labour College graduate. He is a previous President of Ottawa Local 70180, and was a member of the UPCE-PSAC Bargaining team for the 2012-14 round of negotiations.

National Vice President

Claudia Labonté

The UPCE National Vice-President is elected as a full-time officer of the Component.  As a National Vice-President, Claudia Labonté follows the decisions as taken by the National Executive and those of the National Conventions of the UPCE and the PSAC.  Claudia assumes many of the responsibilities of the National President in his absence.  The Vice-President provides guidance to Locals, is chair of several committees, and represents the UPCE at other meetings or forums as required.

Claudia is a previous Chief Shop Steward and Secretary-Treasurer of the Ottawa Local 70180, and was a member of the Service Expansion and Innovation and Change Committee (Appendix M) for 4 years. She is a Professional Engineer and holds a Master Certificate in Industrial Relations & Human Resources. Her substantive position at Canada Post is Process engineering specialist.

National Executive Officer

Denise Tremblay

The Component has three UPCE National Executive Officer positions within its structure. Denise is prepared to provide guidance and assistance to members and Locals within her jurisdiction on a regular basis, and is available to visit Locals upon reasonable request. The National Executive Officer also performs other duties as assigned by the National President.

Denise has been with CPC since May 2000.  Her substantive position is Clerk Payroll Administrator located at the AccessHR Transaction Center at Head Office.  Denise’s education and previous work experience is in the Medical field.  Denise is the current President of Ottawa Local 70180.

National Executive Officer

 

 

 

National Executive Officer

Jennifer Horsley

The Component has three UPCE Alternate National Executive Officer positions within its structure. As one of the Alternate National Executive Officers, Jennifer is prepared to provide guidance and assistance to members and Locals within her jurisdiction on a regular basis, and is available to visit Locals upon reasonable request. The Alternate National Executive Officer could also perform other duties as assigned by the National President.

Jennifer Horsley attended the University of British Columbia for English and History.  She has completed a number of PSAC Education courses, including the Union Development Program and Leadership Training, as well as the CLC Winter School in Harrison, and the BC Fed Summer Institute for Union Women. Jennifer has been a member of UPCE more than 15 years, working as a Retail Representative and Trainer for Purolator.  She has served for several terms as Chief Shop Steward for her Local, and actively participates in several regional committees with the PSAC.  Jennifer currently holds a seat on the BC Regional Council as a Metro Vancouver Coordinator.

Alternate National Executive Officer

Lana Van Bradt

The Component has three UPCE Alternate National Executive Officer positions within its structure. As one of the Alternate National Executive Officers, Lana is prepared to provide guidance and assistance to members and Locals within his jurisdiction on a regular basis when called upon, and is available to visit Locals upon reasonable request. The Alternate National Executive Officer could also perform other duties as assigned by the National President.

Lana has been with Canada Post Corporation since 1986. Her substantive position at Canada Post is Planning Officer for the Hamilton Plant in PC&R and she is the Local President of Hamilton local 00104.