MoveUP Executive Board

MoveUP's executive board is made up of 20 members, including the union's table officers. The board is the executive management body of the union and meets monthly to discuss administrative and operational issues. The board reports to MoveUP's executive council on policy and financial matters.

The executive board suggests ways the union can improve its policies and services to members. Board members must represent the interest of all members in their respective workplaces. They also sit on the union negotiating committee during bargaining and hold workplace membership meetings.

VACANT - ICBC

This position is vacant and awaits a by-election. 

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Bryan Finstad - ICBCFile 9832

Bryan is an Injury Adjuster with Claims Contact Injury Centre, based out of the Langley Claim Centre. He has been with ICBC since 1997. Bryan has been an active executive councillor and job steward since 2012. In addition, he is a union-appointed harassment advisor, a member of MoveUP's Education committee and is also a member of the workload committee for Injury Adjusters. He also serves as a trustee for the LTD plan for MoveUP's ICBC and Transit members. Bryan is a delegate to the New Westminster and District Labour Council.

Bryan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from SFU along with Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) and Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP) designations.  Bryan has developed his skills as a job steward through numerous labour training courses offered by MoveUP and the Canadian Labour Congress.

Phone: 604-299-0378

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Joyce Galuska - ICBCFile 9789

Joyce has been working in the labour movement and on behalf of MoveUP members since 1991 when she became a job steward. She was first elected as a board member in 2002.

She previously was an executive councillor for Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton, during which time she participated in several successful arbitrations.

As a union trainer Joyce has taught week-long labour studies courses for the Canadian Labour Congress and basic job steward training throughout the province.

Joyce has extensive committee experience. She also participated in the ICBC Joint Return to Work Committee from 2003 to 2005, was on the Wellness Committee, and sat on the Workload Committee for five years. She currently sits on the Women's, Solidarity, and Political Action Committees. 

Joyce has been an anti-harassment advisor at ICBC since 2000 and participated in the Management Survey Focus Group. She has taken several courses to improve her workplace on behalf of her colleagues including Ergonomics, Duty to Accommodate and Recognizing and Preventing Violence in the Workplace.

She currently sits on the ERT in Kelowna and holds an OFA 3.

Phone: 604-299-0378

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Melanie Greenlaw - Utilities - ABSFile 9795

Melanie has been an active MoveUP member since starting at Accenture six years ago. She quickly became a job steward, actively representing members in grievances and supporting them before the employer.

She is an active volunteer both in the community and in MoveUP's campaigns.

Phone: 604-299-0378

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Graeme Hutchison - Combined - Finance-InsuranceFile 10195

Graeme has a BSc in Computing and holds various post graduate teaching Certifications. He works as an application developer in the systems department for Community Savings and has had the honour of serving on the executive council for several years.

Graeme is originally from the UK where he worked as a college and university professor before arriving in Canada where he began work for Fincentric as a corporate trainer. While there, he worked with several credit unions on their banking system conversions.

Graeme is excited to represent the interests of members in the Combined Finance-Insurance group.

In his spare time he loves to play poker and also works as a soccer referee which keeps him keep fit but also helps him with his conflict resolution skills.

Phone: 604-299-0378

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Rysa Kronebusch - Utilties - HydroFile 9803

Rysa first began working for BC Hydro as a practicum student in 1996. She was then hired as a consultant and from there worked in Tempworks while they were still a part of BC Hydro. She later became a full-time temporary employee and then a full-time regular employee at BC Hydro.

Rysa is a dedicated union activist who is deeply committed to all of her members, no matter what their status of employment.

Rysa is Co-Chair of MoveUP's Women's Rights Committee and sits on the Environment, Education, Advisory, Health and Safety and Political Action committees. She also sits on the BC Federation of Labour’s Women’s Rights Committee. Recently, Rysa started the ad hoc Solidarity Committee, in order to reach out further to ensure members feel the value of our union each and every day.

Rysa is very active in the community and was recently appointedto the executive of the Fraser Valley Labour Council.

This is Rysa’s second term on the executive board for MoveUP. She is deeply committed to ensuring all members are represented.

Phone: 604-299-0378

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Brian Martens - ICBC File 9167

In 2006, Brian began working at ICBC in the Telephone Claims Department. He has held various positions and is currently a Commercial Claims Adjuster at the Surrey Claims Centre.

He became a job steward in 2008 and executive councillor in 2011. Brian also sits on the MoveUP Events and Social Planning, and Pension committees.

Brian is currently a trustee on the pension plan serving ICBC members, and is also on the Workload Committee as the provincial liaison.

He holds multiple technical certificates in IT Systems. Brian resdies in Langley with his wife, daughter and puppy.

Phone: 604-299-0378

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Joe Nex - Utilities - FortisBC Energy Inc.File 10212

Joe joined MoveUP’s membership when he was started work with FortisBC in 2004. After two years working within FortisBC’s Operations Department, he began representing his coworkers as a job steward and executive councillor.

Joe has successfully represented MoveUP members through discussions with management and through the grievance process, as required.

Joe’s passion for advancing the rights of working people has led to his participation on MoveUP’s bargaining committee with FortisBC during the last two contract negotiations.

Through MoveUP and the Canadian Labour Congress, Joe has taken training in workplace OH&S, bargaining, anti-harassment and anti-bullying frameworks, and Train the Trainer workshops.

Both he and his wife Marguerite spend time in their community of Abbotsford volunteering with a number of organizations, assisting with both youth and the elderly. The also enjoy spending time with their three grown children and three grandchildren.

Joe is pleased to bring his expertise and passion to his position as MoveUP executive board member, and is proud to represent both the interests of the union’s members at FortisBC, as well as MoveUP's many other workplaces.

Phone: 604-299-0378

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VACANT - Combined - Labour

This position is vacant and awaits a by-election. 

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Janie McDougall - Utilities - FortisBC Inc. and FortisBC Customer Service Centres

Bio coming soon.

Phone: 604-299-0378

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Laurie Kirk - Combined - Finance-Insurance

Bio coming soon

Phone: 604-299-0378

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Christy Slusarenko - Combined - Miscellaneous

Bio coming soon.

Phone: 604-299-0378

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Bruce Sarvis - HydroFile 10208

Bruce has been a MoveUP member since 2004. He has been working for BC Hydro since 2009, and is a Distribution Design Technician. He is a job steward and executive councillor.

He is involved in his community of Campbell River previously with the local volunteer firefighter services, and currently with an international student exchange program.

Bruce and his wife April have three children Michaela, Bruce Jr. and Andrew.

Phone: 604-299-0378

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Robert Starcevich - ICBCFile 10183

Robert Starcevich joined MoveUP when he was hired at ICBC in 1990. He currently works out of Coquitlam Claims. Robert became a job steward in 1990 and has also served as a union trustee and executive councillor.

Robert has a strong background in job evaluation and pensions. He was the first to win full pay scale increases in both arbitration and negotiated pay increases at telephone claims (now the Customer Contact Centre), resulting in members collectively receiving over two million dollars in back pay. Robert was on the committee that worked on implementing joint pension trusteeship at ICBC and served as a pension trustee for six years.

Robert holds a BSc. in Marine Biology (SFU), Business Certificate (UA) and Compensation Management Specialist designation (Dalhousie). He sits on the Port Moody City Land Use Committee and also volunteers for Science World, Grandfondo, Aidswalk, Giro di Burnaby, and as a first aider.

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Tim Weigelt - Combined - Shipping-Transport File 9811

Tim has been a member of COPE 15 (now MoveUP) working in the dispatch office of Yellow Cabs since 1989 where he has served as Shop Steward, Picket Captain and Councillor. Tim served as Director of the Transportation & Manufacturing Component [E] since 2007.

Tim’s union experience includes terms as chair of the COPE 15 Human Rights, Constitution & Bylaws and Communications Committees. He has also served on the Education Committee, and has sat on several negotiating committees. Tim currently sits on the MoveUP Constitution & Bylaws, Electoral and Environmental Committees and represents MoveUP as a delegate to WESTAC.

His labour education includes several Occupational Health and Safety courses, Provincial Labour Law, Canadian Labour Congress Trainer and BC Fed Organizing Institute classes.

Proudly residing in the People’s Republic of Burnaby, Tim is a delegate to the New Westminster & District Labour Council.

Phone: 604-299-0378

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