Board of Directors

The RCMPVA is governed by a Board of Directors who are responsible for overseeing the business activities and other affairs of the Association. The board is comprised of up to nine directors, who serve for three years. The Board is supported by four officers; three of whom are elected internally from within the board.

Steve Walker

President and Director


Sandra Conlin

Vice President and Director


Mark Gaillard

Secretary and Director


Peter Sorensen

Treasurer and Director


James Brown

Director


Bob Byers

Director


Ruby Burns

Director


Celine Gingras

Director


James Forrest

Director


Al Rivard

Past President


Mike Côté

Executive Officer



Committees

The RCMPVA Board of Directors conducts its oversight functions in concert with key committees so the association and its boardoperates both effectively and in accordance with a high standard of corporate governance that adheres to the requirements of the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.

Association Operations Committee (AOC)


Chair: Sandra Conlin

Vice President: Sandra Conlin

Treasurer: Peter Sorensen

Secretary: Mark Gaillard

Executive Officer: Ralph Mahar

Director of Communications: James Forrest

 

Communications


Chair: James Forrest

Website: James Forrest

Internal & External Communications: Ralph Mahar

 

Membership Committee


Chair: James Brown

Deputy Chair: Bob Byers

Association Membership Database Manager: Bryan Neville

Executive Officer: Ralph Mahar

 

Advocacy and Support Committee


Chair: Ruby Burns

Deputy Chair: Céline Gingras

Chief Advocate: Ruby Burns

Member Benefits & RCMP Benefit Trust Fund:  Céline Gingras

Pension Advisory Committee (RCMP PAC): Steve Walker

Pension Finance Oversight Committee: Steve Walker

Dental Advisory: Vacant

Graves Committee: Jack O’Reilly

 

Finance and Audit Committee


Chair: Bob Byers

Member: Earl Basse

ExOfficio:  Peter Sorensen

 

Nomination Committee


Chair: Al Rivard, Past President

 

Honours & Recognition Committee


Chair: TBA

 

History


Chair: Mark Gaillard

 

Chaplaincy

Vacant

RCMP – RCMPVA Benefits Committee


Co-Chair: Steve Walker

Co-Chair: Director General/Officer i/c National Compensations Services, RCMP

Member: Ralph Mahar

Member: Sgt. Kim Hendricken

 

Regional Liaison


BC & Yukon: James Brown

Prairies: Bob Byers

Ontario & Quebec: Sandra Conlin

Atlantic: Peter Sorensen

 

Veterans’ Women’s Council


Chair: Jane Hall

Association Advocate: Ruby Burns, PEI

Member: Vivienne Stewart, BC

Member: Kathy Long, NS

Member: Tim Hoban, NB

Member: Dr. Darlene Worth, NS

Ex Officio: Steve Walker, President, MB

Ex Officio: Al Rivard, Governor & Immediate Past President, NB

 

VAC Stakeholders


Advisory Group on Families: Dave Leblanc

Service Excellence Advisory Group: Ralph Mahar

 

Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research


Lead: Rick Morris

 

Office of the Veterans Ombudsman Advisory Council (OVO)

Council Member: Al Rivard

 

RCMP Veterans’ Association Foundation


Director: Keith Trail, Nanaimo, BC

Director: John Francis, Kingston, ON

Director: Ian Atkins, Bedford, NS

Director: Roy Berlinquette, Ottawa, ON

Director: Robert Hurman, Paradise, NL

Director: Jerry Plaskow, Edmonton, AB

Member: Steve Walker

Board of Governors

Chair: Al Rivard, Immediate Past President, Moncton, NB


Dave Leblanc, Gimli, MB


Cal Small, Orleans, ON


Tim Hoban, Miramichi, NB


Rick Morris, Toronto, ON


Bill Patton, Edmonton, AB


Keith Trail, Namaimo, BC


Bill McCheyne, Surrey, BC


Dale Lively, St. Andrews, NB