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

(204) 792-3912


Sandra Conlin

Vice President and Director

(613) 863-4303


Mark Gaillard

Secretary and Director


Peter Sorensen

Treasurer and Director


James Brown

Director


Bob Byers

Director


Ruby Burns

Director


Celine Gingras

Director


Bob McKee

Director

604-885-6372


604-454-7281 (Mobile)

Al Rivard

Past President


Ralph Mahar

Executive Officer

613-993-8633


613-415-7564 (Mobile)

Our Board of Directors is national in character with representatives from every region of the country;

West

Bob McKee (Vancouver Division)


Prairie

Bob Byers (Lethbridge Division); Steve Walker (Manitoba Division)


Central

Sandra Conlin (Ottawa Division); Mark Gaillard (Ottawa Division); James Brown (Toronto Division)


Quebec

Céline Gingras (Quebec Division)


Maritime

Ruby Burns (PEI Division); Al Rivard (New Brunswick Division); Peter Sorensen (PEI Division)

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

 

Communications


Chair: Bob McKee

Website: Bob McKee

Internal & External Communications: Ralph Mahar

 

Membership Committee


Chair: James Brown

Recruiting: James Brown

Association Membership Database Manager: Bryan Neville

Executive Officer: Ralph Mahar

 

Advocacy and Support Committee


Chair: Ruby Burns

Chief Advocate: Ruby Burns

Member Benefits & RCMP Benefit Trust Fund: Bob McKee and Céline Gingras

Pension Advisory Committee (RCMP PAC): Steve Walker

Pension Finance Oversight Committee: Steve Walker

Dental Advisory: Bill Brydon

Graves Committee: Jack O’Reilly

 

Finance and Audit Committee


Chair / Ex Oficio: Peter Sorenson

Member: Bob Byers

Insurance: Mark Gaillard

 

Nomination Committee


Chair: Al Rivard, Past President

 

Honours & Recognition Committee


Chair: Joan Panich

 

History


Chair: Mark Gaillard

 

Chaplaincy


TBA

RCMP – RCMPVA Benefits Committee


Steve Walker, President

Ralph Mahar, Executive Officer

 

Regional Liaison


BC & Yukon: Bob McKee

Prairies: Bob Byers

Ontario & Quebec: Sandra Conlin

Maritimes: 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: Dave Leblanc

 

Board of Trustees MLD Fund


Chair: Keith Trail, Nanaimo, BC

Treasurer: John Francis, Kingston, ON

Trustee: Ian Atkins, Bedford, NS

Trustee: Roy Berlinquette, Ottawa, ON

Trustee: Robert Hurman, Paradise, NL

Trustee: Jerry Plaskow, Edmonton, AB

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


Blake McIntosh, Nepean, ON


Kelly Labrash, Markham, ON


Bill McCheyne, Surrey, BC


Clare Dent, Dartmouth, NS


Dale Lively, St. Andrews, NB