Board Members

PresidentDerek Hanson780-496-5938
Vice-PresidentGail Hickmore780-496-3143
Secretary-TreasurerLee Deakin780-868-8300
Executive CoordinatorChrisy Burton780-496-8300
DirectorsDoug Sernecky780-221-2753 
Gordon Buck780-508-9356
 Jason Halayko780-913-6292
 Kelly Moore780-496-3902
 Melissa Ziober780-496-3972
Robert Kuziw780-496-6767 
 Satya Gadidasu780-496-2407
Shawn Wall780-496-4849 
 Steve Goodwin780-423-5697
Derek Hanson

Derek Hanson President

Derek joined the CEMA Board in 2018 and became President in January 2020. He values relationship-building and sees CEMA as a vehicle to connect the numerous talented people throughout the organization. He sees mentoring opportunities as a critical piece in developing leaders and promoting a positive culture. You will find Derek throughout the city in one of the 6 Transit garage locations where he is the Superintendent, Transit Fleet Maintenance.

Gail Hickmore

Gail Hickmore Vice President

Gail has been employed with the City of Edmonton for over 32 years. She started as a Planning Technician and quickly moved into a Development Officer Role. She was  also a Shop Steward for Civic Service Union 52.  In August 2010, she became a CEMA Member. Gail is the the General Supervisor for the Development Approvals area.

Gail joined the CEMA Board to make a difference for the CEMA members. She wants to be part of a team that ensures their best interests are heard and then acted upon.

Lee Deakin

Lee Deakin Secretary-Treasurer

Lee has been employed with the City of Edmonton since 2018. He is a garage supervisor and a member of the transit Fleet Maintenance department, where he deals primarily with running a heavy repair shop for over 900 ETS Buses (Excluding Dats). Lee has over 26 years of experience within the Heavy Equipment industry.

Lee joined the CEMA Board to not only help assist in making a difference for its CEMA members but to also increase its members’ awareness of what CEMA has to offer.

Chrisy Burton

Chrisy Burton Executive Coordinator

Chrisy joined the City of Edmonton in 1990 and is currently working for the Office of the City Auditor as a Strategic Coordinator. She has been the CEMA Executive Coordinator since September 2010 and Department Rep for the Office of the City Auditor since August 2005.

Doug Sernecky

Doug Sernecky Director

Doug has worked for the City since 2017 and is currently the Program Manager with Infrastructure Delivery as part of the Integrated Infrastructure Services team.

Having worked in the industry for 35 years for privately owned, municipal, provincial organizations, Doug believes he can bring a broad range of knowledge and perspectives to CEMA as it pursues its goals.

Gordon Buck

Gordon Buck Director

Gord has been employed with the City of Edmonton since 2016. He is a lawyer and a member of the Litigation Section of Law Branch, where he deals primarily with land acquisition and expropriation matters on behalf of the City. Prior to joining the City of Edmonton, he spent ten years in private practice in Vancouver.

Gord joined the CEMA Board to contribute to the work of CEMA as an advocate for the interests of management employees, and to help strengthen the connections between CEMA members across the corporation.

Jason Halayko

Jason Halayko Director

Jason joined the CEMA Board in December 2015 and is currently in the Director role.  When first hired by the City, he joined CEMA simply for the social aspect of the association. Since then he has learned that there are many aspects of our organization and city that can and do benefit our members. He wants to help make sure everyone has the opportunity to learn and experience as much of these as possible – to help our members grow professionally and build social bonds that last a lifetime.

Jason is the Fleet Manager for the Edmonton Police Service. He manages the acquisition/disposal, operations and maintenance for over 800 vehicles and pieces of equipment. He is a Mechanical Engineer with over 10 years of experience in the automotive sector. He has been with the City of Edmonton for 11 years.

Kelly Moore

Kelly Moore Director

Kelly has recently joined the City of Edmonton with the Enterprise Systems Transformation Program as a project manager/stream lead. Before joining the City, Kelly worked in both the Alberta and British Columbia governments as a senior IT leader for more than 20 years. Kelly is excited to join the CEMA Board to work with a team committed to moving CEMA member interests forward.

Melissa Ziober

Melissa Ziober Director

Melissa has been employed with the City of Edmonton since 2002, with a 7 year hiatus to raise her 2 children. She started as a Planning Technician, obtained her Building Safety Codes designation and moved into a Safety Codes Officer role. She also spent some time as a Supervisor with the Residential Compliance Team. Melissa is the Program Manager for Customer Service and Support, UFCSD.

Melissa was happy to join the CEMA team to be more informed and to inform. She enjoys meeting new people to learn and to strengthen her Team.

Robert Kuziw

Robert Kuziw Director

Robert has been employed with the City of Edmonton since 1985 and is currently the General Supervisor for Facility Maintenance Services, Fleet and Facility Services Branch. City Operations . He has post secondary education in the areas of mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution. He has 15 years of experience on the Collective Bargaining committee with CUPE Local 30. Robert was previously on the CEMA Board between 2013-2017 and the Board of Directors for the River City Credit Union between 2011 – 2018.

Satya Gadidasu

Satya Gadidasu Director

Satya joined the CEMA Board in March 2014 and is currently in the Director role.

Satya joined the board because he was passionate about the mission and values that CEMA held and wanted to share his skill set and talents to help accomplish them.    He wants to help increase member awareness regarding what CEMA’s roles and responsibilities are and how they can improve protecting the member’s interests.

He is a Senior Engineer, in Transportation Infrastructure. He has been with the City of Edmonton for 8 years.

Shawn Wall

Shawn Wall Director

Shawn is an Operations and HR professional with over 25 years of experience in financial, utilities, IT, and municipal government. For the past 4.5 years, Shawn has been employed with the City of Edmonton and is an Operations Manager with ETS. Having worked for Fortune 500 companies, Shawn is looking to bring new and creative industry initiatives forward to enable growth and change.

Steve Goodwin

Steve Goodwin Director

Steve joined the CEMA board in 2018 after joining the City of Edmonton in 2016 as the Chief Plumbing and Gas Inspector.  He enjoys the unity city employees share after long career in the private construction industry as a master electrician and a red seal plumber with his own contracting company.  As someone coming from an industry where compensation often attracts excellent talent his interests are focused on wages and compensation for CEMA members across the corporation and hopefully his voice can represent the wishes of many of his colleagues.  

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