Board members


President Derek Hanson 780-496-5938
Vice-President Bradley Hoekstra 780-496-7014
Secretary-Treasurer Vacant  
Directors Satya Gadidasu 780-496-2407
  Steve Goodwin 780-423-5697
  Jason Halayko 780-913-6292
  Gail Hickmore 780-496-3143
  Celene Lemire 780- 391-4168
Executive Coordinator Chrisy Burton 780-496-8300

Derek Hanson President

Derek has been employed with the City of Edmonton for over 7 years. He started as a Disability Management Consultant and transitioned to Labour Relations in October 2013 where he supported various clients such as Fire Rescue, Urban Form and City Operations. In September 2018 Derek moved into his current role of Superintendent, Transit Fleet Maintenance.

Derek joined the CEMA Board to utilize his experience and knowledge gained at the City and move the dial ahead for CEMA members. He sees the difference that the current leadership is making and hopes to provide insight and assistance in promoting positive change in the working relationships for CEMA members.

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.

Satya enjoys volunteering and playing badminton.

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.  

Steve enjoys motorcycles, classic cars, guitars and sitting around a campfire singing to his grandchildren.

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.

Jason enjoys spending time with his family, reading, cycling, camping and sometimes trying to catch fish.


Gail Hickmore Director

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.

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.


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