Board Members

 

    Phone
President Derek Hanson 780-496-5938
Vice-President Bradley Hoekstra 780-496-7014
Secretary-Treasurer Vacant  
Executive Coordinator Chrisy Burton 780-496-8300
Directors Celene Lemire 780- 391-4168
  Gail Hickmore 780-496-3143
  Gordon Buck 780-508-9356
  Jason Halayko 780-913-6292
  Kelly Moore 780-496-3902
  Lee Deakin 780-919-4866
  Melissa Ziober 780-496-3972
  Norman Hendry 780-495-9958
  Satya Gadidasu 780-496-2407
  Steve Goodwin 780-423-5697
     
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.

Bradley Hoekstra

Bradley Hoekstra Vice President

Brad became a CEMA Board member in 2019. With over 30 years of civic experience and advocacy, he can always be found engaged in conversations or activities where employees are always considered our most valuable resource. Brad’s involvement throughout his career gives him background and experience in effective labour relations, occupational health and safety, including mental health and he places family and health as his top priorities.

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.

Celene Lemire

Celene Lemire Director

Celene joined the CEMA Board in 2019, after three years with the Edmonton Police Service, where she started in the Strategy & Performance Branch and now works within the Innovation and Technology Bureau.

Celene holds a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology, and is a recent Top 40 Under 40 winner with Avenue magazine. She grew up in the mountains in Jasper, but has lived in Edmonton for over 10 years. Celene has had experience working in both the public and private sectors, within government and across multiple industries.

Gail Hickmore

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.

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.

Lee Deakin

Lee Deakin Director

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.

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.

Norman Hendry

Norman Hendry Director

Norman has been employed with the City of Edmonton for over 5 years. Norman is the Director, Transit Fleet Maintenance for Fleet and Facility Services in City Operations

Norman joined the CEMA Board to help continue the great work being done by CEMA in influencing the benefits and services which our members receive, to improve and strengthen the dynamics with the Unions and ELT.

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.

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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