Board of Directors

To contact the Board of Directors, email board@thedsu.ca

Vanessa LeMercier

Indigenous Students' Representative

The Indigenous Students’ Representative is responsible for organizing the work of the Indigenous Students’ Collective, and presenting an Indigenous perspective to the Board of Directors. This position, like all constituency representatives on the Board of Directors, also aids in the implementation of campaigns, events, and membership awareness initiatives of the Students’ Union.

Vanessa is a 1st year Science student.

Michael Gomez

Campus Representative - NW

Campus Representatives are responsible for assisting in the implementation of campaigns, events and membership awareness initiatives of the Students’ Union.

Michael is a 2nd year Criminology student.

Jinia Mand

Campus Representative - NW

Campus Representatives are responsible for assisting in the implementation of campaigns, events and membership awareness initiatives of the Students’ Union.

Jinia is a 1st year Accounting student.

Amrita Ramkumar

Campus Representative - NW

Campus Representatives are responsible for assisting in the implementation of campaigns, events and membership awareness initiatives of the Students’ Union.

Amrita is a 3rd year Business student.

Caitlin Spreeuw

Director of External Relations

The Director of External Relations represents Douglas students outside the campus community and is responsible for coordinating the campaigns work of the Students’ Union. This position acts as a liaison between the Students’ Union and external organizations and works collective with other elected student across BC to represent students to all levels of government.

Caitlin is 2nd year Science student.

Matthew Somerville

Accessibility Representative

The Accessibility Representative is responsible for organizing the work of the Accessibility Collective and presenting the perspective of people living with disabilities to the Board of Directors. This position, like all constituency representatives on the Board of Directors, also aids in the implementation of campaigns, events, and membership awareness initiatives of the Students’ Union.

Matthew is a 4th year Criminology student.

Eric Sundmark

Director of Finance

The Director of Finance is responsible for the management of Student’s Union finances that includes long-term financial planning and production of regular financial reporting to the Board of Directors. The Director of Finance is also responsible for the oversight of Students’ Union service and the Students’ Union’s system of clubs.

Eric is a 5th year Accounting student.

Ariel Ataiza

Director of Membership Development

The Director of Membership Development is responsible for the implementation and operation of membership awareness initiatives, preparation of Students’ Union publications and assist Constituency Representatives with advocacy work. The Director of Membership Development, jointly with the Director of Campus Life, oversee the recruitment, training and coordination for the Students’ Union’s volunteer program.

Ariel is a 4th year Child and Youth Care student.

Gurpinder Gaidu

Women Students' Representative

The Women Students’ Representative is responsible for organizing the work of the Women Students’ Collective, and presenting a women’s/feminist perspective to the Board of Directors. This position, like all constituency representatives on the Board of Directors, also aids in the implementation of campaigns, events, and membership awareness initiatives of the Students’ Union.

Gurpinder is a 4th year Criminology student.

Bikrum Hothi

Campus Representative - COQ

Campus Representatives are responsible for assisting in the implementation of campaigns, events and membership awareness initiatives of the Students’ Union.

Bikrum is a 4th year Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching student.

Jed Palad

Campus Representative - NW

Campus Representatives are responsible for assisting in the implementation of campaigns, events and membership awareness initiatives of the Students’ Union.

Jed is a 1st year general studies student.

Mae Jamisola

Pride Representative

The Pride Representative is responsible for organizing the work of the Pride Collective, and presenting the perspective of a diversity of gender and sexuality constructions and/or orientations to the Board of Directors. This position, like all constituency representatives on the Board of Directors, also aids in the implementation of campaigns, events, and membership awareness initiatives of the Students’ Union.

Mae is a 3rd year Criminology student.

Melissa Chirino

Director of Campus Life

The Director of Campus Life is responsible for the implementation of students’ union events and activities and the coordination of sponsorship of college events. The Director of Campus Life, jointly with the Director of Membership Development, oversee the recruitment, training and coordination for the Students’ Union’s volunteer program.

Melissa is a 4th year Psychology student.

Nikiel Lal

Director of College Relations

The Director of College Relations serves as the Board of Director’s primary source of contact with Douglas College, and is responsible for ensuring students’ voices are heard by the College and that students are fairly represented in the College’s systems of management and governance.

Nikiel is a 3rd year Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching student.

Danna Domasig

Campus Representative - COQ

Campus Representatives are responsible for assisting in the implementation of campaigns, events and membership awareness initiatives of the Students’ Union.

Danna is a Sciences pre-nursing student.

Staff

The staff of the Douglas Students’ Union are proudly unionized with CUPE 2396.

Andrew Dalton

Executive Director

dalton@thedsu.ca
Ashley Gordon

Services Coordinator

gordon@thedsu.ca
Deepa Singh

Organizer - Campus Life

singh@thedsu.ca
Delaney Sullivan

Organizer - Membership Outreach

sullivan@thedsu.ca
Roxana Matasa

Finance and Accounting Coordinator

matasa@thedsu.ca
Tracy Ho

Organizer - Advocacy

ho@thedsu.ca

Governance

Learn more about what your elected representatives do and the policies and bylaws that govern your Students' Union.

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