Board of Directors

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

Melissa Chirino

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.

Melissa is a 2nd year Psychology student.

Aahelee Bandyopadhyay

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.

Aahelee is a 2nd year Sociology and Anthropology student.

Paul Wittayaworapat

Director of Campus Life

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

Paul is a 3rd year Sports Science student.

Telka Pesklevits

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. The Director of College relations also assists with membership awareness initiatives.

Telka is a 4th year Anthropology student.

Abby Mitro

Director at Large

Directors at Large are responsible for assisting in the implementation of campaigns, event and membership awareness initiatives of the Students’ Union.

Abby is a 3rd year Future Teachers student.

Alicia Wotherspoon

Students' with Disabilities Representative

The Students’ with Disabilities Representative is responsible for organizing the work of the Students’ with Disabilities 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.

Alicia is a 2nd year Sociology student.

Francis Ataiza

Coquitlam Campus Director

The Coquitlam Campus Director works with other members of the board and staff to undertake events, activities, membership outreach, and campaigns at the Coquitlam Campus, and to ensure unique services, advocacy and campus life needs of Coquitlam students are represented within the structure of the Board of Directors.

Francis is a 3rd year Child and Youth Care student.

Joel Codoy

Director at Large

Directors at Large are responsible for assisting in the implementation of campaigns, event and membership awareness initiatives of the Students’ Union.

Joel is a 3rd year Criminology student.

Klyde Ouano

Director at Large

Directors at Large are responsible for assisting in the implementation of campaigns, event and membership awareness initiatives of the Students’ Union.

Klyde is a 4th year Accounting student.

McKenzie Hutchison

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.

McKenzie is a 2nd year Associates of Science student a very big deal.

Mitchel Gamayo

Director at Large

Directors at Large are responsible for assisting in the implementation of campaigns, event and membership awareness initiatives of the Students’ Union.

Mitchel is a 3rd year Environmental Studies student.

Sahara Tom

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.

Sahara is a 4th year Sports Science student.

Tanysha Klassen

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.

Tanysha is a 4th year Honours Psychology student.

Staff

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

Ashley Gordon

Services Coordinator

gordon@thedsu.ca
Deepa Singh

Organizer - Campus Life

singh@thedsu.ca
Delaney Sullivan

Organizer - Membership Outreach

sullivan@thedsu.ca
Steven Beasley

Executive Director

beasley@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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