Sandra was acclaimed as the President of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union in 2022 after serving consecutive terms on the Provincial Executive. She has a long history of activism and representation in Local 16, in the South Shore, where she has worked as a Licensing Officer with the Department of Community Services.

Sandra has a passion for women’s issues and women’s rights and has served as Executive Liaison to the NSGEU Women’s Issues Committee for several terms. She also serves on the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Women’s Advisory Councils. Sandra is deeply rooted in community service and has served on many organizations and Boards.

She brings this community connection to the NSGEU and under her leadership the union has partnered with the United Way on successful initiatives including Tampon Tuesday, Feed NS, and Cancer NS to make a difference in people’s lives and those who are struggling with poverty and food insecurity.

Sandra enjoys spending time with the members and hearing about workplace issues at local meetings or meetings of NSGEU Councils and Committees. She believes in the power of the union and attends conferences and other conventions to advocate on behalf of the membership and strategize about how to build a better, more just society together.

When she is not busy with the work of the union and the union community, Sandra is a partner to her husband Paul, a mother to her two children, Bailey and Josh, and a grandmother to baby Mia.