LANA PENNER – PRESIDENT
I have been employed at Health Sciences Centre since 1988. I have collected a varied work experience including Acute Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Day Surgery, Cardiology/Telemetry, Acute and Community Hemodialysis, Adult Emergency, Acute Ambulatory Care, Recovery Room and Urology Special Procedures.
Since becoming a nurse, I have been active in the MNU, Locally in various positions and Provincially as the Provincial Collective Bargaining Committee (PCBC) rep for HSC/Local 10.
I have sat on numerous committees as well as attended many Educational Sessions.
I have a multitude of both nursing and Union experience which I will use to continue my efforts to keep HSC Local 10 in the forefront of Nursing in Manitoba.
SHELLEY TRAPP-ARMSTRONG – VICE-PRESIDENT
I graduated from the Health Sciences Centre School of Nursing in 1989.
My experiences in my practice have included Acute Medicine including Kidney Transplants, Urology and GI Surgical Units, the Dialysis Units and my position in the Ambulatory Care Clinic with the Urology Program. I have had the pleasure to float within the Surgical Program. These experiences have allowed me to better understand the many unique areas we have here at HSC.
Over the last six years, I have had the opportunity to help represent, advocate and educate many colleagues in my role as VP. I am always trying to learn from the different situations and interactions with our Employer.
CARINA KIRK – SECRETARY/TREASURER
I have worked in the General Hospital for 20 years on H4, floating through Units and Ambulatory Care float pool. For the past 19 years I have been in GI/Urology procedures. I was in the MS clinic for a 1 year term and now I am in IMCN.
I have been a voting delegate for 2 years and currently am the General Centre Rep for MNU. I have represented nurses at NAC and Union Management meetings. I have also represented members at
Workplace Health and Safety for 3 years. I look forward to being s resource to the General hospital nursing members. I am also a mother of two boys, married with two dogs and lots of foster puppies!
KATHLEEN STARK – MNU BOARD REP and CHILDREN’S CENTRE REP
I have been nursing since 2010 at Children’s Emergency Department and have worked as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner starting in 2012. I am passionate about nursing and nurses. In 2014 I was nominated by my colleagues and was a recipient of the Nursing Excellence award. This nomination by my colleagues was truly touching and a great honor. Nursing for me is a privilege and joy but I recognize our struggles that we have with workloads and having to do more with less. This is what prompted my interest in union activism. I am excited to be on our executive as the Representative for Children’s Hospital please do not hesitate to contact me to connect or let me know of any concerns you have.
CHERYL LANGE – MNU BOARD REP
I am one of the two members representing Health Sciences Centre at the Provincial MNU Board of Directors. I have worked at Health Sciences Centre since 1987 and have been actively involved in Local activities since 1991.
If you have any questions, I work in the Intermediate Intensive Care Unit (IICU) on JJ3 (Anne Thomas Building).
LYDIA DANILIS – WOMEN’S CENTRE REP
My name is Lydia Danilis, and I am currently the Women’s Center Rep. I have been a nurse at Women’s HSC High-Risk Obstetrics for nearly seven years. I began my union involvement six years ago as a unit rep. I enjoy meeting new people and finding ways to assist in making a positive change in their work environment.
You can find me on LA2 if help is needed or to just say Hi!
JANET ZORICA – ANNE THOMAS REP
I have been involved in MNU for approximately ten (10) years as Unit Rep, Finance Committee, and Voting Delegate, and now on Local 10’s Executive Committee.
I have experience in filling out respectful workplace forms, work overload as well as grievances. I am available to help with any questions or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact me in Children’s PACU.
JO-ANNE PATERSON – GENERAL CENTRE REP
I have been a nurse since 1993 and are currently a CRN in the Adult Emergency. For most of my years here at HSC I have been the Unit Rep. I have sat on the Executive as the Anne Thomas Rep and the General Centre Rep. I have attended the Provincial AGM as a voting delegate for over 15 years.