Board Members

President: Ashley Clark –




Vice President: Bobby Kennedy –

My name is Bobby Kennedy. I was elected to the division in 2015 as Eastern health rep. I am the Vice President of Local 805. I also am a member facilitator for CUPE. I enjoy my seat on division working alongside some great activists for our great union and look forward to doing so in the future.




Secretary-Treasurer: Linda Jones –

Linda is a member of CUPE Local 3260. She works at Hernewood Intermediate School in West Prince as an Educational Assistant. She has been a CUPE member since 1998, and her CUPE activism began in 1999. Initially, Linda served as VP for CUPE Local 3260 for 3 years. This was followed up as Treasurer for 8 years and then served as President and Past President for 7 years. She continues to serve as a Trustee and Pension Representative for Local 3260. Along with the service to the local, Linda is currently CUPE PEI Division Treasurer and has held that position for the past 9 years. Linda has been trained as a Member Facilitator and continues to be involved with the CUPE Schools offered on PEI. She has recently served a 2-year term as the National Co-Chair for the Education Sector and has assisted with the Sector Conference.
Linda lives in Alberton with her husband Bruce and enjoys life in the rural setting with family and friends.




Recording Secretary: Jennifer LeBlanc –

Jennifer works at Prince County Hospital in the Maintenance department and She has been a proud member of local 1779 since 2001. She became active in 2017 and served at the local level as Recording Secretary. She is currently the Vice President of her local and the Recording Secretary for the Health Council. She has been the Recording Secretary for CUPE PEI since 2022. She also sits on the National Global Justice Committee. Jennifer has a love for nature and animals and lives with her husband Kevin and their 4 fur-kids in Summerside.




Health West: Cindy Ramsay –

Hi everyone my name is Cindy Ramsay I live with my husband John in Kensington. I have 1 son Dakota and his wife my daughter in-law Samantha and a brand-new grandson Drew. I have one fur baby my pup Stella. I’ve been a CUPE member for 20 plus years. During my 20 years I have been active with CUPE I started out as a shop Stewart for 6 years than I became vice president of my local 1779 for 5 years and I became president of my local in November 2022 . I have been the health west rep for 3 years now and enjoy every minute of my Cupe activism . I am also on the national OH&S committee currently in my second term. I look forward to my year on the CUPE division board.



Municipalities: Charlottetown & Summerside, Municipal Police: Pauline Gass  –

I have been a proud CUPE member of Local 830 since July 2003. I have been working with the Charlottetown Water & Sewer Utility as an operations clerk. While being with Local 830 I have been the Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Trustee and President. I was the first female President of Local 830 which is a male dominated workforce. I have been on the Women’s Committee, Privatization Committee, Literacy Committee, Environment Committee and I am the Municiple sector division representative.




Island EMS, Atl Baptist and Group Homes: Alice

Alice Rice is a paramedic with local 3324. She has been a member of CUPE since 2010 and has served on the executive of her local in various rolls since 2012. Alice has served on multiple Provincial committees and has been part of lobbying efforts that were key components to get PTSD into PEI legislation for all workers. Alice was elected to CUPE PEI in 2023 as the representative for Island EMS, Atlantic Baptist and group homes!

Education East: Rob Harding-

My name is Rob Harding . I have been married to my wonderful wife Christa for 21 years. We have 4 amazing children , Kristen,Faith,Carson and Jared and 3 beautiful grandchildren Charlee, Emmitt and Phoebee. We also have a 2 year old golden named Thor. I have been an active CUPE member for over 30 years. I am currently a school bus driver (13 years), and i love it ! I am currently vice president of local 1145. I truly enjoy my involvement with my local , and PEI division . I have been involved in coaching hockey and baseball for over 15 years. Please do not hesitate to reach out me if you have any questions or concerns .



Education West: Chantel Chanel Walsh –

Chantal is a member of CUPE Local 3260 and Local 1775. She is an Educational Assistant and a
Custodian, with La Commission scolaire de la langue française.
She has been actively involved in Local 3260 committees since 2018, as the French member on the
Health and Safety Committee, the Bylaw Committee, the Making a Difference Award Committee, and
the Education Committee.
In 2020 she took on a bigger role in Local 3260, as the Vice President for all French members on Prince
Edward Island. Chantal has also filled in as the Interim Vice President for both East Area and the Central
West Area while those positions became vacant.
She has attended numerous CUPE Educational workshops, Conventions and Conferences throughout the
Maritimes, as well as Montreal and Ottawa.
Chantal lives in the sweet little community of St Ann’s with her husband Stephen and together they have
3 adult children. Chantal is a proud grandmother of two and spending time with them is the highlight of
her weekends and holidays.




Locals 1870 & 501 UPEI Police: Cecia Huang –

Cecia arrived in Prince Edward Island in 2017. Since October 2019, she’s been working at the University of PEI and is an active member of CUPE Local 1870. She values the chance to make a difference in the community and appreciates the ability to bring diverse perspectives to the table. As a board member, she hopes to support members in the best way possible.


Young Workers Rep: Mikayla



Black, Indigenous, Racialized Representative: Jody

Hi my name is Jody Gibbenhuck, I am a cook at Summerset Manor and a member of local 1779. I currently reside in Summerside and have 1 son. You will usually find me snowboarding in the winter and paddle boarding in the summer. In my spare time I enjoy being in nature and spending time with my family and boyfriend. As an Inuit Métis woman I am proud to hold this position and hope to help in anyway I can. 


Health East: Darren O’Connor –