Roy Goodall served in the Canadian Forces for 38 years, retiring with the rank of Major. He brings comprehensive financial, personnel and project management know-how, in both national and international settings. After joining the Calgary and District Branch board in 2005, Roy served as a director, Treasurer, First Vice President, President and Past President. Roy was a key player in authoring the organization’s national by-laws and led the team that completed the branch incorporation process. Roy is also committed to advocacy, having served as the Provincial Advocacy Officer for Alberta since 2012. He was elected to the National Board in 2014.
Léonard LeBlanc began his career in teaching, which quickly segued into work with the federal government. Highlights of his career include being Director, Corporate Programs at the then-new Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and Regional Vice Chairperson (Atlantic Region) of the National Parole Board. After retirement, Léonard became involved with the Association. He was elected to the National Board in 2011 and re-elected in 2016. In 2014, Léonard was elected District Director (Atlantic) for a two-year term. He chairs the Regulations and Governance Committees and is a member of the Board’s RSO Transition Committee.
James Nicholson has more than 24 years of service in the Canadian Forces, a dozen years of experience in the private sector and six years more with the federal government. Since joining the Association in 2005, he has taken on increasingly responsible roles, using his managerial and practical experience to help update the Quebec Branch’s bylaws, organize advocacy campaigns and bring people together. He enjoys situations that require meeting precise objectives within short deadlines, working with stakeholders and preparing and overseeing budgets. While working in a union environment, he participated in two negotiations that led to renewed collective agreements.
Linda MacDonald brings 40 years of advocacy experience to the national board. She spent her 30- year career with the Canadian Forest Service, and for 25 of those years, was the PSAC representative and local president. Since retiring, she has volunteered with the Association, and for the past 10 years was president of the Algoma Branch. Linda also serves on the board of her curling club and is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma Seniors Health Advisory Committee. She continues to advocate for protection of members’ pensions and benefits and for better volunteer training opportunities.