Leadership

James Lawson — President

James Lawson is UFAWU-Unifor's current elected president. James has experience working as a skipper in salmon seine, herring, prawn and geoduck fisheries and has been an outspoken advocate on social issues in fisheries on the B.C. coast for many years.

Helen-Anne Beans — Vice President

Helen-Anne Beans is UFAWU-Unifor's current elected vice-president. Helen has experience as a salmon seine, prawn and herring gillnet fish harvester. Helen has contributed a significant amount of time to the issues facing B.C.’s active fish harvesters.

Guy Johnston — Secretary Treasurer

Guy Johnston is UFAWU-Unifor's current elected secretary-treasurer. Guy fishes by trap for prawns and shrimp, while using hook and line to catch salmon, rockfish, and lingcod. Guy has been involved with UFAWU-Unifor for many years.


Richard Michelson — General Executive Board — Seine

Richard Michelson is a 4th generation fisherman running a salmon seiner gillnetter. Richard owns a prawner and herring punt and take part in the gulf herring dive spawn survey. He also sits on the southern panel for the pacific salmon commission.


Kyle Louis — General Executive Board — GN Area E Prawn/Crab/Herring

Kyle Louis is UFAWU-Unifor's current elected Area E gillnet Director. He is a 4th generation commercial fisherman and an owner operator that fishes gillnet prawn, crab and herring. Kyle has spent a lot of time speaking up on behalf of fisherman regarding the issues they face. Kyle also sits on the board of directors for IMAWG.


Kim Olsen — General Executive Board — GN Area C


Barry Crow — General Executive Board — GN Area D


Bob Burkosky — General Executive Board — Ling Cod


Brian Hamiguchi — General Executive Board — South/Shore