Boards, Foundations and Trustees of the NSTU

NSTU Group Insurance Trustees

Oversees the operation of the NSTU Group Insurance Plan which offers Life, Optional Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Total Care/Medical, Total Care/Dental, LTD, MEDOC®, Travel and Trip Cancellation, Critical Illness, EFAP, and Automobile and Home Insurance.

  • Karen Nottage, Chair, Annapolis Region, 2024
  • Joël Chiasson, Cape Breton Region, 2025
  • Janie Lumsden, Strait Region, 2026
  • Wade Van Snick, Chignecto Region, 2027
  • Byron Butt, Tri-County/South Shore Region, 2027
  • Krissy Brewer, Halifax Region, 2028
  • Sherman England, Education & Early Childhood Development
  • Andrew Coates, Education & Early Childhood Development
  • Bruce Spares, NSCC
  • Kyle Marryatt, NSTU Staff Liaison
  • Paul Boudreau, NSTU Staff Liaison

Sheonoroil Board of Directors

The Sheonoroil Foundation is a registered charity supporting research, inquiry, reflection, writing, distribution of information and interventions that focus on all forms of violence in the public school and community college systems, including anti-violence and peaceful schools initiatives.

Established by the NSTU in 1999, it operates with a Board of Directors. The Foundation will extend financial resources to any active or retired member of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, to any group of active or retired NSTU members, or to any group of public school or community college students working in cooperation with a teacher/faculty advisor.

Funding grants shall be awarded to anti-violence programs that have a direct and immediate impact on classrooms, students, teachers, faculty, staff, administration and community.

Further information on the Sheonoroil Foundation, and application forms for grants, are available on the Sheonoroil website or by email

Board of Directors

  • Steve Brooks, Chair, Executive Director, NSTU
  • Shelley Morse, Retired Member, 2024
  • Tracy Power, Halifax County, 2024
  • Jenn Barro Ralph, Dartmouth, 2024
  • Nicole d'Eon, Yarmouth, 2025
  • Kenna MacLean, Cape Breton District, 2025
  • Shelley Luddington, Halifax County, 2025
  • Sharon Midwinter, Exectuive Member
  • Ryan Lutes, NSTU President
  • Pam Langille, Executive Staff Officer NSTU