Provincial Negotiating Committee

The NSNU is an active, member-driven organization dedicated to meeting the unique needs and interests of its members. First and foremost, the union enables members to voice their concerns on issues that affect their profession. The Union provides the opportunity through the member selected Provincial Negotiating Committee (PNC) and bargaining surveys for nurses to have input into the collective bargaining process. 

The following are the elected NSNU Acute Care PNC representatives serving on Council of Nursing Unions Bargaining Team:

Acute Care PNC

  • Janet Hazelton, RN (NSNU President)
  • Donna Gillis, RN -  Aberdeen Hospital (NSNU Vice President)
  • Dawn McKenna, LPN - St. Martha’s Regional Hospital (LPN Representative)
  • Santina Weatherby, NP - Sutherland Harris Memorial (Nurse Practitioner Representative)
  • Janis Ritcey, LPN - Dartmouth General Hospital (Central Representative)
  • Daniel Scott, LPN - Colchester Regional Hospital (Northern Representative)
  • Laura Lee Sharpe, RN - Cape Breton Regional Hospital (Eastern Representative)
  • Sarah Lace, RN - Valley Regional Hospital (Western Representative)
  • Edson Castilho, RN - IWK (IWK Representative)
  • Dianna Hutt, RN - Valley Regional Hospital (Member-at-Large Representative)
  • Vicki Royles, RN - Aberdeen Hospital (Member-at-Large Representative)


  • Robert Burrows, NP - Glace Bay Integrated Hospital (NP Alternate)
  • David Fox, RN - St. Martha’s Regional Hospital (Eastern Alternate, Member-at-Large Alternate)
  • Alanna Ferguson, RN – IWK (IWK Alternate)
  • Alaine Halliday, LPN - Aberdeen Hospital (Member-at-Large Alternate)

CFNU Canadian Labour Congress