ACER-CART is administered by the Executive, Board of Directors, and Committees according to the Bylaws, Articles and Policies established by the organization.
—Gerry Tiede, ACER-CART President, 2020
Bill Berryman, President
Bill’s introduction to ACER-CART was as an observer in 2014. Since then, he has served diligently as president, vice-president, Eastern representative, and director. A past president of RTO-NSTU, Bill’s experience in his province with both NSTU and the RTO-NSTU strengthens his work with Political Advocacy and Health Services. Wishing to continue to advance ACER-CART priorities, Bill is returning to the Executive.
Sharon Penney, Regional Representative – East
Sharon first attended an ACER-CART AGM as an observer in 2018, again in 2019, and as a director from 2020 to 2023. She brings her experience from both the branches and the executive of NLTA. Her committee work has included Communications/Political Action, Benefits and Economic Services, and Equity Issues in Education. Sharon has also represented the RTANL on the Coalition of Seniors, Retirees and Pensioners.
Marilyn Bossert, Regional Representative – West
Marilyn attended her first ACER-CART meeting in 2018 as an observer, and since then has assumed the role of Regional Representative–West in addition to serving as chair of Communications. A past president of ARTA, she brings over ten years of experience with their Communications committee. She believes advocacy and communication work together to empower a strong national voice for seniors.
Gerry Tiede, Past President
Gerry continues to serve ACER-CART, this time as past president. In addition to his contributions as president, vice-president, Western Representative, and BCRTA director, he has been a strong advocate for Pension and Retirement Income. ACER-CART continues to benefit from his extensive work with the BC Teachers Pension Plan and the BCRTA Pension & Benefits Committee.
Roger has been executive director for ACER-CART since 2012. He is an active member of RTOERO serving many years as District treasurer, provincial Pension Committee and Health Committee. Roger brings his 35 years’ experience as a union and a community leader to ACER-CART for the benefit of seniors across Canada.