ACER-CART is administered by the Executive, Board of Directors, and Committees according to the Bylaws, Articles and Policies established by the organization.

“Please join us as we speak, for not just the retired educators,
but for all seniors in Canada.”

—Gerry Tiede, ACER-CART President, 2020

Executive Committee


Gerry Tiede,  President

Gerry continues to serve ACER-CART, this time as President. In addition to his contributions as Vice-President, Western Representative, 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. 

Martin Higgs, Vice-President

Martin became active with ACER-CART in 2015, in the roles of Observer, Delegate, Ontario representative, Communications chair, and now Vice President. He has been with RTOERO for 11 years, serving on the Executive, as President and still sits on their Board of Directors.

Margaret Urquart,  Regional Representative – East

Margaret brings to ACER-CART both passion and experience in working to promote and advocate for the well-being of her retired colleagues across Canada. Past President of NBSRT, she currently works diligently on the Health Services Committee.

Martha Foster, Regional Representative – Ontario

Martha has represented Ontario at ACER-CART meetings since 2016.
She has been with RTOERO since 2008 serving multiple positions at both the district and corporate level, including for 4 years as president. Martha’s experience with Vibrant Voices strengthens her voice in her work advocating for seniors.

Marilyn Bossert, Regional Representative – West

Marilyn attended her first ACER-CART meeting in 2018 as an Observer, and the following year, assumed the roles of Regional Representative–West. She is immediate past president of ARTA and brings ten years of experience with their Communications Committee.

Bill Berryman, Past President

Bill’s introduction to ACER-CART was as an observer in 2013. In the following years, he has served diligently as President, Vice-President, Eastern Rep, and Director. Bill’s experience with NSTU and the Nova Scotia RTO-NSTU strengthens his work with Political Advocacy Committee. In support of seniors, his advocacy includes documents on “Elder Abuse” and “Why we need a National Pharmacare Program”.

Executive Director

Roger Régimbal 

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 member and chair. He is now a member of the Health Committee. Roger brings his 35 years’ experience as a union and a community leader for the benefit of seniors across Canada.