A member since his retirement in 2000, D. E. “Ted” Young served in the public service for over 37 years, with careers in the departments of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Farm Credit Canada. Ted brings a wealth of leadership and management experience in finance, negotiations, contracts, customer service, communications and training with government and industry. Ted served as a director on the Kitchener-Waterloo and District Branch board before being elected to the national board of directors in 2014 until 2021 and was re-elected in 2022. Ted was also appointed as the pensioners’ representative (public service) on the Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan (PDSP) board in 2018.
During her 35-year career in a variety of departments at the Canada Revenue Agency, Carol Grieco was responsible for coordinating a wide range of programs and assignments requiring a strong ability to plan and organize workloads. She also developed and delivered training to volunteers, coordinating the Income tax preparation clinics where volunteers prepared basic tax returns for various community groups. Carol joined the Association upon retirement in 2007 and started volunteering with the Kitchener Branch in 2009. She served as director at large, recording secretary, first vice president and was elected president of the branch in April 2012. Carol joined the national board in 2021.
Michael Fine grew up in New Brunswick and joined the Foreign Service of Canada to see and experience the world. Between postings in Australia, Asia and the United States, Fine worked at a variety of government departments and served as a deputy minister in Manitoba, where he developed a strong understanding of government policy, including its development and implementation. Retiring from Global Affairs Canada as director general, he went on to join the Ottawa Branch and become a member of its board. Fine was first elected to the national board of directors in 2016 and again in 2022.
At the time of her retirement in 2019, Andrée Lise Provost was working as legal counsel for the Department of Justice Canada in the Canada Revenue Agency office. She joined Federal Retirees as a volunteer in 2021 as the advocacy program officer (APO) for the Quebec District. She also served as vice-president of the Outaouais Branch before being elected to the national board of directors in 2022.
Roland Wells spent more than 26 years of service in the RCMP serving in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. His last ten years of service were at the commissioned officer level, retiring at the executive rank of Chief Superintendent in charge of the Halifax District in 2016. He joined the Central Newfoundland Branch of the Association as a volunteer in 2020 and became the branch’s vice-president in 2021 before being elected to the national board of directors in 2022.