Kevin Champagne



Wayne Stopa

Vice president

Having spent time working in EMS and as an LPN, Wayne finished with a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from Mount Royal College in 2004.  He became active in the union shortly after graduation, beginning as a Unit/Ward Representative in Neurology while working as a Registered Nurse at the Foothills Medical Centre and continuing the role during transition into the Emergency Department in 2006.  From 2014 - 2016 he served as the Executive Secretary of Local 115 and, in 2017, was elected into and currently serves as, the Local’s Vice-President. To date, Wayne supports  Local 115’s Occupational Health and Safety and Professional Responsibility Concern Committees, is involved in the Calgary District Labour Council, and spends time lobbying government for Pharmacare and universal child care for all. 


Sheldon Vogt


Sheldon graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the College of the Rockies/University of Victoria transfer program in 2011 after finishing a final practicum in the Emergency Department at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. His career has been spent working as a Registered Nurse at Foothills Medical Centre in a variety of areas including surgical orthopedics, general neurology, stroke and acute medicine. He has also spent time assisting in research with the Calgary Stroke Program and served a year as a Unit Manager in Neurology. Sheldon’s involvement with Local 115 of the United Nurses of Alberta began as a member of the Communication Committee in 2015 writing articles for the quarterly newsletter such as “The Benefit of Having Benefits - Maternity Leave”, “Bullying”, “A Crash Course in Workplace Accommodation”, and “A Nurse’s Guide to Privacy”.  Sheldon was elected into the role of Executive Secretary in 2017 and now serves as chair of the Communication Committee. His primary purpose is to serve the members of Local 115 by upholding a primary obligation in Collective Agreement administration while increasing membership engagement across the Local.


James Cooke


James graduated from nursing at Mount Royal College in 1995 and most recently completed a graduate degree in leadership studies at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.  A nurse for over 24 years, James has experience in medical nursing, nephrology, emergency department, neonatal ICU, palliative care, nursing education, program development and clinical management. During the 1990’s downturn, he worked in California, Texas and Washington, returning back home to Calgary 15 years later.  James’s healthcare interests lie in improving patient outcomes, enhancing patient safety, building stronger teams, creating healthier work environments and challenging systemic problems.  Elected to a PRC position in December 2017, he was appointed Co-Chair of the Joint PRC Committee in March 2018.  In November 2018, James was elected to the Treasurer role for Local 115.