Kelowna Council

Joe Welton | Hey everyone, my name is Joe and I’m taking University Arts this year. I aim to join law school in the future, and have a keen interest in the major issues that affect us all. The OCSU is a great way for me to contribute to this community, and look forward to getting to know as many people as possible!

Tobe Francis | Hi! The name is Okeke Tobechukwu Francis but you can call me Tobe. I’m a first-year international student and this is my first time being in the OCSU. I am really honoured to be part of such a strong movement all for the better of we the students of Okanagan College. Looking forward to working with you all!

Kasiya Levison | Hi, my name is Kasiya Levison. I am currently studying Political Science in Kelowna and part of the Student Union. The changing dynamics in the world today require a multidisciplinary approach in which Political Science plays a pivotal role.  The understanding of political systems in the governance of countries and indeed the governance of institutions at a micro level is key to creating an enabling environment. I look forward to seeing Fairness for International Students become a success.

Also part of the Kelowna team:

Ashley Robinson
Jordyn Battista
Jennifer Gullins
Indervir Batth/Kaur
Sunidhi (Sydney) Sobti

Regional Council

Evan Smith | Hey everyone! My name is Evan Smith and I am a second year accounting student here at OC. I am an avid skier and golfer and love the outdoors. I can’t wait to represent you all as students this year and improve online life anyway I can!

Kieran Knoll | Hey y’all, My name is Kieran and I’m a second year arts student here in Penticton. As a returning Student Rep. I am excited to work on the development of services for LGBTQQ+ members as well as creating more opportunities for you as a member to access our services!

Janet McLeish | Hi, I am Janet a trained and certified school principal, coach and mentor. I have Post Graduate, Undergraduate and diploma qualifications. Currently, I am adding to my intellectual currency by pursuing a diploma in Criminal and Social Justice. I intend to learn from you all and is willing to share my skills, talents and experiences. Together we aspire, together we achieve.

Also part of the Regional team:

Claudia Polk
Lorreine Stanley
Tyanna Paling


The staff of the Okanagan College Students’ Union proudly serve the interests of students on campus by administering the programs, campaigns and services.

Brianne Berchowitz: Executive Director

As the Executive Director, Brianne oversees the operations of the Students’ Union and resource the Board of Directors. Come chat with her for any questions about the Students’ Union and ways to get involved!

Kristen Lang: Health and Dental Coordinator

Our staff manage the health and dental plan.  We work with Green Shield to process the health and dental opt outs (health and dental opt outs are due no later than the third Friday after your program start date) and add people on to the plan after the opt out deadline has ended and stable enrolment has been achieved.

Kristina Laitinen: Members Services Coordinator

Krissy is the Members Services Coordinator, based in Kelowna (although she grew up in Salmon Arm). She has a diploma in Esthetics, is an award-winning cosplayer, and can dance, sing, paint, and play piano.

Megan Potter: Organizer-Kelowna

Megan is the organizer for the Kelowna campus. She’s worn a lot of other hats at OCSU since her start in 2016, including Member Services Coordinator and the interim organizer in Penticton. She is also an alumni of OC. She’s been in the Okanagan for ten years now and is never, ever going back to Alberta.

Cassie Philips: Organizer-Penticton

Cassie has been the Penticton Campus Organizer since 2013. She grew up in a small farming community in Alberta before relocating to the Okanagan where her husband, son, dog and two cats have started a farm of their own. She loves to be outdoors, camping and spending time with her friends and family.

Madeline Wiebe: Office Coordinator-Salmon Arm

My name is Madeline Wiebe, I was a student rep with the OCSU for the 2019-20 school year, but this year I am Salmon Arm’s coordinator! I am currently finishing a degree in psychology and biology at TRU and love to spend my time hiking and being creative!

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