The Executive Committee of the Coalition of Progressive Electors is the only elected committee in COPE. It meets monthly to administer the organization in between General Membership meetings. Some of the positions on the Executive have additional responsibilities, and are called "table officer positions." These positions (and their responsibilities as outlined in the by-laws) are described on our page on how to run for the Executive.

You can contact the COPE Executive Committee by sending an email to [email protected] and requesting that it be forwarded to the full Executive.


  CO-CHAIR (Vacant, to be filled)
NADIA REVELO (TREASURER): Nadia Revelo (she/her) is a Community Health Worker, an organizer of the Colombian community in BC, a supporter of working-class people's struggles, and an active member of COPE since 2018.
ROCCO TRIGUEROS (CORRESPONDING SECRETARY): Mexican born, Rocco, is a shop steward at CUPE 379, executive member at LGTBQ2S CUPE BC, member of the steering committee of Vancouver Tenants Union. He is Director of Mexicans Living in Vancouver, member of Socialist Alternative, and recent organizer of the Lights for Liberty event.
JESSICA BAILEY (RECORDING SECRETARY): Jessica (she/her) is a queer white settler who grew up on Snuneymuxw territory, although has been living in Vancouver for the past decade. She completed a BA in History and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies in 2018 and works hard to translate theoretical knowledge to practical use. She is heavily involved with ending the use of fossil fuels, working alongside groups like On2Ottawa. She believes ensuring people’s material needs are met will give them the space to push against intersecting
structural issues of colonialism, racism, and classism, which encouraged her to get involved with COPE.
In her free time, she enjoys writing queer fantasy-romance stories and keeping up to date with the
newest tech. 
  KAT GLASSPOOLE (MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY): Kat (she/they) is a Queer, Black settler living in so-called Vancouver. She is the President and Co-Founder of Wild Embrace Farm Society, a nonprofit organization that seeks to meet the needs of at-risk youth and other equity-seeking groups by facilitating connections to nature. Kat currently works as an animal wellness provider and is a hobby potter in her free time. Kat is passionate about COPE's dedication to fighting for Indigenous sovereignty, community-led saftey and support networks and the continued struggle to end homelessness and secure safe drug-supply for those in need.
CONNIE HUBBS (FUNDRAISER): Connie began her activism with the women's movement and was an active union member with CUPE, CUPW and the BCTF. and is now committed to stopping climate change and the underlying causes in our ecomonic  system and its focus on limitless growth. Connie coordinates the COPE Environment Working Group and is a transit advocate. A long time COPE member, Connie served as co-chair of COPE from March 2015 to November 2018. Currently she supports our electeds coordinating COPE'S School Board and Park Board Advisory Committees. Connie believes COPE's role is to represent those who are marginalized and to promote fairness in public life.


NYM CALVEZ (MEMBER-AT-LARGE): Nym is a union organizer with Unite Here Local 40, which recently won contracts after a 28 day strike at the Pinnacle, Hyatt Regency, and Four Seasons hotels, and a 59 day strike at the Hotel Georgia.
RAY GOERKE (MEMBER-AT-LARGE): Ray passionately believes that the working class needs its own political organization to win real rent control, end homelessness, and fight for the city we need. COPE is the party in Vancouver with a proven track record of bringing together the best working-class fighters and activists which is why Ray joined COPE in 2019 when he moved back to Vancouver. Ray is a member of Socialist Alternative Canada and seeks to bring a socialist analysis and his experience as a national organizer to help make COPE the strongest possible working-class coalition.
BEVERLEY HO (MEMBER-AT-LARGE): Beverly is a 2nd generation Han Chinese settler who grew up on Coast Salish lands. She has a background in the arts and community organizing against gentrification in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside. Beverly is excited to continue bringing together different and intersecting marginalized communities like elders, sex workers, QTBIPOC, and people who use drugs together through her roles at Yarrow and COPE.
LUCY HONG (MEMBER-AT-LARGE): After immigrating to Canada, Lucy has deeply fused with one of the representative cities where Eastern and Western cultures blend. With a background in law, finance, education, entrepreneurship, and philosophy, Lucy believes in the power of all kinds of knowledge and experience. It is Lucy's mission to continuously advocate and support the needs of marginalized communities for access to justice, affordable housing, climate change, mental health, public safety, and human rights.

Tim was admitted to the UBC Law Faculty in 1980 in large part due to the letter of support Harry Rankin, COPE’s founder, provided. After completing his  articles with Harry Rankin,  Timestablished his own law firm in 1984. He served two terms as an elected COPE Park Commissioner from 1990 to 1993 and 1993 to 1996. Tim has previously served two terms as an elected COPE Vancouver City Councillor from 1999 to 2002 and 2002 to 2005.

ZAKIR SULEMAN (MEMBER-AT-LARGE): Zakir (he/they) is a queer, neurodivergent, khoja settler, born on occupied Coast Salish land. A child of refugees and immigrants, Zakir started organizing in his early 20’s against gentrification in his community. He has since worked to organize community in Vancouver through projects, forums, and board work, and has worked towards decolonization and anti-racism through research and facilitation. In 2022, Zakir worked as a staffer on the COPE Election campaign and subsequently worked on two winning midterm campaigns in the USA with UNITE HERE Local 40. The experience of organizing internationally left Zakir with a deep appreciation for how COPE has served as a space for activists and grassroots organizations to access electoral tools and create radical social change since 1968. He became a member of the COPE Executive in 2023 to support that vision. Zakir believes that to exist as a marginalized person in an oppressive colonial capitalist society means working for the collective liberation of everyone. His areas of focus are community building, anti-gentrification,decolonization, anti-poverty work, and climate adaptation.
JEAN SWANSON (MEMBER-AT-LARGE): Jean has been an Anti-Poverty activist for four decades. COPE endorsed mayoralty candidate in 1988. Recipient of the Order of Canada in 2017, and the clearly leading progressive voice in Vancouver municipal politics. 

ISMAIL ASKIN (EQUITY CHAIR): Ismail (he/him) is a queer Muslim settler of Turkish-Mexican descent, whose been shaped by his upbringing in the three radically different countries of Mexico, Turkey, and Canada. He was introduced into the world of organizing and activism via the student and anti-racist movements, and anti-imperialist movements, and is currently most active in the labour movement. He joined COPE's organizing team due to being inspired by the incredible work that COPE has done in working hand in hand with grassroots organizations and marginalized peoples by combatting homelessness, police brutality, climate change, and colonialism. He currently works as a labour organizer for the Worker Solidarity Network and assistant to Jean Swanson. He is still coming to understand the lens his BPD provides him when trying to organize in a capitalist context that does not account for mental health and neurodivergence. He is grateful for coming into a party and space that lets him thrive and work for change despite mental health challenges.

SUZIE MAH (SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE): Suzie Mah was born and raised in East Vancouver.  She recently retired from 35 years of teaching in Vancouver schools and has taught in the K to 12 and Adult Education sectors. Suzie has a long history of teacher union activism and is a strong advocate for public education - particularly in the areas of equity and inclusion.  In Suzie's spare time, she loves volunteering for local festivals like the Coastal Jazz Festival and singing at karaoke events.