Officers of the Alliance

At each Annual General Meeting, member student associations elect three officers to coordinate the day-to-day activities of the Alliance under the supervision and guidance of the board of directors. Collectively, the officers are responsible for leading the development of the vision, mission, and strategic plan of the Alliance; for attending all meetings as resource-people to the board; for ensuring the compliance of the Alliance with its statutory obligations; and for providing whatever other support the board requires.


Noah Berson - chair

The chairperson is the Alliance’s chief executive officer and spokesperson. The chairperson provides general coordination for the board, officers, staff, and to member student associations; they also chair general meetings and board meetings.

Noah Berson currently serves at the Vice-President External at the Capilano Students Union and as the Co-Chair of the U-pass advisory Committee. He currently is in the Global Stewardship Program at Capilano University. He hopes to bring a new sense of excitement, and reinvigoration to the organization. 

Contact Noah via email


Caitlin mccutchen - director of Research and campaigns

The director of research and campaigns is responsible for taking the lead on organizing the Alliance’s campaigns and lobbying initiatives, including the Alliance’s annual lobby conference. They also support the board and member student associations in the research and development of the Alliance’s policy positions.

Caitlin McCutchen is the Chairperson for the Alliance. She is also the President and VP External at the Kwantlen Student Association. She will be graduating in April 2019 with her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Contact Caitlin via email



Joseph Thorpe - director of finance and operations

The director of finance and operations is responsible for the creation and organization of all financial documents, the production of an annual budget, and grant research and writing. They also keep the board informed regarding the organization's account status. 

Jo is the Director of Finance and Administration for the Alliance.

Contact Jo via email