Before becoming the union's Secretary-Treasurer, Michelle Johnston served as the Executive Vice President of Policy from 2013 to 2018. Ms. Johnston also serves in a number of other leadership capacities on various committees, including as a director of Electricity Human Resources Canada, the Society of United Professionals’ Women’s Committee, and she is the Chair of the Society’s Aboriginal Relations Committee. Involved in the electricity industry in Ontario for the past 26 years, Ms. Johnston was previously a Unit Director with the Hydro One Local.
Ms. Johnston has an Honours BA in Psychology with a double minor in Sociology and Social Work from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. In her spare time Ms. Johnston dedicates her efforts to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.