Erin Van Dusen

Hi, my name is Erin Van Dusen and I’m a Special Education teacher at the secondary school level. I’m an obligate carrier of Hemophilia B. My parents were both involved in the chapter when I was a child and I wanted to volunteer in an organization in which I feel personally invested. 

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Past President

Lawry MacLeod

Lawry MacLeod is a retired elementary school teacher and principal, living in Oxford, NS. Both his son and his grandson have Hemophilia A which has kept Lawry involved with CHS provincially and nationally since 1980. 

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Vice President

Rachel Wright

Rachel has been a member of the N.S. Board since 2015 beginning as the Youth Representative. Being the only person in her family known to have a Bleeding Disorder, Rachel became involved in chapter events after recognizing the important role it can have in learning valuable information about her own Platelet Dysfunction as well as many other types of bleeding disorders.


Samantha Kendrick

My name is Samantha Kendrick. I have a Platelet Dysfunction. I have been going to Maritime Adventures Camp since I was 14 years old. During this time, I have learned a lot about bleeding disorders and about myself.  

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Director at Large - Youth Chair

Emileigh Van Dusen

Hi there, my name is Emileigh Van Dusen and I am the daughter of the late Neil Van Dusen. My father was an involved member with the NSHS for many years as well as an outspoken activist for victims of the tainted blood scandal.

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Director at Large - Camp Chair

Katie Hines

Currently Director at Large on the Nova Scotia board, Katie also served as Vice President for 9 years, Secretary for 4 and an additional 3 years in current role. Katie is a carrier of Severe Hemophilia A with low factor VIII levels. 

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  • Please click here to access our by-laws voted on in September 2014.