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Board of Directors2018-09-19T18:43:19+00:00

Paul Wilton

President

Ontario

Paul Wilton has previously served as president of Hemophilia Ontario and on several CHS committees, including the Blood Safety and Supply Committee.

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Craig Upshaw

Past President

Ontario

As a person with severe hemophilia and an inhibitor, Craig recognized early in life the importance of the hemophilia society to his future care and treatment.

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Mathieu Jackson

Vice-president

Quebec

Mathieu has moderate hemophilia B. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in French literature at University of Montreal.

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Maia Meier

Secretary

Ontario

Maia Meier has been involved with the Canadian Hemophilia Society for the past 20 years in various volunteer roles.

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Dianna Cunning

Treasurer

Nova Scotia

Dianna’s youth years were in Nova Scotia, and teen years were in Florida. She truly appreciates having had both of those experiences growing up.

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Shelley Blaquiere

Director

Prince Edward Island

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Jeffrey Jerrett

Director

Newfoundland and Labrador

Jeff Jerrett is a Primary Elementary teacher in Central Newfoundland. He has severe hemophilia factor 8 deficiency and has been part of the NL chapter for many years.

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Kathleen Lawday

Director

Ontario

Kathy is a pharmacist who worked with a new drug-being developed for the treatment of people with hemophilia and inhibitors to FVIII/FIX.

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Lawry MacLeod

Director

Nova Scotia

Lawry has held executive positions with the NS chapter many times since the diagnosis of his son’s hemophilia in 1980.

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Monica Mamut

Director

British Columbia

In addition to degrees in genetics and kinesiology, Monica holds a Master’s degree in Health Administration, quality improvement and change leadership certifications.

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Carmen Nishiyama

Director

Alberta

Carmen has been a provincial board member for 12 years and has served at the national level for two years.

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Wendy Quinn

Director

Saskatchewan

Wendy Quinn, mother of a son with severe Hemophilia A, is an advocate in the world of bleeding disorders nationally and internationally.

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John Schmitke

Director

Manitoba

John Schmitke has been a member of the CHS Manitoba Chapter (CHS-MC) Board of Directors since 2009 and became its president in April 2017.

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Rick Waines

Director

British Columbia

Rick Waines is 51 years old with severe Factor VIII, HIV, and has been treated (and cured!!!) for Hepatitis C.

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Emil Wijnker

Director

Ontario

Emil Wijnker is excited to serve as the Hemophilia Ontario representative to the Canadian Hemophilia Society and to once again represent South Western Ontario Region on the Board of Directors of Hemophilia Ontario.

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