Board & Committees

Meet the teams that do the behind-the-scenes work for the Ostomy Canada Society

Our Mission:

Ostomy Canada Society is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to all people with an ostomy, and their families, helping them to live life to the fullest through support, education, collaboration and advocacy.

Our Vision:

Canada’s voice for people living with an ostomy.

Live Life to the Fullest!

Meet Our Board of Directors

Here is our current Executive and Board of Directors for 2016/2017

Ann St Louis3

Ann Ivol


Hamilton, ON

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To Be Appointed

Steve Maybee

Steve Maybee


Mississauga, ON

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Andrew Borrill


Paradise, NL

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Ian MacNeil


Ottawa, ON

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Meet Our Regional Directors


Pacific Region

Debra Rooney

Vancouver, BC


Atlantic Region

Ann Durkee

Yarmouth, NS


Prairie Region

Deb Carpentier

Regina, SK

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Ontario Region

To Be Appointed

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Quebec Region

Jude Ruest

Pointe aux Trembles, QC

Meet Our Committees

Here is the structure of the committees that fall under our Five Strategic Plan Pillars


GOVERNANCE - Administrator: Andrew Borrill

By-lawsEd TummersCarol Wells
MembershipTo be appointedTo be appointed
National OfficeSteve MaybeeAnn Ivol
Carole Pew
Nominations &
To be appointedTo be appointed
Policies &
Andrew BorrillTo be appointed
Strategic Planning / Annual Operational
Executive CommitteeBoard of Directors
Office staff
PrivacyIan MacNeilTo be appointed

FINANCE & FUNDRAISING - Administrator: Steve Maybee (Acting)

FinanceSteve MaybeeExecutive Committee
Fundraising / Stoma StrollAndrea Manson
Meghan Hole
Maria-Jose Bouey
Steve Maybee
Peter Folk
InsuranceSteve MaybeeAndrew Borrill

ADVOCACY - Administrator: Ian MacNeil

Disability Tax CreditAnne DurkeePeter Folk, Ann Ivol, Kathy Esligar, Ian MacNeil, Rosemary Hill, Cathy Harley, Joan Peddle
AdvocacyIan MacNeilKen Hayward
Peter Folk
Ann Ivol
Ann Durkee
Cathy Harley
Rosemary Hill
Kim LeBlanc
Denise Nicholson
Joan Peddle
Kathy Esligar
Kathy Mutch
Rosemary Hill
Conference 2016Conference Administrator 2018: To be appointedConference Chair 2018: To be appointed
International RelationsPat CimmeckLisa Gausman
Public Awareness (includes Canada Ostomy Day & World Ostomy Day)Ian MacNeilTo be appointed

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION - Administrator: To be appointed

Ostomy Canada ConnectsCarol WellsJoel Jacobson
Peter Folk
Ann Ivol
National Office
Ostomy Canada magazineLisa GausmanElizabeth Lindner
Lorne Aronson (advertising)
Tammy Hunter (graphics editor)
National Office
PublicationsTo be appointedJoel Jacobson
Andrea Manson
Social Media / WebsitePeter FolkMaureen Ghadban
Lisa Gausman

OUTREACH (Internal) - Administrator: To be appointed

AwardsAndrea MansonSteve Maybee
Ostomy Canada Youth CampCamp Administrator: Pat CimmeckLisa Gausman
Jason Boyd
David Greenier
Erin Feicht
Parents of Children
With an Ostomy
Corry Stewart Dorosh
SASOTo be appointedAndrea Manson
Susan Hunter, RNET
Carol Meise
Visiting ProgramAdministrator: Roger IvolRosemary Hill
Susan Hunter
John Molnar
Lina Martins
Alphonsine Saulnier
Gutsy Gang Social ClubTiffany ShorsonJim Fitzgerald

OUTREACH (External) - Administrator Vacant

Professional Advisory Partners (Industry, Medical, Others)Debra TerryberryJo-Ann Tremblay
Rory Horstein, RD
Julie Singer
Shabita Teja
Karen Bruton RN BScN MCISc-WH CETN(C)
Contacts from Hollister, ConvaTec, Salts
Current CAET President, Contacts from Crohn’s and Colitis, Colorectal Cancer Assoc., Bladder Cancer Canada

Special Committees, Task Forces and Advisory Groups - Administrator: Ann Ivol

Peer Support Group Pilot Project (Volunteer Services)Ed TummersSteve Maybee
Roger Ivol
Richard Olley
Jim Fitzgerald
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