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 2017/2018

Ann St Louis3


Ann Ivol

Hamilton, ON

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Sharon Deaves

  Halton Hills, ON

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To Be Appointed

Peter Folk

Vice Chair

Peter Folk

Saskatoon, SK

Steve Maybee


Steve Maybee

Mississauga, ON



Andrea Leard
 Vancouver, BC


Andréanne Gousse
Saint-Georges, QC


Steve Fabian

Markham, ON



Karen Bruton
 North Saanich, BC


Jeffrey O’Leary

Toronto, ON

Meet Our Regional Administrators


Pacific Region

Debra Rooney

Vancouver, BC


Prairie Region

Deb Carpentier

Regina, SK

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Ontario Region

John Molnar

 St. Catharines, ON

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Quebec Region

Jude Ruest

Laterriere, QC


Atlantic Region

Ann Durkee

Hebron, NS

Meet Our Committees

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


GOVERNANCE - Administrator: Karen Bruton

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

FINANCE & FUNDRAISING - Administrator: Sharon Deaves

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

ADVOCACY - Administrator: Steve Fabian

Disability Tax CreditAnn DurkeeAnn Ivol, Ostomy Canada
Joan Peddle, ET
Kathy Esligar, ET
Rosemary Hill, Presdient of CAET
Elaine Jeffery, Ostomy Canada
Ian MacNeil, ,Ostomy Canada
Murray Wolfe, Ostomy Canada
Peter Folk, Ostomy Canada
AdvocacyIan MacNeilSteve Fabian
Ken Hayward
Peter Folk
Ann Ivol
Ann Durkee
Cathy Harley
Rosemary Hill
Kim LeBlanc
Denise Nicholson
Joan Peddle
Kathy Esligar
Kathy Mutch
Rosemary Hill
Ruth Kenney
Lana Mah
International RelationsPat CimmeckLisa Gausman
Public Awareness (includes Canada Ostomy Day & World Ostomy Day)To be appointedTo be appointed

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION - Administrator: Andrea Leard

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: Andréanne Gousse

Awards (Post-Secondary and ET)Andrea 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
Spouses and Significant Others (SASO)To 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: Andréanne Gousse

Professional Advisory Partners (Industry, Medical, Others)To be appointedBryce Weber, MD
Jo-Ann Tremblay, Rory Horstein, RD, B Ed, Julie Singer, Shabita Teja, Bryce Weber, MD, Karen Bruton RN BScN MCISc-WH CETN(C), Contacts from Hollister, ConvaTec, Salts, Coloplast & B.Braun, Current CAET President, Contacts from Crohn’s and Colitis, Colorectal Cancer Assoc., Bladder Cancer Canada (Members)

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

Peer Support Group Pilot ProjectEd TummersSteve Maybee, Roger Ivol, Richard Olley
Ostomy Navigation ProgramTo be appointedTo be appointed
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